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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.




IMG_20151112_103735805 Using fine motor skills to tong small acorns from one bowl to another.


Matching small containers filled with liquid to the coordinating spots.


Using hand and eye coordination to stack one block on top of the other, over and over.


Using empathy and kindness to comfort a sad friend.  A beautiful moment in our room.

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Dear Perrysburg families,

This year, Perrysburg Campus will be supporting Graham’s Foundation for our 3rd annual Thanks and Giving Celebration. Graham’s Foundation, founded by current West Side parents Nick and Jennifer Hall, is in celebration of their son, Graham. Graham and his twin sister, Reece (a Lower Elementary student) were born 15 weeks premature. Reece was in the hospital for four months before she was able to come home. Graham lived for 45 short days. Graham’s Foundation empowers parents of premature babies through support, advocacy and research to improve the outcomes for their preemies and themselves. We are looking forward to sharing with the children an act of great kindness and the gift of giving to those in need. One way Graham’s Foundation supports parents of preemies is to give NICU (neonatal intensive-care unit) Care Packages. Our goal is to collect 100 new children’s books that can be included in the care packages from today until November 23rd. Says Jennifer, “One of the many challenges of having a baby born early is that the nurses and doctors seem to provide all of the care for your baby, and as a parent you are left feeling helpless. When Reece and Graham were in the NICU, we looked for ways to parent and to make sure that they knew us. One of the ways we did that was by reading. We read books aloud by their isolettes. We didn’t know if it would make a difference, but we figured it wouldn’t hurt, and we knew one thing – it helped us. We felt as if we were doing something. It helped us feel as if we were doing something typical.” We will be donating the books to Graham’s Foundation at our Thanks and Giving Celebration Sing-A-Long on Tuesday, November 18th , beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Great Room. We would love to have you join your children, Nick, and Jennifer in this special celebration. Please feel free to bring siblings not in school, grandparents and anyone else who wishes to share in this tradition! Thank you for supporting our Thanks and Giving Celebration!

Sincerely, Perrysburg Teachers and Staff

“We shall walk together on a path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” -Maria Montessori

First Thursday

About Organizing the Chaos at the Toledo Campus

Maria Montessori believed children have a need and a sensitive period for order. Come learn how simplifying your life and organizing the chaos can help you and your child succeed.  Learn SIMPLE fixes to everyday issues. Organization ideas for toys, books, pictures. Easy ways to keep track of important information. And why Pinterest is NOT always the answer.

Fall is in the air these days.  Our fall celebration was so much fun!  We loved the hayrides and enjoyed scooping up apples in the bins of water.  The day after the celebration the children were eagerly standing at the fence and waiting for a hayride that never came.  One child pointed to the field and kept repeating “hay bale”.  The day will leave lasting memories in their little minds.

New work is being added to our shelves every few days.  Choices include farm animal matching to photograph, leaf matching, and buttoning strips.  A popular new choice are painting pens at the easel.  This involves many steps and children are eagerly attempting to master them all.

  1.  Child takes a smock off a hanger and flips it on, following similar steps to putting on a coat.
  2.  He then chooses a piece of paper and clips it onto the easel.  We have placed the clip on the side of the bottom of the easel  to allow for tiny bodies to reach it easily.
  3.  He then uses the paint pens, squeezing the end to allow for the paint to come out the tip.
  4.  He then hangs the painting up on the drying rack.
  5.  Last, he will hang the smock up on the hanger, pulling the hook of the hanger through the hole of the smock.