Poplar Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Toledo Campus. Sarah Knox and Amy Wagner are the classroom’s co-teachers.
Small Beginnings and a New Year
Posted by Poplar
Hello Poplar Families and welcome to the Poplar blog! We’re so excited to have each of your children be a part of our classroom and to partner along with you as part of your child’s education.
It’s only been two weeks since we’ve been back, but we have had full days. New Poplar students have learned so much in such a short time. We’ve covered ground rules and they are quickly adopting them – using walking feet, speaking with a conversational voice (no shouting inside), choosing work on a rug or a table, and putting their work away. Some things have been easier to learn than others, but we are so pleased with how driven our new friends are to follow the ground rules and become a part of the Poplar room!
We can’t believe how grown all of our returning friends look! The returning students have been great helpers in teaching new students about the ground rules, providing lessons, and offering comfort or hugs when needed. It’s encouraging to see how children learn to care for each other and show compassion.
This week we studied magnets and what makes something magnetic. We had work on the shelf for sorting “Magnetic” and “Non-Magnetic” materials, magnet tiles for building, magnetic spheres, as well as others. This was just the first of many science studies to come. Sneak peek: next week we begin learning about the solar system!
We look forward to the coming year and all the exciting beginnings that are to come!
WSM’s Back-to-School Sing-along Is Friday
Posted by West Side Montessori