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New GoFundMe Campaign

Dear Friends, As a non-profit organization we offer scholarships and tuition discounts to about 40% of our student body totaling over $200,000 each year. Below is the link to our new GoFundMe campaign which will benefit our Student Scholarship fund. Please share with family and friends so we can continue to offer financial aid for students in need. Thank you for your continuing generosity.  

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Family Fall Festival Oct 25th

Family Fall Festival Oct 25th

Join us for our first annual Fall Festival with Pumpkin Painting, Relay Races, Face Painting, Music, Raffle Prizes, Apple Cider, Donuts and more. Sunday October 25th, 11:00 – 2:00 Admission $5.00 per person Includes: one pumpkin per child, one raffle ticket, and festival activities. Refreshments are additional cost. Refreshments available. Where: The Field at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook      

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Float or Sink?

Teach the Montessori Way at Home Have a curious preschooler that likes to discover? Here is a fun activity from our preschool classroom that you can easily recreate at home. Your child can find out which objects float or sink by conducting their own scientific experiment. What you need: A large jar filled with 2 inches of water A strainer 2 Trays, with picture cards that explain the float and sink concepts Some water-proof objects that either […]

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Toddler News October 2015

Dear Toddler Families, In three short weeks of school our students have been growing and learning so much: We have gotten used to classroom routines, practiced eating and drinking at the table and standing diaper changing with help from students. We have gotten to know each other and are coming together as a community. Our toddlers are increasingly aware of themselves and of each other, and are playing and working together. We are enjoying our morning gathering of songs […]

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Preschool News October 2015

Welcome to the start of another exciting year of learning, joy and love at CTMS. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new members of our teaching staff and the new families that have joined in our community. September was the beginning of our learning experience together. Our new students have transitioned so well into our program, and our returning students have come back with enthusiasm and a great willingness to help their new […]

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DIY Montessori Fraction Materials

DIY Montessori Fraction Materials

Fractions are much easier to understand with visual and hands-on aids: This is a whole cookie, this is half a cookie. Our Montessori students usually start working with fractions in preschool. If you want to practice fractions at home with your preschooler or Kindergartener, this site has pdfs for printing and laminating, as well as instructions on how to give the lessons: http://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/09/21/montessori-monday-diy-montessori-fraction-materials/

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Toddler News May 2015

Toddler News May 2015

Greetings Toddler families! We are heading in to our final month of the year! Our Earth Week activities were an excellent way to start Spring off with the toddlers. In the month of May, we will continue to learn about what being “alive” means. We will focus on weather and the power of the sun through science and art projects. We are beginning to explore different genres of music from around the world, and will […]

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Tips for Making Conversation with your Toddler

Tips for Making Conversation with your Toddler

Here are some tips to connect your child to opportunities for language enrichment: Prepare an environment that provides opportunities for language enrichment Make trips out and about to enrich his vocabulary: the zoo, the park, the playground, the neighbor’s house, the car wash, the supermarket, the library etc. On a walk along the road he might see a stop sign, a crosswalk, an oak tree, a dandelion, a delivery truck, a curb, etc. Connect your […]

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Vinegar and Baking Soda Science Demo

Vinegar and Baking Soda Science Demo

You can try this at home: mixing vinegar and baking soda produces carbon dioxide to fill up the balloon. Many thanks to John Flannigan for doing some fascinating science demonstrations for our Montessori elementary students today.  

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Elementary Montessori Students learn to make Maple Syrup

Elementary Montessori Students learn to make Maple Syrup

This morning, our elementary students set out to learn how to tap a tree for maple syrup sap! We brought sap back to school for us to prepare into syrup for the topping our pancakes next week.    

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