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Sycamore

Melissa Sndyer

Melissa Sndyer

Sycamore Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Toledo Campus. Melissa Snyder is the classroom teacher.

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Did you know that the sun is a star?  This was big news in the Sycamore Room the last two weeks.  It looks so big because it is the closest star to the Earth.  But don’t get too close, it is very hot!  We also learned the eight planets in our solar system and their order starting with the closest to the sun.  We sang a fun song to the tune of London Bridge.

A four year old is doing solar system three part cards.

A four year old is doing solar system three part cards.

A four year old put the planets in order on the solar system mat.

A four year old put the planets in order on the solar system mat.

In science we studied apples to go along with the kindergartners’ field trip to the apple orchard.  We talked about the life cycle of an apple and its parts.  Following a tasting of a red delicious apple, a golden delicious apple, and a granny smith apple, we graphed which apples the children liked the best.  Then, for the grand finale, we read a story about a little red house with no doors or windows and a star inside.  We cut open an apple and there was a real star inside!

An apple with a star inside!

An apple with a star inside!

A three year old is holding an apple while we talk about its parts.

A three year old is holding an apple while we talk about its parts.

A three year old completed the apple life cycle work.

A three year old completed the apple life cycle work.

A three year old is working on the parts of an apple three part cards.

A three year old is working on the parts of an apple three part cards.

This kindergartner has mastered the tying frame!

This kindergartner has mastered the tying frame!

Have you ever put a puzzle cabinet together with the help of two four year olds and a five year old?  It's an experience.

Have you ever put a puzzle cabinet together with the help of two four year olds and a five year old? It’s an experience.

A kindergartner constructed "the maze" with red rods.

A kindergartner constructed “the maze” with red rods.

A three year old is strengthening his hand muscles and increasing his concentration with play dough.

A three year old is strengthening his hand muscles and increasing his concentration with play dough.

Welcome back everyone!  It has been a great first few weeks of school in the Sycamore Room.  The children have all been very busy choosing the work in the classroom and it feels like we have already created our small community within the bigger West Side one.  We recently learned about living and nonliving things.  Living things need water, food, and air.  Plants need nutrients as well.  We then extended the lesson to the differences between plants and animals.

A kindergartner sorted objects into living and non-living groups.

A kindergartner sorted objects into living and nonliving groups.                                                              

Two three year olds are practicing the skill of pouring.

Two three year old children are practicing the skill of pouring.

 

 

 

 

 

A four year old is washing her dishes after snack.

A four year old is washing her dishes after snack.

A three year old is concentrating on his puzzle.

A three year old is concentrating on his puzzle.

A three year old is pin pushing shapes.  This activity is great for fine motor development.

A three year old is pin pushing shapes. This activity is great for fine motor development.

Three boys are enjoying a lesson together.

Three boys are enjoying a lesson together.

Two boys are making sure the classroom is clean.

Two boys are making sure the classroom is clean.

Thursday, Sept. 4 • 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. at Toledo Campus

pink towerMontessori education is designed to maximize development of your young child’s brain power. How?

Join Head of School, Lynn Fisher, at September’s First Thursday as she unlocks the secrets of how an authentic Montessori program works. Little House & Children’s House parents are invited to attend this monthly program held at the Toledo Campus. This month’s event is Thursday, Sept. 4, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and again from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Come and discover your child’s super powers!

First Thursday is a monthly parent education program presented by West Side Montessori faculty. Any family is welcome to attend! First Thursdays are opportunities for parents in our community to learn more about Montessori through the eyes of children, teachers, and other Montessori parents.

Make plans to come, meet other parents, and learn more about the Montessori method.

Learn more about Little House and Children’s House through West Side Montessori’s First Thursday event at the Toledo Campus. It is a monthly parent education program that discusses a different topic each month. Plan to attend one or more of the following 2014-15 dates:

Sept. 4
Montessori 101 with Head of School Lynn Fisher

Oct. 2
Beyond the Continent Song:
Understanding Montessori’s Approach to Geography

Nov. 6
Toy Shopping Tips:
Pick the Perfect Toys for Your Child

Dec. 4
Handwriting Without Tears

January
No First Thursday

Feb. 5
Tears and Tantrums

March 5
Unchildproof Your Home

April 2
Montessori Math

May 7
Ask a Teacher
Answers to Your Toddler Conundrums