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Lilac Room

Bridgett Miller

Bridgett Miller

Janell Butts

Janell Butts

Lilac Room is a Little House classroom on the Toledo Campus. Janell Butts and Bridgett Miller are the classroom’s co-teachers.

It had been weeks since the Lilac friends were able to enjoy our natural playground. The frigid temps kept us inside for far too long. Each day the snow melted a little more to reveal the grass and treasures beneath. As one child exclaimed, “The sand came back!” Digging in snow and sand are our outdoor points of interest . We also enjoyed the fresh air and scenery on our long walks. A walk in the snow-covered woods proved to be a real adventure.

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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.

A Montessori morning in the Lilac Room consists of routines, choice work, and a growing need for independence. Friends greet each other at the door and carryon with hanging up backpacks and coats on cubby hooks.

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Good Morning Greetings and Responsibilities

 

The classroom is a carefully prepared learning environment. As Maria did, we “follow the child” in setting out work choices that spark an interest, allow for exploration, and challenge the child to learn a new skill.

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Building Words with Moveable Alphabet

 

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Food Prep – clementines

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Pride in Completing Own Work

 

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Caring for Environment and Appreciating Living Things

 

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Completing 100 Board with Focus

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Using Work with Builtin Control of Error for Success

 

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Visits from LE Readers

 

We build a sense of community in the classroom by coming together for songs and stories at circle time and sharing in a group snack.

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Careful Pouring with Eye-hand Coordination

 

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Patiently Waiting to be Served

To complete our morning, we make time for gross motor movement. Lilac friends enjoy actively playing and socializing indoors and outside on our natural playground.

 

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Digging in the Snow

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Smile and Slide

 

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Saying Goodbyes at Circle

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Ready at the Bench for Carline

 

Zen Garden and a peaceful environment

Zen Garden and a peaceful environment

Children turning 3 by August 1, 2015 are visiting the Children’s House classrooms on Tuesday, February 10 through Friday, Feb. 13!

  • Would you love to see what a Children’s House classroom looks like?
  • Do you wonder what sort of work choices and Montessori materials are in a Children’s House classroom?
  • Are you curious how 3’s, 4’s and Kindergartners can be in the same classroom?

Parents will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the library for conversation about the Children’s House program.  Little House teachers will walk your children to the library at 9 a.m. so you and your child can visit a Children’s House classroom together and explore the work choices with a Children’s House child as your personal tour guide for approximately 30 minutes.

Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy Heckert at (419) 866-1931 or kheckert@wsmctoledo.org.  There are a limited number of spaces available each day, so call or email today!

Before winter break students created I Spy Peace Ornaments as their holiday gift to take home. The idea to create an ornament using rice came from a tall glass cylinder in the sensorial area of the classroom. Lilac friends made a variety of colored rice using a simple recipe (rice, rubbing alcohol, food coloring). The colored rice was then carefully spooned into the cylinder. This rice cylinder work choice was presented at the beginning of the school year. The children loved adding the rice layers, and the cylinder was almost completely full (and very colorful) by December.

Filling the ornaments with rice supported use of practical life skills. First, students used a spoon and funnel to fill the ornament. Next, students collected one of each of the objects from a sorted tray of objects representing peace. Finally, a ribbon and tag were added.

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“Peace Begins With A Smile” – Mother Theresa