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Emerald Room News

Tricia Miller-Purvis

Tricia Miller-Purvis

Jenni Miller

Jenni Miller

Emerald Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Perrysburg Campus. Jenni Miller and Tricia Miller-Purvis are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Welcome Corinne and Anna

UT Early Childhood cohort students Corinne and Anna have recently joined Children’s House on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  They will be observing, learning, and working with classroom teachers and students until early May.  We are excited to have them both.

DVDs for Vets Drive a success

Thank you so much to our families for the donation of new and gently used DVDS.  We collected approximately 60 DVDs that will be donated to Sandusky Veteran’s Home.

Exploring our World

Our home Earth has been part of our study of the Solar System as we explore the planets.  We are introducing each planet and you may hear your child singing a song that was introduced featuring each planet.

After discussing the Solar System and our home planet earth, we are focusing on the study of the continent of Europe.  It is no coincidence that we have choosen Europe as next week is Montessori Education Week, and Maria Montessori was from Europe.  First we studied several European artists.  You will find great examples of the childrens’ artwork modeled after these artists on display in the Great Room.  Next we will move onto the culture of Europe and celebrate on Tuesday with an Italian Feast for those that regularly stay for lunch.

The kindergarten class at West Side Montessori’s Perrysburg Campus recently made Valentines for Veterans as a community outreach project. The valentines were sent to veterans currently at a hospital post in Afghanistan.

In their valentines, the students thanked the veterans for protecting them and keeping them safe. Many pictures were drawn, especially of the American flag.  One student even wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in the veterans’ honor.

The class discovered that this group of vets loves Reese’s Pieces and included several bags of the candy with the hand-made valentines. To complete the project, the students personally delivered the package to the Perrysburg Post Office, where it was weighed and shipped to the veterans in Afghanistan.

A kindergarten student wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in her valentine to honor the veterans.

A kindergarten student wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in her valentine to honor the veterans.

A kindergarten student made a drawing of the American flag to send to the veterans.

A kindergarten student made a drawing of the American flag to send to the veterans.

The kindergarten class delivered the hand-made valentines and Reese’s Pieces to the post office.

The kindergarten class delivered the hand-made valentines and Reese’s Pieces to the post office.

To introduce our Mammal unit study our former classroom pet, Fluffy, paid a visit to Children’s House.  Our adored Dwarf Lionhead Rabbit graced us with her presence.  We discussed that all animals in the world are a part of a great big family called the Animal Kingdom, and some animals are called “Mammals.”  We explained that mammals are animals that have fur/hair and eat from their mommies, and Fluffy is an example of one.  The children watched Fluffy eat and hop around the classroom.  They also had an opportunity to pet her!

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The Children’s House children have been very busy choosing work.  Their concentration and focus have been exciting to see!

Child squeezing and making orange juice.

Child squeezing and making orange juice.

 

A child working language using the pink boxes and moveable alphabet.

A child working on language using the pink boxes and moveable alphabet.

 

A 5 year old working on Cubing chains and counters.

A 5-year-old working on cubing chains and counters.

 

A kindergardener using the small card layout as a guide for her number roll.

A kindergartner using the small card layout as a guide for her number roll.

 

A 4 year old concentrating on the snake game.  Exchanging the bead stair beads in multiples of 10 for a golden ten bar.

A 4-year-old concentrating on the snake game , which involves exchanging the bead stair beads in multiples of 10 for a golden ten bar.

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Dear Children’s House Families,

On Friday, February 13th we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by exchanging Valentines in our respective classrooms. Each child has the opportunity to bring in Valentines for their classmates. The exchange will occur at the end of the morning and the Valentines will be distributed and placed inside each child’s container.

Please send in a container with your child on the 13th (bag, basket, shoebox or bucket). If you choose to make it a project at home – stickers, sticky foam, markers and glitter glue are a great place to start!

When addressing Valentines, just fill in the “From” portion. This is a great opportunity for children to practice writing their names. Please leave the “To” portion blank as it will help us to distribute them in a timely manner.

If your child is in the Emerald Room – send in 19 Valentines. If your child is in the Sapphire Room send in 17 Valentines.

As you consider the type of Valentine your child would like to bring in, do keep in mind that candy is not permitted.

Thank You in advance for assisting us in this fun Valentine exchange.

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