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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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Toddler News, February 2018

Dear Parents, This past month has gone by so fast! We are happy that all of the new children in the Maple Room community have adjusted nicely to their new classroom. Everyone has been getting along great. We were able to do so much in January, despite the inconvenient weather we’ve had, luckily, they were able to play outside some of the days. For this month of February, we are making something special to take […]

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Free Parenting Workshop: Toilet Talk

Is your child showing signs that they are ready to use the toilet? Are you not sure how to read them and how to respond? Learn how to support your child through this process. January 25, 5:30-7:30pm Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 Register online: https://childrenstree.org/parented/ Presented by Caila Martindale and Yoonju Um at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536

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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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10 Benefits of a Montessori Preschool

Only you can know what kind of preschool is right for your child. The good news is that many programs, such as the Montessori Method, offer research and evidence supporting their techniques. If you’re considering Montessori for your child, read on to discover 10 benefits of their educational philosophy. 1. Focuses on Key Developmental Stages A Montessori curriculum focuses on key developmental milestones in children between the ages of three and five-years-old. Younger children focus […]

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Toddler News, January 2018

Hope everyone has managed to stay warm this chilly winter! December flew by. We want to thank everyone for coming to the Winter Celebration. The toddlers worked hard practicing the songs and some hand movements. We made tree ornaments and decorated a disc of the songs we sang at the Winter Celebration and sent those home with everyone. For January, we hope to have some days we can go outside. Be sure to bring in […]

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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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Preschool News, January 2018

Dear CTMS Families, Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday break. The Primary students had a busy December! In addition to classroom work and learning about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice, and biomes of North America, the students worked very hard on preparing for this year’s Winter Celebration and Art Show at the American Legion. Thank you for joining us! Also, the Kindergartners along with the Elementary students […]

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Getting Ready for Toilet Training: Routines

Toileting Routines Present a Unique Opportunity The role of the adult in the toileting routines of a young baby is that of facilitator. After all, babies are not physically capable of changing themselves. However, that does not mean that your baby is not able to be a willing participant and cooperative partner in the process. Quite the contrary, even the youngest baby can respond to sensitive physical care routines, and can contribute to their care […]

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Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education

Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education Many people are familiar with Montessori at the preschool level. But more and more people are now discovering the benefits of Montessori for the elementary years. If you are new to Montessori elementary education, you might be wondering if Montessori is really that different from traditional elementary programs. The answer is that they are in fact radically different. While we acknowledge and applaud teachers in non-Montessori schools […]

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