Early Childhood West

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  Our week began with celebrating International Day of Peace!  We wore blue as a school community and created Pinwheels for Peace to line our sidewalks.  Thank you for participating in this celebration!  On our Geography shelves, we introduced the Hemisphere puzzle map, introducing the colored continents.  Our first Sensorial unit this year is exploring colors. ...
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The EC students started this week out by collecting peace sticks. Each child finds a stick that represents them. The sticks will be placed in a bundle in our peace corner to represent our classroom community. The children enjoyed painting their peace sticks for this special project. In Sensorial color box 1 was added to...
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We continued welcoming our friends to our communities this week in Early Childhood.  In the Peace area, we added the friendship trees and friendship strings, where children who feel they’ve been peaceful or kind to someone can hang beautiful objects as a representation.  We also demonstrated the peaceful way to raise a hand on the line...
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Our first full week of school has brought many new works and exciting activities! Specials started this week for the students including music, Spanish, Kindergarten Art, and Kindergarten P.E! More areas of the classrooms were opened and introduced including our Peace Corner, Sensorial area, and the movement shelf. Within the Peace corner, the peace rose...
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  A big, warm welcome back to all of our MSBG families!  Whether you are brand new to our program, or a family who we’ve worked with for years, we are truly grateful to have you at our school.  Orientation week in Early Childhood went very smoothly, especially with all of our new safety procedures.  The...
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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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