Academic Enrichment | Week of February 11th | Tallmadge

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

 

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters f and e. To make a lowercase cursive letter f they learned to loop up to the top line, drop down halfway below the baseline, hook up to the baseline, touch and glide. To make a lowercase cursive letter e they learned to small loop up to the midline and down to the baseline.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter till)


Academic Enrichment | Week of February 4th | Tallmadge

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

 

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters l and b. To make a lowercase cursive letter l they learned to loop up to the top line, down to the baseline. To make a lowercase cursive letter b they learned loop up to the top line, down to the baseline, swing up to the midline, dip connector at the midline.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour, half past and quarter past)


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of February 4th

Farm Animals: The students learned about different animals that live on the farm like: cows, chickens, pigs, horses and sheep. The kids discovered how each farm animal makes things for the farm. They even learned that farm animals are also know as livestock.

Work Time:

Puzzle Words: This child is completing the words by moving and rotating different letters to fit in the correct order.
Trinomial cube: This child is teaching a younger child how to build the trinomial cube.
Sandpaper Letters: This child is tracing and identifying the sounds of the letters ‘ar’ and ‘ie’ and connecting the sounds with the sounds in different objects like car and pie.
100 Board: These children are 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 and how to write each number.
Europe Map: These children are learning the names of the countries and where they are located on a map.
Screw Driving: This child is developing his sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence while also learning how to use a screw driver.

Guest Reader:

 

Reminder

February 15 | Valentine’s Day Party

February 18 | President’s Day | NO SCHOOL

A peek into next week: Pets/Valentine’s Day

Academic Enrichment | Week of January 28th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour and half past.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words did, tag, sit, rag, cat, just.

Wax Museum Project: Using the books the students got from the library they had to research the person they are studying and their family members.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour and half past)


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of January 28th

Zoo Animals:

The students learned that a zoo is a place where all types of animals are displayed for the public to see. Especially animals that they would never get the chance to observe otherwise. We also talked about how zoos try hard to keep animals in enclosures that replicate their natural habitat because, the animals seem to do much better when they are in their natural environment. We discovered that zoos create educational programs and tours in order to provide an educational opportunity for everyone. A lot of them even have  petting zoos where adults and children are allowed a close-up look of the animals and their babies. We learned about tigers, lions, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, penguins, bears etc.

Work Time

Trinomial cube: This child is learning how to build the trinomial cube, while also getting an introduction into algebra and preparation for the formula a3+3a2b+3a2c+6abc+b3+3ab2+3b2c+3ac2+3bc2+c3.
Africa Map: This child is learning the names of the countries and where they are located on a map.
Color Box 4: This child is grading different colors from darkest to lightest, while also refining his sense of sight.
Metal Insets: This child is tracing the metal insets developing her eye hand coordination and fine motor movements. She is also learning how to control a pencil (pincer grip, pressure and steadiness).
Puzzle Words: This child is completing the words by moving and rotating different letters to fit in the correct order.
Sound Cylinders: This child is matching sounds, while also refining her auditory sense.

Guest Reader

Reminder

February 9 | All School Dance | Fundraiser | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February 15 | Valentine’s Day Party

February 18 | President’s Day | NO SCHOOL

A peek into next week: Farm Animals

A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of January 21st

Martin Luther King Jr.

The students learned how Martin Luther King  Jr. wanted to make the world a better place. We talked about how people were being treated unfairly based on their color and he stood up for them. We discussed how he wanted to change the law in a peaceful way, because he had a dream to have people of all colors get along and work together. We also talked about why it is important to try and make the world a better place for everyone and ways that we can accomplish that.

Work Time

Dishwashing: These children are using many motor skills while also remembering the order and sequence of each action to successfully wash dishes, which naturally leads to the development of concentration.
Trinomial cube: This child is learning how to build the trinomial cube, while also getting an introduction into algebra and preparation for the formula a3+3a2b+3a2c+6abc+b3+3ab2+3b2c+3ac2+3bc2+c3.
Spooning: This child is further developing his focus, concentration, visual and fine motor skills by spooning ornaments from one bowl to another.

Guest Reader

Reminder

February 9 | All School Dance | Fundraiser | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February 15 | Valentine’s Day Party

February 18 | President’s Day | NO SCHOOL

A peek into next week: Zoo Animals

A Peek into Science | 1/21 1/28 and 2/4 | Tallmadge Campus

Exploding Lunch Bag: We combined warm water, vinegar and baking soda in a Ziploc bag. As soon as the bag was sealed shut it started to fill with air (carbon dioxide). Eventually, the Ziploc bag could no longer hold any more air so it popped. We learned that this is called an acid based reaction when you combine these two chemicals together.

 

Chemical warmer:

We combined a mineral filler, zinc and water together in a plastic bag.

Then we placed a thermosticker that changes color at around 120 °F on the plastic bag.

After that we added copper which is a less active metal than zinc. The zinc reacted with the copper, as it dissolved in the water it caused heat that was easily felt.

Thermal Chameleon:

First, we crushed up some ice and placed it in a cup.

Then we put 2 ml of water on a cork stand and placed the cup on top of it to see if the cup of ice would freeze to the cork stand.

The ice by itself didn’t freeze the water on the cork stand. So, we added some calcium chloride.

The mixture of the ice and calcium chloride ended up freezing the water on the cork stand.

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of January 21st | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour and half past.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words dust, spit, rut, tip, at and pug.

Wax Museum Project: Using the books the students got from the library they had to research 1. The date of birth 2. The date of death 3. The place of birth 4. Where they grew up

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour and half past)


Academic Enrichment | Week of January 14th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words rug, act, gas, cup, it and drip.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (half past)


A Peek into Science | 1/7 and 1/14 | Tallmadge Campus

Tin Dendrite Experiment

First we prepared a tin chloride SnCl2 solution.

The solution did not coat the surface of the petri dish. To make the solution distribute evenly we needed to decrease the surface tension. We did this by adding 3 drops of liquid soap.

We then placed the electrodes into the solution and connected the electrodes to their source of electric current (batteries).

The students were then able to observe the tin ions Sn2+ near the negatively charged electrode (the black one) transform into metal tin Sn0. The tin gradually formed a long dendrite-shaped crystals throughout the solution.

To sum it up we grew a dendrite from a colorless salt solution.

 

 

Tin hedgehog

First we prepare a tin chloride SnCl2 solution.

Then we submerged a piece of  zinc  in the tin salt solution.

As soon as we submerged the zinc we observed the zinc start to dissolve into the solution, while the tin precipitated on the surface of the zinc pellet forming what looked like needles.

To sum it up we took a zinc pellet and transformed into a prickly hedgehog.