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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.

Take Parents To Work

 

Monday, Feb. 2 – Thursday, Feb. 5 Children’s House is inviting their parents to join them in their “work” for a day from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

A limited number of spaces are available each day during the week for you to join your child(ren) in exploring the classroom and to share the important work they do each day at West Side Montessori.

You’ll get an email soon with a link to reserve your space!

If you have questions please contact Brandi Parcell at (419) 874-9385 or bparcell@wsmctoledo.org.

Here’s another opportunity to do some “Spring” (OK, Winter) cleaning and get some things out of your house and help others at the same time.  On Friday, Feb. 13, we will be collecting collecting unscratched used or new DVDs to donate to DVDs for vets along with our Valentine’s exchange.  Any videos collected will be donated to adult residents at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio.  If you would like further information about this organization you can reference DVDs4vets.org.

It looks like the snow won’t be going anywhere for a while.  When temperatures allow, we do our best to get the children outside.  Please remember to send snow pants and boots so that your child is able to enjoy outdoor play.  Don’t forget the hats and mittens as well.

” Follow the child, but follow the child as his leader. “

A morning in the Great Room lent to unexpected discoveries.  After the initial burst into the Great Room with running and laughter, the children began settling down into a variety of activities.  While there were a group of children using the trampoline, the monkey bars, and the balls other children had a made an interesting discovery…rock salt.  Their childlike wonder caused them to become quite curious about what they discovered.  They began picking the individual salt granules up and were searching for something in which to collect them.  Following their interest, teachers discussed the product and quickly grabbed some paper cups to distribute to the kids.  Before we knew it, the picking-up-rock-salt Practical Life/Fine Motor activity was underway!

Children using their pincer grasp to pick up rock salt, building strength in their fingers and hands!

Children using their pincer grasp to pick up rock salt, building strength in their fingers and hands!

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And it didn’t stop there…

After a child had collected a fair amount of salt, she gently shook the cup and what did she discover?  “It sounds like a maraca!”  Children then proceeded into the classroom to trace, cut, and tape the Circle Metal Inset shape over the top of the cup to make a homemade made maraca musical instrument!  When following the child, you just never know what you may learn and/or create.

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Children’s House is running in short supply of tissues and they are in high demand. Therefore, please send in any boxes that you would be willing to donate.  They would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Your Children’s House Teachers