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Author Archives: West Side Montessori

10
Jun

Welcome to Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of Summer at West Side! We are looking forward to many great adventures with your Little House camper! Check back often for announcements and photos!

09
Jun

Meet Our Summer at West Side Camp Staff!

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Toledo Campus Paige: I am part of the Little House summer camp team and a WSM alum. I’m a junior at Butler University studying psychology and neuroscience. Fun fact: I learned to ski when I was three years old!   … Continue reading

25
Apr

Summer-time and Screen-Time

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How will your children spend their time this summer? Riding bikes? Swimming? Playing with friends? Attending summer camps or classes? Relaxing and reading? What about screen-time, the amount of time watching TV, playing video games or using mobile devices? We … Continue reading

30
Jan

Name The Bones Circle Time Style

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Black Cherry Students have been adding new bones to their vocabulary each day during circle time. Today students had the chance to “Name That Bone” during our circle time gathering. Thank you to our 6 year old student volunteer, students … Continue reading

28
Jan

Why So Many Hand Bones?

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Black Cherry students participated in a “hands” on experiment, answering the question “why do we have so many bones in our hands”? The students tried out what it would be like to have only one bone per finger. We taped … Continue reading

24
Jan

Cooking Bone Shape Bread Sticks

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Black Cherry Students learn how to make bread sticks from scratch. Each student carefully measured, mixed and shaped their own “bone” shaped bread stick. The lesson was educational and YUMMY all rolled into one.  

22
Jan

Learning About Our Bones

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Black Cherry Students learned the names of 22 human bones this week. To help aid in the discovery of the human bones, we traced the perimeter of each student onto black paper. Next, each student received a set of bones to … Continue reading

16
Jan

Grow with Montessori

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How do you nurture a child to become his or her best self? Lovingly, tenderly, slowly, just like in nature. The transformation from baby to adult human being takes a full 24 years from birth to maturity. West Side Montessori … Continue reading

13
Jan

Claude Monet

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Claude Monet, a French Impressionist, was the most recent artist studied by the Black Cherry students. We took a closer look at the work Dusk in Venice, San Giorgio Maggiore. We noticed that we could use a folding technique to create reflections on … Continue reading

10
Jan

Snow Ice Cream

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Snow Ice Cream Ingredients (Put a bowl outside to collect fresh snow before you plan to make this delicious treat!) 8 cups snow 2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla Mix ingredients into fresh snow and enjoy!  

10
Jan

SNOW!

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After our extended winter vacation many students enjoyed exploring the snow inside! We took a closer look at snow crystals through a microscope, sensorially explored snow at a low top table, and even made snow ice cream! Finally, we enjoyed … Continue reading

03
Dec

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Practical Life is a staple in all Montessori classrooms. This area of the classroom is always changing and provides all ages with an opportunity to extend their concentration, coordination, cooperation, independence, and order. Pictured here, you will see a 4 … Continue reading

02
Dec

Polygons Galore!

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Can you name all the polygons? The students have been working with craft sticks and a grid to create a variety of polygons. The polygons include: triangle—3 sides, square—4 sides, pentagon—5 sides, hexagon—6 sides, heptagon—7 sides, octagon—8 sides, nonagon—9 sides, … Continue reading

16
Nov

Thanks & Giving Donations Still Needed

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Hello, Black Cherry Families! Thank you, thank you, for supporting the open donation for Ronald McDonald House!  We have 61 travel sized cans of shaving cream so far and have reached our goal of 100 razors.  We would be sincerely grateful for 39 more … Continue reading

15
Nov

Shark Week!

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Shark week in our classroom was a blast! We really enjoyed taking a close look at an actual shark and real shark teeth! We gradated the shark teeth from small to large and researched the whale shark. Using yarn, we … Continue reading

11
Nov

Artist Study- Paul Klee

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Have you been finding random water color paintings in your child’s backpack? That’s because Paul Klee is our newest famous artist we are learning about. Paul Klee is a famous artist from Switzerland. The students enjoyed learning about Paul’s work … Continue reading

05
Nov

Thanks and Giving Celebration

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West Side Montessori Children’s House has secured Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio as the recipient of the Thanks and Giving Celebration donation on Tuesday, Nov. 26.  We are looking forward to sharing with the children an act of great kindness and the … Continue reading

28
Oct

The Spirit of Giving

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Cultivating the spirit of giving in children at an early age is important because it fosters a sense of belonging and self-worth. Very young children want to help. Encouraging them in simple acts of kindness such as bringing mommy a … Continue reading

14
Oct

Who Should Take The Time Out? Part II

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Guest post by Chip DeLorenzo Originally posted on May 29, 2013 at Maximize Your Talent Editor’s Note: Chip DeLorenzo is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a certified Montessori teacher (Early Childhood, Elementary I&II), and has … Continue reading

23
Sep

Who Should Take The Time Out?

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Guest post by Chip DeLorenzo Originally posted on May 1, 2013 at Maximize Your Talent Editor’s Note: Chip DeLorenzo is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a certified Montessori teacher (Early Childhood, Elementary I&II), and has … Continue reading

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