Peek In Our Week ::: Mr. John’s Class ::: Week Of February 11, 2019

Line Time:
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 D. 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. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, and Dutch/Flemmish )

 

Valentine Party:

 

Momma son love
Sibling Valentine love!

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The aim of this work, cards and counters, is to solidify quantity and symbol. Another aim is to identify odd and even numbers. Notice how every other number/counters are staggered?

 

The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.

 

Color Box 1 primary purpose is to identify and match the primary colors. If you notice the dots on the edge of the tablets the students and teachers are to line the dots. This an extension to enhance concentration and focus.

 

These buddies are working with one of the science bins (rocks). This bin has the physical rocks, a book to find the rockes, and a magnifying glass to see the texture of the rocks better.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  bet

Next Language will be- Polish

Snack will be brought to you by Khoury

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

 

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<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You shoulda seen the other guy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ::: Cuyahoga Falls Campus ::: Week Of 2/11/2019

Lesson:
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 xicigan fans were found.

 

1/3 boys, 2/3 girls in my Kindergarten Class.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive…    u,v,x,y,z

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish,  Serbo-Croation ).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Shapes 1, Geometric Cabinet, Construction Boxes

Sight Words Of The Week- would about

Synonym Of The Week- Dry:  dehydrated, arid, parched

The next language will be- Cebuano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Class ||| Week of February 04, 2019

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, and Welsh ) Thanks to our teachers that have taken the TEFL Thailand course we are able to teach your child a new language.

 

February Birthday:
A Montessori Classroom is comprised of multi aged students.  Students range from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.  Here is our newest 5 year old!

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Academic Enrichment ||| Cuyahoga Falls Campus ||| Week Of 2/4/2019

Lesson:
We learned how to divide with the 9 tray.  We learned the terms of equation, dividend, divisor, quotient.

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.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… q,r,s,t,u

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Fractions

Sight Words Of The Week- more these

Synonym Of The Week- GOOD: pleasant, fine, honorable,wonderful,valuable

The next language will be- Serbo-Croation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week === Mr. John’s Class === Week Of January 28, 2019

Line Time:
This week we learned about Internal Organs.  We learned the brain is the control center of your body that sends and receives.  Our lungs help us breathe, the heart pumps our blood and the stomach begins to digest our food with acid.  The small intestines digest the food and send nutrients to the rest of our body and the large intestines push through the waste that creates our bowel movements (poop). The children were fascinated that our kidneys process the body’s water and the liver filters toxins, that’s why is important to take lots of water, even when you’re not home. The waste water is called urine (pee).  The children learned where the organs are located with the help of our Living Internal Organ T-shirt.  The shirt helped the children find the organs location by velcroing the organs to the spot on the t-shirt. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Between the ages of 3 to 6, the child needs to practice, perfect, and consolidate the body’s movements. For this reason, Dr. Montessori began using the “Walking on the Line” as a Practical Life exercise. This exercise helps the child control his body, develop balance and perfect equilibrium, as well as to strengthen the mind’s control of its body’s movements. The “line” used during this exercise is a continuous and permanent shape in the environment.  During this exercise, you may want to play some soft, steady, and calm music in the background. I use Pachelbel’s Canon D Major which is exactly 5 minutes (well, 4 minutes 57 seconds but who is splitting hairs?). You can notice the “safe hands” and “bubbles” as the students walk the line

 

 

You may already know a bit about the Montessori work period, also known as the work cycle. A Montessori work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time. During this time children are able to explore the prepared environment and engage with materials of their own choosing. Walk into any Montessori classroom and you will see children completely engaged in their work. This is due to the fact that the heart of a Montessori program is the three-hour work cycle. The early childhood environment focuses on concentration, coordination, order, and independence. Therefore, children must be given the time they need to fully submerge themselves in the work in order for these traits to manifest themselves. Everything in a Montessori classroom has and educational purpose. Yes, children do what they like AND like what they do in a Montessori classroom.  Here you notice, a typical scene, (left to right)  some socializing, individual work, putting back materials/cleaning after herself, a teacher giving a lesson, and two friends working together.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Pollution/Recycling

