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Category Archives: Karner Blue

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

10
Nov

Sixth Level Visits Middle School Next Week

Posted by West Side Montessori

07
Nov

AR Resource

Posted by Ashley Christen

The following website is a great resource for students to use when searching for AR books. The website gives the Reading Grade Level, AR book points, and a description of the book.  Check it out here. http://www.arbookfind.com/  

07
Nov

Exploring the Owl Food Web

Posted by Karner Blue

Karner Blue’s 4th Level students have been exploring food chains and webs. The culmination of this lesson includes the dissection of owl pellets and analyzing what owls eat. Using charts to identify bones, students determine which animals can be in … Continue reading

05
Nov

Heritage Luncheon

Posted by Karner Blue

Thanksgiving is nearly around the corner! In order to celebrate this special holiday, we would like to recognize the diverse heritage of our children with a potluck luncheon featuring family recipes. We are asking that Karner Blue parents discuss with their child … Continue reading

04
Nov

Old Electronics? Recycle IT!

Posted by Karner Blue

Supporting our theme of conservation, the children of Karner Blue participated in a presentation given by Jason Reynolds of Recycle IT, USA. They helped to disassemble computer hard drives for recycling. This educational activity preceded a recycling drive taking place … Continue reading

01
Nov

Karner Blue Harvest Celebration

Posted by Karner Blue

On Wednesday, October 29, the students of Karner Blue enjoyed their annual harvest celebration.  This fun day was completely organized and executed by the students.  After dividing themselves into Games Committee, Decorations Committee, or Food Committee, students met to plan … Continue reading

20
Oct

UE Begins Independent Investigations

Posted by West Side Montessori

Research Process Developed During Independent Investigations At the Upper Elementary level, an Independent Investigation (II) is an independent research project. The time span for this project is 6-8 weeks. Due dates are “chunked” to support children with time management. During the … Continue reading

13
Oct

Camp Storer

Posted by Karner Blue

Each year, the sixth level children look forward to their annual trip to Camp Storer. With lots programs and activities in a beautiful outdoor setting, the trip to camp produces memories that will last a lifetime! Our activities this year … Continue reading

02
Oct

Sticky Geography

Posted by Karner Blue

To prepare for their geography test, these children used sticky notes to label islands, bodies of waters, and other items. They were definitely ready when it was time for the test!

01
Oct

Outside Journal Time

Posted by Karner Blue

With writer’s notebooks in hand, the children of Karner Blue spent time outside to do some journaling about fall. They have enjoyed this peaceful time to write!

29
Sep

Secor Metropark

Posted by Karner Blue

As part of our “Conservation” theme the Karner Blue children collected mountain mint seeds at Secor Metropark on September 26. The Metroparks staff uses the collected seeds as they continue their prairie restoration efforts. We gathered several bags of mountain mint for … Continue reading

24
Sep

5th Level Explores the Plant Kingdom

Posted by Karner Blue

Eager to get outside on a beautiful day and explore plants a little closer, 5th-level students took mini portable microscopes and headed into the woods.  Leaves, flowers, grass, and bark all look quite a bit different up close.  Their study … Continue reading

23
Sep

6th Level Explores the Fungi Kingdom

Posted by Karner Blue

Armed with mini portable microscopes and enthusiasm, the 6th-level students took to the woods in search of life in the Fungi Kingdom.  And there were many examples to find.  A variety of fungi were found growing on trees, fallen limbs, … Continue reading

19
Sep

Peace Day in Karner Blue

Posted by Karner Blue

With the International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21, the Upper Elementary classrooms celebrated this event on Friday, September 19.  The day was marked by face painting, music, and activities.  While “Peace Train” played in the background, students made … Continue reading

12
Sep

Hard at Work

Posted by Karner Blue

A couple of 6th level students practice their knowledge on the Roman Numeral 1-100 Board.           A 5th level student applies PEMDAS to her order of operation work.  One thing most can agree on:  “Math can be … Continue reading

10
Sep

Great Lesson Research

Posted by Karner Blue

Following the Great Lesson presentation, students had the opportunity to research a topic of their choice to present to their peers.  The Great Lesson Research topics included koala bears, sharks, Italy, horse racing, owls, capybaras, hippopotami, precious metals, and many … Continue reading

03
Sep

Treats and Celebration Foods

Posted by Karner Blue

As the new school year gets underway, it is the perfect time to share with new Upper Elementary parents and remind returning UE parents about sharing treats and celebration foods in the classroom.  While birthday snacks and other celebration foods … Continue reading

03
Sep

A Drop Around the World

Posted by Karner Blue

Upper Elementary students were treated to an educational activity today by the Toledo Botanical Gardens.  Students heard the story called A Drop Around the World written by Barbara McKinney.  This story follows the cycle a single droplet of water may … Continue reading

01
Sep

Emerging from the Chrysalis

Posted by Karner Blue

Upper Elementary students had an opportunity to watch a monarch butterfly emerge from its chrysalis in the classroom and take flight outdoors into its new home.  The process was quick and educational to observe.  Thanks to Natalie and Lily for … Continue reading

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