Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Classroom | Week Of October 22, 2018

Line Time:
Fish- We learned fish are vertebrates or they have a backbone or a spine.  They are cold blooded (their body temperature changes to the temperature around them) and have slimy and scaly skin.  The unique thing about fish is that some fish are born alive and some fish are born with jelly eggs.  Some examples of fish are Trout, Bass, Sharks, and Swordfish.  And one more important point is that fish live in water, and many people decide to have fishes for pets since they’re easy to maintain, and you can even get an aquarium and fish decor for it.

 

I wish I was a fish……

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, and Russian)

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This boy is working with the Knobbless Cylinders found in the Sensorial Area. The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension. The material also provides experiences of basic language important in math. *** Notice he found a relationship of height between three color/boxes ***

 

Same child, same work, different relationship that he discovered which is diameter of the cylinders. Do you notice how he draws a crowd? Student observing other students working is a big part of the Montessori Classroom.

 

She is practicing different strokes that lead to writing in cursive. Research suggests that printing letters and writing in cursive activate different parts of the brain. Learning cursive is good for children’s fine motor skills, and writing in longhand generally helps students retain more information and generate more ideas.

 

The Montessori 9 Tray Layout is an early place value work. Your child explores and builds a physical place value chart on the floor with Golden Beads and large number cards, units through thousands. This layout will help your child to visualize and develop an understanding of place value, order of numbers and concentration.

Next Week:
Line Time- Birds

Letter Of The Week- J j

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bip

Next Language will be Romanian

Snack will be brought to you by Harper K.

 

Upcoming Events:
11/15/2018 Thursday– Operation Christmas Child Packing 

11/16/2018 Friday–  Parent Teacher Conferences   <<< NO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN >>>

11/20/2018 Tuesday–  Harvest Party

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                                            Before and after haircut pictures
                                              It is like “Find the Differences” 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus | Week Of 10/22/2018

Lesson:
Telling time 1/4 past-  Since we conquered telling time to the hour, half past, we learned how to tell time to quarter past/ :15

 

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced our cursive letters upper and lower case, t,u,v,w,x

 

Cultural Subjects:

Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, and Swedish).

 

Next Week:

Lesson- Telling time quarter to

Sight Words Of The Week- use your

Synonym Of The Week- new

The next language will be- Tagalog

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus | Week Of 10/8/2018

Lesson:
We looked at ten different land forms. We looked at the pairings of islands and lakes, bays and capes, peninsulas and gulfs, and chain of lakes and archipelago.

 

Kindergarten Students showing they’re favorite land form.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive the upper case and lower case i, j, k, l, m.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, and Russian).

 

Next Week:
Next Lesson: Telling time

Sight Words Of The Week: for with

Synonym Of The Week: hot

Next Language Will Be Romanian

 


Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus | Week Of 10/15/2018

Lessons:
The Kindergarten Students are learning how to tell time old school!  We identified what the minute hand and the hour hand are.  We first learned how to tell time to the hour/O’ clock/ :00.   We then learned how to tell time to the half hour/ half past/ :30.

 

 

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced the cursive letters (upper and lower case) o,p,q,r,s

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, and Romanian).

 

Next Week Lessons:

Lesson- Telling Time / Quarter After

Sight Words Of The Week- she were

Synonym Of The Week- cold

Next Language Will Be- Swedish

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of October 15, 2018

Line Time:
This week we looked at the Amphibian.  We talked about how the Amphibians are vertebrates, cold blooded (the body temperature changes to the temperature that surrounds the amphibian), their skin is soft and moist, and they are born from jelly eggs.  Some examples of Amphibians are toads, frogs, and salamanders.  We learned that the term amphibian means of two worlds.  Amphibians are born in the water but live their life on land.

 

“Hello my baby, Hello my honey, Hello my Ragtime Gal!

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 9 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, and Italian).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

A group ventured out of the classroom to clean the school’s handrails with soap and water. This act helped the whole school and reinforced my banter about social responsibility. Even if you din’t do it, it is ok and commendable to correct what is wrong.

 

The Red Rods enhances the further study of size and is found in the Sensorial Area. This time, size varies only along one dimension. The child judges by sight and touch. This enhances awareness of length and visual discrimination of length. It is also the precursor for the Number Rods…. (see below).

 

The Number Rods are found in the Math Area. The child will typically work with the Number Rods after mastering the Red Rods (see above). If you recall, the Red Rods help establish visual discrimination of length. The Number Rods are a natural progression, naming the quantity shown on each number rod with red and blue demarcations.

