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Category Archives: Black Cherry

04
May

Understanding Toddler’s Conundrums

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*You’re Invited to First Thursday Thursday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.  — Toledo Campus  

27
Apr

May Events at West Side Montessori

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Friday, May 1 Lower Elementary Songfest 7 p.m. – Toledo Campus Commons   Saturday, May 9 All West Side Montessori families from Little House through Middle School are invited to join us celebrate at our 31st annual Spring Fundraiser featuring … Continue reading

19
Apr

Getting Ready For The Spring Fundraiser

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*      Black Cherry Room has been preparing for this year’s spring fundraiser. Picture above is this year’s classroom auction item. The children have been gluing patterns of crystal gems on a four foot floor vase. Please check out … Continue reading

14
Apr

Unique Montessori Math

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Did you know that Practical Life and the Sensorial Area help to better prepare your child for the Math Area? Here’s Why…. Practical Life Area Aims to build: concentration, coordination, confidence, independence, good work habits, real and purposeful work, patience … Continue reading

02
Apr

5 Languages

Posted by CHMusic

-+*This week the Children’s House students have sung songs in 5 languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Here are a couple of the songs we have enjoyed:     I hope those of you that celebrate holidays … Continue reading

25
Mar

Warm Welcome Back

Posted by CHMusic

-+*I am happy to report that I am cancer-free! Coming back to school I was greeted by many warm hugs and handmade cards from your children. Many of you have sent me emails, cards, meals, and gifts while I was … Continue reading

23
Feb

A Look Inside Black Cherry…

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Whether you are looking through the observation window or sitting in the observation chair, you will see a variety of work, cooperation and courtesy going on in Black Cherry .    

13
Feb

Bring Your Parents To Work Week

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*What a wonderful week Black Cherry had with parent visitors! The children were so excited to show their work to our special guests. Thank you for taking part and sharing your time with us.  

04
Feb

Snowflakes and Nutrition!

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Last week, we talked about how snowflakes are formed. It was introduced with the book called The Story of Snow. The children enjoyed creating snowflakes using a variety different ways. We had pin pushing, cutting with coffee filters and painting to … Continue reading

23
Jan

The Roles Are Reversed! 

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*  During the week of Monday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb. 6, Toledo Children’s House is inviting their parents to join them in their “work” for a day from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. A limited number of spaces are available … Continue reading

20
Jan

Creative Writing

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Black Cherry Kindergarteners have been busy learning about sentence structure. Below you will see words with different color backgrounds. Each color represents a part of speech in Montessori Language. For example, light blue represents articles, black represents nouns and red … Continue reading

20
Jan

Learning About Human Bones

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Black Cherry friends learn about the different bones in our bodies. At circle, friends helped to label another friends bones. We sang “Dem Bones” and used the technical names while singing. We also introduced “Mr. Bones” at circle time and … Continue reading

16
Jan

Medical Leave

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Families, Today, Friday, January 16, is my last day at West Side before my medical leave. I will have surgery on January 21 and I will be out for 8 weeks. I told the children that I will be going … Continue reading

12
Jan

What Does The Practical Life Area Provide My Child?

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+* The Practical Life Area in the Montessori classroom provides children with the basic knowledge and skill sets for executing practical life work in a purposeful way. The curriculum in this area will follow the child’s specific needs during the three-year … Continue reading

12
Jan

Learning About Australia

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Black Cherry Room is surrounded by the geography and culture of Australia.    

17
Dec

“Spring Sing: Building a Better World” on May 20

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Kindergarten Families, At the end of every school year, the kindergarten students of West Side perform in a concert called “Spring Sing.” Kindergarten students from both the Toledo and Perrysburg campuses participate. There is a different theme for Spring … Continue reading

17
Dec

Happy Holidays!

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Hard to believe its the end of December! The children have been very busy throughout the classroom. The last couple of weeks we have been talking about Antarctica. We saved a penguin from the freezing ice. For this activity the … Continue reading

03
Dec

First Thursday: Handwriting Without Tears

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*West Side Montessori Children’s House Teachers present   Thursday, Dec. 4 8:30-9:30 a.m. Perrysburg & Toledo Campus 3:45-4:45 p.m. Toledo Campus Children’s House teachers are introducing a new handwriting curriculum to students this year called Handwriting Without Tears. At this month’s … Continue reading

03
Dec

Giving Sing-A-Longs with Links

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Families, The sing-a-longs last Tuesday as part of our Giving Celebrations were wonderful and warm. Thanks to those of you that were able to join us. I hope you all enjoyed Happy Thanksgiving days filled with love, gratitude, and … Continue reading

21
Nov

About my Absence

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Families, I was absent at the beginning of the year because I was on chemotherapy for treatable breast cancer. Thankfully, it is now safe for me to return to my work and joy: singing with your children. I am … Continue reading

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