Preschool News, January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Wow, it’s 2017! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and we embark on a whole new year of learning and adventure. First off, congratulations to the Carrier family on the birth of their beautiful son. We are especially thrilled for Addy. She will be a great big sister. December was action packed learning about weather and charting it on our calendars. We also studied amphibians and the various

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Elementary School News, January 2017

Dear Parents, December was a whirlwind of activity for the Willow Room! We were very busy practicing our songs and yoga moves for the Winter Celebration. Didn’t they do an amazing job? The children absolutely loved painting and outfitting their gourds, as well as playing with them afterward. We made a scrapbook for Miss Jule to take back with her to Germany. Each child created their own page, with writing, artwork, and photographs. Miss Jule

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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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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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Montessori Preschool News April 2015

"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty." - John Muir   Happy Spring to all of our wonderful families! It was a long snowy winter but the kind of winter we can look back on and reflect the moments of wonder and

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Preschool & Kindergarten News January 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten News January 2015

            Happy New Year to all of our friends and family at the Children’s Tree Montessori School! The month of December kept us very busy and productive. Along with our preschool and Kindergarten curriculum studies, we also spent time learning about the different December holiday celebrations. Thank you so much to John Meisel and his family for making dreidels to share with the Cedar room, as well as teaching us about Hanukkah.

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Beyond the Naughty Step

This article in the Economist explains how positive parenting techniques will teach children to solve their own problems whereas “negative” discipline like time outs and naughty corners rob the child of the opportunity to make choices and learn from mistakes: IN THE old days parents followed a simple rule: spare the rod and spoil the child. These days less violent forms of discipline are favored. Supernanny, a television toddler-tamer, recommends the “naughty step”, to which

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