A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of April 8th

Recycle, Reduce and Reuse: The past week the students learned how they can help the environment. They learned about different ways to practice the three R’s of waste management: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Work Time:

Composing Quantities: This child is practicing the sequence of numbers in the decimal system units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and recognizing what different quantities look like.
Movable Alphabet: This child is saying the words of different objects and phonetically spelling them: squid, sting ray and sordfish (swordfish).
Addition: These children are using the golden beads to discover that when you put two small numbers together you get a larger number and that this process is called addition.
Syllables: These children are learning that syllables are simple the sounds or beats they hear when they say a word. They are practicing sorting different words with three and four syllables.

Guest Readers:

Reminders:

April 22 | Easter Monday | No School

April 26 | Bring Your Parent to Work Time

May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | International Festival Rehearsal | Cuyahoga Falls High School

May 3 | Early Dismissal 12:00pm | No Afterschool care available

May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm | International Festival Show| Cuyahoga Falls High School

A peek into next week: North America and South America


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of April 1st

Butterflies and Caterpillars: The students learned that butterflies are insects. They also discovered that a butterfly’s life cycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult. We talked about how an adult butterfly will eventually emerge from the chrysalis where it will wait a few hours for its wings to fill with blood and dry, before flying for the first time. The students learned that butterflies often have brightly colored wings with unique patterns (symmetric). We read about how most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers and have taste receptors on their feet.

Work Time:

Composing Quantities: This child is practicing the sequence of numbers in the decimal system units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and recognizing what different quantities look like.
Triangle Box: This child is developing an understanding that an equilateral triangle can be subdivided into other types of triangles.
Cursive Chalkboard Writing: This child is practicing writing her first name in cursive on a chalkboard. She is developing multiple skills involving her eyes, arms, hands, memory, posture and body control.
Addition: These children are using the bead bar box to discover that when you put two small numbers together you get a larger number and that this process is called addition.

Reminders:

April 22 | Easter Monday | No School

April 26 | Bring Your Parent to Work Time

May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | International Festival Rehearsal | Cuyahoga Falls High School

May 3 | Early Dismissal 12:00pm | No Afterschool care available

May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm | International Festival Show| Cuyahoga Falls High School

A peek into next week: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of March 11th and March 18th

Insects- The students learned that most insects do more good than bad. That bees, wasps, flies, beetles, mosquitoes and butterflies are great pollinators. Some insects eat other insects, keeping each insect group from getting too big. We also talked about how insects like ladybugs are a farmers best-friend, because they eat tiny crop eating insects called aphids. They also learned that all insects have three main body parts: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The head has large compound eyes, the antenna (feelers), and the mouth parts. That the thorax is the middle region of the body and has the legs and wings. Then, their is the abdomen.

Plants and Flowers: The students learned how plants grow in many places: parks, forests, yards, fields, deserts, lakes etc. They discovered how all plants need sunlight, water, air and food to grow. The students also learned the different parts of plants and their purposes. For example, the stem helps move food and nutrients through the plant or flower in order for it to grow.

Work Time:

Puzzle Words: This child is completing the words by moving and rotating different letters to fit in the correct order.
Object to Picture: This child is developing pre-reading skills by matching the objects to the corresponding pictures.
Nine Layout: These children are becoming familiar with the names and relative sizes of the categories: units, tens, hundreds and thousands. They are also discovering that if they have 6 units and adds 1 more unit they will have 7 units.
Composing Quantities: This child is practicing the sequence of numbers in the decimal system units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and recognizing what different quantities look like.
Triangle Box: This child is developing an understanding that an equilateral triangle can be subdivided into other types of triangles.

Guest Reader:

Reminders:

March 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Wax Museum | Tallmadge Campus

March 21 – March 29 | Spring Break | NO SCHOOL


Academic Enrichment | Week of February 25th | Tallmadge

Fractions: This past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to identify fractions from whole to eighths. We have been talking about what the numerator and denominator are and why they are important. The students have been having fun figuring out equivalences and sensorially adding fractions together.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters l, b, f, e, h, k, a, g, o, qu, c and p.

