Author Archives: Sassafras

11
Feb

Asia

Posted by Sassafras

We have recently begun our study of the continent of Asia.  We began with a general overview of the continent, first locating it on our painted globe and then our world puzzle map.  Asia is the yellow one!  We read … Continue reading

11
Feb

A Healthy Me

Posted by Goldfinch

This year’s theme in the Lower Elementary classrooms is A Healthy Me.  During the months of January and February students in the Goldfinch classroom read about, discussed, experimented, and wrote about germs.  Experiments were conducted to show how germs can … Continue reading

10
Feb

Busy Week in Goldfinch Room!

Posted by Goldfinch

Students in the Goldfinch Classroom have been busy with numerous activities this week!  Students celebrated Mardi Gras with masks, beads, and books.  Thank you to Yvonne for bringing in her love of Mardi Gras to the classroom and sharing her … Continue reading

10
Feb

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Posted by Goldfinch

Mystery Reader, Michele Mawad shared two books with the Goldfinch community on Monday, February 8th. One book talked about filling buckets.  You might be thinking, “What kind of bucket?” Everyone carries an invisible bucket around to hold good feelings and … Continue reading

07
Feb

A Taste of Asia

Posted by Maple

After finishing our study of Antarctica, we traveled to the continent of Asia.  Did you know that Asia is the largest continent?  Asia is home to the largest country in the world and the most populated country in the world. … Continue reading

05
Feb

Arachnids and Insects

Posted by Sassafras

This last week we began talking about two types of invertebrates: arachnids and insects.  These animals do not have a back bone like vertebrates, instead, they have an exoskeleton. Arachnids, like spiders and scorpions, have 8 legs, while insects have … Continue reading

05
Feb

Masks for Mardi Gras!

Posted by PC World Languages

      Kerim trying out the beads one might find at Mardi Gras      Ari having fun exploring the masks and beads. The French kindergarten friends learned a little about Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday.  I shared with … Continue reading

04
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

I want to thank all the families that came to First Thursday today. I also want to share with you the handout (below). Structure of the Music/Literacy Lessons I start with a Music and Movement lesson for the whole class. … Continue reading

03
Feb

Valentine’s Exchange on Feb. 12

Posted by Cardinal

  A Wonderful Opportunity to Practice Handwriting  We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 12. We will celebrate by exchanging Valentine cards with classmates. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice using their neatest handwriting, so … Continue reading

03
Feb

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning!

Posted by Goldfinch

What creative and unique items were brought in for our 100th day celebration!  From 100 photos, to 100 gumballs, to 100 Popsicle sticks, the ideas were clever. Sharing our 100 day items was part of this special day as well … Continue reading

03
Feb

Love Your Neighbor…
Be A SOUPer Hero!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Welcome back after Winter Break!  As we start back into school, it actually feels like Winter Weather.  This was the perfect opportunity to study weather.  We learned about the types of precipitation, the different seasons, and the various types of … Continue reading

02
Feb

Living in the U.S.A.

Posted by Goldfinch

During the month of February third level students will be asked to study the U.S.A/ states and capitals at home and during work time.  Students will need to be able to locate and label the states and their capitals by … Continue reading

01
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

Please join Amy Wagner and me this Thursday, February 4, 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Amy will talk about the Montessori materials that support language, and I will talk about how the Music/Literacy program works. We will do a quick demonstration with … Continue reading

01
Feb

Regional Qualifiers for Power of the Pen

Posted by Middle School

Congratulations to our 6 middle school students who qualified for regionals!  7th grade: Sarah Whitacre and Donovan Hipp-Elder 8th grade: Emma Morgenstern, Rebecca Martin, Alex Desser, and Henry Thomas BEST OF ROUND WINNERS! We received exciting news! Sarah Whitacre was … Continue reading

29
Jan

February Preview and Reminders

Posted by Goldfinch

Welcome to February- the month of love and fun!    February can be a cold and windy month.  Please have winter coats, gloves, hats, and boots for children when weather dictates.  We try to get the students outside as much … Continue reading

29
Jan

Fun Friday!

Posted by Goldfinch

We enjoy doing extra special activities on Fridays after a hard week of work.  Today we had fraction fun Friday.  Students made a fraction snack by measuring healthy ingredients.  In language, students made a fraction friendship pie.  In math, the … Continue reading

29
Jan

100th Day Celebration

Posted by West Side Montessori

The 100th day of school is Wednesday, Feb. 3. We have many engaging activities planned for this day. In order to help us get ready, please encourage your child to make a 100th day collection. Your child is to collect 100 of … Continue reading

29
Jan

Ekphrastic Writing

Posted by Middle School

Every year we compete in the Toledo Museum of Art Ekphrastic Writing Contest. Recently we attended a docent led tour at TMA. We were able to view and discuss many works of art and then choose any artwork in the … Continue reading

29
Jan

Power of the Pen Results

Posted by Middle School

POP District Update Last weekend, we attended Power of the Pen, a creative writing competition, at Tiffin Middle School. There were three rounds of writing, each forty minutes long. We were given a different writing prompt for each round. Writing … Continue reading

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