Category Archives: Goldfinch

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.

05
Apr

More Help Needed

Posted by Goldfinch

We’ve had a few volunteers into the classroom helping our students with the auction item.  We will begin sanding on Wednesday.  However, we do need more volunteers to help paint our item and glue on accessories.  If you can help, … Continue reading

24
Mar

Authors’ Book Reading

Posted by West Side Montessori

Thank you to all the family and friends who came to support the new authors and illustrators yesterday.  If you were unable to join us Sue Wagner generously taped the Book Reading for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Photo … Continue reading

22
Mar

Our Day in the Amazon Rainforest

Posted by Goldfinch

Did you know that rain forests cover only 7% of the earth?  Did you know that more species of animals live in the rain forest than any other habitat? Scientists think that perhaps 30 million different animals make it their … Continue reading

22
Mar

The Mystery of the Mystery Reader

Posted by Goldfinch

    Why do we invite mystery readers into our classroom each month?  After all, the students can all read, right?  Reading aloud introduces readers to new authors, illustrators, titles, and genres.  Young readers often do not know all that … Continue reading

22
Mar

What’s Ahead in the Goldfinch Room?

Posted by Goldfinch

April is packed with many events.  From Earth Day to third grade standardized tests, please check the dates below for special events.  Also included is what we are expecting to teach this month.  We are looking forward to warmer weather … Continue reading

16
Mar

President You! Essay Contest

Posted by Goldfinch

On the day of the Primary Elections in Ohio students in the Goldfinch room began to imagine what it would be like to become President of the United States of America.  The Toledo Library is offering an opportunity for students … Continue reading

14
Mar

Help Wanted!

Posted by Goldfinch

We are planning a a trip to the Amazon rain forest on Tuesday, March 22.  The students will participate in crafts, songs, stories, and food tasting.  We would love to have some parents bring in foods found in the rain … Continue reading

06
Mar

Spring Break Gecko Home Needed!

Posted by Goldfinch

Natalie will be out of town for spring break.  If your family can take care of Ginger, our gecko, let her know.  It will involve buying large crickets at the pet store.  She eats meal worms and crickets.  She does … Continue reading

06
Mar

No Fact Tests This Week

Posted by Goldfinch

Due to conferences, there will be no second and third grade facts tests this week.  Keep practicing and try some of these fun ideas at home. Blow up a balloon.  Say a fact to your child while he or she … Continue reading

02
Mar

Montessori Education Week with Little House Children

Posted by Goldfinch

Students in the Goldfinch room are celebrating Montessori Education Week this week.  Reading books about Maria Montessori, drawing a favorite material, completing a timeline, or working on a word search are some of the opportunities offered to the Intelligent Eagles … Continue reading

01
Mar

Nature’s Nursery Visit

Posted by Goldfinch

Today Nature’s Nursery visited and shared with us several animals from various biomes.  We met a desert tortoise from Arizona, a ground squirrel from a Kansas prairie, a hissing cockroach from a Madagascar rain forest, and an eastern screech owl … Continue reading

01
Mar

How Would You Make the World Beautiful?

Posted by Goldfinch

Thank you to Jordan Hamilton, our February Mystery Reader, for sharing a special book from a relative.  She shared with the class that her relative wrote in the book when it was given to her as a present.  The book … Continue reading

26
Feb

Marching into Spring- What is to Come!

Posted by Goldfinch

Important Dates Montessori Education Week– February 29-March 4: Students will be hiking with the Little House children Nature’s Nursery visit-March 1 Restaurant Day– March 4 Conferences– March 8-10- We look forward to talking with you! No School– March 11 or March … Continue reading

26
Feb

Finger Knitting Fun!

Posted by Goldfinch

One of the wonderful qualities of a Montessori environment are the opportunities for peer teaching.  This week the first graders began giving lessons to interested students on how to finger knit.  Many of the first graders are masters at this … Continue reading

26
Feb

Occupations in the Health Field

Posted by Goldfinch

Today the Lower Elementary community learned about different occupations in the health field.  Students wrote in writer’s workshop notebooks what he/she would like to do in the health field.  Dentists, doctors, health teachers, exercise instructors, and dance teachers were just … Continue reading

25
Feb

Come Meet The Authors!

Posted by Goldfinch

I am excited to announce that the Intelligent Eagles will have a Book Reading and Signing of their book The Flying Thief on Wednesday, March 23rd from 10:00-11:00 in the Goldfinch classroom.  Students will read through the book with each … Continue reading

22
Feb

A Visit to Honduras

Posted by Goldfinch

As we begin to wrap up our North America studies Amy Wagner visited the Goldfinch community with a video of her visit to Honduras from this summer.  Amy spent eight days in Honduras on a Mission Trip.  She built and … Continue reading

22
Feb

Mystery Reader Spot Open

Posted by Goldfinch

A Mystery Reader spot has opened up for Monday, March 21st at 2:20.  If anyone is interested in filling this spot please let Tonya know.

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