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7115 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43615-3010
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Black Cherry

Kyla Reams

Kyla Reams

Cory Hall

Cory Hall

Black Cherry Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Toledo Campus. Cory Hall and Kyla Reams are the classroom’s co-teachers.


I am happy to report that I am cancer-free! Coming back to school I was greeted by many warm hugs and handmade cards from your children. Many of you have sent me emails, cards, meals, and gifts while I was in recovery. Thank you for all of your support. It is wonderful to be part of a caring community. I am very happy to be here.

Welcome Back Risa

Poster made by Sapphire and Emerald students


Whether you are looking through the observation window or sitting in the observation chair, you will see a variety of work, cooperation and courtesy going on in Black Cherry .

Even the smallest of hands can help.

Even the smallest of hands can help.

Playing a sound bingo game as a group. To play everyone needs to have their best listing ears on.

These children are playing sound bingo as a group. To play this game, you need your best listing ears on.

The Sensorial Area this year has proven to be the section of the classroom that creativity is at it's highest.

The Sensorial Area is where creativity can soar.


These two children happily give the third child a lesson.

Handwriting Without Tears lessons are given at least 3 times a week to the Kindergartners.

Handwriting Without Tears lessons are given 3 times a week to the Kindergartners. Along with creative handwriting lessons 2 times a week.


Children being creative in the Sensorial Area again:)

Our classroom pet, Thumper (the bunny) is observing a child's high concentration level.

Our classroom pet, Thumper (the bunny) is observing a child concentrating on his work.

Two children work on a puzzle of Africa

Two children work on a puzzle of Africa


A child working on addition with the Stamp Game.


Two students work on completing the multiplication board.

Two students work on completing the multiplication board.


A child working on the Hanging Bead Stair.


What a wonderful week Black Cherry had with parent visitors! The children were so excited to show their work to our special guests. Thank you for taking part and sharing your time with us.


A student showing his parents the hard working skills needed to complete his reading comprehension cards.


One of Black Cherry’s newest students showing his mother one of his favorite works, the step board.


Start your counting…331..332..333..334….a parent watches as her child gets to work on her number roll.


Last week, we talked about how snowflakes are formed. It was introduced with the book called The Story of Snow. The children enjoyed creating snowflakes using a variety different ways. We had pin pushing, cutting with coffee filters and painting to make a six sided snowflake.


We have started our nutrition unit. We have talked about all the different food groups. We  took a look into our lunch boxes to see if we had food from all of the food groups. We will be taste testing fruits and vegetables and deciding which is our favorite as a class. We also cut out pictures from ads and placed them in the right food groups.




 Take Parents To Work

During the week of Monday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb. 6, Toledo 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.

Click a link below or visit your classroom blog at and use the SIGN UP HERE options at the top to reserve your space today!

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If you have questions please contact Kathy Heckert at (419) 866-1931 or