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Parents’ Corner

Elementary School News, March 2017

Dear Parents, The Willow class had a delightful February! We learned about the extremely difficult life faced by penguins in Antarctica by watching March of the Penguins. They have amazing survival skills! We visited the Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital, where Dr. Neil Marrinan gave us a tour. We got to see a heartworm on a slide and an x-ray of a pregnant dog. We could see the babies on the x-ray! Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital […]

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Primary News, March 2017

Dear Families, It has been a fabulous February upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by enjoying all of the snow we got. The children had fun building several snowmen all around the playground. The snow helped fuel our enthusiasm for finishing up our continent study of Antarctica. In the middle of the month we were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also our 100th day of school. For Valentine’s Day we exchanged Valentines […]

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Elementary School News, February 2017

The Willow Class is off to a great 2017! The upper elementary students are busy conducting research for their trip to the Montessori Model U.N. in April. We are exploring the impact of desertification on Senegal and the world, as well as potential solutions. We will begin writing our first position paper next week. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting our fundraising efforts by contributing to our coin and can drive, or participating […]

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Preschool News, January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Wow, it’s 2017! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and we embark on a whole new year of learning and adventure. First off, congratulations to the Carrier family on the birth of their beautiful son. We are especially thrilled for Addy. She will be a great big sister. December was action packed learning about weather and charting it on our calendars. We also studied amphibians and the various […]

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Elementary School News, January 2017

Dear Parents, December was a whirlwind of activity for the Willow Room! We were very busy practicing our songs and yoga moves for the Winter Celebration. Didn’t they do an amazing job? The children absolutely loved painting and outfitting their gourds, as well as playing with them afterward. We made a scrapbook for Miss Jule to take back with her to Germany. Each child created their own page, with writing, artwork, and photographs. Miss Jule […]

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Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity This  Montessori Sensorial Activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep kids busy indoors while it’s cold outside. Make fake snow with Epsom salt, glitter and tinsel. Mix ingredients together and pour into a plastic tub. Young children will love scooping and pouring it. Older children will have fun creating a winter wonderland scene with little figurines, houses and animals. Ingredients: Epsom Salt Silver Glitter Cut up tinsel garlands

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Elementary School News, December 2016

Elementary School News, December 2016 The Willow Room is bustling this fall! The students planned and made all of the arrangements for a trip to Lucky 33 in Old Saybrook. There, we mined for gemstones and found some really beautiful specimens. Everyone went home with a large bag of rocks and minerals. We also went to Dinosaur State Park, where we had a picnic lunch and went for a nature walk. Inside, we explored the museum, […]

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Preschool News, December 2016

Preschool News, December 2016 Dear CTMS Families, It has been a wonderful and busy November upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by having a ballet presentation by former CTMS student Ellie Weiss. She shared a ballet story and her ballet shoes with the students, and also taught them how to do 1st-5th position. She will be in the performance of the nutcracker that our Kindergarten and Elementary students will be attending this month. […]

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Toddler News, December 2016

Toddler News, December 2016 Jack Frost is coming to us. Our Maple friends are enjoying the last warm weather before he comes. It is time to prepare the winter gear. Please send in warm mittens and a warm hat. In the winter, as long as the weather is not dangerously severe, we will go out to play. Young children need the time outside, since it is our nature and they learn lots of things from it. […]

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Elementary News, November 2016

October was an exciting month in the Willow Room! We enjoyed special visitors from the Old Saybrook Police Department and Old Saybrook Fire Department. Outings to Scott’s, Acton Library, and the CT River Museum were enjoyed by all the students. We talked about the origins of the use of B.C. and A.D. and examined a timeline showing the development of written language throughout history, from cave paintings to texting. We used a stream table to […]

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