CTMS Frozen Holiday Pie Sale Has Begun!

Each year The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers frozen pies from Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT. The pies are made fresh at Bishops and kept frozen until baked in your home, directions included.  As one of our biggest fundraisers, the pies are priced at a reasonable amount of $12-$16 and include your typical fruit pies as well as cream pies. The available options are apple, apple crumb, pumpkin, blueberry, fruits of the farm, strawberry rhubarb,

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Toddler Newsletter, October 2017

We welcome back all the returning families and our new families! This past month has been amazing, getting to know our new toddlers, also seeing the changes that have happened over the summer for our returning toddlers. Everyone has transitioned in beautifully, and we appreciate the confidence you’ve given your child during these transitions. So far, we have gone on one field trip to go apple picking, we had a few extra apples and made applesauce with the children, having

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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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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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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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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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Toddler News, February 2017

We are referring to February as the month of Love! This is a wonderful opportunity to practice our social and emotional skills. Also, it is a good time for remembering our number one rule “Be Respectful” as well as opening a dialogue about what we love. As many maple friends’ language abilities blossom, we are focusing more on language activities. As many new families joined our classroom, we would like to share important information with

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Toddler News, January 2017

January 2017 Welcome back to school! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. Even though it is cold, we try to go outside as much as we can. If we are not able to go outside, we try to go to the studio to be physically active. Maple friends are doing purposeful work, like little honeybees. They are learning things from each other and through watching what other friends

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Toddler News, December 2016

Toddler News, December 2016 Jack Frost is coming to us. Our Maple friends are enjoying the last warm weather before he comes. It is time to prepare the winter gear. Please send in warm mittens and a warm hat. In the winter, as long as the weather is not dangerously severe, we will go out to play. Young children need the time outside, since it is our nature and they learn lots of things from it.

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