Category Archives: Bluebird

29
Apr

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

Posted by West Side Montessori

We cordially invite you to attend Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day! This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the children in their classrooms. The students are always so happy and proud to share their space with loved ones. … Continue reading

27
Apr

Celebrate World Language Week!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see … Continue reading

25
Apr

Lower Elementary Toledo Zoo Trip

Posted by Goldfinch

The Lower Elementary teachers are excited to announce that we will be taking the students to The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday, May 4th.  We will leave West Side Montessori via bus at 9:30 a.m. and return to school around 2:00 … Continue reading

20
Apr

Highlights

Posted by Bluebird

Nutrition and Health All levels have begun our study of the human body and nutrition.  The Montessori curriculum lends itself so well to integration.  Our nutrition lessons began with presentations of the food pyramid and making healthy choices.  What an … Continue reading

11
Apr

Valentine Theater Trip April 18th

Posted by Goldfinch

On Monday, April 18th all lower elementary classrooms will be headed to the Valentine Theater to see the performance of Charlotte’s Web.  We will be leaving West Side at 11:20  and return around 1:30.  We will be traveling by bus. … Continue reading

06
Apr

Wacky Hair Day

Posted by Cardinal

Lower Elementary is having Wacky Hair Day!! Friday, April 8th. Spirit Committee has invited the children to come with a silly, fun hair style. Can’t wait to see everyone.

07
Mar

Geography in Bluebird

Posted by Bluebird

Bluebird students have been working hard throughout the month of February studying North America and the United States. North America: During our study of North America, we learned about the clothing, shelters, climates, and languages of the different countries in … Continue reading

02
Mar

Nature’s Nursery

Posted by Bluebird

We had a special visit from Nature’s Nursery yesterday! The students have been working a lot with different animals, biomes, and some adaptations that animals have. During the presentation yesterday, we learned a little more about adaptations, had the opportunity … Continue reading

15
Feb

January was Arctic

Posted by Bluebird

Polar Geography As the class began a unit on North American Geography, we also dove into the polar biomes, or tundra.  The children were busy researching polar locations, plants, animals and people.  Through nomenclature cards, non-fiction books, biome maps, and … Continue reading

15
Feb

The Mystery of Read-Alouds

Posted by Bluebird

Why Children Love to be Read to by Molly Bernhardt Mystery Readers are a great part of our weekly routine in Lower Elementary.  Parents, grandparents, or family friends are invited to share a favorite story with the class. The best … Continue reading

15
Jan

Parenting the Montessori Elementary Child

Posted by West Side Montessori

How to Raise an Independent, Responsible, Cooperative Child Does your child follow the ground rules at school, but constantly challenge your expectations at home? Join West Side Montessori’s Goldfinch Teacher, Natalie Fisher, and Elementary and Middle School Education Director, Jenn … Continue reading

11
Jan

Ring in the New!

Posted by Bluebird

Welcome back!  We hope you had an enjoyable winter break.  “January” comes from the Roman god, Janus.  Janus had two faces- one looking back at the past and one looking forward to the future.  What a great image! Looking back at … Continue reading

08
Jan

Movement Matters in Lower Elementary Montessori Classrooms

Posted by Goldfinch

On any given day while looking through a lower elementary observation window, you may see a student using a stamp game to solve a multiplication equation, a child at a rug acting out verb command cards, and another youngster tracing … Continue reading

06
Jan

Supporting Your Child: Hints for Home

Posted by West Side Montessori

01
Dec

Pioneer Day 2015

Posted by Bluebird

Bluebird students had the opportunity to experience a morning similar to what the pioneers may have experienced on a daily basis! We had a sing-along and cooking demonstration outside that all of the Lower Elementary classes were able to experience together. … Continue reading

13
Nov

Bluebird Happenings

Posted by Bluebird

We have had a lot of excitement happening in the Bluebird room in the last few weeks! Fall is such an exciting and busy time. We have had birthday celebrations (including West Side’s very own), Fall celebrations and activities, opening … Continue reading

05
Nov

Progress Reports: What does it all mean?

Posted by West Side Montessori

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12
Oct

Exploring the Montessori Materials

Posted by West Side Montessori

29
Sep

Social Development in the LE Classrooms

Posted by Bluebird

Social Development for Ages 6-9 As you peer through the window of the Lower Elementary rooms, you notice your child (or someone else’s) wandering from friend to friend visiting. You then focus on a group of students chatting while they sit around … Continue reading

20
Sep

Come to Celebrate and Hear the Exciting News!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Sweet September Sundae Begins at 2 p.m.     West Side Montessori is excited to share its 40th Birthday surprise with ALL its families at Sweet September Sundae today. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. at the Toledo Campus (7115 … Continue reading

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