 

This student is working on the Ten Board which is found in the Math Area. This work makes the connection between symbol and quantity. Notice the pattern this student discovered.

 

This student continued to work on this material and found another pattern. Do you see the pattern his discovered?

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Fish

Letter Of The Week- I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bin

Next Language Will Be Russian

Next Week Snack Brought To You By Kiera

 

Upcoming Events:

 ***** Halloween Party- October 26, 2018 in the AFTERNOON!  Costumes, games and candy! *****         The school will supply pizza for lunch

***** Hit up all relatives and friends for BOX TOPS.  If we win we get pizza.  *****

***** Bring Your Parents To School Day- Be totally impressed by what your children are doing in the classroom! *****
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She figured out how to get something from behind this shelf. She found a bead, a popsicle stick , and puzzle piece.

 

You shoulda seen the other guy (revisited). And was it the same guy??????????????

Peek In Or Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of October 8, 2018

Line Time:
This week we learned about reptiles and what makes a reptile a reptile.  Reptile are vertebrates, cold blooded (body temperature changes to the temperature around them), they are born from hard shelled eggs and their skin is dry and with scales.  Some examples of reptiles are snakes, turtles, and lizards. 

Was Godzilla a reptile?

 

Birthdays:

Catching up on the birthdays in the classroom. Here are my newest 3,4,5 year Olds. The amount of fingers indicates how hold they are.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your Children can now count to ten in 8 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, and Arabic with the Lebanese dialect).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The Trinomial Cube are blocks are color coded and are different sizes to represent the algebraic Binomial and Trinomial formulas. The purpose is not to teach math but to challenge the child to find patterns and spatial relationships.

 

These students are working with the Sequencing Cards. Sequencing is one of many skills that contributes to students’ ability to comprehend what they read. Sequencing refers to the identification of the components of a story… the beginning, middle, and end… and also to the ability to retell the events within a given text in the order in which they occurred.

 

These two students are working on the ever popular Pink Tower. 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, patterns, the concept of ten and precision.

 

The Number Rods is a Math Material and it’s aim is to experience the qualities and quantities of each number and to learn their respective names. Also, to show that each number is represented by a single object, as a whole, separate from others and finally to help memorize the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Amphibians

Letter Of The Week- H h

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bit

Next Language will Be Italian

Next Week Snack Will Be Brought To You By Madeline

 

Upcoming Events:
—- Halloween Party- October 26, 2018 in the AFTERNOON!  Costumes, games and candy!  —-  The school supplies pizza for lunch —-

— Bring in your Box Tops and help the class get PIZZA!!!!!! —

— Bring Your Parents To School Day- Be totally impressed by what your children are doing in the classroom! —
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You shouldah seen the other guy!!

 

I am not really sure what is going on but I am glad I captured the moment.

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus | Week Of 10/1/2018

Lesson:
Biggest to smallest where we live- We discovered we live in the vast galaxy of the Milky Way (not the candy bar), then we are still in space and live in a group of planets called The Solar System. Then the planet we live is the planet Earth.  Once we touched down we found we live in the Northwestern Hemisphere and live on the continent of North America.  Once we found land we live in the country of The United States Of America and live in the great state of Ohio (Go Buckeyes).  We all live in Summit County but live in different cities and have different addresses and phone numbers. What a journey it was!

O H .. I O Notice Script Ohio and the yard stick serving the roll of the i

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive the upper case and lower case E, F, G, H, I.

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, and Italian).

Next Week:
Next Week Lesson- Land forms

Next Week’s Sight Words- you his

Next Week Synonyms- calm

Next language is Russian

 


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Classroom | Week Of October 1, 2018

Line Time:
This past week we learned about Mammals.  Mammals are vertebrates (have a spine or backbone), warm blooded (their body temperature does not change), have hair or fur, live bearers, and eat/drink mother’s milk when young.  Some mammals live in the water such as dolphins and whales.  The only mammal that can fly is the bat! Cats, dogs, elephants, and rats are mammals.  Oh, and people are mammals as well. “Are we not men? We are MAMMALS………. “

If you want to play Six Degrees Of Separation for DEVO Mark Mothersbaugh’s (front man for DEVO) brother does the confirmation classes for my church.  Also, I do childcare at the church and I have cared for his niece’s children.  I know useless but interesting information.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your Children can now count to ten in 8 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, and Japanese).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on the 2nd introduction to decimals. This work develops and gets the child more familiar with the concept of 10. She and I exchanged 10 units for 1 ten, 10 tens for 1 hundred, exchanged 10 hundreds for 1 thousand. It is a fun game enjoyed by the students.

