Author Archives: Goldfinch

27
May

Creativity Abounds on Recycle City Day

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27
May

The End of the Year is Here with our Last Mystery Reader

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Thank you to Nadia Oswald for bringing in and reading Knuffel Bunny Free. We took a class picture with our bunny masks and ate bunny snacks! Nadia walked in with a bunny mask on herself and the kiddos were giggling … Continue reading

18
May

Sinking Our Teeth Into the Mystery Reader

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Thank you to Dr. Adnan Ahmed for visiting the Goldfinch Community and integrating Dental Health with Literature.  After reading and discussing a book about visiting the dentist the students were encouraged to take home a sample toothpaste to remember the … Continue reading

18
May

Save Your Recyclables!

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Save all your recyclables for our Trash City Day on Friday, May 27th !  Students need any recyclables  and lots of tape for this fun event.  The Goldfinch Community will spend the morning using their imagination and creating any number … Continue reading

16
May

Field Day Donations Needed

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On Monday, May 23rd The Goldfinch Community will be taking part in the Annual School Field Day.  We are looking for a volunteer to donate 27 Edy’s All Fruit popsicles for our class that afternoon.  If you could bring them … Continue reading

10
May

We Have An Essay Winner! Congrats To ………

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Congratulations go out to Yousef Ahmed, a second grade student, who won third place in the “President You!” Essay Contest at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.  A reception was held to honor the writers at the Main Library on … Continue reading

09
May

Summer Vacation Home for Gecko

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Ginger, the Goldfinch pet gecko, needs a caring home(s) for the summer.  She is easy to care for although see does eat live crickets and meal worms daily.  Weekly trips to the pet store would be necessary.  Other than an … Continue reading

06
May

Second and Third Grade Fact Tests

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The last day for second and third grade math fact tests will be this Thursday,          May 12th.  Give this last week the final push to get as many facts as possible. The students have been working so hard … Continue reading

03
May

LE Zoo Field Trip Cancelled!

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Due to poor expected weather conditions, we are cancelling the trip to the Toledo Zoo.  We are hoping to reschedule to trip.  We will inform you if another date has been set. Thanks, The Lower Elementary teachers

29
Apr

Mystery Reader- A Different Type of Reading

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Thank you Emily Miller for visiting our classroom as the Mystery Reader.  Emily didn’t bring a book though!  She told a story instead of reading a story.  Storytelling is an art.   The students helped with sound effects as Emily … Continue reading

29
Apr

May is here! The Last Month of the Year….

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We have another busy month of field trips and events.  Please continue to check the blog for updates as the month continues. Muffins for Moms- May 3 Zoo Field Trip- May 4 Grandparent’s Day- May 6 Field Day- May 23 … Continue reading

25
Apr

Lower Elementary Toledo Zoo Trip

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The Lower Elementary teachers are excited to announce that we will be taking the students to The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday, May 4th.  We will leave West Side Montessori via bus at 9:30 a.m. and return to school around 2:00 … Continue reading

20
Apr

Switch A Teacher hits The Goldfinch Room

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During Right to Read Week Westside Montessori participated in a Switch a Teacher time.  For a half hour Wendi Rowland came into our classroom and read Memoirs of a Goldfish. She shared her love of reading with not the Sassafras … Continue reading

14
Apr

Helping Others

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This week while our third graders were taking standardized tests in our classroom, the first and second graders had the opportunity to visit the Little House or Children’s House classrooms.  The Goldfinch children transitioned into these classrooms so easily and … Continue reading

14
Apr

Our Donation to Westside

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Exciting news!  The company that published our class book offers a Grant Giveaway each year.  Our class won the grant for 100$!!  The students brainstormed opportunities in which the money could be used for our school.  Ideas included: scholarship money, … Continue reading

13
Apr

Half-Way Through Standardized Testing!

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Thank you third level parents for helping to  create the best possible test-taking conditions for your child this week.  A full night’s sleep, healthy breakfast, comfy clothes, and a healthy snack all contribute to helping your child focus, concentrate, and … Continue reading

11
Apr

Valentine Theater Trip April 18th

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On Monday, April 18th all lower elementary classrooms will be headed to the Valentine Theater to see the performance of Charlotte’s Web.  We will be leaving West Side at 11:20  and return around 1:30.  We will be traveling by bus. … Continue reading

05
Apr

More Help Needed

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We’ve had a few volunteers into the classroom helping our students with the auction item.  We will begin sanding on Wednesday.  However, we do need more volunteers to help paint our item and glue on accessories.  If you can help, … Continue reading

22
Mar

Our Day in the Amazon Rainforest

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Did you know that rain forests cover only 7% of the earth?  Did you know that more species of animals live in the rain forest than any other habitat? Scientists think that perhaps 30 million different animals make it their … Continue reading

22
Mar

The Mystery of the Mystery Reader

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    Why do we invite mystery readers into our classroom each month?  After all, the students can all read, right?  Reading aloud introduces readers to new authors, illustrators, titles, and genres.  Young readers often do not know all that … Continue reading

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