Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of April 16, 2018

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We continued to practice for the International Festival and created The Leaning Tower Of Pisa.  I am so proud of your children for the hard work they put into this event.  They worked hard learning their lines, learning songs, and helping with the creation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  I wanted to thank Kathleen and Sabrina for their hard work preparing your children for The International Festival.

Peek In Our Class:

We had a student’s grandmother give a presentation on India.

 

A student rolling clay to create the arches for the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

This student is painting the base for the tower. Notice his tongue as he is soooo focused on his task.

 

This student is coloring the flag that goes on top of the Tower Project.

Next Week:

Line Time:  Life Cycles

Letter of the Week: Z z

Rhyming word of the Week: bam

Farsi will be added to our languages

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins: Friday 5/11 7am to 7:45am

Grandparents Day: Wednesday 5/6


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week of 4/9/2018

Lesson:

Your kindergarten students have been learning how a pronoun (we learned about 6 of them .. he, she, it, we, they, you) takes a place of a noun. He is a boy, she is a girl, but never ever call a person an “it”.  we also learned that the adjective describes nouns and of course can describe the pronoun.

Just the girls

Next Week:

Lesson:  Adverbs

No sight words or synonyms due to the International Festival


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week of April 9, 2018

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We are starting to practice for The International Festival.  We are learning our individual lines and learning the songs to be sung at the International Festival.  The children are having a good time practicing.

 

 

 

 

Peek in the Classroom:

We had an alumnus read to our class.  She read a Bernstein Bears book.

 

    

The University Of Akron Field Students are working with their “Roo Buddy”  This week they are working with letter sounds and the concept of “Land, Air, and Water”.

 

These two students are working together on the United States Puzzle Map. They traced the states and are labeling each state.
This student is working on composing numbers from 11 to 99 with the Ten Board. The Ten Board helps the child recognize the numbers and quantities.

This student is working on a construction box which falls into the category of Geometry. This student made shapes such as a hexagon, chevron, trapezoid, parallelogram, and isosceles triangle.

 

Upcoming Events:

International Festival Dates-

Take your child to the restroom before dropping them off (even if they say they do not have to go)

International Festival Practice – Wednesday 4/18/2018 – 6:00 to 7:30 pm

International Festival – Friday 4/20/18 – 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Friday 4/20/2018 **** Early Dismissal at Noon — No Aftercare ****

Moms and Muffins – Friday May 11th – 7:00 to 7:45 am


Peek Into Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 3/19/2018

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We will be learning about the parts of speech until the end of the year.  We the learned there are three articles.  They are A, An, The and we learned rules when we use those articles.  “A” goes with consonants, “an” go with vowels, and “the” goes with both consonants and vowels. Moving along we leaned that a pronoun takes the place of a noun and pronouns sometimes make our lives easier.  We went over six pronouns He(boy), she(girl), we( a group we are included), they( a group we are not included), it(we use for non-living things and when we don’t know what gender).  We never call a human an “it” because it is rude.  “You” was the last pronoun we became familiar with.

 

The small blue triangle is the symbol for the article in the Montessori Classroom.

 

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).

 

Next week:

Line Time: Pronouns

Sight Words of the Week: No words during International Festival Practices

Synonym of the Week:  No words during International Festival Practices

 


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week Of March 19, 2018

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We ended the month by learning about our own state of Ohio.  The students were first taught how to spell Ohio.  OH-IO !  We learned that the flag of Ohio is the only flag that is not the shape of a rectangle.  The official nickname of Ohio is the Buckeye State and the Buckeye Tree is the official tree of Ohio.  The white tailed deer and trilobite are the mammal and fossil of Ohio.  We found a theme of the color “red/”scarlet for the rest of the official things of Ohio.  The flower is the scarlet carnation, bird is the cardinal, insect is the lady bug and the official drink is tomato juice.  The official rock and roll song is “Hang On Sloopy”

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

 

Absorbent Minds Montessori School has a relationship with the University of Akron where we welcome field students. The two field students are working with their Roo Buddy. This week they are focusing on shapes and colors.
Having fun on Pajama Day.

