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Buttercup Room

Julie Poure

Julie Poure

Sarah Kreinbrink

Sarah Kreinbrink

Buttercup Room is a Little House classroom for ages 13 months to 2 years old  on the Toledo Campus. Sarah Kreinbrink and Julie Poure are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Friday, May 1


Lower Elementary Songfest

7 p.m. – Toledo Campus Commons


Saturday, May 9


All West Side Montessori families from Little House through Middle School are invited to join us celebrate at our 31st annual Spring Fundraiser featuring food from Mancy’s Steakhouse, Domo Sushi, Registry Bistro and Rosie’s Italian Grille along with wine-tasting. Tickets can still be purchased online at


Friday, May 8 or Monday, May 11



Tuesday, May 12


Upper Elementary Ensemble & Middle School Band

Spring Concert

Toledo Campus Commons
7-8 p.m.


Thursday, May 14


9th Annual 5KDub Run, Walk, and Picnic

Please join us for our annual 5K/Fun walk and family picnic at Olander Park in Sylvania. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate. If you would like to just join us for dinner and fun, that’s an option too. Click here to make your reservation online. Event begins at 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 20

Spring Sing

Spring Sing: Building a Better World

6:30 p.m. – University of Toledo Recital Hall
Perrysburg and Toledo Kindergarten Spring Concert

First Thursday

You are invited to learn more about Little House and Children’s House through West Side Montessori’s First Thursday program on Thursday, March 5, at either Perrysburg or Toledo Campus.

Potty Training:
Little House shares its tips & tricks!
Thursday, March 5
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Perrysburg Campus

Unchild-proof Your Home
Thursday, March 5
8:30-9:30 a.m. or 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Toledo Campus

Come learn how opening up your home to your child(ren) will give them the gifts of independence, respect, understanding, and self confidence. It will decrease frustration levels and negative behaviors, too.

These monthly parent education programs are presented by WSM teachers and open to the public.

Hello Everyone!

I see that the blog post I scheduled to publish before New Year’s just went out today. So sorry about that! I am not sure I understand how the delay publishing works yet…

It has been so great to see our friends this week! Everyone has come back and jumped right back into our routine. The children are excited about the new work in the room and have enjoyed more independence and responsibility as well.

As promised, I have pictures for you!! I am working to upload them now.



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2015 will bring much excitement and independence to the Buttercup Room!

Our children can look forward to pouring their own water at the snack table, food prep activities, and fruit and vegetable tastings. We have new flannel/magnet board stories and songs for line time. We will explore many new items in our sensory table such as: shaving cream, rice, snow, and pom poms. We will have a basket full of oversized clothes for the children to practice putting on and taking off shirts, socks, mittens, hats, and pants. There will be more alphabet and numeral exploration activities as well. Most exciting will be the addition of pictures to our blogs!!

Many parents are asking about the need for snow boots and snow pants in the coming months. We find that our youngest students have a difficult time walking in the snow and often get very frustrated and upset with the extra heavy layers. In the event that the weather is snowy and yet still warm enough for us to go outside, we bring snow onto our patio (or into the water table). This is a constant flat terrain that offers more stability for the children than our playground. They will not need snow pants, but maybe just an extra pair of sweatpants in their backpack. We will occasionally go for walks outside along the paved and plowed paths so we will still need hats and mittens.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday break and get to enjoy some quality time with your children. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Stay healthy, Stay warm, and stay safe!

Warm wishes,

Sarah and Julie