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Category Archives: Uncategorized

22
Nov

Teaching to the Whole Child

Posted by Goldfinch

In Montessori classrooms, we work to teach the whole child.  This includes developing the child academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. At the 6-9 year old age, it is the sensitive period for social development.  Daily discussions occur in our community … Continue reading

22
Oct

3rd level engineers

Posted by Bluebird

Third level has been study tectonic plates and the effects of the movement of the plates.  We have examined volcanoes, mountains, tsunamis, and earthquakes.  Today the students tested their hand at creating quake- resistant structures outside.  They began with a … Continue reading

16
Oct

Character Counts

Posted by Goldfinch

During Community Time last Friday Goldfinch students learned about values and character traits.  Using the books from the series “The Best Me I Can Be” students read about and discussed character traits that they value.  Different aged students paired up … Continue reading

10
Oct

Middle School Update

Posted by Middle School

October started with spooky stories in Literature, Most Dangerous Game, Monkey’s Paw, and The Raven.  We will continue to read more spooky stories throughout October and finish with Fear Fest.  Fear Fest includes poems, songs, plays, and much more. Stay tuned … Continue reading

15
Sep

Morning Work Takes Over The Classroom

Posted by Goldfinch

14
Sep

Settling in….

Posted by Opal

Things are looking up in the Opal Room. Children are settling in and are getting used to the routine of the classroom. We continue to add more work to our shelves as the children show they are ready for it. … Continue reading

07
Sep

Living or Nonliving?

Posted by Poplar

We kicked off our science unit this past week focusing on Living and Nonliving things.  Children enjoyed sorting objects and pictures into living or nonliving.  The most popular work on the science shelf was labeling the environment with living and … Continue reading

05
Sep

Bienvenidos!

Posted by Spanish

Buenos Dias Amigos (Hello Friends)! Welcome back to another year of Spanish (levels 4-8) at Westside! We are off to a great start!  Students are growing in leaps and bounds by producing Spanish on their own using the wonderful new program … Continue reading

26
Aug

Mini Thumbprint books

Posted by Monarch

In the first days of school, the Monarch students created their own mini thumbprint books to read to their Children’s House friends.

26
Aug

Opening Day Ceremonies

Posted by Monarch

The Upper Elementary students kicked off Opening Day Ceremonies by discussing our theme of Conservation.  Students learned about the effects of polluting our water sources.  They then were challenged to work in groups to help clean it up.

24
Aug

A Visitor to the Classroom

Posted by Goldfinch

After reading the story Officer Buckle and Gloria the Goldfinch room had a surprise visitor to help discuss the importance of rules.  Officer Buckle (Tonya) and Gloria showed up to play a game of  “Officer Buckle Says” and demonstrate the … Continue reading

24
Aug

The First Great Lesson

Posted by Goldfinch

On the first day of school we begin with a community lesson learning about the Creation of the Universe.  All Lower Elementary classes gathered together in the commons to hear a story and observe experiments. From the popping of a balloon, … Continue reading

19
Jun

Week 2- Dinosaurs!

Posted by Samantha Marvin

Week 2 is well underway here at Children’s House camp! We have been having lots of fun learning about dinosaurs and paleontology.  We have had a few fossil digs in the large sandbox outside, which the children really enjoyed! We learned … Continue reading

18
Aug

Kindergarten links

Posted by French

More to come!