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Primary News

CTMS to March in Torch Light Parade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School community is once again building a hand made float and marching in the Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade on December 9, 2017. We are hoping that you can join us! We will be marching this year for the second time and encourage participation from current families, alumni and their friends! Details: Time and Place: 5:30 meet at school to carpool or 6:00 meet at Denali on Main Street. What to wear: […]

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CTMS Frozen Holiday Pie Sale Has Begun!

Each year The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers frozen pies from Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT. The pies are made fresh at Bishops and kept frozen until baked in your home, directions included.  As one of our biggest fundraisers, the pies are priced at a reasonable amount of $12-$15 and include your typical fruit pies as well as cream pies. The available options are apple, apple crumb, pumpkin, blueberry, fruits of the farm, strawberry rhubarb, […]

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Preschool Newsletter, June 2017

May was a busy month! The classrooms worked hard on their auction projects and were very proud of their work. We hope you enjoyed the auction. The Cedar room planted acorns and got to see them sprout into saplings. They grew so quickly and the students loved seeing the root structure. When they were ready, the children helped transplant the saplings to larger containers. Each primary classroom now has their own oak tree sapling! The […]

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Preschool Newsletter, May 2017

Dear Families, Spring is in full bloom, and the Primary children have been busy bees! Outside, gross motor skills are developing, throwing and catching balls, building and running through obstacle courses, and lots of running, climbing, and jumping. Inside, the children have really taken responsibility for cleaning their classroom at the end of the morning work period and setting up lunch, and at the end of the day before they go home. They love working together […]

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Preschool Newsletter, April 2017

Happy spring everyone! It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of April.   March was a fun filled month of learning! The children enjoyed a fantastic visit from the Pandemonium Reptile rescue program. Thank you so much for generous donations. Needless to say they were thrilled to see and touch all the creatures.  Fascinating snakes, turtles, and lizards were wonderful to learn about. April has been a busy time for learning […]

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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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Preschool News, February 2017

Primary students came back from break hitting the ground running! We have welcomed several new friends this month: Día and Mia Garcia, Emme Nwigwe, Nolan McEvily, and Thomas Kotecki. We are glad to have these new friends in our classes! In the cold month of January we studied the continent of Antarctica. We learned about the seven types of penguins that live there, the food chain that they are a part of, and sung songs about penguins […]

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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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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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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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