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Trillium Room

Kelly Carver

Kelly Carver

Trillium Room is a Little House classroom for ages 2-3 years old on the Toledo Campus. Kelly Carver is the classroom teacher.

This replaces the previous date that was listed on the school calendar (May 21).

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You’re Invited to First Thursday

Thursday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.  — Toledo Campus

 

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Friday, May 1

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Lower Elementary Songfest

7 p.m. – Toledo Campus Commons

 

Saturday, May 9

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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 www.wsmcspringfundraiser.com.

 

Friday, May 8 or Monday, May 11

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Tuesday, May 12

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Upper Elementary Ensemble & Middle School Band

Spring Concert

Toledo Campus Commons
7-8 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 14

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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

Celebrating Earth Day

The children had a lot of fun celebrating Earth Day all week with some special art projects. We did some simple printmaking using tree bark and paint. The children enjoyed rolling the paint on the bark, placing a piece of paper on top, and rubbing it with their fingers. We talked about the texture of the bark–bumpy, rough–and how the bark helps to protect the tree. Then we lifted the paper to see our finished artwork. Neat!

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painting the bark

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the finished product!

The children also made some watercolor earths with coffee filters and blue and green colored water. Squeezing the dropper to draw up and release the water is a great way to practice the pincer grasp needed for writing–and the children love doing it!

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making her watercolor earth

Also, in celebration of Earth day, the children helped make bird seed ornaments. As we made the ornaments, we talked about how we can help take care of the earth by taking care of the animals that live on it. If your child attended school on Wednesday, then he or she came home with an ornament. Find a tree within viewing distance of a window in your house, hang the ornament, and enjoy watching the birds (or the squirrels) feast!

Garden Pretend Play

Our water table is now a pretend garden, where the children can plant/dig up vegetables! We used black beans to represent the soil. The children are having a blast!

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It’s fun to play in the garden!

Honing our Fine Motor Skills and Hand-Eye Coordination

Our children are really concentrating on practicing their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with lots of fun new work. They can string pasta to make a colorful necklace, practice tracing shapes with the metal insets, or snap tiny circle pegs onto a frame–all of which is great for getting those fingers ready to hold a pencil.

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snapping all 100 pegs takes a lot of time and patience!

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He is really concentrating on getting his necklace just right!

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using the circle metal inset

Two works that promote hand-eye coordination that the children are really enjoying are pipe threading and hammering nails into a tree stump.

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Pipe threading

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Hammering

The Pink Tower

About a month ago, we brought out the pink tower in our room. The pink tower is comprised of ten blocks, and it is displayed stacked on a wooden stand with the largest block on the bottom and the smallest block on the top. In doing this work, the child is taught to very carefully take each block off one at time and place it on a rug. Then they can order the blocks horizontally by size, as this child has done below.

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Ordering the blocks by size, from largest to smallest

They can also build a tower with the blocks, building from largest to smallest.

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She finished building the pink tower. You can see how proud she is of her work!

When the child is done building the tower, she must take all the blocks down again very carefully before she can put them back on their display stand. The pink tower is not a work to be done quickly-it teaches the child to go slowly, and be mindful of what she is doing.

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Putting away the pink tower

Outdoor fun, finally!

With the warmer weather, we are finally able to really enjoy being outdoors. Playing in the sand, swinging, sliding, balancing on the logs and hopping on tree ‘cookies’ are great fun! We hope you are enjoying spring!

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Grandparent’s Day

Last but not least, Grandparents and Special Friend’s Day is right around the corner. If your child would like to bring a Grandparent or Special Friend to school, please call the office to sign them up. The dates are Friday, May 8th from 10-11:30 a.m. (for Mon-Fri and Wed-Fri children) and Monday, May 11th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (for Mon-Tues children).

Have a wonderful week!

 

Hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break! This is just a quick note to share some cute pictures of the children coloring eggs right before break.

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After we colored our eggs, we peeled them and ate them for snack. The children seemed to enjoy peeling them just as much as they enjoyed coloring them!

The children also got a chance to make a paper plate bunny craft. Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to take pictures of them making their creations, but hopefully they shared them with you at home!

Next week, we will blog about the pink tower, trail walking, and more. Stay tuned!