Early Childhood West

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Thank you for all your participation in our community week activities this week! We cannot believe the school year has come to a close and especially closing in distance learning. We enjoyed closing our classroom communities and school community with all of you. From our daily themed festivities, to our class videos, and seeing you...
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As we near the end of the school year, Early Childhood continued Montessori lessons focusing on preparing for the closing of our classroom communities.  We demonstrated a culminating Practical Life project, bread making!  It was wonderful to see families’ pictures of completing this work at home.  Additionally, chair scrubbing and wood polishing lessons were presented...
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This week we introduced our last science unit about the solar system along with a shooting star experiment. We explored phases of the moon by using Oreo cookies! For some fun at home practical life, we showed using a grater to make bubbles and then making bubble prints for art! As our school year comes...
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Learning about our state was a focus in our Geography curriculum this week!  A new unit filled with all things Ohio was introduced.  We encourage everyone to watch our Distance Learning site daily videos to learn about this unique unit.  In art, we created paper flowers and even provided extensions to arrange real flowers.  We...
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This week Early Childhood introduced a new science unit on the Human Body! Children had the opportunity to learn about what our bodies do, the names of organs, and how important it is to take care of our bodies! A “hand-washing” experiment was provided as well to show the importance of using soap and water...
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Happy Earth Day!  Early Childhood learned the importance of recycling, reusing, and reducing to keep our earth clean and beautiful.  We learned how to sort trash into items to be recycled, and also enjoyed a virtual tour of what happens to cardboard and plastic at a recycling plant!  Other activities this week included creating pictures of...
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The Early Childhood teachers continue to miss everyone tremendously! We hope that everyone is utilizing our newly organized Google Site and daily videos as much as possible. We also sent out access to student folders this week for individual academic work. This week we learned about insects, bugs, and the life cycle on the butterfly....
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Montessori lessons have been continuing for our community!  We are so thankful for the distance learning technology that has allowed us to see each other and share learning materials with our families.  We know this is an unprecedented and difficult time for everyone, and we truly appreciate the support and participation. Within our distance learning site, Early...
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This week brought lots of new lessons and work in the Early Childhood classrooms. Wood polishing was introduced in practical life. The East classroom also demonstrated a care of environment work of watering plants while the West classroom continued the use of water by pouring water from one to one. The East classroom also explored...
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  Enticing water work and exploration was a focus in Early Childhood this week.  The East classroom demonstrated pouring water 1-1, while West explored sponge squeezing.  These practical life skills build upon our dry pouring and squeezing lessons and prepare the children for future skills.  Also in Practical Life, East students worked with nuts and bolts and...
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