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Category Archives: Poplar

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

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

30
Sep

First Thursday: Beyond the Continent Song

Posted by West Side Montessori

22
Sep

Adventure into SPACE!!!

Posted by Poplar

Maria Montessori believed that you start with the big picture and then break it down into smaller parts.  We began our Geography studies with an overview of our Solar System. The above presentation was given to the class as a … Continue reading

07
Sep

Living or Nonliving?

Posted by Poplar

We kicked off our science unit this past week focusing on Living and Nonliving things.  Children enjoyed sorting objects and pictures into living or nonliving.  The most popular work on the science shelf was labeling the environment with living and … Continue reading

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