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Peek at the Week

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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Toddler News, November 2016

Fall has finally arrived here at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Maple friends are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, feeling the breeze, and moving very busily collecting acorns. It is time to prepare the winter gear since we live in New England. In winter, as long as weather is not too dangerously severe, we are going out to play. Young children need the time outside since it is our nature and they […]

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Peek at the Week, May 31 2016

WILLOW PEAK Dear Parents, Harvey Beach Field Trip Beach Day last Friday was an awesome day! It was great to see so many of you there! A huge thank you to Nicole for organizing a great event! A big thank you to Tamara for bringing in mulch and helping to spread it in our outdoor classroom. The vegetables and flowers we planted are already sprouting. We are enjoying the birds that are visiting our new bird [...]Read more

Peek at the Week May 23rd 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, Last week's Terra Nova testing is complete, and we will return to our usual schedule this week. The first graders enjoyed their time in the primary classes. Last week, we tried our hand at book folding, and discovered that it requires a great deal of patience and focus. Some students chose to sit outside and sketch flowers instead. In French class, Miss Bethany introduced us to "plain [...]Read more

Peek at the Week May 16th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, This week, the elementary class, with the exception of the first year students, will be working on Terra Nova Exams each morning. First year students will work upstairs in the primary classrooms. We will be trying our hand at book folding, the art of folding book pages to create shapes and letters. We will be utilizing outdated encyclopedias from the "free books" shelf at Acton Library. We [...]Read more

Peek at the Week April 11th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Dear Parents, This week, we will be making paper. Using a mortar and pestle, we will mash scraps of the pretty pieces of decorative paper we've been using to create paper quilts. Once we've mashed the paper into a pulp with water, we will spread it over a screen to dry into paper. Everyone is excited to try! Paper quilts has been an art project that everyone unanimously loves to work on. We plan [...]Read more

Maple Peek at the Week

Maple Peek at the Week
Greetings toddler families! Thank you for sending snow clothing to school with your children! Just a reminder we will be going outside to play in the snow any day that the weather is above 20 degrees. It is school policy that each child must be wearing snow pants (or a snow suit), snow boots, coat, hat, mittens to play in the snow. Please send the snow pants in your child's backpack each day (they do [...]Read more

Cedar Peek at the Week

Dear Cedar Families, This week we continue to learn about color-mixing. Some of our Borax crystal-growing experiments from last week were successful and some were not, just as in real life. If you child has not grown their crystal yet, please send in a jar this week. Our first Open House date this year will be on Saturday, January 30th, from 9am-12pm. Share your love of CTMS with friends.  When they enroll, you will receive a $100 credit. You should [...]Read more

Oak Peek at the Week

Dear Oak Families, This week we will ccontinue learning about color mixing. We will be experimenting with colorful carnations. Please make sure that your child has gloves, boots and snow pants to be able to play in the snow. Children without snow clothing can play on the sidewalk. Our first Open House date this year will be on Saturday, January 30th, from 9am-12pm. Share your love of CTMS with friends.  When they enroll, you will receive [...]Read more

Willow Peek at the Week

Willow Peek at the Week
Dear Parents, I'm very excited for next week's family event, Montessori for Kindergarten and Elementary. Bring your friends, and spread the word about Montessori! We need to build a strong elementary class for next year! Let us know if you'd like to talk at the event about your experience in Montessori vs. public school. If you missed the Silent Journey, this event will have a lot of similarities. Participants will havethe unique opportunity to try [...]Read more
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