Peek In Our Week ::: Mr. John’s Class ::: Week Of March 9, 2020

Line Time:
We had fun this week looking into the world of art.   We went over the primary and secondary colors.  We learned there are different ways to create art such as, drawing with pencils, coloring with crayons, and painting.  We looked at artists such as Michael Angelo, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.

 

     

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 26 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi).

 

Mr. John’s Thoughts:
You be safe out there and see you soon.  Also, with the toilet paper shortages it is a good time to buy stock in toilet bidets. 

 

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

She is working on the sound cylinders. This Montessori material helps a child refine his or her auditory senses in a controlled and engaging way. The material ‘isolates one difficulty’ by making the cylinders identical to each other, except for the sound they make when shaken, ultimately practicing sound discrimination.

 

He created what we call an extension. The bottom line is that Montessori extension lessons help the child to have further experience with the concepts of the materials. Often times the extension activity draws the child towards a more abstracted view of the original concrete concept that was introduced.

 

She is working on the Geometric Solids. The Geometric Solids are one of many Montessori materials that challenge and shape a child’s stereognostic sense, which is their ability to perceive and understand both the form and nature of objects through touch. AND A PHOTO BOMB

 

She is working on the 9 lay out. The purpose of this material is to give an overall view of the decimal system and the fact that in base then there may be no more than nine in any one category for both beads and cards.

 

 

Next Week:
Line Time- 

Letter Of The Week-

Rhyming Word Of The Week-

Next Language will be-

 

 

Upcoming Events:
As it stands now:
Governor’s Mandate: Off Monday March, 16 returning Monday April, 6

As it stands now:
NO SCHOOL: Monday April, 13 for Easter Monday

As it stands now:
International Festival Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 22nd, 6pm to 7pm

International Festival Event: Friday, April 24th,  ***** EARLY DISMISSAL AT 12 NOON *****

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends (Art Museum):

           

 

        

 

 

Kindergarten Corner:

Weekly Theme:
Consonants and Vowels.  We learned that there are 5 letters that are vowels (a,e,i,o,u) and the rest of the letters are called consonants.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 27 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi, Turkish).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: 

Synonym Of The Week:

Sight Words Of The Week:

Language Of The Week:

 

 


Academic Enrichment ::: Cuyahoga Falls Campus ::: Week Of 3/9/2020

Weekly Theme:
Consonants and Vowels.  We learned that there are 5 letters that are vowels (a,e,i,o,u) and the rest of the letters are called consonants.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 27 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi, Turkish).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: 

Synonym Of The Week:

Sight Words Of The Week:

Language Of The Week:

 


Peek In Our Week @@@ Mr. John’s Classroom @@@ Week of March 2, 2020

Line Time:
The month started off by going back in time and studying the Ancient Romans.  The Ancient Romans had similar Gods as the Ancient Greeks.  The king of all Gods in Rome was Jupiter and his wife Juno who was the Goddess of Marriage and childbirth.  Pluto was the God of the Underworld, Venus was the Goddess of Love,  Neptune was the God of the Seas, and finally we came across the God of War, Mars.  Did you notice that a lot of these Gods had planets named after them?

 

Did you know?
I am on a Peter Gabriel kick.  Mostly the 3rd album (aka Melt) and “So”

    

 

New Student:
Please welcome the newest student to the classroom.

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Practical Life was developed by Maria Montessori to assist in developing OCCI (Order, Concentration, Coordination, Independence). Practical Life is simply activities suitable for a child that allows the ability to work with a purpose or in a purposeful way to accomplish developing skills. She is grating a bar of soap and the next step is to WHISK it creating bubbles.

 

The colored beads representing each number between 1 and 9. Once put in order he will match the appropriate number to the number of the bead furthering the correspondence between quantity and symbol.

 

The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.

 

Metal Inset work can help the child to grip and hold the pencil (and hold the pencil upright), refine hand control to steady the pencil, develop movements of straight and curved lines, in preparation for letter formation or a continual line which can assist with cursive.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Art

Letter Of The Week- X x

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bel

Next Language is Hindi

 

Upcoming Events:
Akron Art Museum Field Trip: Thursday March 12 (in the morning).  FREE EVENT!

Spring Break: No School Friday March, 20 and returning Monday March 30.

International Festival: Friday April, 24.  !!!!!! SIGN UP FOR YOUR COUNTRY !!!!!!

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Crazy Sock Day!

 

Ya shoulda seen the other guy!

 

BFFs

 

What a Wacky Wednesday it Was

 

Kindergarten Corner:
Weekly Theme:

This week we learned how to tell time to the half hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Vowels and Consonants

Synonym Of The Week: DRY: dehydrated, arid, parched

Sight Words Of The Week: they that

Language Of The Week: Turkish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment @@@ Cuyahoga Falls Campus @@@ Week Of 3/2/2020

Weekly Theme:
This week we learned how to tell time to the half hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Vowels and Consonants

Synonym Of The Week: DRY: dehydrated, arid, parched

Sight Words Of The Week: they that

Language Of The Week: Turkish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Class *** Week Of February 24, 2020

Line Time:
This week we went back in time and took a look at Ancient Greece and talked about Greek Mythology. The Greek Gods hung out on Mt. Olympus and we learned the King of all Gods was Zeus and if you made him angry he had a lightning bolt in his hand that he would throw at you.  Zeus had a wife named Hera and she was the Goddess of Marriage.  If you were a sailor you dare not make Poseidon angry because he was the the God of the Seas and held a trident (a fork like spear) in his hand.  Zeus had a brother that he sent to the under world and that God was named Hades.  Hades had a pet that was a three headed dog named Cerberus.  We also learned about Pan and Medusa.

