Category Archives: Poplar

21
May

The Discovery of a Child

Posted by Black Cherry

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength. Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when … Continue reading

18
May

Tomorrow!!!

Posted by Children's House Music

Dear Kindergarten Families, I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening for “Spring Sing: Listen to the Water.” The students have been working hard to put this production together and you are in for a treat. Thursday, May 19, … Continue reading

18
May

May 31st is Pajama Day

Posted by Black Cherry

06
May

School Song

Posted by Children's House Music

A family member wanted to know the lyrics to our school song. Lynn Fisher wrote the lyrics to the melody of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (the first song I ever learned to play on guitar). Here you … Continue reading

04
May

Posted by Poplar

27
Apr

Celebrate World Language Week!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see … Continue reading

12
Apr

Culinary Curiosity

Posted by Poplar

After an amazing time at the AMS Conference in Chicago and attending some great sessions, we made a few changes to our Practical Life area. The food prep work used to be contained on one tray per one work with … Continue reading

04
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

I want to thank all the families that came to First Thursday today. I also want to share with you the handout (below). Structure of the Music/Literacy Lessons I start with a Music and Movement lesson for the whole class. … Continue reading

01
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

Please join Amy Wagner and me this Thursday, February 4, 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Amy will talk about the Montessori materials that support language, and I will talk about how the Music/Literacy program works. We will do a quick demonstration with … Continue reading

20
Jan

What is this thing???

Posted by Poplar

Welcome to 1979.  I was four years old and began calling grandma on our rotary telephone located in our kitchen.  It is funny to think that this generation has no idea of what rotary telephones even are anymore.   Phones that … Continue reading

19
Jan

Montessori Silence Game and Self-Regulation

Posted by Poplar

The following is a blog post I found on “Planting Peas.”  I do not take credit for anything in this article, simply had to share… The Montessori Silence Game is a brilliant and simple game that can be played with … Continue reading

11
Jan

Scholastic Book Orders

Posted by Poplar

Scholastic book orders are going home in backpacks today.  Be sure to check it out and order some great books for your children (bonus: we get points from your orders to spend on classroom books)!

05
Jan

Happy New Year!

Posted by Poplar

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and holiday season.  We are so glad to be back and excited to see Poplar friends return. We have some exciting things we will be studying in the months ahead.  … Continue reading

05
Jan

“Take Your Parent to Work Week”

Posted by Poplar

Children’s House Celebrates “Take Your Parents to Work Week”! The roles are reversed! Monday, January 25th – Friday, January 29th, Children’s House is inviting their parents to join them in their “work” for a day from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

08
Dec

Holiday Open House Volunteers

Posted by Poplar

Hello Poplar Parents! We are in need of a few volunteers to donate supplies for our Holiday Open House.  Check out the link for volunteer sign-up on our blog homepage or click here. As always, thank you!  We couldn’t do … Continue reading

02
Dec

The Black Elk Vision

Posted by Poplar

With the holidays upon us, what better time to talk about peace. We began this week with the Story/Vision of Black Elk.  Black Elk belonged to the Native American Lakota Tribe that lived a very long time ago.  When Black … Continue reading

30
Nov

The Capstone Year, Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m

Posted by Black Cherry

Click below for a preview of this Thursday’s Capstone Year Presentation. Presenters include Kyla Reams, Amy Lawrence, Kathy Heckert, and Melissa Snyder. Discover why the Kindergarten year in Children’s House is considered the “Capstone Year.” Click: The Capstone Year

19
Nov

This School is Your School

Posted by Children's House Music

My Dad, one of 7, comes from a large family. Growing up, we would get together with most of the extended family about once a month. The things I remember most about these family get-togethers are food, laughing, and singing. … Continue reading

18
Nov

Tortilla Recipe

Posted by Poplar

As we continue our study of North America today’s focus was on Mexico.  All the children helped make tortillas!  This took all morning working in four groups, and we tasted them together at community gathering. Tortillas: 3 cups flour 1 … Continue reading

10
Nov

Poplar Role Models

Posted by Poplar

Finishing off our study of land, air, and water and land and water forms, the kindergarteners made paper mache continent globes!  The paper mache process was rather sticky, but there was so much rich conversation taking place.  For example, we … Continue reading

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