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Full Slate of Activities To Celebrate Montessori Education Week

Starting today, West Side Montessori joins Montessori organizations around the world in celebrating 106 years of the education model developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1907. A full slate of activities are planned to celebrate. Below is a list for both campus and all levels:

All Week

Parents are invited to explore the students Europe research and work in the library (CH-LE) and the hallway in the west building (UE-MS) on the Toledo campus. Come and see the variety of work samples  the students created as part of a school-wide European study.

Monday, Feb. 25
  • “M” Day (UE) – Students wore as many items with “M” such as magenta, monkeys, Michigan, and more. 
  • Scavenger Hunt (LE) – Lower Elementary held a Montessori scavenger hunt.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
  • Montessori WeekWest Side Montessori Logo Wear Day (all levels) – show your school spirit by wearing the special Montessori Education Week t-shirt designed by WSM’s middle school students or WSM logowear. Or simply wear green and white for our school colors.
  • Europe Research Presentations (UE) for Ireland, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. (Displays will be in the hallway all week.)
Wednesday, Feb. 27
  • ItalyFamily Sing-a-long (Perrysburg) – In honor of this special week, Little House and Children’s House students and families will join Risa in the Great Room from 8:30-9:15 a.m. for a family sing-a-long.
  • Children’s House (Toledo) students will have a visit from Maria Montessori.
  • European Art Museum (Perrysburg) – Students have been studying Monet, Matisse, and Kandinsky in depth and will display the artwork re-created during the process. Kindergarteners will serve at docents from 9:15-9:45 a.m.
  • Boot Day (UE)– Since Maria Montessori was from Italy and it is shaped like a boot, students can wear their boots!
  • Europe Research Presentations (UE) for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, and Sweden. (Displays will be in the hallway all week.)
Thursday, Feb. 28
  • Pink TowerAccessorize with Montessori materials (UE) – Make your own bracelets, necklaces or design your own t-shirt to represent the pink tower, bead bars, checkerboard, grammar symbols. Be creative!
  • Maria Montessori skits (LE) – The Spirit Committee will present a skit on Maria’s life.
  • Europe Research Presentations (UE) for Croatia, Greece, and Italy. (Displays will be in the hallway all week.)
Friday, March 1
  • Dress Like Maria Day (UE) – Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, so show your appreciation by dressing like Maria Montessori.
  • Europe Research Presentations (UE) for Slovenia and Denmark. (Displays will be in the hallway all week.)
  • Toledo Campus Sing-a-long – Little House through Middle School will come together for a school-wide sing-a-long with Risa in the commons. If you aren’t dressing up like Maria, come in your favorite West Side Montessori shirt or green and white!