Raising Responsible Happy Kids

Raising Responsible Happy Kids In a world where we are so busy trying to get from one activity to another and be super parents, we often question why children seem to be less respectful and resourceful than generations past.  Positive Discipline may be the answer you have been searching for.   Dr. Jane Nelsen developed the Positive Discipline program based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs.  Positive Discipline is designed to teach young

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25th Anniversary & Silent Auction March 28

The Children’s Tree Montessori School was founded in 1995 by Head of School, Marci Martindale. In the beginning it was only open to twelve, 3-6-year-old children. Over the past 25 years, CTMS has expanded to provide quality education for ages 12 months to 12 years old, and a warm and loving community to over 500 families. The Children’s Tree mission is to nurture and empower a loving community of global thinkers who embrace and honor

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FREE Positive Discipline Parenting Workshops Offered at CTMS

FREE Positive Discipline Parenting Workshops Offered at CTMS Positive Discipline, founded by Dr. Jane Nelsen, is a parenting philosophy that focuses on building mutually respectful relationships with children. The Children’s Tree Montessori School is hosting 3 free Positive Discipline workshops on March 26, April 23 and May 21. The public is welcome to join to 1 or all 3, each covering different topics. During the workshops you will learn how to modify behaviors and motivate

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Children’s Tree Montessori School Holds Open House for Toddler – 6th Grade

Old Saybrook, Connecticut – The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold an Open House on October 27th from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Children’s Tree is a non-profit school founded in 1995 to provide an alternative to traditional preschool programs, expanding to offer an independent elementary school in 2001, and a toddler classroom in 2014. As one of only three AMS accredited schools in our state, CTMS offers an authentic Montessori education, lead by

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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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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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Children’s Tree Montessori School Sends Elementary Students to Rome, Italy to Participate in MMUN

   Old Saybrook, CT –  The upper elementary students from The Children’s Tree Montessori School participated in the Montessori Model United Nations Conference in Rome, Italy, April 25 through April 28, 2017. MMUN is an extracurricular activity in which students role play delegates of the United Nations and imitate UN Committees. Montessori Model United Nations has partnered with the United Nations to create a program specifically for Montessori students, giving them hands on experience to

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Montessori Elementary School Newsletter, February 2018

Dear Parents, It’s been a cold, snowy January and the Willow room has been busy. They have done meal planning, cooking lunch, doing research, and they had a great trip to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. A favorite meal this month was stir fry and they’re planning it again for February. Strawberry shortcake is on the menu for Valentine’s Day. The class was impressed by everything they saw and learned about the Pequot people at the

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Why Choose Montessori School for Kindergarten & Elementary?

Montessori, a better way to learn January 25, 5:30-7:30pm In this free interactive workshop you will see how the Montessori method builds children’s independence, self-esteem and problem solving skills. Discover how Montessori uses hands-on materials to enhance children’s understanding and create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Register online: https://childrenstree.org/parented/ Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536

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Montessori Elementary School Newsletter, January 2018

December was a busy month! The Elementary practiced and practiced the songs for the celebration on top of their regular work, which included research on a Native American tribe or civilization. In January, we’re looking to complete this research. They’re also going to begin learning more about meal planning and cooking. We have been learning about basic food prep, including food groups and shopping for food. We will be expanding lessons to learn more about

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