Opal Classroom News

Shannon Schlumbohm

Megan Craig

Opal Room is a Little House classroom for ages 13 months to 22 Months on the Perrysburg Campus. Megan Craig and Shannon Schlumbohm are the classroom’s co-teachers.



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We cordially invite you to attend Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day!

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the children in their classrooms. The students are always so happy and proud to share their space with loved ones. We hope that you can join us!

Q: What day should my child’s grandparent/special friend come visit?

A: We are lucky to have so many grandparents/special friends in our community! To accommodate all our visitors, we host 2 days for visits. Look for your child’s program in the list below to determine what day their guests should arrive.

Friday, May 6 -Toledo Campus
– Little House students enrolled in W-F classes
– Little House students enrolled in M-F classes
– All Children’s House students
– All students in levels 1-8 Friday,

Friday, May 6 – Perrysburg Campus
– Little House students enrolled in W-F classes

Monday, May 9 – Toledo Campus
– Little House students enrolled in M-T classes

Monday, May 9 – Perrysburg Campus
– Little House students M/T classes
– Little House students M-F classes
– All Children’s House students

Please feel free to call the offices with questions:
Toledo – 419-866-1931
Perrysburg – 419-874-9385

Children are really enjoying our new way of exploring sandpaper numbers.  First a child counts out two spoonfuls of Cheerios into a small bowl.  She then selects a sandpaper number and places it on the tray.  She then traces along the texture of the number with her finger.  She picks up the Cheerios one by one and places them along the printed number.  When she covers the sandpaper number she then gets to do the best part… eat the Cheerios!IMG_20160428_084113728_TOP

In other news, we are now using a glue stick in the art area.  Children are learning the order of the traffic light colors along with what the colors represent at circle through songs.  We have added a printed traffic light that children use the glue stick to stick on circles of red, yellow, and green.


We have added a movement area to our classroom!  Currently, children are very busy using their large muscles to lift up a heavy jug of colored water and placing it on top of a rolling scooter.  The child then pushes the scooter with both hands, steering it along a lined path on the floor.  They follow the line to the end and then turn their body around to push the scooter back to the rug.  This work takes so much patience and hard effort.  They are enjoying it very much.


Perrysburg campus had special visitors from Molly’s Irish Dancers in the great room today.  We got to watch both soft and hard shoe dance performances.  The children really enjoyed watching the show.  Many children were clapping along with the music.  What a fun experience to have!

We are enjoying the warm up in weather and are loving playground time again.  In such a short time, we are seeing children become more adventurous and also so much more stable and balanced while playing on the structures.  Some have even started pedaling tricycles.

We look forward to meeting with you at conferences this week.