Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Classroom ||| Week Of March 11, 2019

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 25 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, and Malay).

 

Art Museum Field Trip:

 

 

St. Patty’s Day:

   

 

The annual visit from Shawn O’Keefe the cheeky leprechaun that messes up the room but leaves candy for the children (and teachers).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The ever so popular and visually appealing and engaging Pink Tower. The Pink Tower is a  the corner stone material from the Sensorial Area of the Montessori classroom. The Pink Tower, iconic to the Montessori classroom, embodies the direct and indirect purpose of most Montessori materials. Stacking the cubes calls for visual discrimination, coordination, and precision. Indirectly, a child is preparing himself or herself for understanding cubed roots in later math. Here the students are working on an extension of finding the relationship between the pink tower and brown stairs.

 

This student is working on the Ten Board and is in the second phase of this work. Phase 1 is to place the appropriate number of ten bead bars next to the number. The correlation between quantity and symbol. Phase 2 is to compose numbers by adding units. Do you see the pattern she has discovered and do you see the look of concentration on her face.

 

This student is working with the Knobless Cylinders found in the sensorial area. The purposes of this work is grading by size, to train the eye to perceive fine differences in dimensions, to recognize difference and similarities (when using more than one set), and co-ordination of movement. Do you see how she is finding the relationship of the three colors?

 

The Metal Insets are a delightful way for the child to prepare for writing. Holding a colored pencil to carefully trace shapes helps a child develop the fine motor control needed to write small letters. Creating patterns and designs is a secondary goal, but also increases a child’s ability to manipulate a pencil.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Life Cycles

Letter Of The Week- Y y

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Next Language will be- Hindi

Snack will be brought to you by Stella S.

 

Upcoming Events:

########  International Festival Country Sign Up is on the classroom door  ########

——–  Spring Pictures Wednesday 4/3/2019 ———-

********   Dads and Donuts Friday 4/5/2019 7:00am to 7:45am  *******

((((((( Spring Break week of  3/21/2019 [Thursday] to 3/29/2019. ))))))

((((  Returning [Monday] 4/1/2019  ))))

((((((((((  Easter Monday NO SCHOOL  Monday 4/22/2019 ))))))))))

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I have not had a haircut in awhile in hopes to catch up to these two boys.

 

Silliness

 

Double “L”

 


Academic Enrichment ||| Cuyahoga Falls Campus ||| Week of 3/11/2019

Lessons:
This week we learned about nouns and verbs.  A noun is a person, place , or thing.  A verb is an action word or something that you do.

The kindergarten student’s introduction to grammar symbols. Black triangle represents the noun and red circle represents the verb

 

Cultural Subjects:

We can now count to ten in 28 different 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:

Line Time: Articles and the Rules of Articles

Sight Words of the Week: have this

Synonym of the Week:  MEAN- selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Class *** Week Of March 4, 2019

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, 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?

   

 

                                   

 

                          

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 24 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, and Cebuano ).

 

The Paz:

Pastor Kirk reading The Kissing Hand where a mother’s kiss sticks to her son’s hand and he gets a kiss from that kiss on his hand when he is lonely.

 

Dental Hygienist Visitor:

We had a Dental Hygienist visit and she discussed what is good and bad for your teeth.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on the Teen Board. This work focuses on the correlation between quantity and symbol of the teen numbers. Some students have difficulty identifying the number 11, 12, 13, and 15 since they do not follow the rules that 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 follow. It is not “two teen, three teen, five teen”

 

She is working on the Second Introduction to Decimals (exchanging). This gives the child the concept that 10 ones equals 1 ten, 10 tens equals a hundred, 10 hundreds equal a thousand. This also prepares the child to recognize the different columns ( unit column, ten column, hundred column, and thousand column).

 

This boy had an impromptu urge to do some house cleaning. He voluntarily started to dust the shelves. This is an example of Care of the Environment: this child became aware of the accumulation of dust and is helped to dust independently.

 

One of the great things about the Montessori materials is the extension. These extensions give the student the opportunity to revisit works. They create interesting shapes and find the relationship between two or more materials. This student discovered the relationship between the knobbed cylinders and knobbless cylinders.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Art

Letter Of The Week- X x

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  bel

Next Language will be- Malay

Snack will be brought to you by Harper G.

 

Upcoming Events:

***** Bring Your Parent To School ***** follow the link to sing up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-mrjohns9

 

<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

(((((((((( Spring Break week of  3/25/2019 to 3/29/2019.  Returning Monday, 4/1/2019  ))))))))))

 

###### International Festival sign up on my classroom door. ######

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

These glasses are just a fashion statement. hehe   Another photo bomb?

 

It’s not a stick up. It is Yoga!!!!!

 

She really was laughing throughout this photo-op.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week Of 2/25/19

Lesson:
This week we reviewed the three different triangles we learned about, quadrelaterals, and polygons.  We also added the geometric solids, three dimensional shapes such as the cube, sphere, cylinder, ovoid, elipsoid, square based pyramid, and triangular prism.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 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).

 

Handwriting:  We practiced writing fl, ck, bl, st, cl

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Vowels and consonants

Sight Words Of The Week- then out

Synonym Of The Week- Healthy-  hearty, athletic, sound, strong,strong, fit

The next language will be- Hindi

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John Classroom ^^^ Week Of February 25, 2019

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.

                            
Greek Warrior and Wisdom Goddess Ashlie came to visit.

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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, and Serbo-Croation).

