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Category Archives: Karner Blue

26
Feb

Karner Blue Spirit!

Posted by Karner Blue

Below are pictures from our latest spirit day was on Wednesday, February 25!

18
Feb

Montessori Education Week Events

Posted by Karner Blue

The Upper Elementary Spirit Committee invites UE students to get into the spirit of celebrating Montessori Education Week! First, the committee has planned a Missing Maria Scavenger Hunt for next week. Ten photos of Maria Montessori will be hidden throughout … Continue reading

18
Feb

Hunters and Gatherers

Posted by Karner Blue

Fourth level students have simulated the trials and tribulations of survival for early humans by playing Hunters and Gatherers. In this simulation, the goal is to stay alive and prevent other members of your band from dying of starvation. This … Continue reading

12
Feb

Love a Good Book Day Is Almost Here!

Posted by Karner Blue

Tomorrow, the students in Upper Elementary will celebrate Love a Good Book Day! This has become a popular tradition as we take a break from our normal routine and dedicate the day to reading. Students may bring in up to … Continue reading

12
Feb

Mustache Mania!

Posted by Karner Blue

This past Monday, February 9, the students in Upper Elementary celebrated Mustache Monday! This was another spirit day planned by the UE Spirit Committee. Below, check out our multitude of mustaches!

30
Jan

Here Come the Pharaohs

Posted by Karner Blue

Fifth level students studied the civilization of Ancient Egypt during December and January. The study included writing a research paper of an important pharaoh, creating a mummy, and making and decorating a sarcophagus complete with shabtis (workers) and amulets necessary … Continue reading

09
Jan

A Busy 30 Days in Karner Blue

Posted by Karner Blue

Heritage Luncheon Students and parents of the Karner Blue classroom shared family recipes and dishes during a heritage celebration at the end of November.  The food was quite delicious!  There was excitement to taste foods which are important traditions to … 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

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

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