Rose Room is a Little House classroom for ages 2-3 years old on the Toledo Campus. Stacey Alfonso and Molly Kujawa are the classroom’s co-teachers.
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Rose Room friends have been enjoying the nicer weather! We went for a nature walk last week after some light showers. We were rewarded with worms! Our friends enjoyed watching the little worms wiggle. We also have work in the classroom. This is work for two friends. After putting on a necklace, the two friends have fun digging for worms and lady bugs. Then we enjoyed some octoball! Octoball is a game the big kids play, but we had fun running in the octagon and chasing balls!
Little House also has been busy planting flowers and plants in our gardens. If anyone would like to donate plants or seeds for our garden area please let us know.
Little House friends welcomed the Book Fair truck! Little House has filled their bins with books if you are interested in donating books to the classroom. This makes for a wonderful year end gift!
Calamity Day information was sent home in back packs. It is IMPORTANT that you send in the reservation form if you would like your child to attend that day.
Please remember to sunscreen and bug spray you child prior to school each morning.
Summer is almost here! Stacey, Molly and Jessie will be here this summer! We would love to have you join us!
Reminder: Stacey’s baby shower is next Thursday, May 29 at 4 p.m. in the library. She is not finding out the gender.
Special Friend Day
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We enjoyed Special Friend Day! The children were busy showing their special friends all the hard work they enjoy.
Summer Is Coming Soon!
Stacey, Jessie, and Molly are happy to announce they will be teaching Summer Camp! Come spend the Summer with your Little House friends and have a great time.
Warm Weather Notes
With the weather getting warmer we will be outdoors more. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to school. If your child stays all day please send a tube of sunscreen (labeled) and bug spray (labeled) for after nap. You will also need to fill out the topical ointment form found at www.montessoritoledo.org and turn in with your child.
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It was so nice to have warm weather again! We took advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperatures this week. We opened up the patio and the children were invited to work outside or inside. They enjoyed the change of scenery.
Soccer Shots came to visit this week! The Rose Room friends had so much fun learning about soccer. You can sign your child up for this after school activity by clicking here: Extracurriculars.
Thank you to Delaney for our adorable new picture. One of our favorite songs is our “Hello” song. We sing hello in different languages. This beautiful picture features many of the languages we use.
Today we said goodbye to our friend, Letizia. Her family is moving to Peru. The children all had a chance to say goodbye. We wish them well.
- No school Friday, April 18
- Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day is Friday, May 2, for three-day and five-day children and Monday, May 5, for two-day children
Parenting Classes Begin Tuesday, April 15
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Starting Date Moved Back a Week
Parenting Young Children – Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP)
Do you need a system for effective parenting? You are invited to attend a six-week STEP parenting class (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). This class is targeted for parents of children from birth to age six (6).
The STEP class will be held on Tuesdays at the Toledo Campus in Central Park from 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, April 15, through Tuesday, May 20.
There is no cost for the class. However, each family needs a copy of “Parenting Young Children” at a cost of $15. The books will be distributed before the first class.
Sign up by contacting Kathy Heckert at (419) 866-1931 to reserve a space. Class size is limited.
Fun in the Rose Room
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We had mud fun in the Rose Room! Last week, our UT student, Mary, made “fake” mud for our sensory table. She hid fish, frogs and turtles in the “mud” for the children to find.
Today we made “clean” mud from Ivory soap, toilet paper and water. Our room smelled so clean! We put Arctic animals in the table with the “mud.” And, just in case your child isn’t getting enough mud inside, our outdoor playground has plenty! Thank you for sending appropriate outdoor clothing.
Thank you to Elise for our adorable hedgehog door stop. The children love our second Franklin!
Thank you to Lincoln and his grandma for the truck book donations. Our truck books are well loved!
Next week is Spring Break. We hope you have a safe and fun break. There are so many family friendly activities in our Toledo area to check out.
Remember that a consistent routine is the key to a happy toddler. So, even if you are enjoying day trips or a big vacation, keep a consistent routine. Maintain nap times and bed times as well as regular meal times. It will make your vacation more enjoyable for all! Also, toddlers have their own speed. For them it is often about the journey not the destination. A one block walk to the park may take 30 minutes! A toddler wants to take in all the sites on the way! This is a great opportunity to build vocabulary. Get down to your child’s eye level and see the world as (s)he sees it.
Take time to read to your child over the break. Spend plenty of time snuggled up with simple board books. Bake or cook with your toddler. They love to pour and stir. Simple activities are so meaningful when they are shared with the people they love.
We will see you in April!