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Category Archives: Goldfinch

05
Mar

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted by Ashley Christen

To honor Theodor Giesel’s (Dr. Seuss) birthday on March 2nd, the library has been decorated with beautiful artwork created by WSM’s students in Art class. Even Papa Bear dressed up for the occasion.   Come on in and take a … Continue reading

04
Mar

Wacky Wednesday Dr. Seuss Style

Posted by Goldfinch

The Goldfinch students started the day off with Natalie reading her favorite Dr. Seuss book Wacky Wednesday.   So we were all a little wacky today!  From upside down posters, to walking backwards to line up, and new crazy names the … Continue reading

02
Mar

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Posted by Goldfinch

During the week of March 2nd the Goldfinch classroom will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Special guest readers will read a Dr. Seuss book each day.  On Friday, lessons will all revolve around Dr. Seuss.  Students are welcome … Continue reading

25
Feb

Montessori Education Week activities

Posted by Goldfinch

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24
Feb

Hard Working Helpful Hounds

Posted by Goldfinch

                                             

23
Feb

Third Level ice skating tomorrow February 24th

Posted by Goldfinch

There will be ice skating for the third level tomorrow, February 24th.  Please send in a helmet for your child.  The third level is loving the practical life experience of ice skating!   

19
Feb

Third Level Famous Person Presentations

Posted by Goldfinch

During our United States study the third level students wrote papers on  famous people throughout the USA.  The students will make presentations to the Goldfinch Community starting the first week in March.  I am asking that the students dress as … Continue reading

17
Feb

Europe has invaded the Goldfinch Room

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, February 13th, The Helpful Hounds began the continent study of Europe.  After “flying” to Europe through the hallways of Westside Montessori students opened an atlas to look at the different countries that make up Europe.  A European bread … Continue reading

17
Feb

Conferences coming soon!

Posted by Goldfinch

We can not wait to meet with each of you about your child at conferences on Tuesday, February 24th, Wednesday, February 25th or Thursday, February 26th.  This conference will be about academic work and goals.  Each conference is 15 minutes … Continue reading

17
Feb

Spelling Tests cancelled for February 23rd and 24th

Posted by Goldfinch

Montessori Education Week will be celebrated the week of February 23rd.  Due to special activities with Middle School and Little House we will not have spelling tests on February 23rd or 24th.  This list of words will be given March … Continue reading

13
Feb

Valentine’s day Fun!

Posted by Goldfinch

Exchanging valentine cards is one of the students favorite activity all year long. Opening each card and seeing who it is from is so special to the children.  They all just love it and this year was no exception.  Along … Continue reading

13
Feb

Timeline of Life Third Grade Play

Posted by Goldfinch

Last Friday the third grade students put on a play entitled, “The Birth of the Universe: Life Begins”.  Students choose animals that lived in either the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and/or the Cenozoic eras.  They created a costume or prop and recited … Continue reading

03
Feb

100th Day Fun!

Posted by Goldfinch

The Goldfinch room had  lots of fun on our 100th day. Thanks for all of the parent support with the 100 day posters.  We enjoyed sharing them and seeing all of the unique collections.  In the morning we read a … Continue reading

03
Feb

Discovering the true meaning of Martin Luther King Day

Posted by Goldfinch

On Friday, January16th The Helpful Hounds participated in an experiment.  I brought in 1 brown egg and 1 white egg.  As a class we discussed what the similarities and differences were between the 2 eggs.  I then told the students … Continue reading

29
Jan

Lower Elementary Celebrates 100th Day on Monday

Posted by West Side Montessori

Monday, Feb. 2, is the 100th day of the school year and the Lower Elementary teachers have many engaging activities planned for the day. Students are asked to help celebrate by making a 100-day collection. Students are to collect 100 of something … Continue reading

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

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