Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity This  Montessori Sensorial Activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep kids busy indoors while it’s cold outside. Make fake snow with Epsom salt, glitter and tinsel. Mix ingredients together and pour into a plastic tub. Young children will love scooping and pouring it. Older children will have fun creating a winter wonderland scene with little figurines, houses and animals. Ingredients: Epsom Salt Silver Glitter Cut up tinsel garlands

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Elementary School News, December 2016

Elementary School News, December 2016 The Willow Room is bustling this fall! The students planned and made all of the arrangements for a trip to Lucky 33 in Old Saybrook. There, we mined for gemstones and found some really beautiful specimens. Everyone went home with a large bag of rocks and minerals. We also went to Dinosaur State Park, where we had a picnic lunch and went for a nature walk. Inside, we explored the museum,

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Elementary News, November 2016

October was an exciting month in the Willow Room! We enjoyed special visitors from the Old Saybrook Police Department and Old Saybrook Fire Department. Outings to Scott’s, Acton Library, and the CT River Museum were enjoyed by all the students. We talked about the origins of the use of B.C. and A.D. and examined a timeline showing the development of written language throughout history, from cave paintings to texting. We used a stream table to

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Toddler News, November 2016

Fall has finally arrived here at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Maple friends are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, feeling the breeze, and moving very busily collecting acorns. It is time to prepare the winter gear since we live in New England. In winter, as long as weather is not too dangerously severe, we are going out to play. Young children need the time outside since it is our nature and they

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Elementary School News, October 2016

Dear CTMS Families, The year has gotten off to a wonderful start in the Willow Room! We are looking forward to great times ahead. The first year students feel right at home after their weekly visits last spring. They love getting to do jobs and helping take care of our animals each day. We welcomed Jule Mittenmayer to our classroom this week. Jule will be here through December to learn more about Montessori and being a teacher

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Peek at the Week May 9th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Dear Parents, Montessori Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, Rainy days have kept us inside, but we hope to work more on our outdoor classroom this week. Please send in mulch and other items you may have for our outdoor classroom. A huge thank you to the Cosentino family for donating a beautiful bird feeder, birdseed, and a gift card to Home Goods! Tuesday we have a special opportunity for a Virtual Visit from The Field

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Elementary News April 2016

Dear Willow families, The Willow Class is excited to welcome our two newest members, a male and a female baby chinchilla! Every day we use a balance scale to weigh the kits. They have each gained about 25 grams so far. We have created a line graph to track their growth. April 13th is Scrabble Day! We are planning a day of Scrabble fun. If you have a Scrabble game, or Scrabble Junior game that

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Montessori Elementary News March 2016

Another yarn bomb has dropped! Check out our latest installation in the playground. Stand under the “pom-pom tree” and you can’t help but smile! Soft balls of bright color bob gently in the breeze, bringing a spot of cheer and early spring. Pom-poms were created and hung by elementary children.  The Willow class is on a voyage through the Asian continent. Students are greatly enjoying the Biomes of Asia materials. These beautifully colored cards introduce

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Montessori Elementary News February 2016

Montessori Elementary News February 2016

The tadpoles are healthy and growing! We are excited to watch them get bigger and change every day. We have about 50 tadpoles. They will grow into African Clawed Frogs, or Xenopus laevis. Xenopus are frogs that are completely aquatic as adults. They will have lungs, but spend all their time underwater. The females grow to be bigger than the males. They are a fun addition to our Willow Room Zoo! The Willow Room has

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Elementary News December 2015

Elementary News December 2015
We just had Grandparents Day. It turned out really good and so did the soups. We had other food at the table like fruits, zucchini bread, bread, butter, cheese, and cranberry sauce.  We made the soup, the zucchini bread, and the cranberry sauce. Most of the kids hadn’t tried zucchini bread, and when people tried it they really liked it. To get ready for Grandparents Day we had three committees, the decorating committee, the table

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