Peek In Our Week @@@ Mr. John’s Class @@@ Week Of April 22, 2019

Line Time:
We are progressing with learning our songs for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show.  I have to say the students are doing very very well.

 

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).

 

Trivia Question:
In high school my football jersey was number 86.  Why did I chose this number?  This is a tough one!
Hint: It is a reference to a 1960’s television show.  {you can not google this} bwahahaha
For those of you who are interested I dislocated my right thumb in practice my senior year.

 

You Ever Notice?:
You get gobs of left overs for Thanksgiving but no one gives leftovers for the Easter Meal (especially if lamb is served).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

An odd thing has been happening in my classroom. It is a phenomenon of an increased interest in puzzle maps. It may be that many students are in a sensitive period or they saw an older student (who is in a sensitive period) work with the puzzle map and they followed.  In any event I have never seen this kind of interest in puzzle maps but I am lovin it!

 

The Hundred Board is a fun and educational exercise found in the Montessori classroom to help children with their counting from 1 to 100. This is a material that breaks away from the concrete to the abstract portion of math.

 

I have science cards in my classroom. They are three part cards (one with just a picture, one with the picture and word, and one with just the word.) This student is working with the amphibian box.

 

This student is working on the teen board found in the math area. The numbers 11-19 are more of a challenge for a child to learn as their names are more complicated than those of the rest of the number system (11,12,13,15 do not follow the rules like 14,16,17,18,19).  The teen board helps to develop an understanding of how these numbers are formed from a ten and units and this teaches the foundations of the decimal system. The child associates between the quantity (concrete) and the numbers (abstract).

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Hunter

 

Upcoming Events:

International Festival Practice Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

—Grandparents Day, Tuesday May 14—

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

My long hair is catching up with his. He claims I will never catch up with him. We will see.

 

Cheesy grins and what looks like a student running in the background.  He can not wait to work on the sandpaper letters.

 

You shoulda seen the other guy. Notice the scratch on her nose?

 

What’s a little frosting among friends?

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment @@@ Cuyahoga Falls Campus @@@ Week Of 4/22/2019

Lessons: Conjunctions- a word used to connect clauses or sentences. It acts like a bridge.  We focused on and, but, or.

 

 

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: Prepositions

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John’s Class ^^^ Week Of April 15, 2019

Line Time:
This week we got a big jump on learning our song for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show. 

 

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).

 

Trivia Question:
In high school my football jersey was number 86.  Why did I chose this number?  This is a tough one!
Hint:  My biggest life influences were music, television, and movies.
For those of you who are interested I played wide receiver/flanker and defensive backs position for the Amherst Fighting Comets.

 

Guest Reader:

Pastor Kirk reads “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” A story about how others feel.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The Vowel Tree is a tactile, engaging way to teach and practice decoding words. This manipulative can be used with beginning readers to more advanced readers. Originally developed as a Montessori material, the vowel tree reinforces skills for all learners; tactile learners, auditory learners, and visual learners. To use the Vowel Tree: Have the child take two consonants from small pieces of paper . Place one consonant in front of the letter “a” and one after. Have the child say the word that is formed, combining the first two letters into one blended sound. Then have them slide the letters down to the next vowel and say the word. Continue all the way down the tree. For the purposes of this work, they can say a word even if it’s a “nonsense” word, just for the practice of saying the vowel sounds.

 

This is a sorting material found in the Sensorial are. There are nine compartments and nine colors (each color has a different shades). Each color gets its own compartment.

 

The Montessori Pink Series is a set of language cards that represent a CVC/ word and have a matching index card. The Pink Rhyming material uses three letter/short vowel sounds.

 

This child is working on the United States Puzzle Map. What she has done is trace the individual state/piece and is coloring and identifying the state.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Dorothy

 

Upcoming Events:

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

International Festival Practice, Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival, Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

It was time to clean and she was angry she had to stop her work.

 

Are they real or fake specs?

 

A great pose by these two and a sneaky photo bomb by one.

 

Young Grunge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week of 4/15/19

Lessons:
Adverbs-  We learned that an adverb describes verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. 

 

 

 

 

The Kindergarten Students showing their favorite symbol by way of  kissy lips and a monocle.

 

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: Conjunctions

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week — Mr. John’s Class — Week Of April 8th, 2019

Line Time:
This week we got a big jump on learning our song for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show. 

 

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).

 

Random Thought:
There were a few things that disappointed me as a child and one thing was the misrepresentation or false marketing of cereal.  For instance Grape Nuts.  I expected a sweet grape flavored cereal and all I got was cereal that was hard as rocks and without flavor.  Grape Nuts, right!  More like Gravel Nuts.  In the 1970’s Ralston create the Chex Mix line (Rice, Wheat, and Corn). They were marketed beautifully with vibrant blue, red and yellow colored boxes and pictures of plump blueberries, strawberries, and bananas. Then you tasted the cereal and it tasted similar to what the box they were stored in or what I imagined the box would taste like. The only remedy to stomach these cereals was to pour a half of a cup of sugar on the cereal.  #tooth decay

See the below picture ant tell me what a six year old kid is expecting.

 

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on the color bead bars that is found in the math area The direct aim for this work is the color bead stair clearly distinguishes each number up to 9 as separate entities of differing quantities. The bead bars that compose it facilitate the construction of the numbers from 11 to 19 and show respectively their relation to the quantity of 10.

