Academic Enrichment ||| Cuyahoga Falls Campus ||| Week Of 5/27/2019

Lesson:  With the holiday , field trip, and the fun field day on Thursday we did not have kindergarten lesson.  Although, on Wednesday we watched School House Rock/ Grammar.  The students absolutely enjoyed it and said I taught them the same stuff from the show.  Ya, Mr. John is not as dense as he looks.  LOL

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: Gone Fishin

Sight Words of the Week: None Scheduled

Synonym of Week:None Scheduled

Adding Language of None Scheduled

 

Have a great Summer!!!!


Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Class ||| Week Of May 27, 2019

 

Line Time:
I just wanted to extend my thanks to my assistants Ashlie and Kathleen.  Without them the classroom would not run as smoothly as it did this year! I wanted to thank all the parents that made the decision to send you children to Absorbent Minds Montessori School and it was a pleasure teaching your children.  The last day of school is always a bitter sweet day.  Sure, I get to sleep in and lead a lackadaisical lifestyle for a few months but I realize I won’t see my returning students for three months and the non-returning students I may never see again.  This day truly has a range of emotions. Exiting students are always welcome to come to my classroom and read to my class!

 

I ended up losing the bet regarding how long I could hold out to get a haircut (see below pics).  It drove me crazy!!! The hair was falling into my eyes.  I thought I had permanently foggy vision and was not safe for driving.  I felt there were bugs crawling on my face and things were constantly in my peripheral vision.  The last time I had hair this long was like 1979 and I was listening to a 45 record of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” Dark times indeed. LOL   Now I am back top my civilized look, driving much better, and I may crank up the radio when Sweet Emotion comes on.

 

Aerosmith circa 1979

 

As I always say after my morning line time banter…….  Your teachers are glad that you are here.  You are special and unique children and special and unique people.  I am proud of what you do AND I love you very much.

Cheers!!!!!!!!

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 28 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, Farsi, and Turkish).

 

Fun Fact:
Question: What is Mr. John Going to do the first week of Summer Break?

Answer: Sleep in!! zzzzzzzzzz

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

 

Saying good bye to our kindergarten student. Best Wishes!

 

 

Next Week:
Line Time- How to get a good night sleep.

Letter Of The Week- zzzzzzzzzzz

Rhyming Word Of The Week- Sleep

Next Language will be- Dreamland

Snack will be brought to you by No Snack For You!!!!

 

Upcoming Events:

********* I hope you have your celebrated summer ********

 I guess I’d better think up a way to spend my time.

Just when I’m ready to sit inside, it’s summer time.

Should I go swimming or get a friend to hang around?

It’s back to summer, back to basics, hang around!

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I may look happy but I am dying on the inside with this long hair.

 

…….. And Mr. John throws in the towel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Class *** Week Of May 20, 2019

Line Time:
Put on your space suit and get ready to explore our solar system.  We started with discussing the planets nearer the sun then worked our way to the furthest reaches of our solar system.  Mercury is our first planet and is the closest to the sun.  Venus is the second planet.  Even though it is further away from the sun than Mercury it is the hottest planet in our solar system.  The third planet is near and dear to our hearts.  It is the planet earth.  It is the only planet in our solar system that has life.  The next planet is Mars and is known as the red planet.  The next planet is the biggest planet in our solar system and has a big red storm that has been raging for centuries.  That planet is Jupiter.  Saturn is the next planet and has really cool ring around it that are pieces of rock and ice.  Uranus is next and it spins up and down instead of side to side like all the other planets.  Neptune is the last planet in our solar system.  I did not forget about Pluto.  Oh! Poor Pluto.  Pluto was once a planet but now has been demoted to a dwarf planet.   As a side note did you notice that some planets were named after Roman Gods and Goddesses?  Some of the students made the connection.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 28 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, Farsi).

 

Fun Fact:
German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German, and has no affiliation with the country of Germany.

