Cedar News June 2014

Cedar News June 2014

This school year has been exciting and quickly moving. It has been my pleasure and honor to get to know each of the Cedar Room students. We have laughed and learned, hopefully the memories have been good and lasting. The month of May was spent polishing our play lines from memory, learning about a “stage presence” and projecting our somewhat timid voices. Confidences have grown in many ways. Highlights were:   planting in the school

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Montessori at Home

Montessori at Home

Have you marveled at the remarkable order of the Montessori classroom? Has your toddler told you that at school she pours her own juice? Does your teenager hang or put away all her clothes—without being asked? Encouraging order, independence, and self-motivation are fundamental to the Montessori approach. Carefully designed classrooms allow students to develop competence in caring for themselves and their surroundings. And from the sense of pride that “I did it myself!” blooms the confidence

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Oak News June 2014

Oak News June 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s almost June and that means our school year is coming to an end. It has been such a pleasure to watch your children grow into confident and joyful learners. In May we learned about seeds and plants. We dissected bean seeds to learn about the parts and sprouted them in our window. In May it was finally warm enough to plant our vegetable plants in our outdoor classroom and we

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Dad group to fly banner over Manhattan with education message for de Blasio: “Make it Montessori”

Dad group to fly banner over Manhattan with education message for de Blasio: "Make it Montessori"

Dad group to fly banner over Manhattan with education message for de Blasio: “Make it Montessori” Here’s a novel way to get Mayor de Blasio’s attention. For three hours Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a large banner is scheduled to fly over the West Side of Manhattan with a cryptic message for the mayor: “Bill de Blasio, make it Montessori.” A group of dads from across the country who believe in the Montessori

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How to Conduct a Family Meeting

How to Conduct a Family Meeting

Holding weekly family meetings is a great practice to foster responsibility and teach problem-solving skills. Choose a regular time where the whole family can get together like Sunday dinner. Jot down agenda items during the week of issues that need to be discussed. Agenda items can include compliments for achievements or good behavior,deciding on tasks and responsibilities for each family member and planning fun activities: Family Meetings, by Dr Jane Nelson It is difficult for

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Oak News April 2014

Oak News April 2014

In March we studied the desert region of Africa including the country of Egypt. We enjoyed learning about the ancient Egyptians and making pyramids, wrapping mummies, sculpting clay pots and learning about mummification. Next we will be talking about the rainforest. We will be learning about the layers of the rainforest and the animals that live there. We will also talk about the Pygmy tribe that lives in the rainforest of Africa. The people that

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Maple News April 2014

Maple News April 2014

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. No it is not.” Dr. Seuss from The Lorax We had such a nice time meeting with you all during parent teacher conferences! March has flown by. At the beginning of the month, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by rhyming, reading stories and having a community lunch. It was great to share food and to celebrate as a whole class. Thank

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Cedar News April 2014

Cedar News April 2014

Our month of March started by celebrating Dr. Seuss and spending the day in our jammies.       What a way to begin! Learning in comfortable attire…..so fun. We extended the Dr. Seuss silliness to Apple Rehab Center on Friday, March 7th. The residents had fun listening to the “Bartholemew and the Ooblek” story followed by the making of real green ooblek that we put our hands into and oozed through our fingers. This grossed out

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Willow News April 2014

Willow News April 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us to discuss your children’s progress at our Parent Teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to sit and chat with each of you! The children have all grown so much since September. We enjoyed showing off their work and discussing their unique strengths. One theme that we encouraged at all of our conferences was use of email to contact us. Often

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Staff Opening: 3-6 Certified Primary Teacher

Staff Opening: 3-6 Certified Primary Teacher

The Children’s Tree Montessori School located in Old Saybrook, CT, seeks experienced Primary Montessori teacher. Qualified candidates will have Montessori training from a MACTE accredited training center, experience working in an 3-6 Montessori classroom, a love for Montessori education and a respect for all children, excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team, and the ability to think creatively and prepare new works to meet the needs of students.

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