Sapphire Room News

Ruth Zajac

Stephanie Sullivan

Sapphire Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Perrysburg Campus. Stephanie Sullivan and Ruth Zajac are the classroom’s co-teachers.

 

 

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, 2016
The University of Toledo Recital Hall
6:15pm – Kindergartners arrive (Please have them use the bathroom now.)
6:20pm –Warm Up Backstage
6:30pm – PERFORMANCE BEGINS

Please put your children to bed tonight early. The Toledo kindergartners will be tired from the zoo and the kindergartners from both campuses have a big day tomorrow. All the children should arrive dressed and fed. (Plan tonight what your quick healthy dinner will be tomorrow.) I will warm up with the children backstage at 6:20. Please arrive by 6:15 so that everyone can go to the bathroom before warm ups. They can wear whatever is comfortable for them and makes them feel like singing. The children will be sitting on risers, so short dresses and skirts would not be appropriate without shorts or leggings underneath. They will also be moving around, so floor-length dresses and skirts are not recommended. This event will be photographed and recorded. You may purchase DVDs of the event if you bring cash or checks with you.

Please leave extra time for travel and possible traffic. Directions to the University of Toledo Recital Hall: Enter the University of Toledo by the “West Entrance.” The “West Entrance” is on Towerview Blvd., off Secor Rd. between Bancroft and Dorr. Enter UT by Towerview Blvd. At the first stop sign, turn right and the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) is immediately on your left. You may park in the lot between the Law School and the Center for Performing Arts. You do not need to park at a meter and you do not need a permit for this event. The University is aware of our concert and they will not be ticketing. As you enter CPA, the Recital Hall is immediately on your left.

For driving directions click here.

For the Google Map click here.

For the Campus Map (Center for Performing Arts is labeled “PA”) click here.

Keep singing,
Risa

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Laying out the layers of the rain forest

We thoroughly enjoy our studies of South America. The children loved looking at the books of the rainforest and also enjoyed setting up the layers of the rainforest on the floor and adding the relevant animals, insects or birds.

Tasting the fruits of South America was a big hit (mango & pineapple). Mango proved to be the favorite and was served again at snack time.

We were transported to the country of Colombia when we had a wonderful presentation by the Londono family  (natives of Bogotá). They discussed the food, flag, animals, birds, weather and sport of Colombia. Thank you for providing a delicious and tasty snack from Colombia.

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Presentation on Colombia

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Wafers and caramel from Colombia

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Wearing the colors of the Colombian flag while enjoying our sweet treat

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The foods of Colombia

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Locating Colombia

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Natives of Colombia

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Tasting mango & pineapple

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Flag of Colombia

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A proud 4 year old

 

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Playing the rain forest drums

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Looking at items from Peru

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Exploring the books about the rain forest

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This 5 year old pin punched all the countries of South America

 

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 go:

This School is Your School

[Chorus]:
This school is your school, this school is my school
From the natural playground, to our computers,
From the pink tower to grammar boxes
This school was made for you and me.

As I was thinking about our history
I saw behind me a small beginning.
I saw before me a bright new future;
This school was made for you and me.

[Chorus]

And I’ve been making some very good friends
From tiny toddlers to Middle Schoolers.
This school is people. This school is caring.
This school was made for you and me.

[Chorus]

And our horizons, keep on expanding
With special classes and master planning
From parents’ hard work, to annual Spring Sing
This school was made for you and me.

[Chorus]

Throughout the good times
And the times of sorrow
We build together a new tomorrow
This school is your school
This school is my school
This school is our community

[Chorus]

Sapphire Room Celebrates Earth Day

imagesWe had a special guest, Amanda, from BG Recycling Center teach us all about Recycling, Reusing, and Reducing!

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The children learned what litter is and who is responsible for it.

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What litter or trash can be recycled?

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Many items can be recycled and reused as something else. Who knew that carpet can made of recycled cans!

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Recyclable items!

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Earth Day Poster Made by the children.

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“Things I can do to help the Earth!”

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Making Earth Day bracelets!

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Making Earth Day Books marks.

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Coloring Earth Day Reader Books.

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Helping weed our gardens for Earth Day!

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Following our study of nutrition, the children can now toast their own bread in the classroom. Such independence they feel in selecting the bread and placing it in the toaster with the toaster tongs. Such pride they experience in being able to operate the toaster all by themselves. They can then enjoy it after spreading on the butter. This “work” is not over until they have washed all the items used during this process. We love the smell of toasted cinnamon bread wafting through our classroom!

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A 4 year old toasting her bread

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This takes great focus and attention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The hard work was worth it!

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