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Author Archives: Poplar

24
Nov

Black Elk

Posted by Poplar

While talking about North America and the Native Americans, the story of Black Elk was told.  This story is told every year.  It is a story of peace and is a part of our peace curriculum in Poplar Room. The … Continue reading

24
Nov

North America

Posted by Poplar

Our continent study got underway with the study of  North America.  We found North America on the Continent Globe first and then on our World Map.  We sang the continent song – sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques.”  The … Continue reading

10
Nov

Bats & More!

Posted by Poplar

Poplar has been busy the last few weeks learning about different kinds of animals.  We started this unit by taking a closer look at bats.  We were excited to see how much the children already knew about bats.  They told … Continue reading

19
Oct

A Walk in the Woods

Posted by Poplar

Every Friday, Poplar Room will be taking a walk in the woods. We are blessed to have beautiful land on our property.  The land use committee has been working hard to make the trails safe for all West Side students and families. … Continue reading

30
Sep

Moon Phases

Posted by Poplar

          The kindergartners had a lesson on moon phases in the afternoon to conclude our study on the Solar System.  Using Oreo cookies, we made the moon phases with the frosting as shown above.  It was … Continue reading

22
Sep

Adventure into SPACE!!!

Posted by Poplar

Maria Montessori believed that you start with the big picture and then break it down into smaller parts.  We began our Geography studies with an overview of our Solar System. The above presentation was given to the class as a … Continue reading

07
Sep

Living or Nonliving?

Posted by Poplar

We kicked off our science unit this past week focusing on Living and Nonliving things.  Children enjoyed sorting objects and pictures into living or nonliving.  The most popular work on the science shelf was labeling the environment with living and … Continue reading

07
Sep

A Look Back at Orientation

Posted by Poplar

Orientation Days were attended by all of the new children entering Poplar Room for the 2014-15 school year.  Some of the children are coming from West Side’s Little House Program, while some children are coming to West Side for the … Continue reading