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Category Archives: Opal

08
Dec

Broken Crayons are Best

Posted by Opal

  Why do we use broken crayons?  Little pieces promote fingertip control and strength.  They encourage the precise pinch that’s used for crayons and pencils.  There is research to show that starting with small pieces encourages the correct grasp.  So … Continue reading

24
Nov

The cold weather is upon us

Posted by Opal

With the cold weather upon us we are working very hard on keeping germs to a minimum.  Part of this process is to encourage our children to wipe their own noses.  Encouraging and teaching our children how to care for … Continue reading

03
Nov

November begins

Posted by Opal

With every passing day we are seeing children do the complete work cycle more often and also sitting with their work for longer periods of time.  Challenging work is being added to our shelves.  Here a child sits with the … Continue reading

14
Oct

Autumn continues in our classroom

Posted by Opal

We have many new additions to our shelves that tie in with the season.  We have a basket with five small pumpkins in it for the children to enjoy acting out a favorite book,  Five Little Pumpkins.  We have added … Continue reading

01
Oct

Autumn Independence

Posted by Opal

As the weather gets cooler we would like to share with you the process that we use for helping a toddler put on his or her coat. 1.  Lay the coat on the floor with the tag side up against … Continue reading

25
Sep

Montessori 101: Your Child’s Super Powers

Posted by West Side Montessori

Tuesday, Sept. 30 • 8:30 a.m. at Perrysburg Campus Montessori education is designed to maximize development of your young child’s brain power. How? Join Head of School, Lynn Fisher, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. as she unlocks the secrets of … Continue reading

14
Sep

Settling in….

Posted by Opal

Things are looking up in the Opal Room. Children are settling in and are getting used to the routine of the classroom. We continue to add more work to our shelves as the children show they are ready for it. … Continue reading

03
Sep

The Work Cycle Begins

Posted by Opal

The Opal Room is getting off to a great start as children are getting used to the routine of the classroom.  Each day we see more smiles as children arrive, which is very promising.  Returning children have been of great … Continue reading

21
Aug

Welcome!

Posted by Opal

This week we welcomed all new students to the Opal Room with our orientation days.  It has been so much fun meeting everyone and helping children become more comfortable in our classroom.  Our new crocodile rocking toy has been a … Continue reading

09
Aug

You’re Invited…

Posted by West Side Montessori