Category Archives: Sassafras

05
Feb

Arachnids and Insects

Posted by Sassafras

This last week we began talking about two types of invertebrates: arachnids and insects.  These animals do not have a back bone like vertebrates, instead, they have an exoskeleton. Arachnids, like spiders and scorpions, have 8 legs, while insects have … Continue reading

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

21
Jan

Penguins

Posted by Sassafras

The children have really enjoyed learning about penguins over the past few weeks.  We have learned about what penguins eat and what may eat a penguin.  In our sensory bin, the children can place the penguins in a group, or … Continue reading

08
Jan

Antarctica

Posted by Sassafras

As our weather in Toledo gets colder, we have begun studying the chilly continent of Antarctica. We talked about how there is snow and ice everywhere in Antarctica, and the only people that live there are scientists. We also talked … Continue reading

06
Jan

Take Your Parents to Work Week

Posted by Sassafras

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

18
Dec

Vertebrates!

Posted by Sassafras

This week we studied the characteristics of the 5 different classes of vertebrates: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and fish.   First, we looked at their outside coverings.  Are they covered in fur or hair? Wet and slimy skin?  Scales? Feathers? … Continue reading

13
Dec

Backbones!

Posted by Sassafras

Mr. Bones came to visit our class last week.  He came to help us learn about backbones.  In small groups the children were able to see up-close the long line of bones and discs that join together to make our … 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

30
Nov

United States of America

Posted by Sassafras

We live in the United States!  We took a close look at our map and our flag. We talked about the Pilgrims that came from Europe on the Mayflower and landed in Plymouth.  We talked about the Native Americans and … Continue reading

30
Nov

Hola from Mexico!

Posted by Sassafras

We have traveled south from Canada to learn about the country of Mexico.  At first, we used the puzzle map of North America to locate Mexico.  Then, we learned about the flag and the significance of the symbols on the … Continue reading

30
Nov

Canada

Posted by Sassafras

The children were introduced to Canada this week.  We studied the flag and they had an opportunity to make their own flag of Canada.  We talked about the maple trees and how we get maple syrup.  They even got to … Continue reading

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

06
Nov

Thanks and Giving Celebration

Posted by Sassafras

Dear Sassafras Room families,   This year, Children’s House 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, … Continue reading

05
Nov

North America

Posted by Sassafras

In geography, we want to give the children a picture of the “whole” before moving to the “parts.”  We began with the universe then focused on the planet earth.  Next, we turned our attention to the large pieces of land … Continue reading

05
Nov

Five Little Pumpkins

Posted by Sassafras

The children had so much fun last week retelling the story of the Five Little Pumpkins.

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

29
Oct

Fall’s A Hoot!

Posted by Sassafras

We had a great time last week at our Fall’s A Hoot celebration!  The children enjoyed making various crafts and having a fun fall trail mix snack.   Check out some pictures from the day!  

22
Oct

Leaf Man

Posted by Sassafras

Thank you to everyone who collected such beautiful leaves for our Leaf Man project.  The children enjoyed creating their own unique pictures.  Some of the children helped to sort the leaves by their shapes and we were able to identify many … Continue reading

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