 

We are continuing to track the growth of the plant. It grew from 18 inches to 24 inches or 24 cm to 60 cm. The flower is starting to bloom.
The final measurement revealed no more growth in the stalk but the flower bloomed. The students found a work that looked very similar to the plant. A great opportunity to do a lesson on The parts of the plant.

 

He is working and comparing the different Geometric Solids.

 

Friends working with Knobless Cylinders. The purpose of this work is to identify and compare dimensions and patterns.

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, and Hindi).

 

Peek Into Next Week:

Line Time Lesson- Returning 4/3/2018 Continents/International Festival

Letter Of The Week- No letter of the week during International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No word of the week during International Festival Practice.

Adding The Language Of.. No languages during International Festival Practice.

 

Upcoming Events:

Spring Break 3/26 to 4/2, returning 4/3/2018

Dads and Donuts 4/6/2018 (Friday)  7am to 7:45am


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week of March 12, 2018

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We had fun this week looking into the world of art.  Most of the lessons were a review of what Ms. Renee had taught the students.  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.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

   

Absorbent Minds Montessori School has a relationship with the University of Akron where Field Students come into the room.  This week they are working with their “Roo Buddy” on letter recognition and letter sounds.

 

A scene from Practical Life where each student is concentrating on their works. Practical Life enhances the child’s fine motor skills and focus to name a few skills.

 

Your little Michael Angelos recreating what Michael Angelo went through when painting the Sistine Chapel.

 

This is the continuing tracking of one of my plants. In one week the shoot we are tracking grew from 6 inches to 18 inches and 15 cm to 43 cm

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, and Malay).

 

Peek Into Next Week:

Line Time Lesson- Landmarks of USA/The State Of Ohio

Letter Of The Week- Y y

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Adding The Language Of Hindi

 

Upcoming Events:

Spring Break 3/26 to 4/2, returning 4/3/2018

Pizza Lunch 3/23/2018 (Friday).  You do not have to bring a lunch !!!!  Also pajama day and show and tell.

Dads and Donuts 4/6/2018 (Friday)  7am to 7:45am


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 3/12/2018

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 students picking out their favorite verb…

 

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, and Farsi).

 

Next week:

Line Time: Articles and the Rules of Articles

Sight Words of the Week: have this

Synonym of the Week:  Mean

Adding Language of Turkish


Peek Into The Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 3/5/2018

This week we started our journey into the wonderful world of grammar.  This week we started off  learning what the vowels ( a, e, i, o, u) and consonants (the rest of the letters)  are.

 

 

Cultural Subjects:

We can now count to ten in 26 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, and Hindi).

 

Next Week:

Nouns and Verbs

Synonym of the Week:  mean

Sight Words:  have this

Language to be added:  Farsi


Peek Into Our Week | Mr. John | Week Of March 5, 2018

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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 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, and Cebuano).

 

Pastor Kirk reading a story that is a spin off/reboot of the Three Little Pigs.

 

Peek Into The Classroom:

The Kindergarten Students received a shelf exclusively for their use. This picture depicts kindergarten students organizing their shelf how they wanted it organized without adult intervention.
The Kindergarten Students are tracking the growth of one of my plants. More to come next week.

 

This student is using the Movable Alphabet to compose her Kindergarten BFF’s names. The purpose of this material is to help the child with the analysis and exploration of the language which is known to him/her and to reproduce words with graphic symbols. Also, it prepares the students for writing and reading.

 

This student is working on three letter words/short vowel sounds Rhyming Words. Rhyming teaches children how language works and It helps them notice and work with the words that look answer sound similar.
This child is using the Pink Tower and Brown Stairs. He is making his own creation while matching the two materials.

Next Week:

Line Time Weekly Theme: Art

Letter of the Week: X x

Rhyming Word of the Week: bel

Language to be added: Malay

 

Upcoming Events:

Art Museum Field Trip March 15, 2018 (Thursday)

Parent Teacher Conferences (Pre K and Pre 1st Grade ONLY)  Fridays 3/9/2018 and 3/16/2018


Peek Into Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyagoga Falls | Week Of 2/26/2018

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

 

Next Week:

Lesson– Vowels and consonants
Synonym of the week– healthy
Sight words of the week–  then out