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Category Archives: Lilac Room

01
Mar

First Thursday Topics for March 5

Posted by West Side Montessori

You are invited to learn more about Little House and Children’s House through West Side Montessori’s First Thursday program on Thursday, March 5, at either Perrysburg or Toledo Campus. Potty Training: Little House shares its tips & tricks! Thursday, March … Continue reading

17
Feb

Our Montessori Morning

Posted by Lilac

A Montessori morning in the Lilac Room consists of routines, choice work, and a growing need for independence. Friends greet each other at the door and carryon with hanging up backpacks and coats on cubby hooks.   The classroom is … Continue reading

28
Jan

A Little House Field Trip!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Children turning 3 by August 1, 2015 are visiting the Children’s House classrooms on Tuesday, February 10 through Friday, Feb. 13! Would you love to see what a Children’s House classroom looks like? Do you wonder what sort of work choices and Montessori … Continue reading

09
Jan

Peace in the New Year

Posted by Lilac

Before winter break students created I Spy Peace Ornaments as their holiday gift to take home. The idea to create an ornament using rice came from a tall glass cylinder in the sensorial area of the classroom. Lilac friends made … Continue reading

12
Dec

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Iris

It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of December already! At this time of year the children have really settled in and the classroom runs quite smoothly.  Their growing independence is amazing to see, from hanging up their own coats … Continue reading

03
Dec

First Thursday: Handwriting Without Tears

Posted by West Side Montessori

West Side Montessori Children’s House Teachers present   Thursday, Dec. 4 8:30-9:30 a.m. Perrysburg & Toledo Campus 3:45-4:45 p.m. Toledo Campus Children’s House teachers are introducing a new handwriting curriculum to students this year called Handwriting Without Tears. At this month’s … Continue reading

27
Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Lilac

Lilac friends are thankful for music that gets our feet dancing. The Little House Sing-A-Long, held in the library, was very much enjoyed by all as we sang some favorites including: “Down by the Bay”, “Wheels on the Bus”, and … Continue reading

13
Nov

Practical Life

Posted by Lilac

Practical Life is the backbone of the Montessori classroom. It isolates skills which lead to concentration, coordination, confidence,independence, and a sense of order. The refinement of movement and attention to detail within the activities prepare the child for a lifetime … Continue reading

02
Oct

Sensitive Periods

Posted by Lilac

Sensitive Periods, a term used by Dr. Maria Montessori, is defined  as a period of time in which the child concentrates on one specific aspect of the environment to the exclusion of everything else. Sensitive Periods vary from child to … Continue reading

30
Sep

First Thursday: Beyond the Continent Song

Posted by West Side Montessori

28
Sep

Little House Video Series

Posted by Rose

We often get parents requesting the words to the songs we sing at school.  So we decided to post videos of some of the popular songs.  We hope to publish more videos with our younger friends as they become more … Continue reading

28
Sep

Little House Little Mouse Story

Posted by Rose

Little Mouse by Iris Room This is a magnet board story we do with the children.  Enjoy!

28
Sep

Little House Three Little Hot Dogs

Posted by Rose

Three Little Hot Dogs by Rose teacher and Lilac Friends Three little hot dogs frying in a pan.  The grease got hot and one went BAM!  Repeat until zero then no little hot dogs frying in a pan.  The grease got hot and the … Continue reading

28
Sep

Little House Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Posted by Rose

Row Your Boat by Rose teacher and Lilac Friends Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.  Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.  Life is but a dream. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.  Ha, ha I fooled … Continue reading

28
Sep

Little House Ram Sam Sam

Posted by Rose

Ram Sam Sam and 1, 2,3,4, 5 Fish Song by Lilac Room A ram sam sam.  A ram sam sam.  Goolie, goolie, goolie, goolie, goolie, ram sam sam.  Aravi, aravi.  Goolie, goolie, goolie, goolie, goolie ram sam sam. 1,2,3,4,5 once … Continue reading

28
Sep

Little House Two Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Posted by Rose

Monkeys Swinging in a Tree by Iris Room 2 little monkeys swinging in a tree, teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me, no, you can’t catch me!”  Along comes Mr. Crocodile as quiet as can be and he snapped that … Continue reading

28
Sep

LIttle House 3 Little Ducks

Posted by Rose

Little Ducks by Trillium Room Three little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away.  Mother duck called “quack, quack, quack” and two little ducks came waddling back.  Repeat until 0 ducks.

28
Sep

Little House Community Song

Posted by Rose

Little House Community Song by Trillium Room Look around and you will see, community, a family.  We are brothers, sisters, too.

21
Sep

Peaceful Places

Posted by Lilac

“… We must gather together all the elements of the world and organize them into a science of peace.” -Maria Montessori Sunday, September 21st is International Day of Peace. Throughout the year, Montessori teachers create environments that will promote the … Continue reading

08
Sep

Sensory Garden

Posted by Lilac

A love of learning is nurtured best in spaces where children are encouraged to explore. Our Montessori classroom provides many materials that invite natural curiosity and appeal to the child’s senses. Having an outdoor space that serves as an extension … Continue reading

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