Primary News November 2014

Primary News November 2014

Dear Primary Parents, The Cedar and Oak Room students have both enjoyed their first months at school. The compassionate, kind and mindful group of students that we have the opportunity to get to know this school year are consistently engaged in exploring their interests. The month of October has come and gone all too quickly and much has been done. We are sure that you and your children have been having conversations about their studies

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101 Montessori Parenting Tips

101 Montessori Parenting Tips

Some great tips for raising well-rounded kids and complementing their Montessori education:   by Barbara Hacker 1. Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. 2. Purchase a copy of The Michael Olaf Catalog(s). These wonderful publications are a clear introduction to Montessori for parents as well as a source book of ideal toys, materials, books, etc. for the home. (http://www.michaelolaf.com) 3. Take the time to stand back and observe

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Toddler News November 2014

Toddler News November 2014

Greetings toddler families! The fall is flying by and our students are growing and learning so much. This month has been all about 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 and conversation about the day. We are getting familiar with the other students and teachers that we see and hear in our

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New Montessori Toddler Program

New Montessori Toddler Program

CTMS has started a brand new Montessori toddler program for toddlers ages one to three. Montessori-certified teachers focus on developing coordination and motor skills with the help of Montessori materials. Under the  motto “Help me do it myself!”, children learn independence and practical life skills. The program accommodates young students’ needs to move and explore everything in a safe environment. There is an observation area for adults, minimal furniture, tiled floors, maximum natural light, selected art placed low

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Parent-Infant Classes starting this Month

Parent-Infant Classes starting this Month

In weekly parent-infant classes at CTMS, parents of little ones will learn how to recognize stages of development and how to best stimulate growing brains. The class is facilitated by an experienced Montessori teacher who serves as a guide and model for parents and infants as they explore the environment, offering practical examples of how to follow through with learning experiences at home. Topics include setting up the optimal home environment, language acquisition and  development, development of fine

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New Montessori Toddler Program

New Montessori Toddler Program

CTMS has opened a toddler program this fall, serving children ages ages 1 to 3. The program will accommodate young students’ needs to move and explore everything in a safe environment. The brand new Montessori program for toddlers ages one to three is the only one of its kind in the region. Teachers focus on developing coordination and motor skills with the help of Montessori materials. Under the  motto “Help me do it myself!”, children learn independence and

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Primary News October 2014

Primary News October 2014

“What we need is a world full of miracles, like the miracle seeing the young child seeking work and independence, and manifesting a wealth of enthusiasm and love.” ~ Maria Montessori Dear Primary Parents, The Cedar and Oak rooms have both had wonderful starts to the school year!  The children are engaged with each other and their work.  We have a very independent, capable, and industrious group of young children this year.  We are focused

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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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