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Category Archives: Goldfinch

26
Jan

USA State Quarter Update!

Posted by Goldfinch

We are still in the hunt for some more state quarters.  Check your wallets, collection jars, piggy banks, and the bottom of your purses to help us out.  We have almost completed the USA collection guide.  Here is what we … Continue reading

22
Jan

Important language information and an Invitation

Posted by Goldfinch

* Spelling tests continue throughout the second trimester.  Please study every night with your second or third level child.  This trimester sentences may be dictated to your child using past spelling words.  Students are expected to spell past spelling words … Continue reading

20
Jan

Friday Fun Day is Nature Winterland

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, January 16th the Lower Elementary Community spent the morning listening to the Upper Elementary and Middle School concert and playing outside in our wonderful environment. Nature and You is the Lower Elementary theme for the year.   Students made … Continue reading

16
Jan

Third Level Spirit Committee Play

Posted by Goldfinch

The Fall Spirit Committee concluded their work by planning and performing a play based on Leo Lionni’s book, The Six Crows.  In the story, the crows eat the farmer’s wheat which upsets him greatly.  After several attempts to out do each … Continue reading

16
Jan

Experiencing the Six Kingdoms of Life First Hand

Posted by Goldfinch

The third level students have been exploring how living things are divided into 6 kingdoms.  While plants and animals are very familiar kingdoms to us, the other kingdoms, the bacteria, Fungi, and Protista kingdoms are not.  To learn about these … Continue reading

16
Jan

Level 2 Wonderful Personal Timelines

Posted by Goldfinch

Level 2 students are busy working on their personal timelines.  Please feel free to stop in and see their hard work.  It is so fun to see their growth through the years.

15
Jan

Lower Elementary Holds Nature Wonderland Friday

Posted by West Side Montessori

The Lower Elementary Nature Wonderland Friday, January 16 • 10-11 a.m. The Lower Elementary children will experience a “Nature Wonderland” this Friday, Jan. 16, from 10-11 a.m.  The children should wear their winter coat and bring along boots, snow pants, … Continue reading

13
Jan

Winter is here!

Posted by Goldfinch

With the cold and the snow upon us please remember that students will go outside for recess if it is 25 degrees or above.  Students need to have winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves.  If there is snow on the … Continue reading

13
Jan

Martin Luther King Day of Service is Coming!

Posted by Goldfinch

Join WSM for an inter-generational sing-a-long at Oakleaf Village, 4200 Holland Sylvania Road at 2:45 on Monday, January 19th. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is : “What are you doing for others?” … Continue reading

12
Jan

LE Parent Program: Understanding the Montessori Approach to Student Evaluations

Posted by West Side Montessori

19
Dec

The Last Day of 2014

Posted by Goldfinch

It has been a joy to spend every day teaching your child.  We wish you a healthy, relaxing, family-filled winter break.  See you in 2015!             It    

16
Dec

Third Grade Fall Spirit Committee Leads Drive to Help the Humane Society!

Posted by Goldfinch

          Third graders from the fall committee proudly display a cart full of goodies for the Toledo Area Humane Society.  Donations came from all three lower elementary classrooms and will help animals in need in our … Continue reading

10
Dec

Granting a Holiday Wish

Posted by Goldfinch

Students in the Lower Elementary have a need to share with others and help each other out.  The Helpful Hounds wrote letters this week to a 12 year old boy with Autism.  His wish for the holidays was to receive … Continue reading

10
Dec

Wants vs. Needs

Posted by Goldfinch

The Helpful Hounds worked together in cooperative groups of four to discuss the difference between a want and need.  In each cooperative group a student was responsible for a leadership job such as recorder, speaker, leader, or timekeeper.  Each student … Continue reading

10
Dec

Shopping, shopping, shopping!

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, December 5th students went shopping at the Buy Local Sale held in our Commons area.  Middle School students picked up our Lower Elementary friends and helped them choose, pick out, and pay for goodies for family and friends.  … Continue reading

09
Dec

Help the Lower Elementary Humane Society Drive!

Posted by Goldfinch

Lead by the third grade Spirit Committee, the Lower Elementary students were asked to help support the Toledo Area Humane Society by donating items from their wish list.  The drive started Monday, Dec. 8 and ends this Friday, Dec. 12. … Continue reading

03
Dec

Buy Local Sale is This Friday!

Posted by West Side Montessori

West Side Montessori’s Middle School will host its 4th Annual Buy Local Sale this Friday, Dec. 5, from 12-5 p.m. at the Toledo Campus. Below are just some of the vendors participating in this student-organized event. Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary students … Continue reading

25
Nov

The Helpful Hounds News Show

Posted by Goldfinch

The Helpful Hounds News Show was presented to an audience of first and second grade friends on Tuesday, November 25th.  Third level students worked together to choose articles, write articles, and create a commercial for the news show. Students practiced … Continue reading

25
Nov

We are Thankful!

Posted by Goldfinch

The day before Thanksgiving break was filled with baking, singing, crafting, snacking, and Reader’s Theater.  It was a fun day filled with all different activities for students to choose from.  Thank you to the parents who sent in goodies for … Continue reading

24
Nov

Super Duck!

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, November 14th the Goldfinch children went to the theater to see the play Super Duck.  We were lucky enough to have one of our own students in the play!   Super Duck is the beloved tale of The Ugly Duckling … Continue reading

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