Preschool News, January 2018

Dear CTMS Families, Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday break. The Primary students had a busy December! In addition to classroom work and learning about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice, and biomes of North America, the students worked very hard on preparing for this year’s Winter Celebration and Art Show at the American Legion. Thank you for joining us! Also, the Kindergartners along with the Elementary students

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Getting Ready for Toilet Training: Routines

Toileting Routines Present a Unique Opportunity The role of the adult in the toileting routines of a young baby is that of facilitator. After all, babies are not physically capable of changing themselves. However, that does not mean that your baby is not able to be a willing participant and cooperative partner in the process. Quite the contrary, even the youngest baby can respond to sensitive physical care routines, and can contribute to their care

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Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education

Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education Many people are familiar with Montessori at the preschool level. But more and more people are now discovering the benefits of Montessori for the elementary years. If you are new to Montessori elementary education, you might be wondering if Montessori is really that different from traditional elementary programs. The answer is that they are in fact radically different. While we acknowledge and applaud teachers in non-Montessori schools

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Children’s Tree Holds Open House

The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold Open Houses on Saturday, January 27, February 3, 10 and March 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Children’s Tree offers an independent elementary school as well as toddler and preschool classrooms. As one of only three AMS accredited schools in our state, CTMS offers an authentic Montessori education, lead by certified teachers.  In fact, it is the only school in the area to offer a

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Montessori School Holds Infant/Toddler Parent Classes

   Old Saybrook, Connecticut The Children’s Tree Montessori School in Old Saybrook offers support to new parents in Saturday morning infant/toddler-parent classes. Throughout this ten week course, you and your infant and/or toddler will explore our environment designed for their independence, and learn how you can create those areas within your own home. Our Montessori guide will offer information regarding development, observation, language, movement, positive discipline, toileting, feeding, and other topics that come up naturally

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Toddler Newsletter, December 2017

Happy December! This past month has been so fun and eventful. Everyone has been working on their cutting skills. We cut carrots, cheese, and apples getting ready for the Stone Soup Day. There has been a lot of hand projects this month too. We painted our hands to create a turkey and a poem, and handed them out on Grandparent’s Day. We also traced everyone’s hand prints and the Elementary classroom put together a big

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Elementary School Newsletter, December 2017

Dear Friends, The children in the Willow room has been busy learning about our continent’s history. In class, each child has chosen a location or tribe to study, from the Inuit people to the Mayan. More locally, the class got to explore historic Sturbridge Village. They learned how people lived, worked, and ate. It was cool seeing actual, historical buildings from 1800’s New England. We wrapped up the month with Stone Soup day. They put a

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Preschool Newsletter, December 2017

Dear Parents, November went by so quickly in Primary! We are finally feeling the cold weather side of fall. This month was filled with leaf study, leaf play, gratitude, and learning. Thank you to those who have come in to read with the children for Lucky Listener! The children really value and enjoy the opportunity to read a book together. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway for those who are interested in helping. For

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CTMS to March in Torch Light Parade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School community is once again building a hand made float and marching in the Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade on December 9, 2017. We are hoping that you can join us! We will be marching this year for the second time and encourage participation from current families, alumni and their friends! Details: Time and Place: 5:30 meet at school to carpool or 6:00 meet at Denali on Main Street. What to wear:

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