CTMS Fall Festival 2017

The Children’s Tree Fall Festival is not to be missed! Saturday, October 14th at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Rain Date: October 15th • Music • “Pie” (whipped cream) Eating Contest • Story Telling • Pumpkin Painting • Face Painting • Games • Fingernail Painting • Refreshments Available: Cider, Donuts, Popcorn, and Coffee • Raffle and lots of fun!   This FREE event will feature fall activities for the whole family: Community Food Bank Collection: Bring a

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Toddler Newsletter, June 2017

Dear Maple parents, It was really nice spending time with our Maple friends at the beach last Tuesday. Our friends had lots of fun digging in the sand and exploring the shallow bodies of water. The most exciting thing was our discovery of jellyfish, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs in some of the water pools. For those of you who missed the beach day, we missed you too. Our end-of-year ceremony will take place on

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Elementary School News, June 2017

The month of May flew by! As the school year comes to an end I always find joy in reflection. I wanted to share this practice with the elementary students so we did a group lesson on adjectives. They learned about sentence structure, and paragraph writing this month, but this lesson on adjectives was a big hit. The Upper Elementary created a presentation in PowerPoint to share their adventure in Rome at the Montessori Model

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Preschool Newsletter, May 2017

Dear Families, Spring is in full bloom, and the Primary children have been busy bees! Outside, gross motor skills are developing, throwing and catching balls, building and running through obstacle courses, and lots of running, climbing, and jumping. Inside, the children have really taken responsibility for cleaning their classroom at the end of the morning work period and setting up lunch, and at the end of the day before they go home. They love working together

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Toddler Newsletter, May 2017

We welcome sunshine! Maple friends are eager to be here at school and ready to play.  After spring break, maple friends enjoyed reading the book, “The very hungry caterpillar.” They also liked butterfly object matching and butterfly sequence cards. They observed eggs to caterpillars, caterpillars to chrysalis, chrysalis to butterflies in a butterfly net, and released them to fly away. We also have been reading books about spring, how to grow plants, and surprise garden.

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Elementary School Newsletter, April 2017

Dear Parents, March was a month of autonomy for the Willow Room. Our youngest students have gained a great deal more independence. They are developing confidence in their ability to make decisions. They are enjoying using their work plans to plan out the week’s work each Monday. The Upper Elementary students are preparing for their trip to the Montessori Model United Nations in Rome later this month. In yoga, they are learning a Senegalese dance to

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Preschool Newsletter, April 2017

Happy spring everyone! It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of April.   March was a fun filled month of learning! The children enjoyed a fantastic visit from the Pandemonium Reptile rescue program. Thank you so much for generous donations. Needless to say they were thrilled to see and touch all the creatures.  Fascinating snakes, turtles, and lizards were wonderful to learn about. April has been a busy time for learning

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Toddler News, April 2017

April 2017 This month, our Maple friends will be celebrating Spring in the classroom. With the harsh winter finally starting to ebb, it is time to brighten up the room. What better way to welcome Spring than with some spring-cleaning? The Maple friends were introduced to a table scrubbing activity about a week ago, and they all enjoyed it. They will continue scrubbing and cleaning the tables. The maple friends also will be having fun

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Elementary School News, March 2017

Dear Parents, The Willow class had a delightful February! We learned about the extremely difficult life faced by penguins in Antarctica by watching March of the Penguins. They have amazing survival skills! We visited the Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital, where Dr. Neil Marrinan gave us a tour. We got to see a heartworm on a slide and an x-ray of a pregnant dog. We could see the babies on the x-ray! Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital

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Toddler News, March 2017

March 2017 It is hard to believe that March is already here! Spring is upon us, and the maple friends have been really enjoying a little warmer weather that has allowed them to play outside more often. It has been fun to watch how happy it makes them to spend time outside each day. This is the time of year that we notice the social relationships between the children really begin to grow. They are now very familiar and

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