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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.

Just in time for your fall clean-up, West Side Montessori is offering a free community recycling event at the Toledo Campus on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring over all your unwanted electronic devices for safe destruction and recycling. All technology equipment will be safely wiped for your protection. Check out the list below for what will be accepted!

 

Recycle-IT

As we have welcomed the Fall season, we have also welcomed a new variety of work choices and learning opportunities.

The following work was presented:

Practical Life-Encourages coordination, confidence, independence and order

*Raking, Corn Kernel Plucking, Floor Sweeping, Apple Peeling, Making Applesauce,

Pumpkin Scrubbing, Pumpkin Rolling

A 3-year old rolling a pumpkin from one orange, plastic disc to the other, exercising large muscle groups.

A 3-year old rolling a pumpkin from one orange, plastic disc to the other, exercising large muscle groups.

3, 4, and 5 year olds have been raking the leaves falling down on our playground into piles and making collections.

3, 4, and 5 year olds have been raking the leaves falling down on our playground into piles and making collections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensorial-Provides specific tools to aid development of intelligence

*Sound/No Sound Objects, Rough/Smooth Boards, Rough/Smooth Objects, Red Knobless Cylinders, Blue Triangles, Monomial Cube

Math

*Sets Basket

*Review of Geometric Solids, One Bead, Ten Bar, Hundered Square, and Thousand Cube

Fine Motor

*Popping Bubble Wrap, Stretching Hair Rubberbands over Toilet Paper Tubes, Pinpushing Continents of the World, Pinpushing Gourd/Pumpkin, Tracing Apples/Squirrels

A 5-year-old cutting on the line.  This is an extension to the basic cutting of strips (without lines) developing focus and concentration while fine tuning cutting skills.

A 5-year-old cutting on the line. This is an extension to the basic cutting of strips (without lines) developing focus and concentration while fine tuning cutting skills.

A 3-year-old pushing thumbtacks into a pumpkin strengthening her fingers to grasp a pencil with strength and stability.

A 3-year-old pushing thumbtacks into a pumpkin strengthening her fingers to grasp a pencil with strength and stability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language

*Handwriting Without Tears: Presentation of properly forming capital letters of the alphabet on the HWT blue mats and construction cards with wooden pieces

Geography

Kindergartener admiring our Beta fish and rock representing the concepts of "living" and "non-living."

Kindergartener admiring the Beta fish and rock representing the concepts of “living” and “non-living.”

*Living (fish) and Non-Living (rock) Initial presentation with labels

*Living and Non-Living: Object sorting with labels, Picture sorting with labels

*Plant and Animal: Object sorting with labels, Picture sorting with labels

*Mr. Andy Howard came in to educate us on how to properly set up our aquarium and prepare it for fish.

*Life Cycle of an Apple

*Parts of an Apple

*Apple Tasting and tally of children’s favorite kind of apple tasted

Art

*Cutting strips with lines (vertical and diagonal)

*Glued Tissue Paper on Apple

*Rubbing Plates with Crayons

*Painting with multiple-sized paintbrushes

*Painting a variety of lines with a paintbrush

Children in the Sapphire and Emerald rooms were very busy peeling apples to make crockpot applesauce.

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pink towerTuesday, Sept. 30 • 8:30 a.m.
at Perrysburg Campus

Montessori education is designed to maximize development of your young child’s brain power. How?

Join Head of School, Lynn Fisher, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. as she unlocks the secrets of how an authentic Montessori program works. Little House & Children’s House parents are invited to attend this presentation at the Perrysburg Campus. Come and discover your child’s super powers!

Make plans to come, meet other parents, and learn more about the Montessori method.

The children in the Sapphire and Emerald rooms have started off the school year by settling into their daily routines and meeting new friends.  The children are learning to become more independent by working on self-help skills and completing the “work cycle” (choosing work, completing work at a table or rug, and returning to the proper curriculum area shelf).

The following  work was presented:

Practical Life-Encourages coordination, confidence, independence and order

*Pouring, spooning, tonging

3 year old sponge squeezing.  This develops hand muscles to prepare a child for pencil grip.

3 year old sponge squeezing. This develops hand muscles to prepare a child for pencil grip.

*Fava Beans-finding the colored jewels

*Catching your sneeze/cough

*Grace and Courtesy-responsibility and respect

Sensorial-Provides specific tools to aid development of intelligence

*Red Rods, Pink Cubes, Brown Prisms

*Introduction to Geometric Solids: Cube, Sphere, Cylinder

*Color Tablets- Box 1: Primary Color Matching, Box 2: Secondary Color Matching

Math

4 year old working with numerical rods and numerals

4 year old working with
numerical rods and numerals

*Numerical Rods and numerals

*Bead Stair

Language

*Metal Inserts-pre-writing

*Handwriting Without Tears Introduction: Shaking hands, names of wood pieces (Big and little line, Big and little curve), Mat Man (using wood pieces to make a person).

Geography

*Sandpaper Globe and Continent Globe

*Land, Air and Water jars with labels

*Land, Air and Water: Object to objects matching, object to picture matching, and picture to picture matching

*Contient puzzle map and control map, introduction of hemispheres

*Contient Song