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Category Archives: Poplar

29
Mar

Down Under!

Posted by Poplar

-+*Poplar Room spent the last two weeks discovering Australia.  Australia is the only continent that is also a country.  The land and water forms of island and lake were introduced and the children enjoyed determining where small animals lived, on water … Continue reading

25
Mar

Warm Welcome Back

Posted by CHMusic

-+*I am happy to report that I am cancer-free! Coming back to school I was greeted by many warm hugs and handmade cards from your children. Many of you have sent me emails, cards, meals, and gifts while I was … Continue reading

13
Mar

Birds

Posted by Poplar

-+*Our most recent study was about birds and their characteristics. We started the study by listing all the things we already knew about birds.  There were many thoughtful responses, including that birds can talk with each other.  The children learned … Continue reading

23
Jan

The Roles Are Reversed! 

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*  During the week of Monday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb. 6, Toledo Children’s House is inviting their parents to join them in their “work” for a day from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. A limited number of spaces are available … Continue reading

23
Jan

Reptiles

Posted by Poplar

-+*This week we studied Reptiles.  The children learned that reptiles are animals that are cold-blooded. Most reptiles lay eggs and their skin is covered with hard, dry scales.  We passed around the Montessori rough and smooth boards so the children … Continue reading

16
Jan

Asia

Posted by Poplar

-+*Our most recent continent exploration was the beautiful continent of Asia.  The introduction to Asia included locating Asia on the continent globe, information about the continent, terrain, climate, people, and customs.  As part of this study, we took a closer … Continue reading

16
Jan

Medical Leave

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Families, Today, Friday, January 16, is my last day at West Side before my medical leave. I will have surgery on January 21 and I will be out for 8 weeks. I told the children that I will be going … Continue reading

17
Dec

“Spring Sing: Building a Better World” on May 20

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Kindergarten Families, At the end of every school year, the kindergarten students of West Side perform in a concert called “Spring Sing.” Kindergarten students from both the Toledo and Perrysburg campuses participate. There is a different theme for Spring … Continue reading

05
Dec

A glance at next week..

Posted by Poplar

-+*A few weeks ago we studied North America and the people, culture and foods of various countries.  Next week we will continue our culture study with Antarctica!  We will be learning about the weather, land and animals of this cold … Continue reading

05
Dec

The Human Body

Posted by Poplar

-+*We hope everyone had a wonderful break last week!  It’s hard to believe it’s December already and winter break will be here before we know it! Your children have been hard at work studying the human body.  We’ve talked about … 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

03
Dec

Giving Sing-A-Longs with Links

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Families, The sing-a-longs last Tuesday as part of our Giving Celebrations were wonderful and warm. Thanks to those of you that were able to join us. I hope you all enjoyed Happy Thanksgiving days filled with love, gratitude, and … Continue reading

24
Nov

Black Elk

Posted by Poplar

-+*While talking about North America and the Native Americans, the story of Black Elk was told.  This story is told every year.  It is a story of peace and is a part of our peace curriculum in Poplar Room. The … Continue reading

24
Nov

North America

Posted by Poplar

-+*Our continent study got underway with the study of  North America.  We found North America on the Continent Globe first and then on our World Map.  We sang the continent song – sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques.”  The … Continue reading

21
Nov

About my Absence

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Dear Families, I was absent at the beginning of the year because I was on chemotherapy for treatable breast cancer. Thankfully, it is now safe for me to return to my work and joy: singing with your children. I am … Continue reading

21
Nov

Hello!

Posted by CHMusic

-+*Hello Children’s House Families, I’m Risa, your child’s Music and Literacy teacher. As the Childrens House Music and Literacy teacher, I have the joy of working with your children. One morning a week I spend a half hour with each … Continue reading

10
Nov

Bats & More!

Posted by Poplar

-+*Poplar has been busy the last few weeks learning about different kinds of animals.  We started this unit by taking a closer look at bats.  We were excited to see how much the children already knew about bats.  They told … Continue reading

10
Nov

Kindergarten visits Lower Elementary Next Week

Posted by West Side Montessori

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19
Oct

A Walk in the Woods

Posted by Poplar

-+*Every Friday, Poplar Room will be taking a walk in the woods. We are blessed to have beautiful land on our property.  The land use committee has been working hard to make the trails safe for all West Side students and families. … Continue reading

30
Sep

Moon Phases

Posted by Poplar

-+*          The kindergartners had a lesson on moon phases in the afternoon to conclude our study on the Solar System.  Using Oreo cookies, we made the moon phases with the frosting as shown above.  It was … Continue reading

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