Montessori Elementary Newsletter March 2015

Montessori Elementary Newsletter March 2015

Looking back on the last month through the pages of the lesson planner, there are many filled sections with lessons, ideas, observations and reminders. It was a full three weeks of external and internal parts of birds, including feathers, and great memories of our visit from the owls and dissection of pellets. This was another hands on experience with all the ooohs and ahhhs and eeeks! We spent a whole work cycle on February 3rd dedicating it to Math

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Montessori Preschool Newsletter March 2015

Montessori Preschool Newsletter March 2015

Dear Primary Parents and Families, Welcome back from winter break! The Cedar and Oak Room students have been finding new and creative ways to weather these wintery days and with spring just around the corner many exciting events are popping up.   We would like to thank all of the families who joined us for “Look What I Can Do Night” in the beginning of the month. It was magical to see many of the

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The Future of Education According to Forbes Magazine

The Future of Education According to Forbes Magazine

This article published in Forbes magazine explains why Montessori works so well: The Future Of Education Was Invented In 1906 Wired has an excellent-yet-frustrating story on what they call “A Radical New Teaching Method” that is transforming education. Of course, as the article itself says, there is nothing “new” about this teaching method: let kids figure things out on their own, and they’ll not only learn better, but be more passionate. The frustrating part of

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Montessori Independence: Teach your Child the Coat Trick

Montessori Independence: Teach your Child the Coat Trick

Struggling to get out of the door with all the seasonal clothing items? Independence is something that is highly valued in the Montessori world. Here’s how you can teach a young child to put their coat on all by themselves. Children as young as 18 month can learn to put their coat on without help.   The following is to help children independently put on their own coat / jacket. Please demonstrate the following steps to your child

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Montessori Toddler News January 2015

Montessori Toddler News January 2015

 Happy New Years to all our Montessori toddler families! This month in the Maple room will be welcoming several new friends to our nest! We are very excited to see this toddler community growing and look forward to the new energy these friends will bring to the experience. Please note our  toddler classroom will now be a nut free zone to help a new student with allergies stay safe. Sunflower seed butter (“sun butter”) is

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Montessori Toddler News January 2015

Montessori Toddler News January 2015

Happy New Years to all our Montessori toddler families! This month in the Maple room will be welcoming several new friends to our nest! We are very excited to see this toddler community growing and look forward to the new energy these friends will bring to the experience. Please note our  toddler classroom will now be a nut free zone to help a new student with allergies stay safe. Sunflower seed butter (“sun butter”) is

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January 2015 Gallery

January 2015 Gallery
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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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Common Core: An Opportunity for Montessori to Shine

Common Core: An Opportunity for Montessori to Shine

From the Montessori Compass Blog:   The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a controversial topic, widely-debated in nearly every circle in the field of Education. Perhaps nowhere is the concept of an outside, mandated set of standards met with more cynicism and philosophical aversion than in the Montessori community. This reaction is understandable, as the Montessori approach to education encompasses rich traditions based on scientific study regarding how children develop and learn. Montessori differs

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