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Deb Kelleher

Deb Kelleher

Terie Alvarez

Terie Alvarez

Cardinal Room is a Lower Elementary classroom for levels 1-3 on the Toledo Campus. Terie Alvarez and Deb Kelleher are the classroom’s co-teachers.

100-day1Monday, Feb. 2, is the 100th day of the school year and the Lower Elementary teachers have many engaging activities planned for the day.

Students are asked to help celebrate by making a 100-day collection. Students are to collect 100 of something and bring their items to school on Monday. The 100th day collections will be shared during each classroom’s morning meeting.

Get creative! It’s always amazing to see the wonderful ideas each child comes up with such as 100 Lego sculpture, 100 picture poster, and 100 cotton ball snowman.  Have fun!


To start off  the 100th Day celebration, your student also is invited to bring 100 pieces of their favorite cereal in a personalized resalable plastic bag. Each class will have breakfast with a smile that day. Now that’s a tasty way to start the day!

The Lower Elementary Nature Wonderland

Friday, January 16 • 10-11 a.m.

The Lower Elementary children will experience a “Nature Wonderland” this Friday, Jan. 16, from 10-11 a.m.  The children should wear their winter coat and bring along boots, snow pants, gloves, and a hat. The children will participate in fun outdoor activities. After the outdoor play, the children will enjoy warm hot chocolate.




The Peaceful Peacocks journeyed to pioneer times with Karen Keebler. Karen is Ben Fisher’s grandma and volunteers her time at the Sylvania Historical Village.  She engaged us in pioneer games, clothing, food, and culture. We had so much fun and we learned so much. Karen, you’re awesome!

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We began our study of the continents by understanding the relationship to the larger world and to the universe especially.  As we look ahead, we will be studying about North America and focus this year on the continent of Europe.

It’s difficult for young children to understand their relationship to the larger world – and to the universe especially. The Cosmic Nesting Boxes are 10 wooden boxes that demonstrate the concept of each space contained within a larger space.  These were customized with our city Toledo, our state Ohio, and our school, West Side Montessori. The boxes depict (from largest to smallest.)

These are amazing for showing the child’s place in relationship to space.

Milky Way Galaxy
Solar System
Continent of North America
Country of the United States
your state
your city or town
your building or school
the child
the energy within the child

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