A peek into next week: Measuring to the nearest forth of an inch.


A Peek into Science | 2/18 and 2/25 | Tallmadge Campus

Crumpled Bottle: We mixed water with calcium oxide (CaO) making calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2. The Ca(OH)2 produced a lot of heat making the bottle crumple.

Electricity: An elementary student placed a battery on one side of a strip of aluminum foil. Then she held the metal base of a light bulb to the other end of the battery. She then touched the metal base of the light bulb with the other side of the aluminum foil making the light bulb light up.

 


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of February 25th

Dental Hygiene: The past week we discussed how different foods and drinks can affect our dental hygiene. We learned that our teeth get sad and full of tooth decay from sweets and soda and get happy and shiny and bright from brushing and eating healthy foods.

Work Time:

Sandpaper Letters: This child is tracing and identifying the sounds of the letters ‘s’ and ‘a’ and connecting the sounds with the sounds in different objects like strawberry and apple.
Introduction Tray: This child is learning the names of each category: units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and learning to identify the quantity and symbol.
Bead Frame: This child is using the bead frame to do static and dynamic (exchange) addition. It is a more abstract way to work with the decimal system. She is also familiarizing herself with the different categories: units, tens, hundreds and thousands by looking at it in a different way.
Land/Air/Water: This child is sorting and naming objects that you would see in the sky, on the land or in the water.

Guest Reader:

 

Reminders:

March 12th | Parent / Teacher Conferences (Pre-K & Kindergarten Students Only)

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A peek into next week: Dr. Seuss

Academic Enrichment | Week of February 18th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students continued to learn how to tell time to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter till.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters h and k. To make a lowercase cursive letter h they learned to loop up to the top line, straight to the baseline, bump up to the midline and down to the baseline. To make a lowercase cursive letter k they learned to loop up to the top line, straight to the baseline,
slide up to the midline, circle around, touch halfway between the midline and the baseline and kick out to
the baseline.

A peek into next week: Fractions


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of February 18th

Presidents: We talked about how we celebrate Presidents Day every year. The students learned that the president is the leader of the United States of America and that he cares a lot about our safety. They discovered that George Washington was our first president and Donald Trump is the current president. We even talked about Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

Work Time:

Sandpaper Letters: This child is tracing and identifying the sounds of the letters ‘j’ and ‘ie’ and connecting the sounds with the sounds in different objects like jet and pie.
Movable Alphabet: This child is saying the words of different objects and phonetically spelling them: cat, hat, web, log and dog.
Addition: These children are using the golden beads to discover that when you put two small numbers together you get a larger number and that this process is called addition.
Binomial Cube: This child is learning how to build a binomial cube while also getting an introduction into algebra and preparation for the formula a3+3a2b+3ab2+b3. 

Reminders:

March 1st | Progress Reports | 2nd Term

March 12th | Parent / Teacher Conferences (Pre-K & Kindergarten Students Only)

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A peek into next week: Dental Health

A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of February 11th

Pets: We learned that a pet is a companion animal. Which means he/she is kept for a person’s company, protection or entertainment. We talked about how the two most popular pets are cats and dogs. We also learned that some other animals that people commonly keep as pets are: ferrets, rabbits, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, fish, frogs, turtles etc.

Valentine’s Day: A big thank you to all the parents that donated supplies or volunteered their time to make such a great party possible!

Work Time:

Sandpaper Letters: This child is tracing and identifying the sounds of the letters ‘a’ and ‘h’ and connecting the sounds with the sounds in different objects like apple and helicopter.
An elementary student showing a primary student a bug she caught in a bug catcher.
100 Board: This child is memorizing where the tiles should go and be placed on the 100 chart, while also learning to identify names of the numbers 1 through 100.
Introduction Tray: This child is learning the names of each category: units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and learning to identify the quantity and symbol.
Cursive Handwriting: This child is practicing writing the lowercase cursive letters y, w, m, o, c, d, f, t, g, p, v, j, x, e, k and u.

Guest Reader:

 

Reminders:

February 22nd | Bring Your Parent to Work Time

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A peek into next week: Dental Health