Category Archives: Monarch

15
Jan

Parenting the Montessori Elementary Child

Posted by West Side Montessori

How to Raise an Independent, Responsible, Cooperative Child Does your child follow the ground rules at school, but constantly challenge your expectations at home? Join West Side Montessori’s Goldfinch Teacher, Natalie Fisher, and Elementary and Middle School Education Director, Jenn … Continue reading

18
Dec

A Christmas Carol

Posted by Monarch

The students of the Monarch Room read, studied, and performed A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.  Working with a sixth level leader, students were assigned to perform one of six scenes from the play.  The groups worked together to bring in … Continue reading

08
Dec

Fifth Level Independent Investigations

Posted by Monarch

To go along with fifth level’s science studies this year, their first Independent Investigation dealt with topics related to space.   Some of the topics that students chose to research were Jupiter, Appollo 11, Asteroids, the Sun, Mars, and Comets. … Continue reading

24
Nov

Pilgrim Palooza

Posted by Monarch

The students of the Monarch room celebrated Thanksgiving with their classmates on November 24 with a Pilgrim Palooza.  Students randomly drew a food that would be a food that the first pilgrims  would have eaten.  They then needed to find … Continue reading

23
Nov

Yum! Pumpkin Cookies

Posted by Monarch

The Monday before Thanksgiving the fourth and fifth level tried their hands at cookie baking.  They made pumpkin cookies with the help of two classroom moms. Knowing how to use fractions came in very handy for this activity.  After the … Continue reading

29
Oct

Harvest Celebration

Posted by Monarch

Students had a great time at their Harvest Celebration.  This celebration was planned and carried out by the members of the class.  There was delicious food planned and supplied by the fourth level with the help of a sixth and … Continue reading

23
Oct

Fall Garden

Posted by Monarch

At the end of August we planted another crop of radishes in our raised beds.  They were ready by October 19.  We harvested them and enjoyed eating them.

16
Oct

Microscopic Viewing

Posted by Monarch

Sixth level studied  Eubacteria.  They swabbed different areas of the school and grew their own bacteria. The next step was to make slides of their bacteria.  In order to see the bacteria on the slides, students used a stain and … Continue reading

13
Oct

Sixth Level Camp

Posted by Monarch

                                                                       Leaving for Camp Michigan Country   by Dahlia Daboul and Loretta Alonso Lopez Michigan Country was a class where we were role playing as early settlers in Michigan. We started off by splitting into groups of 3 with some money. … Continue reading

21
Sep

Plant and Fungi Study

Posted by Monarch

The fifth level has begun their study of the plant phyla this week. The first phylum to be studied is Bryophyta.  This phylum includes mosses and liverworts which are  nonvascular plants.  As part of our study we went out on … Continue reading

20
Sep

Come to Celebrate and Hear the Exciting News!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Sweet September Sundae Begins at 2 p.m.     West Side Montessori is excited to share its 40th Birthday surprise with ALL its families at Sweet September Sundae today. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. at the Toledo Campus (7115 … Continue reading

18
Sep

Literature Circle by Dahlia Daboul

Posted by Monarch

The fourth, fifth, and sixth level students of the Monarch classroom are reading a book called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  We are reading this in literature circles with a sixth level leader.  Each group reads a certain amount … Continue reading

18
Sep

Monarch Garden Work

Posted by Monarch

The Monarch Room planted carrots last spring that were ready to harvest the first week of school.  We enjoyed eating the carrots we had planted and look forward to having strawberries to eat next spring.

08
Sep

School Picture Day Reminder

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03
Sep

See You Tonight!

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31
Aug

New School Year

Posted by Monarch

The Monarch Room along with the Karner Blue classroom celebrated the new school year with the annual Opening Day Ceremony on August 28.  They lit candles symbolizing the start of the new school year.  The theme this year is Lend … Continue reading


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