Trillium Room

Cathy Roether-Dick

Kelly Carver

Trillium Room is a Little House classroom for ages 2-3 years old on the Toledo Campus. Kelly Carver and Cathy Roether-Dick are the classroom teachers.

If you’ve had a chance to peek in our room since winter break, you may have noticed some new faces. We have 4 new children who have joined us in the Trillium room. We have spent the last couple of weeks settling back into our routine and getting to know our new friends.


We had fun bringing the snow into us a couple of days last week! A couple of children even discovered if they put the snow in the sink with the water running, it disappears quickly!


The Trillium students enjoying outdoor activities on a warm autumn day!IMG_9775 IMG_1952 IMG_1950 IMG_1940 IMG_1933 IMG_1930 IMG_1929 IMG_1926

We enjoyed taking part in the school’s 40th birthday celebration last week . The children listened to Lynn Fisher tell a story about the start of our school 40 years ago. We also sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY along with other songs!

With the cooler weather slowly showing up some of the Trillium room children have been experiencing runny noses and coughs. If you could help us show (and practice with) your children how to catch their coughs in the bend of their arms. We are hoping to keep the spreading of germs to a minimum!

The children helped measure , mix and pour the ingredients to make new pink playdough for our art area. Here is the receipe if you would like to make some for home .

1c flour

1/2 c salt

2 tsp cream of tarter

1 c water

1 tbs vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients in a pan

Mix water & oil ( add food coloring if desired)

add all together in a pan

cook on medium heat until playdough consistency.



Pumpkin scrubbing is now in the water table.  Carefully carrying water in a pitcher from the sink to the water table seems to be the favorite part of this work.  After pouring the water over the pumpkin the children use a scrub brush with soap to clean the pumpkin.

In addition, we have many new autumn themed activities on our practical life shelves.  These activities involve pouring, sorting and manipulating tongs.  All of which, boost fine motor skills.

5 Little Pumpkins, sitting on a gate,

The first one said, “my it’s getting late!”

The second one said, “there are witches in the air”

The third one said, “we don’t care!”

The fourth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”

The fifth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”

‘OOOOhhh went the wind (blowing sound) and out went the light(clap hands),and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!”

The children love this rhyme and we are sure would enjoy saying it with you!


After an emotional start to our school year the Trillium room children are settling in more and more each day. We could not have gotten to this point without your patience and strength to walk away from your sad children

We have been so fortunate to have such beautiful weather these past few weeks.  The children enjoyed our water play days on the playground. We also took our first walk around campus last week. We stopped to look at colorful flowers and the leaves blowing.  Midway through our walk we challenged our large muscle skills by walking up and down the large steps.