 

She is working on the metal insets and found in the language area. The metal insets have many purposes. these aims are but not limited 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 **Develop hand-eye coordination, to make small coordinated movements Experience the result of pressure on the pencil (light and dark) **Experience graduation of color **Develop fine muscles in the hand but also the larger muscles required for sitting and maintaining posture for writing Focus the mind, **Develop and strengthen the child’s concentration **Make movements up and down and left to right (when filling in or shading), this is significant when reading and writing Practice order **Repetition, and memory recall **Develop geometric sense including the name of each shape, how it is constructed, how it looks when turned or moved, how it relates to other shapes **Develop the ability to plan and carry out artistic designs. #WeReally Got Our Money Worth

 

This scene depicts an older student helping a younger student put on their shoes. In a Montessori classroom the older children naturally have the need to help others.

 

This scene captures students working on a variety of materials. The back upper right a student is working on the continent puzzle map which teaches the location of the seven continents. In the upper left two students help each other with a United States puzzle. In the foreground this student is working with a rhyming work that focuses consonant blends such as BLOCK, clock.. TRUCK, stuck. Children learn the phonic sounds of each letter and then begin reading words within word families. Children that have been exposed to rhyming can hear the similarities in words which aids them in early reading and spelling skills!  And my big ole knee is present in this pic.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Katie

 

Upcoming Events:

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

International Festival Practice Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You should the other guy.

 

What’s a little chocolate pudding on your face among friends.

 

Just some happy students in Mr.John’s classroom!

 

Frazzled at the end of the day. We really work our students.

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment — Cuyahoga Falls Campus — Week Of 4/8/2019

Lessons:
Adjectives-  We learned that a adjectives describe nouns and since pronouns takes the place of a noun adjectives can describe pronouns as well. 

 

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: Adverbs (describes verbs, adjectives and other pronouns)

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment *** Cuyahoga Falls Campus *** Week Of 4/1/2019

Lessons:
Pronouns-  We learned that a pronouns take the place of a noun and sometimes makes our lives easier.  The pronouns we we went over were he, she, it, they, we, you.

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: Adjectives (describes a noun)

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned


Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Class *** Week Of April 1, 2019

Line Time:
This week we started our International Festival blitz by looking at landmarks close to home and learning a little bit about our home state.  Ohio has a lot of official “things”.  For instance:  The official…

Tree- Buckeye

Nickname- Buckeye State

Flower- Scarlet Carnation

Insect- Lady Bug

Drink- Tomato Juice

Rock and Roll Song- Hang On Sloopy

 

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).

 

April Birthdays:
The Montessori classroom is made up of 2 1/2 to 6 year olds.  Here are the newest 4 and 5 year old students.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

These two boys are working with one of the science bins. This bin is the bone bin that includes a cow femure and a small nocturnal skull (not sure of the animal).

 

This student is putting away her work/material. Notice her concentration and how particular she is placing the materials exactly how she found them.

 

This student is working on the 9 tray that is a math work. She is identifying the symbols/numbers,

 

These two girls are working on the United States Puzzle Map. The purpose is to identify the shape and location of the states. Also, the small white knobs help with fine motor skills.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Lily B.

 

Upcoming Events:

International Festival Practice Wednesday, May 1st

International Festival Friday, May 3rd

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

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I love these shirts . She decided to do half yellow and half silver.

 

Same color outfits and forced to take a picture.

 

The two boys with glasses. I tell them to smile and see what I get?

 

I absolutely love when students celebrate science day!

 

I absolutely love when students celebrate donut day!

 

She begged me to take her picture. How could I refuse?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus | Week of 3/18 and 3/25/2019

Lessons:
This week we learned about articles.  An article modifies a noun and the three articles are “a, an, the”.  “A” hangs out with words that begin with consonants.  “An” is a bit more picky.  She hangs out with words that begin with vowels.  “The” does not care who he hangs out with.  He hangs with letters that begin with vowels and consonants.

 

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: Pronouns (he, she, it, we, they, you)

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned

 

 


Peek In Our Week| Mr.John’s Class | Weeks of March 18 and 25, 2019

Since last week was an abbreviated week and I caught a nasty stomach bug and was on the edge of death this blog will be a little sparse.  Next week I will resume with a normal blog. 

 

Line Time:
This week we took a look at life cycles of humans, frogs/toads, and butterflies/moths.  Humans have relatively boring life cycle compared to the butterfly/moth and toad/frog.  We are born, we live, we die. YAWWWWN.  The toad and frog start with being jelly eggs in the water.  They hatch into tadpoles and eat algae, then they turn into a froglet which has a head of a frog and a tail.  Then the tail falls off and an adult frog/toad lives the rest of its life on land.  The butterfly/moth starts as an egg.  The a caterpillar is hatched and it eats A LOT.  Then a butterfly spins its chrysalis/ moth spins a cocoon.  Then a buttery comes out of its chrysalis and moth comes out of the cocoon.  I posed the question  “which came first the egg or the butterfly?”

 

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).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:
Nothing to see here folks.  Come back next week. 

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Landmarks of Ohio and The USA

Letter Of The Week- None planned due to International Festival practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None planned due to International Festival practice

Next Language will be- None planned due to International Festival practice

Snack will be brought to you by Logan Gall

 

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:
Under construction.  We will be back soon.