Black Cherry

Kyla Reams

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.

 

2015-16 Toledo Children’s House
Dates to Know [PDF]

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.

Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it’s shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping. (The Discovery of a Child, Maria Montessori)

 

Dear Kindergarten Families,
I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening for “Spring Sing: Listen to the Water.” The students have been working hard to put this production together and you are in for a treat.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
The University of Toledo Recital Hall
6:15pm – Kindergartners arrive (Please have them use the bathroom now.)
6:20pm –Warm Up Backstage
6:30pm – PERFORMANCE BEGINS

Please put your children to bed tonight early. The Toledo kindergartners will be tired from the zoo and the kindergartners from both campuses have a big day tomorrow. All the children should arrive dressed and fed. (Plan tonight what your quick healthy dinner will be tomorrow.) I will warm up with the children backstage at 6:20. Please arrive by 6:15 so that everyone can go to the bathroom before warm ups. They can wear whatever is comfortable for them and makes them feel like singing. The children will be sitting on risers, so short dresses and skirts would not be appropriate without shorts or leggings underneath. They will also be moving around, so floor-length dresses and skirts are not recommended. This event will be photographed and recorded. You may purchase DVDs of the event if you bring cash or checks with you.

Please leave extra time for travel and possible traffic. Directions to the University of Toledo Recital Hall: Enter the University of Toledo by the “West Entrance.” The “West Entrance” is on Towerview Blvd., off Secor Rd. between Bancroft and Dorr. Enter UT by Towerview Blvd. At the first stop sign, turn right and the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) is immediately on your left. You may park in the lot between the Law School and the Center for Performing Arts. You do not need to park at a meter and you do not need a permit for this event. The University is aware of our concert and they will not be ticketing. As you enter CPA, the Recital Hall is immediately on your left.

For driving directions click here.

For the Google Map click here.

For the Campus Map (Center for Performing Arts is labeled “PA”) click here.

Keep singing,
Risa

PJ Day Final

Flower arranging is a PRACTICAL LIFE lesson taught in the Montessori classroom. The PRACTICAL LIFE Area in the Montessori classroom provides children with the basic knowledge and skill sets for executing practical life work in a purposeful way. It directly aims to enhance the child’s abilities with concentration, coordination, confidence, independence, and order. These abilities develop a foundation necessary for exploration in all areas of the classroom.

For Mother’s Day, the children in the Black Cherry Classroom created and designed flower arrangements for their mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day! 

Flower 2 Flower 3

 

 

Flower 5

Flower Picture 1

 

A family member wanted to know the lyrics to our school song. Lynn Fisher wrote the lyrics to the melody of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (the first song I ever learned to play on guitar). Here you go:

This School is Your School

[Chorus]:
This school is your school, this school is my school
From the natural playground, to our computers,
From the pink tower to grammar boxes
This school was made for you and me.

As I was thinking about our history
I saw behind me a small beginning.
I saw before me a bright new future;
This school was made for you and me.

[Chorus]

And I’ve been making some very good friends
From tiny toddlers to Middle Schoolers.
This school is people. This school is caring.
This school was made for you and me.

[Chorus]

And our horizons, keep on expanding
With special classes and master planning
From parents’ hard work, to annual Spring Sing
This school was made for you and me.

[Chorus]

Throughout the good times
And the times of sorrow
We build together a new tomorrow
This school is your school
This school is my school
This school is our community

[Chorus]