Monthly Archives: October 2013

28
Oct

The Spirit of Giving

Posted by West Side Montessori

Cultivating the spirit of giving in children at an early age is important because it fosters a sense of belonging and self-worth. Very young children want to help. Encouraging them in simple acts of kindness such as bringing mommy a … Continue reading

28
Oct

MS Students Take on Blog Responsibility

Posted by WSM Middle School

Extra, extra, read all about it! Middle School students are now in charge of the Middle School blog! Sue Wagner, West Side Middle School’s technology teacher, introduced a program called WordPress to the 7th and 8th grade students this week, … Continue reading

23
Oct

Sauder Village Field Trip

Posted by West Side Montessori

Dear Parents, This is a reminder that the Upper Elementary students will be taking a field trip to Sauder Village this Friday, October 25.  Our focus is to learn more about the life of early settlers in Northwestern Ohio. We … Continue reading

23
Oct

Weeks of October 14 and October 21

Posted by Poplar

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins We learned a lot about pumpkins.  We had a classic practical life work out – pumpkin pounding.  These children love a hammer!  When our poor pumpkin had received enough trauma, we opened it up and pulled out … Continue reading

23
Oct

Maple Room News

Posted by Maple

Weeks of October 14 and October 21 Language We reviewed the red box letters recently (m, b, c, a, and t). There were many fun choices on the shelves. They included rubbing plates of all five letters, sorting objects and … Continue reading

23
Oct

Beyond The Textbook

Posted by WSM Middle School

Going beyond the textbook. Middle School’s ability to take students beyond the classroom and become immersed in real-life situations regarding their studies is one thing that makes us unique. Rather than gathering knowledge solely from textbooks/internet sources and video, we … Continue reading

23
Oct

Measuring the “Mountain”

Posted by West Side Montessori

We learned the parts of a mountain and created signs with the part, definition, and picture. The students then headed out to find and label a “mountain.”

22
Oct

Energy Debates in Middle School

Posted by WSM Middle School

With any controversial subject, there’s always going to be two sides to the topic and people that think differently. Depending on how big the topic is, these thoughts are sometimes brought to debates. One of the most debated topics in … Continue reading

21
Oct

Fear Fest-Writers Theater

Posted by WSM Middle School

This year, middle school’s Fear Fest is a writers theater. A writers theater is a short performance or play with scripts. In two groups, we are preforming two different plays; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Legend of Sleepy … Continue reading

20
Oct

Fall Is Here!

Posted by Sassafras

October 7-17 Many of our beginning science units help the children learn to classify and sort items based on certain characteristics. We began with the concept of living and non- living. From there our focus has been on living things to … Continue reading

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