Category Archives: Poplar

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

05
Nov

More Name Studies

Posted by Children's House Music

Continuing our name studies, we created and read a predictable chart. Each line of the chart started with, “My name is,” followed by the name of a child in class and a period. In a predictable chart, only one word … Continue reading

02
Nov

Joins Us for First Thursday on Nov. 5

Posted by West Side Montessori

About Organizing the Chaos at the Toledo Campus Maria Montessori believed children have a need and a sensitive period for order. Come learn how simplifying your life and organizing the chaos can help you and your child succeed.  Learn SIMPLE … Continue reading

21
Oct

Kindergarten KABOOM

Posted by West Side Montessori

  West Side Montessori is excited to announce the addition of “Kindergarten KABOOM” as a science enrichment activity for the Toledo Kindergarten children this school year.  Approximately every other Wednesday all the Kindergarten children will come together for 45 minutes … Continue reading

16
Oct

Poplar Room Goes Down Under!

Posted by Poplar

G’Day Mates!  Poplar Room went a trip to Australia these last two weeks.  We found Australia on our continent globe and map.   The continent map of Australia was introduced, naming all of the states and territories.  Many of the … Continue reading

11
Oct

Children’s House Garden

Posted by Black Cherry

On Saturday the families and staff members of Children’s House classrooms got together to start building our new garden. We are so excited to start planting and growing fruits, herbs and veggies with the children. What a wonderful learning tool … Continue reading

09
Oct

Worm Prediction

Posted by Poplar

KINDERGARTEN KABOOM!!! Every two weeks, the kindergartners participate in exciting science experiments!  The following is written by the kindergartners in Poplar Room explaining what they did this week. First, we had four stations where we had to make predictions. Before we went to … Continue reading

09
Oct

What’s Your Name?

Posted by Children's House Music

Here is a song we like to sing: What’s Your Name? What’s your name? What’s your name? What’s your name? What’s your name? My name is ________. My name is ________. My name is ________. Nice to meet you. After … Continue reading

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