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Category Archives: Goldfinch

21
Oct

Opening Ceremony and Nature Day

Posted by Goldfinch

  The Lower Elementary classrooms held their annual Opening Ceremony on Monday, October 20th.  Students announced their classroom names and shared classroom flags.  The Goldfinch children chose The Helpful Hounds as their classroom name this year.  The theme for the … Continue reading

17
Oct

Nature Day Coming Up

Posted by Goldfinch

On Monday, October 20th all Lower Elementary classrooms will be participating in a Fall Nature Day outside in our beautiful environment from 10-11:30.  Please dress your student in weather appropriate clothing.  It is supposed to be quite chilly Monday!  Warm … Continue reading

16
Oct

Character Counts

Posted by Goldfinch

During Community Time last Friday Goldfinch students learned about values and character traits.  Using the books from the series “The Best Me I Can Be” students read about and discussed character traits that they value.  Different aged students paired up … Continue reading

08
Oct

Grammar Boxes, Nomenclature Cards, Stamp Game…Oh My!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Does your child come home and talk about grammar boxes, small bead frames, or botany nomenclature cards in their classroom? Join us on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 3:45-5 p.m. in the Cardinal Room on the Toledo Campus for Exploring the Lower Elementary Montessori Materials … Continue reading

06
Oct

Octoball Fun

Posted by West Side Montessori

After hours of hard work, middle school students as well as alumni worked together to build Lower Elementary’s very own Octoball pit. The students met after school and, dug out the grass, laid down the turf, and put the walls … Continue reading

02
Oct

Reminders and Updates

Posted by Goldfinch

Happy Fall! * October 2nd is the first Pizza Day.  If your child will be receiving pizza please continue to send in a snack. *No School on Friday, October 3rd for Teacher In-Service.  Enjoy the long weekend! * Thursday, October … Continue reading

23
Sep

Fun with Verbs

Posted by Goldfinch

Several second level students practiced using verbs while playing The Verb game.  A big red ball representing the verb was bounced to each person and then the student said a verb that his/her friends would have to perform.  It was … Continue reading

23
Sep

Celebrating Peace

Posted by Goldfinch

Wearing shirts that were white or decorated with a peace sign students in Lower Elementary gathered together to celebrate the International Day of Peace.  Students listened to the story If Peace Is…  After a short discussion each child wrote about peace … Continue reading

22
Sep

Veggie U fun!

Posted by Bluebird

  I am so thrilled to announce that the 3rd level will be participating in the Veggie U program for  5 weeks. This program is committed to teaching a seed-to-harvest concept for elementary students. A classroom garden kit complete with … Continue reading

15
Sep

Morning Work Takes Over The Classroom

Posted by Goldfinch

12
Sep

Out of this World play

Posted by Goldfinch

Second and third level students presented a play about the Universe to first level and the Bluebirds.  Picking parts, practicing their reading, and creating props were all components to getting this play ready for the presentation.  Great work second and … Continue reading

11
Sep

Montessori 201: Striking the Imagination

Posted by West Side Montessori

“The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination.”    ~ Maria Montessori Montessori 201: Striking the Imagination Presented by … Continue reading

24
Aug

Important Reminders

Posted by Goldfinch

We are excited to start the new year!  Listed below are a few reminders for the beginning of the school year. * Students need 1 pair of slippers and 1 pair of outdoor shoes that stay in the classroom. * … Continue reading

24
Aug

A Visitor to the Classroom

Posted by Goldfinch

After reading the story Officer Buckle and Gloria the Goldfinch room had a surprise visitor to help discuss the importance of rules.  Officer Buckle (Tonya) and Gloria showed up to play a game of  “Officer Buckle Says” and demonstrate the … Continue reading

24
Aug

The First Great Lesson

Posted by Goldfinch

On the first day of school we begin with a community lesson learning about the Creation of the Universe.  All Lower Elementary classes gathered together in the commons to hear a story and observe experiments. From the popping of a balloon, … Continue reading

24
Aug

Community Building Activities

Posted by Goldfinch

Playing the Peace Game. Students passed around a ball of yarn finishing the sentence I feel peaceful when….  

22
Aug

Lower Elementary Parent Programs for 2014-15

Posted by West Side Montessori

Current Lower Elementary parents and kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend this year’s Lower Elementary Parent Programs to learn more about Montessori’s unique curriculum for children’s ages 6-9 years old. This monthly event will be from 3:45-5 p.m. on the following dates: … Continue reading

22
Aug

The 2014-2015 Goldfinch

Posted by Goldfinch

13
Aug

Welcome to the Goldfinch Blog for 2014-2015

Posted by Goldfinch

We are excited to meet all of our first level and new students and parents on Monday, August 18th at the Parent Interviews.   First level students will have time to explore, discover, and learn more about the Goldfinch room on Tuesday, … Continue reading

09
Aug

You’re Invited…

Posted by West Side Montessori