 

This is what I think about:
Sometimes I wonder the amount of weight staples and paper clips are manufactured in a year.  How is the measurement of the manufacturing of staples?  By unit (and would that unit be 1 individual staple or is a unit a sleeve or box) or by weight?  If anyone can enlighten me it will eliminate many sleepless nights.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Ms. Ashlie giving a presentation on the knobbed cylinders. The knobbed cylinders are the first materials to be presented in the sensorial area. They contain 4 blocks, each containing 10 cylinders with knobs, each cylinder fitting into its respective hole. The direct aim is visual discrimination. The indirect aims are preparation for writing; coordination of the fingers used to hold the pencil. Also refinement of voluntary movement. The child will be able to fit the cylinders with one precise movement. Preparation for mathematics.

 

These students are working with one of my science bins which happens to the rock bin. As you can see one student is using a magnifying glass to better see the texture of the rock.

 

This child is working on the 9 tray. He has already mastered identifying and composing numbers from 1 to 9,999. Now he is using this material for doing addition. For the sum he got 7,777. What did you get?

 

This girl is working on color box 3 which the aim is visual discrimination but she discovered what we call an extension. Montessori extension lessons offer additional experiences that increasingly become more complex and abstract than the baseline concept. She described this extension as a rainbow sun.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Rome

Letter Of The Week- W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  beg

Next Language will be- Cebuano

Snack will be brought to you by Morgan

 

Upcoming Events:

***** Bring Your Parent To School ***** follow the link to sing up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-mrjohns9

 

^^^^^^ Pre K and Pre Elementary conferences ^^^^^
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-2019

 

<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

(((((((((( Spring Break week of  3/25/2019 to 3/29/2019.  Returning 4/1/2019  ))))))))))

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

Stickers on their lips, closely dressed, too cute.

 

Get a load of this giant strawberry.

 

Eeeww pink hands

 

This boy was showing me his treasure map he made. Then poof! More photo bombing.

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ~~~ Mr. John’s Class ~~~ Week Of February 18, 2019

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. 

Image result for hieroglyphics    Image result for sphinx

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 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, and Polish).

RIP Peter Tork:

 

Guest Reader:

Pastor Kirk reading the book The Three Horrible Pigs. It was about being nice to others.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on geometry. The aim is the discrimination of form, to provide the child with the key to orient himself in the world of shapes.

 

I gave this student the responsibility of putting this set of books in order.

 

This student is working in her work binder. She is practicing her handwriting.

 

These student are working with the sound cylinders. The purpose of this work is to make the child consciously aware of sounds and to train the ear to distinguish similar sounds.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  ben

Next Language will be- Serbo-Croation

Snack will be brought to you by

 

Upcoming Events:

***** Bring Your Parent To School ***** follow the link to sing up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-mrjohns9

 

<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

(((((((((( Spring Break week of  3/25/2019 to 3/29/2019.  Returning 4/1/2019  ))))))))))

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I am not really sure what I was taking a picture of before I got photo bombed.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ~~~ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ~~~ Week of 2/18/2019

Lesson:
This week we started our two week journey in the fascinating world of Geometry.   We learned that there is just not one kind of triangle.  Actually, there are many kinds of triangles but we focused on three (Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene).  We then looked at quadrilaterals which are any four sided shape (square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, chevron).  We moved on to polygons (pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon).  Learning how to count in Greek really paid off during this session.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive…

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Shapes 2, Geometric Cabinet, Geometric Solids

Sight Words Of The Week- write them

Synonym Of The Week- Wet:  damp, moist, soggy, drenched, soaked

The next language will be- Malay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ::: Mr. John’s Class ::: Week Of February 11, 2019

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. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 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, and Dutch/Flemmish )

 

Valentine Party:

 

Momma son love
Sibling Valentine love!

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The aim of this work, cards and counters, is to solidify quantity and symbol. Another aim is to identify odd and even numbers. Notice how every other number/counters are staggered?

 

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.

 

Color Box 1 primary purpose is to identify and match the primary colors. If you notice the dots on the edge of the tablets the students and teachers are to line the dots. This an extension to enhance concentration and focus.

 

These buddies are working with one of the science bins (rocks). This bin has the physical rocks, a book to find the rockes, and a magnifying glass to see the texture of the rocks better.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  bet

Next Language will be- Polish

Snack will be brought to you by Khoury

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

 

***** Bring Your Parent To School ***** follow the link to sing up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-mrjohns9

 

<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You shoulda seen the other guy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ::: Cuyahoga Falls Campus ::: Week Of 2/11/2019

Lesson:
We broke away from the four operations and learned about fractions.  The purpose of fractions are to help the child gain a sensorial impression of fraction, introduction to the concept and notation of fractions, sensorial exploration of equivalency among fraction.  We divided things like circles, triangles, and rectangles.  We divided the class into boys/girls, Mr. John’s Students/Ms. Kate’s Students, and Buckeye Fans/xicigan fans.  No xicigan fans were found.

 

1/3 boys, 2/3 girls in my Kindergarten Class.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive…    u,v,x,y,z

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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 ).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Shapes 1, Geometric Cabinet, Construction Boxes

Sight Words Of The Week- would about

Synonym Of The Week- Dry:  dehydrated, arid, parched

The next language will be- Cebuano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Class ||| Week of February 04, 2019

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 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, and Welsh ) Thanks to our teachers that have taken the TEFL Thailand course we are able to teach your child a new language.

 

February Birthday:
A Montessori Classroom is comprised of multi aged students.  Students range from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.  Here is our newest 5 year old!

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