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

 

 

 

 


Peek Into Our Week | Mr. John’s Classroom | Week Of February 26, 2018

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can count to ten in 24 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, and Serbo Croation).

 

 

  

We did a time lapse science experiment where we put eggs in vinegar.  The result was rubber eggs.  The shell of an egg (typically a chicken egg) is made up of primarily calcium carbonate. If you soak this egg shell in vinegar (which is about 4% acetic acid), you start a chemical reaction that dissolves the calcium carbonate shell. The acetic acid reacts with the calcium carbonate in the egg shell and releases carbon dioxide gas that you see as bubbles on the shell.

 

Line Time Lesson:
This week we went back in time and took a look at Ancient Greece and talked about Greek Mythology. The Greek Gods hung out on Mt. Olympus and we learned the King of all Gods was Zeus and if you made him angry he had a lightning bolt in his hand that he would throw at you.  Zeus had a wife named Hera and she was the Goddess of Marriage.  If you were a sailor you dare not make Posiden angry because he was the the God of the Seas and held a trident( a fork like spear) in his hand.  Zeus had a brother that he sent to the under world and that God was named Hades.  Hades had a pet that was a three headed dog named Cerberus.  We also learned about Pan and Medusa.

 

Peek Into Or Room:

We could never stress enough the importance and how often how the older students assist the younger students. Younger students react well to the older students lessons and the older students gain leadership skills and reinforce their knowledge with that material when giving lessons to younger students.

 

The metal Insets aims are to strengthen the fine motor skills, practice handwriting, and become familiar with geometric shapes.

 

This student is proud of her penmanship with cursive. Students use several mediums for practicing handwriting. Dry erase markers are one of them.  The different colors of the markers make the material that more appealing.

 

The purpose of the Constructive Triangles is to allow the child to explore and experiment with form and geometry. They are “constructive” because the triangles are used to form other figures. Eventually, the child comes to the realization of how new shapes and figures can be formed using only varying triangles and come appreciate the relationship between figures.

 

Next Week:

Line Time:  Ancient Rome

Letter Of The Week: W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week: beg

Language Added: Cebuano

 

Upcoming Events:

Art Museum Field Trip, March 15th, Thursday

Look for information for pre kindergarten and pre elementary conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week : Mr. John’s Class : Week Of February 19, 2018

Recognition:
The two people make make the school run as smoothly as it does is the office staff.  Kelly and Lisa prepare the field trips, prepare for our open houses, The Dance, Christmas Show, International Festival, and do billing (hehe). They do it all. The teachers get most of the fanfare but Kelly and Lisa need recognition as well. Koudos to the office staff!

      

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can count to ten in 22 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, and Polish).

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We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt.  We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification.  The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons.  The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also l;earned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man. 

Image result for hieroglyphics    Image result for sphinx

 

Peek In Our Room:

I was giving lessons to two students at the same time. At times, more than one student is at the same place academically and I am able two give group lessons. Small group lesson give the opportunity for the students to help each other.
The two girls are looking at the book that go with our thematic unit (this week was Ancient Egypt). Students get to explore the books and their curiosity is piqued prompting 5hem to ask questions and explore.
hn I was going to break this little gathering until I over heard what they discussing… The Presidents of the United States of America. They were discussing JFK, Barrack Obama, George Washington, and Abe Lincoln.
They boys are working on the Addition Strip Board. The Montessori addition strip board is one method used by students to assist them in their abstract memorization of addition facts up to 18. While the materials are somewhat abstract, the process is still concrete.

Next Up In The Classroom:

Line Time:  Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week: V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week: ben

Language Added: Polish

 

 

Coming Down The Pike:

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 ^^^^^  Art Museum Field Trip Thursday March 15, 2018  ^^^^^

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Parents of Kindergarten Students and Pre-K Students look for info regarding Parent Teacher Conferences

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Spring Break March 26th through April 2

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Dads and Donuts April 6th 7am to 8am

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Peek Into Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 2/19/2018

Kindergarten Lessons:
This week we started our two week journey in the fascinating world of Geometry.   We learned that there is just not one kind of triangle.  Actually, there are many kinds of triangles but we focused on three (Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene).  We then looked at Quadrilaterals which are any four sided shape (square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, chevron).  We moved on to polygons (pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon).  Learning how to count in Greek really paid off during this session.

Image result for polygon

 

 

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,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, and Malay).

 

Peek Into The Kindergarten Room: 

Notice how two scalene triangles make an equilateral triangle, three isosceles make an equilateral triangle, and four small equilateral triangle make on bigger equilateral triangle. Your children have.

 

Peek Into Next Week (2/26/2018):
Lesson– More Geometry
Language– We will be adding Hindi
Synonym of the week– wet
Sight words of the week–  write  them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week = Mr. John’s Room = Week Of February 12, 2018

Valentine Party:
 

       

 

         

 

      

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can count to ten in 20 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, and Welsh).

 

Line Time Lesson:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We  first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family,  freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin F. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Donald Trump was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This boy is performing the operation of Dynamic Division (with borrowing) with the Stamp Game. This is a fairly long and involved process that takes a fair amount of time and patience. It seems he has a happy face while working on his equations.

 

There were two students that dropped some materials under the animal cages. At first they tried to get the pieces by using a broom handle and yard stick. That just pushed the pieces further back. Then they realized that the shelves were not solid but grated. They asked me to move a cage and she was able to easily reach the pieces. No adults were used in the thought process.
The Kindergarten Students are given special more complex tasks such as greeting the children and entering the time of arrival on the attendance sheet.

 

These girls are working with one of my science bins (The Ocean). Here they are looking at the physical shells and finding them in the book.

 

 

In The Near Future:

Line Time For Week Of 2/19/2018: Ancient Egypt
Letter Of The Week:  U u
Rhyming Word Of The Week:  bet
Language:  Polish will be added

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****** Open House on February 24, 2018 from 9am to Noon ******

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NO SCHOOL  2/19/2018 (MONDAY)

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An email was sent for information for the second round of Parent Observations

Follow the link below to sign up to observe in my classroom.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-mrjohns3

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Peek Into Our Week | Academic Enrichment Cuyahoga Falls Campus | Weeks 2/5/2018 through 2/12/2018

Kindergarten Lessons:

Math is a wonderful thing!

 

Week Of 2/5/2018:
The kindergarten students learned how to divide using manipulatives (Stamp Game). They learned static division (without borrowing) and dynamic division (with borrowing).

 

 

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.

 

Week Of 2/12/2018:
We broke away from the four operations and learned about fractions.
The purpose of fractions are to help the child gain a sensorial impression of fraction, introduction to the concept and notation of fractions, sensorial exploration of equivalency among fraction.  We divided things like circles, triangles, and rectangles.  We divided the class into boys/girls, Mr. John’s Students/Ms. Kate’s Students, and Buckeye Fans/xicigan fans.  No ficigan fans were found.

3/9 are boys. 6/9 are girls.

 

 

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,  Dutch/Flemmish, and Polish),
since we really focus on the language part of the education, so we try to teach as many languages as possible, and also give dialectical therapy for the kids that needed.

 

Peek Into the Next Few Weeks:

Week of 2/19/2018:
Geometry– Geometric Cabinet and Construction Boxes
Language– We will be adding Serbo-Croation
Synonym of the week– Dry
Sight words of the week– Would About

Week of 2/26/2018:
More Shapes– Review of last week’s shapes and adding the Geometric Solids
Language– We will be adding Cebuano
Synonym of the week– Wet
Sight words of the week– Write Them