Author Archives: Sassafras

22
Apr

Reduce Reuse Recycle!

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The children have been busy this week learning how to take good care of our Earth.  We have talked about recycling items when possible, reusing items so there is less garbage in our landfills and reducing the amount of stuff we … Continue reading

18
Apr

Right to Read Week

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Today we kicked off Right to Read week with a school wide gathering.  The students enjoyed a reader’s theater performance put on by some of our very own West Side staff. A funny play with an important message about recycling … Continue reading

08
Apr

Australia

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G’day mates and welcome to Australia!  We have been busy exploring and learning about this amazing place.  We learned that Australia is a continent as well as a country.  It is also the world’s largest island.  Since it is surrounded … Continue reading

31
Mar

Practical Living Skills

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Sassafras has been busy at work practicing real life skills!   Folding Laundry   Scrubbing Boots   Food Preparation   Washing Dishes   Caring for Our Plants   Cleaning Our Environment   Table Manners at Community Lunch  

21
Mar

Will it be Rose? Blossom? or Jedi?

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Last Friday the class celebrated the much anticipated arrival of Baby Duvall with a baby shower!  Many parents were able to join in the celebration as well.  The children LOVED trying to match their pictures with their very own baby … Continue reading

21
Mar

Weather

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Spring has arrived! But, it still feels like winter! Why?!? As we learned a little about weather, we discovered that just because the calendar says it is a certain season, the weather doesn’t always agree.  Clouds, water (precipitation), wind and … Continue reading

10
Mar

Human Body

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In science we have been learning all about the various organs inside our bodies! We talked about our brains being like a computer and controlling our whole body. We learned about our heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, esophagus, stomach, and small … Continue reading

10
Mar

Montessori Week

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This last week was Montessori Education Week, and we celebrated in Sassafras by learning all about Maria Montessori’s home country of Italy! First, we tasted different cheeses from Italy: Parmesan and mozzarella. Next, we made bread dough and watched it … Continue reading

25
Feb

Europe!

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This past week we have shifted our focus in geography. Singing the continent song, we reviewed the name of each of the seven continents and discovered the name of the red continent-Europe. This will be our focus for the next … Continue reading

19
Feb

Dental Health

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we took the opportunity to learn all about our teeth this past week! We learned about the parts of a tooth: enamel, crown, dentin, pulp, roots, and gums.  Did you know that the … Continue reading

17
Feb

Valentine’s Day Celebration

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Here are some pictures of our celebration!

17
Feb

China

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As we continued on with our look of Asia, China was our next stop.  We began by learning a little about the Chinese New Year and how the years of the zodiac were named.  Emperor Jade invited the animals to a … Continue reading

15
Feb

India

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As we continue our study of Asia, we have been learning about the country of India.  We read various books about India and learned about the Taj Mahal.  We talked about Diwali and a type of artwork that people do on … Continue reading

11
Feb

Asia

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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

05
Feb

Arachnids and Insects

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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 eight legs, while insects have six! Arachnid … Continue reading

21
Jan

Penguins

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The children have really enjoyed learning about penguins over the past few weeks.  We have learned about what penguins eat and what may eat a penguin.  In our sensory bin, the children can place the penguins in a group, or … Continue reading

08
Jan

Antarctica

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As our weather in Toledo gets colder, we have begun studying the chilly continent of Antarctica. We talked about how there is snow and ice everywhere in Antarctica, and the only people that live there are scientists. We also talked … Continue reading

06
Jan

Take Your Parents to Work Week

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Children’s House Celebrates “Take Your Parents to Work Week”! The roles are reversed! Monday, January 25th – Friday, January 29th, Children’s House is inviting their parents to join them in their “work” for a day from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

18
Dec

Vertebrates!

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This week we studied the characteristics of the 5 different classes of vertebrates: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and fish.   First, we looked at their outside coverings.  Are they covered in fur or hair? Wet and slimy skin?  Scales? Feathers? … Continue reading

13
Dec

Backbones!

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Mr. Bones came to visit our class last week.  He came to help us learn about backbones.  In small groups the children were able to see up-close the long line of bones and discs that join together to make our … Continue reading

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