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Author Archives: Sassafras

10
Feb

Whales

Posted by Sassafras

Did you know that the blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived?  It can grow to be 100 feet long and it’s heart is the size of a small car! We talked about the blue whale, humpback … Continue reading

10
Feb

Birds

Posted by Sassafras

We began to dive deeper into our study of the 5 classes of vertebrates, by taking a look at birds.  We talked about how all birds have feathers, beaks, and lay eggs, but not all birds fly. We had various … Continue reading

26
Jan

Snowflakes Everywhere!

Posted by Sassafras

During these last few weeks, we also took a closer look at snowflakes.  Using the  book called The Story of Snow, we examined how a snowflake is formed beginning with a speck. The speck is surrounded by water that freezes in … Continue reading

26
Jan

Antarctica and the frigid cold!

Posted by Sassafras

What a perfect time to study Antarctica!  The freezing temperatures of the past few weeks have given the children some context in which to understand the climate of Antarctica. Although, the temperatures we were experiencing are more like the summer … Continue reading

26
Jan

Emperor Penguins

Posted by Sassafras

It would be impossible to learn about Antarctica without studying its most famous inhabitants-penguins!  Emperor penguins to be more specific.  These unique birds are some of the only living things that can withstand the brutal winters of Antarctica.  To learn … Continue reading

14
Jan

Join us for a Sing-a-Long!

Posted by Sassafras

Join WSM for an inter-generational sing-a-long at Oakleaf Village, 4220 Holland Sylvania Road, at 2:45pm this Monday, January 19th, led by Risa Cohen! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for … Continue reading

09
Jan

Holiday Open House

Posted by Sassafras

          Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, and special friends that came to our Holiday Open House!  It was a huge success!

30
Nov

A Time of Thanks

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“If salvation and help are to come, it is through the child ; for the child is the constructor of man.” ― Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind All of the Children’s House classrooms had a wonderful opportunity to learn about … Continue reading

18
Nov

South America

Posted by Sassafras

We have started talking about South America for our next continent study.  South America is in the southern hemisphere and has opposite seasons from us.  It is almost summer time there! The first country we studied was Brazil.  We studied … Continue reading

18
Nov

Nutrition

Posted by Sassafras

We began our study of nutrition by looking at the different food groups.  We started with fruit!  Foods that have seeds in them are called fruits.  We cut open, saw the seeds, and tasted many different kinds of fruits.  We … Continue reading

03
Nov

Inside of Me There’s Bones!

Posted by Sassafras

These bones, these bones help me walk around.  These bones, these bones help me jump up and down.  These bones, these bones help me touch the ground.  Inside of me there’s bones!  The children really enjoyed singing and acting out … Continue reading

03
Nov

Canada

Posted by Sassafras

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about some of the countries that make up North America.  We have danced disco from the United States and made guacamole from Mexico.  Most recently we learned about our neighbor to … Continue reading

03
Nov

Falling Leaf Party

Posted by Sassafras

Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a fun morning for the children. Whether you donated an item or your time, we appreciate it very much!                  

21
Oct

Vertebrate vs. Invertebrate

Posted by Sassafras

After our study of plants vs. animals, we began to study the differences between different animals.  We talked about how they can be divided into two categories-animals with back bones (vertebrates) and animals without back bones (invertebrates).   We specifically … Continue reading

21
Oct

North America-United States and Mexico

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We began our study of North America a couple of weeks ago.  We looked at the North American puzzle map and talked about the different countries that make up North America.  Then we moved specifically to the United States.  We … Continue reading

07
Oct

Our Play Dough Globe

Posted by Sassafras

While the science curriculum helps the children observe, appreciate and develop and respect for our world, the geography curriculum helps them to understand their place in this world.  Starting from a very grand perspective, our first unit covered the solar … Continue reading

07
Oct

Plant or animal?

Posted by Sassafras

The Montessori science curriculum seeks to cultivate the children’s natural curiosity and to allow them to discover the answers to their questions.  As with the other areas of the room, the science shelves are filled with materials that encourage the … Continue reading

24
Sep

Our Planet Earth

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Land, Air, and Water After studying our solar system, we moved into a more in depth study of our planet Earth!  Our first focus was on three elements that are present on our planet-land, air, and water. The children worked … Continue reading

24
Sep

Composer Study

Posted by Sassafras

The last two weeks we have been studying the life and work of Johann Pachelbel.  He was an organist and a composer from Germany that was born in 1653.  He is most famous for his composition of Canon in D.  … Continue reading

15
Sep

Our Solar System

Posted by Sassafras

Maria Montessori believed that we should provide children with the big picture and then break concepts down into smaller parts.  So, to begin our culture studies the children were introduced to the solar system.  We discussed the fact that our … Continue reading

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