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Category Archives: Sassafras

14
Apr

Unique Montessori Math

Posted by blackcherry2_wpadmin

-+*Did you know that Practical Life and the Sensorial Area help to better prepare your child for the Math Area? Here’s Why…. Practical Life Area Aims to build: concentration, coordination, confidence, independence, good work habits, real and purposeful work, patience … Continue reading

02
Apr

5 Languages

Posted by CHMusic

-+*This week the Children’s House students have sung songs in 5 languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Here are a couple of the songs we have enjoyed:     I hope those of you that celebrate holidays … 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

20
Mar

Happy Spring!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*Here are some pictures of our friends enjoying our Spring celebration!

17
Mar

Europe-the Red Continent

Posted by Sassafras

-+*Our most recent adventure in the world has taken us to Europe, the red continent on our painted globe.  The children were introduced to Mozart.  We learned that he was born in Austria and was a very talented musician.  As … Continue reading

09
Mar

Things are hoppin’!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*Our science shelves are brimming with frogs!  There are frogs for matching, frog puzzles, frog nomenclature cards and many more activities.  One of the favorite works has been an activity that allows the child to sequence the life cycle of … Continue reading

09
Mar

Asia

Posted by Sassafras

-+*Sassafras has been studying the continent of Asia!  We specifically looked at the countries of China and Japan. We had many practical life activities available using chopsticks and Chinese and Japanese food and containers.  We had clothes from the countries … Continue reading

06
Mar

Land Forms-Lake and Island

Posted by Sassafras

-+*We experimented with the formation of lakes and islands using play dough and blue water!  First, we filled a container with play dough and said how that represents the land.  Using a cookie cutter we removed a circle from the … Continue reading

27
Feb

Montessori Education Week

Posted by Sassafras

-+*The end of February was Montessori Education Week.  To celebrate we had the Upper Elementary Students come to our classroom to work with the Sassafras children.  They read books and helped them with origami for our study of Asia.

23
Feb

Sensorial All Around!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*“The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge” – Maria Montessori Children learn about the world around them by experiencing it.  They explore objects with their whole being-tasting, smelling, hearing, seeing, touching-helping to develop in their … Continue reading

13
Feb

Visitors!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*The Sassafras room children have enjoyed having many visitors in our room over the last few weeks!  Many of you were able to come and visit during our “Bring your parents to work” week.  We hope you were able to … Continue reading

10
Feb

Whales

Posted by Sassafras

-+*Did you know that the blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived?  It can grow to be 100 feet long and it’s heart is the size of a small car! We talked about the blue whale, humpback … Continue reading

10
Feb

Birds

Posted by Sassafras

-+*We began to dive deeper into our study of the 5 classes of vertebrates, by taking a look at birds.  We talked about how all birds have feathers, beaks, and lay eggs, but not all birds fly. We had various … Continue reading

26
Jan

Snowflakes Everywhere!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*During these last few weeks, we also took a closer look at snowflakes.  Using the  book called The Story of Snow, we examined how a snowflake is formed beginning with a speck. The speck is surrounded by water that freezes in … Continue reading

26
Jan

Antarctica and the frigid cold!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*What a perfect time to study Antarctica!  The freezing temperatures of the past few weeks have given the children some context in which to understand the climate of Antarctica. Although, the temperatures we were experiencing are more like the summer … Continue reading

26
Jan

Emperor Penguins

Posted by Sassafras

-+*It would be impossible to learn about Antarctica without studying its most famous inhabitants-penguins!  Emperor penguins to be more specific.  These unique birds are some of the only living things that can withstand the brutal winters of Antarctica.  To learn … 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

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

14
Jan

Join us for a Sing-a-Long!

Posted by Sassafras

-+*Join WSM for an inter-generational sing-a-long at Oakleaf Village, 4220 Holland Sylvania Road, at 2:45pm this Monday, January 19th, led by Risa Cohen! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for … Continue reading

09
Jan

Holiday Open House

Posted by Sassafras

-+*          Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, and special friends that came to our Holiday Open House!  It was a huge success!

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