Category Archives: Sycamore

18
May

Tomorrow!!!

Posted by Children's House Music

Dear Kindergarten Families, I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening for “Spring Sing: Listen to the Water.” The students have been working hard to put this production together and you are in for a treat. Thursday, May 19, … Continue reading

18
May

May 31st is Pajama Day

Posted by Black Cherry

06
May

School Song

Posted by Children's House Music

A family member wanted to know the lyrics to our school song. Lynn Fisher wrote the lyrics to the melody of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (the first song I ever learned to play on guitar). Here you … Continue reading

27
Apr

Celebrate World Language Week!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see … Continue reading

24
Mar

The Body

Posted by Sycamore

This week the Sycamore Room learned all about the major organs in our bodies.  We talked about the brain, heart, lungs, esophagus and stomach, liver, intestines, and kidneys.  The children were fascinated with each organ’s job.

25
Feb

Penguin Rescue

Posted by Sycamore

To go along with the winter weather and our study of Antarctica, the Sycamore children have been rescuing penguins, seals, and a shark out of dangerous ice.

25
Feb

Healthy Eating

Posted by Sycamore

We’ve been learning about how to keep our bodies healthy by eating foods that are good for us.  We talked about the different food groups and what type of food belongs in each group.

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

20
Jan

Magnets

Posted by Sycamore

Science is always a fun area to investigate with the children.  They love experimenting and exploring different materials.  These past few weeks we’ve been learning about magnets.  We learned that magnets have poles just like earth.  If the same poles are … 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

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

Pumpkins and Fall

Posted by Sycamore

The last few weeks the Sycamore room has had a lot of activities that involve pumpkins.  The children loved pounding nails into a pumpkin.  We’ve read about, spooned, poured, tweezed, colored, and counted pumpkins.  This week we learned about a … Continue reading

05
Nov

Land, Air, and Water

Posted by Sycamore

We talked about how the Earth is made of land, air, and water. (Land is a very generic term.)  The children have had many opportunities to sort objects, picture cards, and stamp pictures into the correct category.  The favorite work … 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

21
Oct

Kindergarten KABOOM

Posted by West Side Montessori

  West Side Montessori is excited to announce the addition of “Kindergarten KABOOM” as a science enrichment activity for the Toledo Kindergarten children this school year.  Approximately every other Wednesday all the Kindergarten children will come together for 45 minutes … Continue reading

11
Oct

Children’s House Garden

Posted by Black Cherry

On Saturday the families and staff members of Children’s House classrooms got together to start building our new garden. We are so excited to start planting and growing fruits, herbs and veggies with the children. What a wonderful learning tool … Continue reading

09
Oct

Living and Non-living

Posted by Sycamore

Are you alive?  How do we know? Sycamore learned the difference between living and non-living things, plants and animals, and vertebrates and invertebrates.  They enjoyed sorting objects, stamping pictures and looking at the skeletons of vertebrates.  

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

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