Week Of 1/15/2018: Addition with the 9 Tray and Stamp Game (with manipulatives)
Week Of 1/22/2018: Learning how to exchange/carry over (with manipulatives)
Week Of 1/29/2018: Learning how to multiply with the 9 Tray and Stamp Game (with manipulatives)
Purpose For The 9 Tray: The Nine Tray is an important lesson in the sequence of the golden bead work. This presentation allows the child to concretely see the growth of numbers and the progression through the hierarchy from one level to the next. Children are ready for this work when they can identify numbers 1-9 and after they have been introduced to the golden beads and the language of place value: units, tens, hundreds and thousands.
Purpose For The Stamp Game: The stamp game is a tool for learning and reinforcing knowledge of the four maths operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The stamp game directly corresponds to the golden bead material which gave the child exposure to the decimal system.
Cultural Subjects: We can now count to ten in 21 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, and Dutch/Flemmish).
Peek Into the Next Few Weeks:
Week of 2/5/2018: Even More Math– Learning how to subtract with the 9 tray and Stamp Game (with manipulatives) Language– We will be adding Polish Synonym of the week– bad Sight words of the week– first, than
Week of 2/12/2018: Even More Math– Learning how to divide with the 9 tray and Stamp Game (with manipulatives) Language– We will be adding Serbo Croation Synonym of the week– good Sight words of the week– other, some
Cultural Subjects: Your children can count to ten in 17 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, and Hungarian).
Line Time: We started to learn about our body and how it works. We learned about our five senses (touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste). Did you know you can “feel” with any part of your body? Of course parents know that. Who has not stepped on a Lego in bare feet and screamed in pain? But we associate touch with our fingers (hot/cold, hard/soft, rough/smooth). We hear loud noises, quiet noises, high and low noises, “Are we there yet?”. We need light to see and if we close our eyes we can’t see. The lights being turned on at 5 am on a Saturday morning. There are good smells like cinnamon, vanilla and bad smells like a dirty diaper and vinegar. My favorite was the taste test where we tasted sweet (sugar water), salty (salt water), sour (pure lemon juice), and bitter (unsweetened baking chocolate). The children enjoyed “most” of the tastes. Hehe
The pictures in order from our line time taste test. Students not sure about the taste of sour (concentrated lemon juice). A mad dash to spit out the salt water. Really diggin the sugar water. And she can not get the bitter, unsweetened baking chocolate out of her mouth fast enough.
Take A Peek Into Our Room:
Looking Into The Future:
Line Time For Week Of 1/22/2018: The Skeletal System Letter Of The Week: Q q Rhyming Word Of The Week: bub Language: Irish will be added
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Cultural Subjects: Your children can count to ten in 15 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, and Korean).
Happy Birthday: A Montessori Classroom has students ranging from 2.5 to 6 years of age. Here are the newest 5 year old students.
Peeking Into The Classroom:
This student is working on equations with the Stamp Game. The Stamp Game is a tool for learning and reinforcing knowledge of the four maths operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is just more abstract, yet concretely demonstrates the maths process to students that are ready for this material. This student is working on equations of multiplication, with multiple carry overs in all columns. For example 654 x 6.
This student is working on one of my Science Boxes (frogs and toads). She is reading a book on frogs and toads and has four pieces Jelly eggs, tadpole, froglet, and frog. She puts them in order to reinforce the life cycle of a frog/toad.
Here are two friends working on the sandpaper numbers. The aims of sandpaper numbers are to give the child a sensorial impression of the form of the symbol. To show the succession of numbers. To show base 10 Recognition of numerals 0-9 Preparation for writing numbers.
Line Time Lesson: The 5 Senses
Letter Of The Week: P p
Rhyming Word Of The Week: bun
Reminders: Family Trees
Chinese New Year
Peek In Our Week: I just wanted to say your children did a great job at the Christmas Show!!!! Those two songs they sung were very difficult pieces to sing. The church I attend has an extremely accomplished music program and the Men’s, Women’s, Children’s (age 8 to voice changing for boys) sing these songs on Christmas Eve to a packed house. Very seasoned choristers that practice five hours a week. I wanted to do something different and the set up for this year’s show gave me that opportunity. I felt these Carols were very beautiful songs and the students would be more than qualified to pull it off. The soloists that did Past 3 O’ Clock did a very fine job. My daughter, niece, and nephew were all soloists for this song at age 12, my youngest son did it at age 9. I was so impressed the two 6 year old students did so well. I do want to thank all of the staff involved from teachers practicing with the children to the office staff securing the location to mapping out EVERYTHING that needed to be done. Of course, I wanted to thank the parents for everything you did including taking your children to the restroom before the show. The Absorbent Minds Montessori School Family is truly a special one.
Peek Into The Next Work Week:
Winter Break ENDS: Wednesday 1/3/2018 :))
Line Time: Reintroducing Ground Rules
Letter Of The Week: N n
Rhyming Word Of The Week: bob
Start bringing in the family trees.
**Students will need snowpants, winter coat, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots to be able to go out for recess.**
Kindergarten Lessons: Weeks of December 4th and December 11th
The first week of December found ourselves looking at five different kind of animals, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and Fish, and what make these animals, well, those animals. See below…
Mammals: Vertebrates, warm blooded, born alive, skin has hair or fur, and babies drink mother’s milk
Reptiles: Vertebrates, cold blooded, born from hard shell eggs, skin is dry and scaly
Amphibians: Vertebrates, cold blooded, born from jelly eggs, sk8n 8s soft and moist. Amphibian meanswer from two worlds.
Birds: Vertebrates, warm blooded, born from hard shell eggs, feathers
Fish: Vertebrates, cold blooded, born alive or jelly eggs, skin is slimy and scaly
The Week of December 11th we discovered the ruler and started measuring things. We learned how to line the ruler to whatever we were measuring and learned how to measure in inches (in, “) and centimeters (CM).
Peek Into Next Week: We will be starting our lesson in math!!!!!! My favorite subject.
We finished our counting money by looking at the different bills (paper money). Paper money was fairly easy to associate and dollar amount for obvious reasons. We did examine the different looks of these bills. We then combined the paper money and coins.
We came from break looking at parts of the leaf, parts of the flower, and parts of the tree. We had a discussion on what makes a living thing, a living thing. We learned that all living things need to:
Be able to reproduce Be able to grow Eat or take in nutrients Breathe or exchange gases All living things need water
These criterion differentiates my shoe from a bird or a pencil from my students. I posed the question “Are trees, plants, grass living things?” we went through the above criterion and determined Plants….
Reproduce via seeds
They need water and get nutrients from the soil
They exchange gases (take in Carbon Dioxide and expel Oxygen)
Due to the Christmas show rehearsals we will not be learning additional languages, sight words, or synonyms.
Line Time Lessons: ‘Tis the season for the Christmas Show practices. We started to practice and will be practicing for the next few weeks. My class is trying something a little different this year. We are going in the “Way Back Machine” to Merry Old England and performing two traditional carols. They are a bit different in melody but I know our extraordinary students will be able to pull it off.
Peek Into My Classroom:
Peek Into Next Week: Christmas show practice and we will learn about different Christmas Traditions from around the world.
Upcoming Events: Christmas Show Attire: Red and/or white
December 13: Christmas Show Practice 6 pm to 8 pm at Cuyahoga Falls High School
December 15: Christmas Show 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Cuyahoga Falls High School (NO AFTERCARE)