Category Archives: Goldfinch

07
Dec

Learning about Hannukah

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Today we were fortunate to have Lauren Sachs, Skylar’s mom, visit our room to teach us about Hanukkah.  Skylar began the lesson by reading a story entitled, The Maccabee on the Mantel. It discussed how the Maccabee’s defeated the kings army. … Continue reading

23
Nov

Who was the Mystery Reader today?

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We were lucky enough to have two mystery readers today!  One of the mystery readers has visited over 20 sates and the other has visited 20 countries.  One of our mystery readers attended West Side Montessori 30 years ago! One of … Continue reading

23
Nov

What’s Coming Up in December?

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Wow!  We are already to the end of 2015!  Here are some of the exciting things happening in December! Language and Reading- Our rough draft of the story we are publishing is written!  The community worked together to create a … Continue reading

23
Nov

Books Make Great Presents!

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Every child will be coming home today with the Scholastic Books order forms.  Please note that the order date is changed in order to ensure delivery before winter break. Reading, relaxing, and enjoying the many adventures books take you on … Continue reading

20
Nov

Vacation Home Needed for Class Gecko

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Our pet gecko, Ginger, needs a home for the Thanksgiving and winter vacations.  The gecko is pretty low maintenance.  It needs to be near an outlet for its heating pad.  It eats crickets and meal worms.  For the Thanksgiving break, … Continue reading

19
Nov

No spelling tests on December 2nd or 3rd

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Thanksgiving break is a time for relaxation and family.  My wish for each of your families over this break is that you have time to read, cuddle, play, and enjoy the many blessings that surround you.  Consequently, there will not … Continue reading

17
Nov

A Visit to The Ocean

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Turquoise waters, crashing waves, salty air, and bright blue skies are filling our imaginations these next few weeks.  Our class is diving into units on the ocean and coral reefs.  To kick off our adventures, Natalie, all dressed in her … Continue reading

17
Nov

Students Learn About Diwali

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West Side Montessori is so fortunate to have a diverse cultural community. Our students learn to respect and appreciate each other’s religions and traditions.  On Monday, Pratima, Ahalya’s mom, visited to discuss their Hindu traditions and religion.   First, she … Continue reading

11
Nov

Celebrating Veteran’s Day

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On Wednesday, November 11th, two Veterans visited the Goldfinch Community.  Jim, Anna’s grandpa, is a Marine Veteran and Joe is an Army Veteran.  Two greeters escorted our Veteran’s into the classroom and students listened about what it means to be … Continue reading

06
Nov

Available Mystery Reader Spots Open

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Several parents have asked about reading as the Mystery Reader.  Mystery Readers read on Mondays from 2:15-3:00.  Every last Monday of the month is filled.  Please choose another Monday and email Tonya the date.  I will get back to you … Continue reading

05
Nov

Progress Reports: What does it all mean?

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02
Nov

And the Mystery Reader Today Was…..

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Our mystery reader was someone who loves to read and has a book collection of over 800 books.  This mysterious person enjoys sharing great books with his two girls and he spends a lot of time around ponies.  Who was … Continue reading

02
Nov

Fall Festival Fun!

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Last Wednesday, the Intelligent Eagles were treated to a wonderful fall party. Students rotated between stations and did a variety of activities.  Students made beautiful fall leaves, made yummy popcorn hands, did pumpkin bowling, and had fun a playing a … Continue reading

28
Oct

Fun Fall Day!

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The Wax Museum, Poetry Day, Middle School Helpers, Paired Reading, and choice time kept the Intelligent Eagles busy this morning.  Thank you to all the parents who helped get together costumes for the Wax Museum. Check back on the blog … Continue reading

28
Oct

What’s Ahead In November in the Goldfinch Room

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November will be a busy month with our third graders visiting the upper elementary for a bit on November 19th and our third level fact tests starting on November 5th.  Here is a list for all grades on upcoming topics. … Continue reading

28
Oct

The Grass Head Community is Growing!

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A special thank you to James Kayse, Jordan Hamilton, Amanda Metzger, and Nadia Oswald who volunteered in the classroom to help plant and decorate the grass heads.  A large thank you to all the parents who sent in extra socks, … Continue reading

26
Oct

Reading Comes Alive!

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What do bubbles, a shower cap, bath robe, and a tea cup have in common? They are all props Jennifer Hall used as the Mystery Reader for the Intelligent Eagles on Monday.  What fun to hear her read the story … Continue reading

23
Oct

Plant Eating Day Success

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Thank you to all the parents who donated food for our “Plant Eating Day”! Cabbage, lettuce, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, berries, celery, asparagus, and carrots were all brought into the classroom.   I started the morning off with … Continue reading

23
Oct

Goldfinch Wax Museum Reminder!

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10-23-15 Dear Parents, Just a reminder that Wed., Oct. 28th will be our Career Day Wax Museum! Students were asked to pick a career they would like to be and dress up as that person.  Use items from around your … Continue reading

20
Oct

Conferences are Coming Soon!

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  The office will be emailing your conference time and day reminder to you today or tomorrow.  If you do not receive a reminder please contact the office. We look forward to discussing your child’s work habits and social skills … Continue reading

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