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Category Archives: Sycamore

04
May

Understanding Toddler’s Conundrums

Posted by West Side Montessori

You’re Invited to First Thursday Thursday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.  — Toledo Campus  

30
Apr

“Cooking” Carrot Salad, Bathing Birds, and South America

Posted by Melissa Snyder

In the Sycamore Room we’ve been busy with different practical life skills.  The children were grating a carrot one day and asked if we could make a food with it.  So upon further research, we decided to make a carrot … Continue reading

27
Apr

May Events at West Side Montessori

Posted by West Side Montessori

Friday, May 1 Lower Elementary Songfest 7 p.m. – Toledo Campus Commons   Saturday, May 9 All West Side Montessori families from Little House through Middle School are invited to join us celebrate at our 31st annual Spring Fundraiser featuring … Continue reading

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

Dental Health, Africa and the Food Groups

Posted by Melissa Snyder

For the past few weeks Sycmore has been learning about taking care of your teeth, the continent of Africa, and the different food groups that keep our bodies healthy.  To go along with dental health, we talked about the jobs … 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

03
Mar

The Body, Asia, and Montessori Education

Posted by Melissa Snyder

The month of February was extremely busy for the Sycamore Room.  Not only did we fill our brains with lots of new things, but we had Take Your Parents to Work Week, Little House children visiting, valentines to make, and … Continue reading

27
Jan

Antarctica and Penguins

Posted by Melissa Snyder

The past few weeks we have been learning about the windiest and coldest continent.  Antarctica does not have any native people, just scientists and visitors.  It is covered with ice and snow and is where the south pole is located. … 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

18
Dec

Art, Birds, and Gingerbread

Posted by Melissa Snyder

For the past three weeks we’ve been studying an artist from North America, learning about maple syrup, birds, and gingerbread.  The artist we studied is Keith Haring.  Keith was famous for drawing in the subway in New York City and … 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

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

25
Nov

North America and Giving Thanks

Posted by Melissa Snyder

The Sycamore children have been learning about North America.  We focused on locating the continent on a globe, being able to name it as the continent we live on, and recognizing some countries and flags in North America.  We also … 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

Kindergarten visits Lower Elementary Next Week

Posted by West Side Montessori

05
Nov

Pumpkins and Mammals

Posted by Melissa Snyder

The past few weeks have been filled with pumpkins, mammals, a falling leaves party, and whales.  We learned all about the life cycle of a pumpkin.  The children helped clean out the inside of one and then we tried baked … Continue reading

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