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Category Archives: Technology

04
May

Scratch Day Is Wednesday, May 6

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*You’re Invited to Scratch Day Coordinated by Katie and Maureen Metzger When: Wednesday, May 6, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Where: Toledo Campus East Building Tech Lab Who: 3rd – 6th level What: Scratch Day is a day for students who … Continue reading

13
Apr

National Library Week

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*It is National Library Week! The American Library Association started National Library Week in 1958 to promote library use and support. Come on in and visit the library at West Side Montessori.  Read poems to Papa Bear, select a peace activity, … Continue reading

18
Mar

Balancing your child’s Screen Time

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*Technology is a tool that can be used in many productive ways.  However, overuse can lead to a variety of social, emotional, and even health problems.  Technology is here to stay, but you may ask how you can help your child balance … Continue reading

05
Mar

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*To honor Theodor Giesel’s (Dr. Seuss) birthday on March 2nd, the library has been decorated with beautiful artwork created by WSM’s students in Art class. Even Papa Bear dressed up for the occasion.   Come on in and take a … Continue reading

18
Feb

US Landmark Research

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*The Lower Elementary has been researching United States landmarks.  They are finishing up their research and will be presenting this week and next. First Level- Typed their research in Microsoft Word.  They changed font sizes and colors, inserted an image, and also … Continue reading

11
Feb

LEGOs and Excel

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*6th Level students constructed a scale from LEGOs.  They weighed did different sized blocks and recorded the data.  Next, the students will transfer the data they recorded into an Excel spreadsheet and create a chart with their data.    

15
Jan

Digital Citizenship for the New Year!

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*Teaching students to be a responsible digital citizen is a primary focus of the Technology curriculum at West Side Montessori.  We use the Common Sense Media Curriculum with our students. Their website is full of helpful resources, for parents, teachers, and … Continue reading

16
Dec

The Hour of Code

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*West Side Montessori students participated in The Hour of Code. The ‘Hour of Code’ is a nationwide movement to get students of all ages learning about Computer Science. Students at West Side Montessori completed various coding activities.  Some levels completed … Continue reading

07
Nov

AR Resource

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*The following website is a great resource for students to use when searching for AR books. The website gives the Reading Grade Level, AR book points, and a description of the book.  Check it out here. http://www.arbookfind.com/  

07
Nov

LEGO Education

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*Different hands-on LEGO activities have been introduced in various levels in Technology. LEGOs are a great way to demonstrate how technology can be effectively incorporated into daily activities.

23
Oct

Students Shown How to Safely Recycle Electronics

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Digital Citizenship Week at West Side Montessori continued today with a visit from Recycle IT. Students grades 1-8 learned the importance of safely recycling electronics and even had the chance to deconstruct computer equipment. You can safely recycle electronic equipment … Continue reading

14
Oct

Big Technology Work!

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*First level students have been discussing technology vocabulary and the general function of the computer.  The students got to peek inside a computer and help dissect it.  Now that is big work!  

23
Sep

Digital Citizenship

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*The focus in Technology throughout all levels is Digital Citizenship (a digital citizen is someone who acts safely, responsibly, and respectfully online.) Lessons are taught throughout the year to help model positive behavior on the computer. 1st and 2nd Levels: “Going … Continue reading

07
Sep

The Listening Walk

Posted by Ashley Christen

-+*This week in Technology I am reading aloud the book, “The Listening Walk,” by Paul Showers.  This book illustrates a child’s walk with her father.  She listens carefully to her surroundings. She discovers more about the world around her by … Continue reading