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Elementary News October 2014

Elementary News October 2014

Welcome to the Willow Room! It is so good to be back in the classroom with all the enthusiasm and spirited students to remind us all why we do what we do. The month of September has been a time of review and assessment. Each of the students has been adjusting to the routine of the day with schedules, choices, and where everything is located and filed upon completion. That is a lot of new […]

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Willow News June 2014

Willow News June 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, The end of the school year is always bittersweet for us.  We marvel in how much the children have learned and grown, and take pride in the community that they have built.  We are saddened to have to say goodbye to those who are moving on to new schools in the fall, but we are excited for them to start a new part of their school  lives.  We know that the skills that the children […]

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Willow News May 2014

Willow News May 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, “Sewing seeds, picking stones, we are made of dreams and bones, need a place to call my own for the time is near at hand. Grain for grain, sun and rain, find my way through natures chain, tune my body and my brain to the music of the land”   Thank you, thank you for to all of our families for bringing in plants, seeds, and flowers to celebrate earth week […]

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Maple News May 2014

Maple News May 2014

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom”. – Marcel Proust The month of April brought beauty and love into the classroom and school. Thank you to everyone who brought in flowers and seeds for the school grounds and outdoor classroom. Laura Meisel worked hard with the children planting and landscaping the front area. The children really loved learning about different ways they can help the earth. It […]

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Willow News April 2014

Willow News April 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us to discuss your children’s progress at our Parent Teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to sit and chat with each of you! The children have all grown so much since September. We enjoyed showing off their work and discussing their unique strengths. One theme that we encouraged at all of our conferences was use of email to contact us. Often […]

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Willow News March 2014

Willow News March 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, We made it through the last week in February without a snow day! We hope this trend will continue and warmer weather will come our way! The children are desperate for routine and the chance to move their bodies outside. When we stay inside for a day or two the children can adjust, but when we have days on end of being inside everyone’s body just wants to move! Move! Move! […]

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Willow News January 2014

Willow News January 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, Welcome back to school!  It seems so long since we saw each other last at our Winter Celebration.  We were so proud of how the children sang for you!  They really showed their stuff!  We had to laugh traveling back and forth from CTMS to the Legion holding on to the rope.  We never knew the children could walk so slowly!!  We entertained ourselves with all sorts of songs as we shuffled along.  Christmas carols, camp songs, school […]

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Willow News December 2013

Willow News December 2013

Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us a parent/teacher conferences to discuss your child’s progress at school.  It was such a treat to have the opportunity to connect with each of you, to share our observations of your child at school, and to hear your perspective and experiences from your family time at home.  Mostly, it was reassuring and heartening to find that we are all on the same page when it comes […]

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Willow Room News

Willow Room News

During October the children in the Willow Room learned the difference between living and non living, plants and animals, and vertebrates and invertebrates.  We learned about the parts of a tree, the parts of an apple, and the life cycle of an apple tree.  We also had many lessons on practical life, sensorial, math and language work.  Everyone has been interested and engaged by new ideas and new materials, but, the most important thing that we are learning […]

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