Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week of 5/21/2018

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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.

Just hanging out… The 2017/2018 Kindergarten Students.

 

HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE SUMMER!


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of May 21, 2018

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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.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Two girls having fun working together.
She is practicing writing cursive.

 

These two girls are studying bones from our science bins.

 

This boy is working with the land form work.

 

He is working with the science bin found in the science area. He is comparing the plastic insect to the insects in the book.

 

Events:

Field Day: Thursday, May 31st

Refer to any and all emails that were sent.

No aftercare.  Pick up your child at 3 pm.


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of May 14, 2018

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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

CONGRESS of Baboons

Not a Flock Of Seagulls but a colony of seagulls

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This is a Kindergarten Student writing a poem for Kindergarten Graduation.

 

Two Students washing the mirror without being asked to do the activity.

 

This student is brushing up on her Math Facts.

 

An older student reading to our class.

 

Next Week:

Line Time: The Solar System

Letter Of The Week:  O o

Rhyming Word Of The Week: bod

Upcoming Events:

Zoo Field Trip:  Friday May 25th

Field Day/Last day Of School: Thursday May 31st

Kindergarten Graduation: Friday June 1st


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week Of May 7, 2018

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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 humans 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.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

An older student getting a younger student interested in reading.

 

She is putting the animal puzzle together outside the frame.

 

Two friends working together on the Monomial Cube

 

It has been awhile since our line time was on the Skeletal System but Elvis the Pelvis is still a popular work.

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Animal Groups

Letter Of The Week: I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week: bud

Upcoming Events:

Grandparents Day: Wednesday May 16th

Zoo Field Trip: Friday May 25th


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 5/7/2018

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Interjections!!!!!!  We learned that the Interjection enhances the message of the sentence.  If the Interjection is followed by a comma the emotion is not strong but if the Interjection is followed by an explanation mark that emotion is pretty intense.

Practicing handwriting in Kindergarten Class. And obviously someone has a burning question.

Next Week:

Line Time: Punctuation (end of sentence)

Sight Words Of the Week: there  their

Synonym Of The Week: bright


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment Cuyahoga Falls, Week of 4/30/2018

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Preposition was the focus of this week.  We learned that the preposition is a “where” word not a werewolf.  Some common prepositions are by, at, in, down, up, over, under, after, and before.

Kindergarten Students doing their best werewolf.

Next week:

Line Time:  Interjections

Synonym of the Week: SNEAKY

Sight words of the Week: which what


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week of April 30, 2018

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Food Chains was the subject for the week.  We learned or was reminded that animals eat other animals.  The animal that is doing the eating is called the predator and the animal getting eaten is called the prey.  Food Chains can be one, two, three, four part food chains.  For example….  You have corn getting eaten by a mouse.  The mouse gets eaten by a snake.  The snake gets eaten by a hawk.

 

Cultural Subjects:

We can now count to ten in 27 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, and Turkish).

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on rhyming words. Words that actually rhyme because they have the same ending sounds. An example is the “at” word family: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, etc. Using this approach to reading, 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!

 

These two are working on the 100 board. Notice how they placing/the order the tiles on the board. Backwards!

 

He is working on the Teen Board. Did you notice what pattern he came up with?

 

These students were very interested and are trying to figure out the pattern the above boy created.

 

These three boys are trying to figure out how I got this big piece of ice inside my water bottle.

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Animal Babies

Letter of the Week: E e

Rhyming Word of the Week: bic

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins Friday, May 11th  7:00am to 7:45am in the School Gym

Grandparents Day: Wednesday, May 16th


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 4/23/2018

Lesson:

This week we discovered the conjunction.  The conjunction serves as a bridge between two sentences.  The conjunction also makes your writing flow better.

Kindergarten Students working on their Grammar Packets.

Next Week:

Lesson- Prepositions

Sight Words Of The Week- look, many

Synonym Of The Week- Nice


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John Class | Week Of April 23rd, 2018

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This week we learned about Life Cycles.  We went over the life cycle of mammals which is a very boring life cycle as our birds, reptile and fish.  We did discover that the life cycle of a toad/frog is a bit more unique (jelly eggs, tadpoles, froglet, frog).  Although, the life cycle of the butterfly is very interesting (eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis / cocoon, butterfly/moth).

 

Cultural Subjects:

Your children can count to ten in 25 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, 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, and Farsi).

 

Peek In Our Week:

This girl is working on the 10 Board/composing number from 11 to 99. This reinforces symbol, quantity and pattern. Notice the patter she came up with on her own?

 

She is working on the 9 Tray. The 9 Tray reinforces symbols, quantity, and patterns.

 

He is working with the Blue Rectangle Box. This work you can make many shapes. He discovered he can make a ginormous hexagon.

 

This student is working on the hundred board. The Hundred Board reinforces numbers/symbols and patterns.

Next Week:

Line Time- Food Chains

Letter Of The Week- A a

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bib

Adding Language of Turkish

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins – May 11th, Friday 7am to 7:45am School Gym

Grandparents Day- May 16th, Wednesday

Zoo Field Trip May 25th, Friday


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment/Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 4/16/2018

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This week we learned about Adverbs.  We now know Adverbs describe Verbs and is represented by an orange circle with the grammar symbols.  Adverbs usually end in “ly”  and if anyone asks how you are doing the Kindergarteners know to say I am doing WELL.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

The Kindergarten Students practicing handwriting.

 

Next Week:

Lesson: Conjunctions

Synonym of the Week:  talk

Sight Words of the Week:  look many