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Category Archives: Sassafras

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

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!

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

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

30
Nov

A Time of Thanks

Posted by Sassafras

-+*“If salvation and help are to come, it is through the child ; for the child is the constructor of man.” ― Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind All of the Children’s House classrooms had a wonderful opportunity to learn about … 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

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