 

 

Fire Department Field Trip and Police Visit:

Officer Russ brought is partner Jorik a Belgian Malinois police dog.  Officer Russ explained what police officers and what police dogs do to protect people

       

 

The children enjoyed the visit to the Fire Station.  The firefighter dressed in his fire fighting gear and sounded like Darth Vader when he talked and breathed.  We toured a fire engine and looked into an ambulance.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

A scene at the art table. Art is one of the many ways children express themselves. Art is a way for children to communicate their feelings. It is through art that children develop their fine motor skills. In the Montessori environment, we provide open-ended art activities that help children explore and use their creativity.

 

Even when you can count on your hand how many workdays are left the students continue to be hard workers.

 

The students have fun making their own tie dye t-shirts. We made them for better identification at the Cleveland Science Center.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Safety

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bec

Next Language will be- None planned

Snack will be brought to you by Lucas

 

Upcoming Events:
########    NO SCHOOL MONDAY MAY 27    ########

*** Great Lakes Science Center Field Trip, Tuesday May 28 ***

********** Field Day, Thursday May 30 **********

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I found a Conglomerate in my driveway. When I took this picture I heard that comment exactly 11 times.

 

I am dyin’ here. Even after the student got a haircut he still has longer hair than me. I am thinking of throwing in the towel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment *** Cuyahoga Falls Campus *** Week Of 5/20/2019

Lesson: Capitalization- Our last official weekly lesson was on Capitalization.  You children now know that the word at the beginning of the sentence it is always capitalized.  When you refer to yourself with “I” the I is always capitalized.  Also, any proper nouns are capitalized.

 

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: REVIEW

Sight Words of the Week: None Scheduled

Synonym of Week:None Scheduled

Adding Language of None Scheduled


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John’s Class ^^^ Week Of May 13, 2019

Line Time:
Animals Groups- This week we talked about what groups of animals are called.  Here is a list of what we learned…

Pack of dogs
Muster of peacocks
Pride of lions
Gaggle of geese
Murder of crows
School of fish
Pod of dolphins
Heard of cows, horses, and elephants
CONGRESS of Baboons
Mischief of rats
Not a Flock Of Seagulls (I ran) but a colony of seagulls

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 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, Farsi).

 

Fun Fact(s):
Sheep in New Zealand- According to Statistics NZ’s agricultural production statistics, N.Z. has an estimated 29.5 million sheep. This means that the sheep-to-person ratio is actually about six sheep per person.
There are 19 billion chickens on Earth, a full 12 billion more chickens than humans.

And you thought The Planet Of The Apes could happen.  Ha!  Watch out for the chicken apocalypse!!!!!

 

Birthdays:
The Montessori Classroom is a mixture of 3, 4, 5 6 year old students.  Here are our May Babies.

 

     

 

                   

 

                                         

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The preparation of snack is a daily chore in the morning.

 

This is the proper way to carry a chair.

 

More puzzle map work. The teacher is giving a lesson with the continent puzzle map.

 

Am impromptu meditation session in the nature center.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Solar System

Letter Of The Week- O, o

Rhyming Word Of The Week- Bod

Next Language will be- Turkish

Snack will be brought to you by Ryan

 

Upcoming Events:
*** Great Lakes Science Center Field Trip, Tuesday May 28 ***

***** Fire Station Field Trip, Wednesday May 22 *****

********** Field Day, Thursday May 30 **********

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

The hair is growing!

 

More fashion with faux glasses.

 

End of year shenanigans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week Of 5/13/2019

Lesson:   Punctuation at the end of sentence- We discovered the period and when using is just kind of gives a statement without much excitement or emotion.  We learned more about the explanation point and when used there is excitement and emotion!  Finally, we learned the question mark is at the end of a sentence when a question is asked.  These children are smart, right?

 

 

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: Capitalization

Sight Words of the Week: way my

Synonym of Week:DULL (dark, dreary, somber, boring, tedious)

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week +++ Mr. John’s Class +++ Week Of May 6, 2019

Line Time:
Baby Animals- Baby animals was the theme for the week.  We started out by what we call human babies (younger children).  We came up with the term “kid”.  We then discovered a kid is a baby goat and we should call human children, well, children.  We went over the easy animals such as cats/kittens, dogs/pups, but went on with ducks/ducklings, chickens/chicks, pigs/piglets, manatee/calf, geese/gosling, peacock/peachick, kangaroo/joey.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 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, Farsi).

