Elementary News December 2014

Elementary News December 2014

The students explored North America in many ways in the month of November. We studied each biome region including the plants, animals, climate, and resources. Along with our lessons on The Needs of Humans, they chose a tribe or region of Native Americans to focus on one need and how those people met their needs long ago. Our trip to the Pequot Museum was informative and enlightening. The students were exceptionally well behaved, asked interesting questions to our guide, and then

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101 Montessori Parenting Tips

101 Montessori Parenting Tips

Some great tips for raising well-rounded kids and complementing their Montessori education:   by Barbara Hacker 1. Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. 2. Purchase a copy of The Michael Olaf Catalog(s). These wonderful publications are a clear introduction to Montessori for parents as well as a source book of ideal toys, materials, books, etc. for the home. (http://www.michaelolaf.com) 3. Take the time to stand back and observe

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Identifying An Authentic Montessori School

Identifying An Authentic Montessori School

We are excited to announce that CTMS is currently in the process of becoming accredited by both the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, CAIS, and the American Montessori Society, AMS. Since the name Montessori is not copyrighted or trademarked, any school or preschool can call themselves a Montessori school without certified teachers or even Montessori materials. Here’s how to find a “real” Montessori school,  by Tim Seldin: Because of the internationally recognized name ‘Montessori, many people worldwide assume

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Montessori-educated Business Leaders

Montessori-educated Business Leaders

When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success. The unique and widely lauded education method, created more than a century ago by an Italian physician and education visionary, is built around the concept of self-directed learning, mixed-age classrooms, collaboration, creativity and social responsibility.Eliminating the rigid structures of conventional classrooms, a Montessori school encourages students to embrace their curiosity, think imaginatively and see

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Video: Montessori Learning Environments

Video: Montessori Learning Environments

  If you’re wondering what makes a Montessori classroom different from other settings, check out this video. Free choice, respect for others, and love of learning built into the Montessori environment. The second half of the video shows a Montessori elementary classroom. The environment is set up so that children work together and collaborate. Montessori classrooms are more reflective of what work in the real (adult) world is like,  it mirrors the experiences of adults and prepares children for

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June 2014 Gallery

June 2014 Gallery
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