Toddler News, May 2018

Dear Families I think it is safe to say that Spring is finally here! This past month we germinated some seeds in the classroom and sent them home. We hope everyone was able to plant it together. We talked about how the water and sun help the seeds grow into a small plant that will continue to grow. We have noticed all of our friends growing bigger too. We appreciate all the donated seedlings; we

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Free Workshop: “Montessori Research & Outcomes: The Science Behind the Genius”

May 24: 5:30-7:30pm. Public welcome to free workshop: “Montessori Research & Outcomes: The Science Behind the Genius”. Learn about studies that show how children learn best, and why many traditional practices came up short. Find out the scientific basis for Montessori education, how they are applied in the Montessori classroom and why they work. The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook. Free workshop. Dinner & childcare available for $10 per family. 860-388-3536,

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Preschool News, April 2018

Greetings Families: Happy Spring! We’ve had a busy month of March. We have been learning about fascinating South American animals. The jaguar, red eyed tree frog, and poison dart frog are just some of the animals that have intrigued the students. We also worked hard on making the auction project, learned about crystals, eggs, birds, parts of a seed, rainbows, and color mixing. By using the primary colors: red, blue, and yellow, the children worked

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Toddler Class News, April 2018

Dear Maple Room Families, We can’t believe it’s already April! The school year flew by, this past month we have had a lot of sickness going around and missed school days because of storms, but we are hopeful the Spring weather will change all of that. All of the children were involved in creating the Maple Room’s auction item, thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our special night. We have been

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Elementary School Newsletter, April 2018

Dear Parents, March was hectic with all of the crazy weather, but we still managed to get a lot done! The Willow students have been excitedly studying different aspects of South America, from various animals to different cultures. They each want to make a display to showcase their research. We had a visit from a familiar friend for a couple of weeks. Lois Sancho is from Spain and has come to The Children’s Tree the

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Montessori in Your Home Workshop to be Held March 29

Montessori in Your Home Workshop for Parents is presented by Montessori Certified Teachers, Laura Salazar-Hardy and Yoonju Um. Learn some practical ways to create a nurturing home environment for children. Topics will include: separation anxiety, sleep and routine. A variety of developmentally appropriate toys, materials, furniture and practical life activities will be presented. Dinner and childcare will be offered for $10 per family. Thursday, March 29, 2018 Dinner will be 5:30-6:00 pm; Free workshop will

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Great Gatsby Themed Silent Auction 2018

Great Gatsby Themed Silent Auction Old Saybrook, Connecticut The Children’s Tree Montessori School will hold a Great Gatsby themed Silent Auction fundraiser on April 7, 2018. The event will be held at the Vicki G. Duffy Pavilion at Old Saybrook Point, 155 College St, Old Saybrook, CT, from 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the evening. This public, adult only event, will feature live music by Old Dog, New Trick, a delicious spread of food

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Toddler News, March 2018

Hello everyone, we are hopeful that later this March we will see more signs of spring! This past month we created a few works, such as exploring play dough and even making our own play dough from scratch and everyone got to take a piece home. We also created a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift, everyone loved helping kneading the dough before pressing their hand or foot prints, whichever they preferred. We have been introducing more primary

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Preschool News, March 2018

Dear Families, Wow it is hard to believe that February has come to a close! We had a very busy month and lot of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing cards and preparing strawberries and cream to enjoy together. We also enjoyed learning about astronomy and the different constellations. We had an amazing educational visit from the dentist where we learned about healthy nutrition and how to care for our teeth. We especially loved celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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Elementary School News, March 2018

February flew by, as always! The Willow room worked hard making strawberry shortcake for Valentine’s Day, they enjoyed cooking pancakes to celebrate Fat Tuesday, and discussed the history of both holidays. They also found an aloe vera leaf at the grocery store during their bi-weekly snack shopping and decided to try eating it, after learning about the many health benefits. I think they will be sticking to the topical uses for now! Dr. Seuss’ birthday was amazing

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