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Sapphire Room News

Ruth Zajac

Ruth Zajac

Stephanie Sullivan

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.

With the holidays right around the corner and the anticipation of an influx of items coming into your home, need an excuse to get some things out of your home?  Children’s House can assist you with that while helping others at the same time.  Coinciding with the day of the Giving Celebration, we will begin collecting new and slighly used children’s toys.  In addition, we will also be collecting clean and usable clothing of all sizes, blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, shoes, boots, non-perishable food items, books, and hygiene essentials.  We will be collecting items through Thursday, December 11, 2014.  This is a great way to teach your child about giving and be thankful, do a little house cleaning, and it doesn’t have to be new items.  In Montessori fashion we will be providing containers for your child to separate the items so it will also become a sorting activity.  All donations will go to Operation Breadbasket that donates it to families in need in the local area.

We no longer have Shutterfly accounts for our classrooms. Our classroom blog is the main source of communication on all the happenings in the Children’s House. Here you will find photographs, an outline of work introduced and current activities your child is involved in along with sign up sheets for volunteer opportunities. Many thanks to Sandra Sohn for winterizing our flower beds and to Kimi Chapman for being a guest reader. We appreciate all your time and assistance.

Just a reminder that our Giving Celebration will be Tuesday, November 25th from 9am to 11:30am. Families are invited to come join us for some special activities that morning. If you are aware of any organizations that particularly need assistance at this time of year, please let the teachers know. We would be happy to help.

As the cold weather is now upon us, please remember to have a change of clothes in your child’s bag that is seasonally appropriate. We encourage independent dressing as regards getting coats, hats, mittens, shoes or boots on. Please choose clothing and footwear that will help your child be successful in dressing themselves for outdoor play this winter!

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The children have been very industrious while exploring all the areas in our rooms. In the Practical Life area baby washing and spreading butter on bread are popular choices. These activities have many steps and help to develop concentration and coordination.

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A well scrubbed baby!

 

In the Sensorial area, the ovoid and the triangular based pyramid have been added to our geometric solids. The large hexagonal box is now on the shelf and many have chosen to explore this work. The children have discovered some new shapes that are made from triangles – rhombus, parallelogram and hexagon.

In Math, our new composition of number cards are providing great joy and motivation! Children read the numbers on a series of cards and find the matching quantity and cards in the Bank.

 

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Composition of numbers

 

In Art, color mixing the primary colors to make secondary colors, leaf rubbings, oil pastel leaf rubbings are all choices.

In Science, the children have been introduced to the parts of a leaf (blade, veins, petiole and stipules).

In Language, the alphabet initial sound box for all the letters a-z is on the shelf.

In Handwriting, capital M, H, K were practiced.