Category Archives: Sapphire

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

26
Jan

Love is in the Air!

Posted by Sapphire

  Dear Sapphire Room Families, On Friday, February 12th, we will be celebrating Valentines Day by exchanging Valentines with our friends. We will do the exchange at the end of the morning just before carline. Each child will have the … Continue reading

26
Jan

What does 100 look like?

Posted by Sapphire

What does 100 look like? Dear Sapphire Room Families, On Friday, February 5th, we will celebrate 100 days of school! Your child may bring in 100 objects to share with their friends at circle time. Examples of objects are crayons, … Continue reading

20
Jan

Family Updates

Posted by Emerald

Good Morning Families, This morning we had a practice Lock Down Drill.  So if your child says they took a “field trip” to the basement, that is why. The new and “like new” Teddy Bear collection drive is taking place … Continue reading

18
Jan

Bring your parents to work in the Sapphire Room!

Posted by Sapphire

12
Jan

Teddy Bear Drive

Posted by Emerald

The Emerald Room invites you to join them in collecting new or like new Teddy Bears to be donated to traumatized children and the forgotten elderly.  Teddy Bears collected will be taken to Zoar Lutheran Church where the women’s group … Continue reading

10
Jan

“Take Your Parents to Work”

Posted by Emerald

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and work with your child for the day.  Sign-ups are available January 13-15 or February 10-12 under volunteer sign-ups.  The number of spots each day is limited, so be … Continue reading

14
Dec

International Pen Friends!

Posted by Sapphire

This year, as an extension to our Geography program, we have partnered with a Montessori school in Vernouillet, France (38km from Paris) and a school in Drogheda, Ireland (56km north of Dublin). We are creating a pen pal connection between … Continue reading

22
Nov

Thanks and Giving: Preparation and Celebration

Posted by Sapphire

  The Sapphire Room was busy with the preparations for the Thanks and Giving Celebration.  The children all brought in a vegetable to contribute to making Stone Soup.  We read several versions of the folk tale and learned that when … Continue reading

20
Nov

Perrysburg Thanks & Giving Celebration

Posted by West Side Montessori

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

10
Nov

Thanks and Giving Celebration Donations: Graham’s Foundation

Posted by Emerald

Dear Perrysburg families, This year, Perrysburg Campus will be supporting Graham’s Foundation for our 3rd annual Thanks and Giving Celebration. Graham’s Foundation, founded by current West Side parents Nick and Jennifer Hall, is in celebration of their son, Graham. Graham … Continue reading

05
Nov

Happy 40th Birthday West Side!

Posted by Sapphire

Thank you Lynn Fisher for 40 Years of life, love and learning at West Side! We enjoyed a fab, fun and forty filled day with a special waffle bowl filled with delicious fruit for snack. We made crowns and decorated the … 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

25
Oct

October: Concentration in the Sapphire Room

Posted by Sapphire

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.” ~Maria Montessori As the child grows, his/her concentration and attention span increase. Concentration  is an indirect aim of most Montessori Children’s House activities. Practical … 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

07
Oct

The hermit crab does the quiet walk!

Posted by Sapphire

The children walked with Henry the hermit crab during one of our quiet walks. They were so quiet that Henry stuck his head out to visit! The quiet walk helps the children calm their bodies and minds and prepares them … Continue reading

28
Sep

Sapphire Room Gets New Class Pet

Posted by Sapphire

The Sapphire Room has a new addition.  Three hermit crabs joined the classroom. This past week the children heard Eric Carls, A House for Hermit Crab.  After the story, three hermit crabs were introduced, Herbie, Henry & Helen.  The hermit crabs … Continue reading

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