 

  

 

        

 

 

Did you know:
Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern.

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

These two girls are working with fractions.

 

This is an impromptu classroom reenactment.

 

She is working on her fine motor skills and brushing up on shape identification.

 

Part 1 of this activity is to grate a bar of soap. Part 2 is to whisk it into bubbles. Both steps are depicted here.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Rome

Letter Of The Week- W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week- beg

Next Language is Malay

 

Upcoming Events:
Akron Art Museum: Thursday March, 12.  Turn in your Field Trip Forms!

Spring Break: Starts Friday March, 20th returning Monday March 30th.

International Festival: Friday April, 24.    >>>> Sign up for a country on my classroom door <<<<

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

The hair and sparkly jacket…. It is all about FASHION!

 

Shorts in Winter? She longs for Summer. P.S. She did not leave the house like this.

 

 

Kindergarten This Week:
This week we learned how to tell time to the hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the half hour

Synonym Of The Week: Bad: incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

Sight Words Of The Week: then out

Language Of The Week: Farsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment *** Cuyahoga Falls Campus *** Week Of 2/24/2020

Weekly Theme:
This week we learned how to tell time to the hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the half hour

Writing: We will be using a sentence rewriter tool to enhance their writing ability.

Synonym Of The Week: Bad: incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

Sight Words Of The Week: then out

Language Of The Week: Farsi

 


Academic Enrichment === Cuyahoga Falls Campus === Week Of 2/17/2020

Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number.  We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the hour

Synonym Of The Week: Good: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

Language Of The Week: Hindi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week === Mr. John’s Class === Week Of February 17, 2020

Line Time:
We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt.  We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification.  The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons.  The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also learned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man. 

        

 

 

Why do your fingers wrinkle in water?
For a long time, people thought the water caused skin to swell up and get puffy. Now researchers believe wrinkly fingers could be an autonomic nervous system reaction. … Because it’s easier to pick up wet objects with wrinkly fingers. Wrinkles on your fingers may give you more grip, kind of like treads on a car tire.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

King Tut and Cleopatra

 

This girl is helping the classroom by dusting the shelves.

 

She is practicing handwriting.

 

This boy is working on his letter sounds.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week- ben

Next Language is Cebuano

 

Upcoming Events:
Akron Art Museum Field Trip: March 12, Thursday.  Forms and emails sent.

Spring Break: Friday, March 20th returning Monday March 30th

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Just posing for the camera.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Ya should ah seen the other guy.

 

A thumbs up day!!!

 

Academic Enrichment Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number.  We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the hour

Synonym Of The Week: Good: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

Language Of The Week: Hindi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment “”” Cuyahoga Falls Campus “”” Week Of 2/10/2020

Weekly Theme:

This week we looked at the Geometric Solids/ three dimensional shape… cube, pryamids. prisms, cylinders, oviod, ellipsiod, cone!

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Fractions

Synonym Of The Week: Appropriate: suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

Sight Words Of The Week: would  about

Language Of The Week: Malay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week “”” Mr. John’s Class “”” Week Of February 10, 2020

Line Time:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (Wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family,  freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Donald Trump was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 

 

February Birthdays:
The Montessori classroom is comprised of 3 year old to 6 year old students.  Here are our newest 4 old student. 

 

 

Which do you prefer?
Salad dressing (Miracle Whip) or Mayonnaise?  I am in the Miracle Whip camp.  In fact, my parents told me when I was growing up Miracle Whip was mayonnaise.  

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 22 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

The colored bead stair is a quintessential Montessori math material because it has so many different mathematical benefits. The youngest child in primary all the way through upper elementary learns one-to-one correspondence, connecting quantity to symbol, square roots and cubes, basic operations, and complex algebraic equations.

 

A lot is going on here… A student is working with the color tablet work, a student is observing him work on the color tablets. and a child is rolling the her rug. All part of a Montessori classroom scene.

 

Two kindergarten students working on their World Fair project (coloring their maps of the country they chose).

 

This child found the relationship between these two materials. The relationship of smallest to biggest for these two works. This is called an extension. Extensions are activities that are introduced after the initial presentation with a material, in order to encourage the child to re-visit the material and solidify the skills and/or concepts it’s designed to provide.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bet

Next Language is Serbo-Croation

 

Upcoming Events:
President’s Day:   NO SCHOOL Monday February 17th

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday March 12th:  Details to follow and permission slips to follow.   Free Event/ Free Parking.

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

Two guys working nicely together. One having fun the other looks scared!

 

It is all about hair fashion.

 

Having fun and being cute!