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Preschool News, December 2016

Preschool News, December 2016 Dear CTMS Families, It has been a wonderful and busy November upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by having a ballet presentation by former CTMS student Ellie Weiss. She shared a ballet story and her ballet shoes with the students, and also taught them how to do 1st-5th position. She will be in the performance of the nutcracker that our Kindergarten and Elementary students will be attending this month. […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News, November 2016

Happy November! Wow, how did that happen! It has been a very busy month at our school. We had the opportunity to learn all about fire safety, visit the inside of a fire truck and learned about Kendo, the Old Saybrook police officer dog. His owner/police officer partner Shannon Miller, gave a fun presentation with Kendo and let the children visit her police car as well. They were very impressed that Kendo has a badge, […]

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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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Preschool and Kindergarten News, October 2016

Dear CTMS Families, The Primary children have started off the year getting to know new friends, playing lots of name games, getting new lessons, and learning how to live by the ground rules at Children’s Tree: Be Gentle, Be Kind, Be Safe. We have practiced how to ask for help, how to clean up work to make it ready for the next person and, importantly, how to have snack! We are starting out the year strong. […]

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Peek at the Week May 23rd 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, Last week's Terra Nova testing is complete, and we will return to our usual schedule this week. The first graders enjoyed their time in the primary classes. Last week, we tried our hand at book folding, and discovered that it requires a great deal of patience and focus. Some students chose to sit outside and sketch flowers instead. In French class, Miss Bethany introduced us to "plain [...]

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Peek at the Week May 16th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, This week, the elementary class, with the exception of the first year students, will be working on Terra Nova Exams each morning. First year students will work upstairs in the primary classrooms. We will be trying our hand at book folding, the art of folding book pages to create shapes and letters. We will be utilizing outdated encyclopedias from the "free books" shelf at Acton Library. We [...]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News May 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak families, Wow, this month sure has flown by.  We have enjoyed our continued continent exploration, learning about the diverse cultures of Asia by exploring foods, trying on clothing, writing, smelling and tasting spices, identifying animals, playing games and much more! Thank you to John Meisel for coming in to share his tales of India and Jennie Esty for bringing in her Singing bowl and beautiful artwork from Thailand. We will continue […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News, April 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak families, Happy spring to all of our wonderful families! In March we explored the geography and culture of Korea by making maps and reading about its customs. A big Thank You to Keira’s mom, Jeong O’Donnell, and her grandmother for making the Korean dish Bibimbap for the primary and elementary students. It was delicious! As we continue our Trek through Asia this month we will be crossing through Tibet to enter India […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News March 2016

Dear Primary Parents and Families, We hope you enjoyed the winter break. Spring seems to be almost here, and we are talking about the change in weather: every day we are putting a weather sticker on our calendar to count sunny, cloudy and rainy days (so far we’ve had three times as many sunny days as other). We started our studies of Asia in February and are learning about its animals and biomes. Asian art and cultural objects are […]

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Montessori Preschool News February 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak Families, The Oak and Cedar rooms spent January focused on the European countries. We made flags and maps. Both classes learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and his success in helping to change laws which segregated our country. At our food prep table we learned to toast and slice bananas. This week we are starting to learn how to juice oranges and arrange flowers. We are having a lot of fun. Thank you to […]

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