Category Archives: Maple

04
Apr

Before Spring Break…

Posted by Maple

Weather Weather is what is happening outside. In our transition from Winter to Spring, many types of weather have been observed. The children have been our meteorologists, using the terms snowy, rainy, windy, sunny, cloudy, warm, and cold to describe the weather … Continue reading

27
Mar

Parenting Classes Begin Tuesday, April 15

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Starting Date Moved Back a Week Parenting Young Children – Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Do you need a system for effective parenting? You are invited to attend a six-week STEP parenting class (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). This … Continue reading

18
Mar

Parents: Your Opinion Matters

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West Side Montessori is in the process of being re-accredited by the American Montessori Society. This is a title that WSM is very proud to have as one of only five schools Ohio and of 126 schools nationally who have … Continue reading

10
Mar

March News

Posted by Maple

National Montessori Week- National Montessori Week was celebrated at West Side from February 24th through February 28th. We shared some background informtion about Maria Montesori and her great accomplishment in creating what we call the Montessori Method of Education. Maria lived … Continue reading

04
Mar

Nurturing a Peaceful Child

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Picture a peaceful nine-year-old child, kind and giving, passionate and joyful, and mostly in control of his or her emotions. Is this some alien species? Or is it possible to nurture peaceful children in our highly competitive, cynical and polarized … Continue reading

15
Feb

Winter Happenings!

Posted by Maple

Practical Life- The Practical Life activities continue to increase in difficulty and time to complete. This area focuses on a sense of order, concentration, coordination, confidence, and independence to complete. Currently, the work choices focus on the skills of hand transfer, … Continue reading

15
Feb

More Winter Happenings

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Science- We have explored a lengthy unit on nutrition, including how to distinguish between  healthy and un-healthy foods. Work choices on the shelf included food board books, a matching game with pictures of sweets, labeling a book unhealthy foods, and … Continue reading

06
Jan

Maple Room News

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Weeks of December 2nd, 9th, and 16th Language- Recently, letter “r” was introduced. The phonics chant for this letter is “R, r, r. No rain at recess. R, r, r is r.” Work choices on the shelf included labeling objects … Continue reading

07
Nov

Thanks and Giving Celebration

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West Side Montessori Children’s House has secured Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio as the recipient of the Thanks and Giving Celebration donation on Tuesday, Nov. 26.  We are looking forward to sharing with the children an act of great kindness and the spirit … Continue reading

23
Oct

Maple Room News

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Weeks of October 14 and October 21 Language We reviewed the red box letters recently (m, b, c, a, and t). There were many fun choices on the shelves. They included rubbing plates of all five letters, sorting objects and … Continue reading

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