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Author Archives: Goldfinch

19
Dec

The Last Day of 2014

Posted by Goldfinch

It has been a joy to spend every day teaching your child.  We wish you a healthy, relaxing, family-filled winter break.  See you in 2015!             It    

16
Dec

Third Grade Fall Spirit Committee Leads Drive to Help the Humane Society!

Posted by Goldfinch

          Third graders from the fall committee proudly display a cart full of goodies for the Toledo Area Humane Society.  Donations came from all three lower elementary classrooms and will help animals in need in our … Continue reading

10
Dec

Granting a Holiday Wish

Posted by Goldfinch

Students in the Lower Elementary have a need to share with others and help each other out.  The Helpful Hounds wrote letters this week to a 12 year old boy with Autism.  His wish for the holidays was to receive … Continue reading

10
Dec

Wants vs. Needs

Posted by Goldfinch

The Helpful Hounds worked together in cooperative groups of four to discuss the difference between a want and need.  In each cooperative group a student was responsible for a leadership job such as recorder, speaker, leader, or timekeeper.  Each student … Continue reading

10
Dec

Shopping, shopping, shopping!

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, December 5th students went shopping at the Buy Local Sale held in our Commons area.  Middle School students picked up our Lower Elementary friends and helped them choose, pick out, and pay for goodies for family and friends.  … Continue reading

09
Dec

Help the Lower Elementary Humane Society Drive!

Posted by Goldfinch

Lead by the third grade Spirit Committee, the Lower Elementary students were asked to help support the Toledo Area Humane Society by donating items from their wish list.  The drive started Monday, Dec. 8 and ends this Friday, Dec. 12. … Continue reading

25
Nov

The Helpful Hounds News Show

Posted by Goldfinch

The Helpful Hounds News Show was presented to an audience of first and second grade friends on Tuesday, November 25th.  Third level students worked together to choose articles, write articles, and create a commercial for the news show. Students practiced … Continue reading

25
Nov

We are Thankful!

Posted by Goldfinch

The day before Thanksgiving break was filled with baking, singing, crafting, snacking, and Reader’s Theater.  It was a fun day filled with all different activities for students to choose from.  Thank you to the parents who sent in goodies for … Continue reading

24
Nov

Super Duck!

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, November 14th the Goldfinch children went to the theater to see the play Super Duck.  We were lucky enough to have one of our own students in the play!   Super Duck is the beloved tale of The Ugly Duckling … Continue reading

22
Nov

Teaching to the Whole Child

Posted by Goldfinch

In Montessori classrooms, we work to teach the whole child.  This includes developing the child academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. At the 6-9 year old age, it is the sensitive period for social development.  Daily discussions occur in our community … Continue reading

22
Nov

Exploring the Past on our Fun Friday!

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, the students learned about what it was like to travel on the Mayflower through the eyes of a young apprentice sailor and a little girl.  Harsh conditions on the boat and leaving so much behind at home made … Continue reading

18
Nov

Reminders!

Posted by Goldfinch

Just a reminder to send in warm clothes, snow pants and boots on snowy days.  Children are able to leave their snow clothes in the classroom during the week if you prefer.  Send them in plastic bags that can be … Continue reading

18
Nov

A Visitor from the Past

Posted by Goldfinch

The Goldfinch classroom had a visitor from the past.  Dressed in her colonial clothes, Natalie’s mom, shared with the class a little about the lives of colonial children.  From daily chores of making butter or tending to the garden, the … Continue reading

13
Nov

Math Helpers in the Goldfinch Room

Posted by Goldfinch

Several times a month the students work with a math helper.  Students can choose between several math games that focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, algebra, and place value.  Thank you to Pratima, Michelle, and Marci for helping the students!

13
Nov

Third Grade Kindergarten Reading

Posted by Goldfinch

            Each Wed. several third graders read to kindergarten classrooms.  It is a favorite activity for all!

12
Nov

Mountains at Westside?!?!?

Posted by Goldfinch

Third level students are learning about the parts of a mountain. Each student chose a part of the mountain and created a small size poster with the label, definition, and a picture.  We then headed out in search of mountains.  … Continue reading

05
Nov

The Continent Song

Posted by Goldfinch

First Level Goldfinch students studied the continents and oceans. Students loved singing the The Continent Song.  Each student chose a continent or prop and I videoed the class singing the song for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!   

05
Nov

Helpful Hound Sightings

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01
Nov

November Updates

Posted by Goldfinch

Here are a few things to be aware of this month. 1.  Please make sure your child has warm outerwear for recess and gym.  Winter coats, mittens, hats and potentially boots are necessary for recess.  We go outdoors if the … Continue reading

01
Nov

Fall Festival Fun!

Posted by Goldfinch

Thanks to several parents the Helpful Hound classroom had a fun fall party.  We had delicious healthy foods like cheese cut into leaves, clementines turned into pumpkins,  yummy apple cider, and various veggies and a creamy dip.  Students made pumpkin … Continue reading

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