 

Trivia Question:
The answer to my trivia question of what was my football jersey number in high school was 86.  This was the agent number (86) of Maxwell Smart in the TV series Get Smart.  Yes, that is how I picked my jersey number.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Nap time, nah.  Meditation, you bet.  The television/app was asking the children to close their eyes, build a tree house, and imagine a warm sunny day with birds chirping in their mind.  It was called The Tree House Meditation. And please don’t think a three year old can’t do this. It requires quiet, peacefulness, it requires you to invite the child when they are calm and well rested, but a usually rambunctious three year old can do this.  I think a few children fell asleep during this meditation.  I know I was dozing off.

 

This work is called Cards and Counters found in the math area. The red counters each represent one unit, and this emphasizes for the child the fact that each number is made up of different quantities. … Indicating the difference between odd and even numbers is one of the direct purposes of the Cards and Counters. A natural control of error occurs at the end of the activity if you have any counters left over or not enough to fulfill 10.

 

This scene shows two work stations working on handwriting/pre cursive excersises. Starting the students with cursive is imperative due to uninterrupted movements of the hand may make cursive letters easier for children to form, and for this reason, some Montessori primary classrooms introduce children to cursive letters first.

 

These two students are working on the living and non-living cards. Living things reproduce, taking energy or eat, exchange gasses or breathe, and grow.

Next Week:
Line Time- Animal Groups

Letter Of The Week- I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bud

Next Language will be- Turkish

Snack will be brought to you by Harper G.

 

Upcoming Events:
—Grandparents Day, Tuesday May 14—

*** Great Lakes Science Center Field Trip, Tuesday May 28 ***

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You shoulda seen the other guy.

 

I do not know what was being discussed in this special/secret meeting. I do know I was purposefully excluded since I was a boy….  I did catch as I eaves dropped on the conversation that the girl in the green was telling the rest of the girls that “it is close to the end of the year and some of us are going to other schools but we will always be friends and always be together.”  Her words not mine.  I kind of teared up a bit.

 

It is a test of wills.

 

Warm weather produces shorts and skirts and exposes bruised legs. A good indication of active children.

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment +++ Cuyahoga Falls Campus +++ Week of 5/6/2019

Lesson:   Interjection-  An interjection is a part of speech that demonstrates the emotion or feeling. These words can stand alone, or be placed before or after a sentence.  You’ll notice many interjections are followed by an exclamation point when excitement or strong feelings are present.  When the feeling is not as strong interjections are followed by a comma and/or a period.

 

Senioritis or kinderitis? Actually, I just told them we were not doing the use of the grammar symbols on this day. That is why thew long faces.

 

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: End Of Sentence Punctuation

Sight Words of the Week: there their

Synonym of Week: BRIGHT (shiny, glowing, dazzling, lighted, vivid)

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ### Cuyahoga Falls Campus ### Week Of 4/29/2019

Lesson:   Preposition- I described as a “where word”  NOT a werewolf.  It identifies where or when something is.

 

Look at all those colors. This sentence had a noun, verb, article, pronoun, adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition. Can you identify all the parts of grammar? My kindergarten students can!

 

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: Interjection

Sight Words of the Week: which what

Synonym of Week: SNEAKY (underhanded, dishonest, tricky, secretive, sly)

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ### Mr. John’s Class ### Week Of April 29, 2019

Line Time:
We progressed with learning our songs for the International Festival and learned our lines for the show.  I have to say the students ROCKED the International Festival.  A big shout out to Kathleen and Ashlie for getting the students ready with he songs, lines, and craft.  Also, I want to recognize Yao An for volunteering her time to teach the students to sing in Chinese.


On a sad note: This was the last International Festival my favorite and only daughter will attend. She started out as a first grader running around the auditorium handing out programs to unsuspecting adults.  She did this until she became a teen and it seemed had less energy for the running of the laps.  She since has attended to see the cuteness and food.  For the next four springs she will be located in Bowling Green, Ohio/BGSU.  Appreciate your children when they are actually children because before you know it they will be teenagers waiting to go to university.

The students patiently waiting during practice.  Except, maybe, not the boy in the front row. LOL

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