 

This students was a busy girl this day. She also is learning how to read starting with “Hooked On Phonics”

 

This boy is working on the material called Cards And Counters. Once again the math material makes the connection between symbols/numbers and quantity.

 

This boy is working with one of my science bins. This bin is what is under your skin or bones. Students explore jaws, teeth, and a huge cow femur. At times they will get a magnifying glass to see the different textures of the different bones.

 

Ms. Ashley giving a presentation on the knobbed cylinders.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Reptiles

Letter of The Week- G g

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bid

Next Language- Arabic With The Lebanese Dialect

Next Week Snack Provider- Logan H.

 

Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party– October 26th (details to follow) Just putting a bug in your ear.

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Box Tops!

 

He is sooooo proud of his bird drawing/tracing!

 

Just buddies hanging out.

 

 

I’ve got glasses now.

Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 9/24/2018

Lesson:
Since we live in the great state of Ohio I felt it was needed to become familiar with the states that surround our home state. We started with Ohio which is the Buckeye State and the abbreviation is OH.  We then looked at the state to the east of us named Pennsylvania (not Transylvania) which is called the Keystone State and the abbreviation is PA. We traveled south and discovered West Virginia which is the Mountain State and the abbreviation is WV. Moving to the west we ran into Kentucky which is the Blue Grass State and the abbreviation is KY.  Moving more westward is Indiana or the Hoosier State (what is a Hoosier anyway?) and the abbreviation is IN.  To my chagrin I introduced the students to TSUN.  I can not bring myself to even say the name….  xichigan mi wolverine state.  

Let us end not on a low note like the last sentence in the previous paragraph and present the “official” things for the state of Ohio…

Mammal: White Tail Deer
Fossil: Trilobite
Tree: Buckeye
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Red Carnation
Drink: Tomato Juice
Rock Song: Hang On Sloopy

*****  Notice how most of these things refer to Buckeye Football/ being red or scarlet.  Also, why does Hang On Sloopy have importance to Buckeye Football?  *****

 

Handwriting:
We are done with the pre-cursive techniques and starting to practice our capital or upper case cursive letters and our lower case cursive letters.  This week we were introduced to the letters a, b, c, d.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 9 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, and Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Biggest to Smallest (Milky Way/galaxy to street address)

Sight Words Of The Week- from he

Synonym Of The Week- active

Next Language- Italian

 


Peek Into Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of September 24, 2018

Line Time:
Living and Non-Living-  This week we talked about living and nonliving things. Your children now know what makes a living thing.  All living things reproduce, grow, eat or take in nutrients, breathe or exchange gases, and need water. We are all in agreement that plants, animals, trees, grass, are living things!  My shoe is not a living thing. My youngest son’s shoes may or may not be living.  I do not get close enough to tell due to the smell and I may have seen them move on their own.  Boys that are 12 1/2 years old, SMH.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your Children can now count to ten in 7 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, and Greek).

 

Peek In Our Week: 

A new Practical Life Activity of “Plucking The Kernels From The Cob” This enhances concentration, fine motor skills, and patience (as you can tell by the child “patiently” waiting for her turn). The corn kernels will be recycled to be part of other Practical Life Materials.

 

Teamwork! One Montessori Student helping another. A prime example of Grace and Courtesy.

 

This student is working on the Spindle box which is a Math Material. He sees the numerals 0 to 9 in sequence. He will associate the corresponding quantities with the numerals and he is introduced the concept of zero. In this exercise, the sequence of numbers is indicated on the box and the quantities are loose. So his tactile sense is used to determine the different quantities.

 

This child is working with The Number Rods and Symbols which are found in the Math Area. The Number Rods help establish visual discrimination of length. The Number Rods are a natural progression, naming the quantity shown on each number rod with red and blue demarcations. The symbols are added to help the child associate quantity to the corresponding symbols.

 

Ms. Kathleen presenting a sorting material.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Mammals and their characteristics

Letter Of The Week- F f

Rhyming Word Of The Week- big

Next Language- Japanese

Who brings snack for next week? — Dylan

 

Upcoming Events:
Be on the lookout for information for Bring Your Parent To School.