Letter Of The Week- S s

Rhyming Word Of The Week-bup

Next Language will be- Welsh

Snack will be brought to you by Ever

 

Upcoming Events:

<<<<<<<<  All School Dance February 9, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  >>>>>>>

 

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

 

—–Valentine Day Party- Friday February 15th follow the link for the information—–
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-mrjohns8

 

***** Bring Your Parent To School ***** follow the link to sing up
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-mrjohns9

 

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

    

 

     

 

 


Academic Enrichment === Cuyuhoga Falls Campus === Week Of 1/28/2019

Lesson:
We learned how to subtract with the 9 tray.  We learned the terms of equation, addend and sum.

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.

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… of  q, r, s, t, u.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 20 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Division

Sight Words Of The Week- other  some

Synonym Of The Week- Bad:  incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

The next language will be- Dutch/Flemmish

 


Academic Enrichment +++ Cuyahoga Falls Campus +++ Week Of 1/21/2019

Lesson:
We learned how to multiply with the 9 tray.  We learned the terms of equation, addend and sum.

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.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… of Ll, Mm, Oo, Pp.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 20 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, and Welsh).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Subtraction

Sight Words Of The Week- first than

Synonym Of The Week- Appropriate:  suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

The next language will be- Dutch/Flemmish

 


Peek In Our Week +++ Mr. John’s Class +++ Week Of January 21, 2019

Line Time:
This week we looked at the skeletal system and if we didn’t have a skeleton we would be one messy blob on the ground (insert a flagellant sound).  We learned the skull protects our brain, the rib cage protects our lungs, and the spine keeps us sitting and standing straight.  We learned technical terms for our arms, leg and our digits which is a funny name called phalanges. We brought our life sized foam puzzle into our room.  His name is Elvis because we learned about the pelvis and it was a cool rhyming name.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 18 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, and Irish).

 

Guest Reader:

Pastor Kirk came into the classroom and read the story “The Wizard Of Wallaby Wallow” which is a story about just be happy being yourself.

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

In this photobombed picture you can see two students working with the knobless cylinders. This material is found in the Sensorial area.  Knobless cylinders is four sets of ten cylinders in each set, varying in height and/or diameter. … Blue cylinders vary in height (thickness/the diameter is the same). The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension.

 

this is a scene in my Practical Life area. Practical Life exercises are just that, they are exercises so the child can learn how to do living activities in a purposeful way. The purpose and aim of Practical Life is to help the child gain control in the coordination of his movement, and help the child to gain independence and adapt to his society.

 

Ms. Ashlie is showing a group of students an unplanned lesson something. Sometimes impromptu lessons happen in the classroom.

 

Last week I introduced you to the phenomenon of False fatigue and I wanted to explain a bit more. False fatigue is similar to adults taking a coffee break after working hard. If children are disrupting others, they can be quietly redirected, but too much interference actually prolongs the period of false fatigue. An experienced teacher will just observe the classroom and let the false fatigue run it’s course. This student was photographed during a false fatigue episode.

 

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Internal Organs

Letter Of The Week- R r

Rhyming Word Of The Week-but

Next Language will be- Kiswahili

Snack will be brought to you by Adelina

 

Upcoming Events:

<<<<<<<<  All School Dance February 9, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  >>>>>>>

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

—–Valentine Day Party- Friday February 15th (details to follow)

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

     

You should have seen the other guy.

 

 

    

I am Iron Man!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ….. Cuyahoga Falls Campus ….. Week of 1/14/2019

Lesson:

The Kindergarten students were introduced to do addition with carry overs (Dynamic Addition).

 

The Exchange Game

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… Hopping hippos help.  Ill impalas itch.  Jazzy Jim jumps.  Karma keeps kicking.  Lions love licking.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, and Kiswahili).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Multiplication

Sight Words Of The Week- now made

Synonym Of The Week- FAT: big, overweight, bulky, heavy, plump

The next language will be- Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ….. Mr. John’s Class ….. Week Of January 14, 2019

Line Time:
To honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we learned a bit about his life and his accomplishments.  The students became actresses and actors as they recreated Rosa Parks making her stand on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.  The students enjoyed playing the part of the bus driver, Rosa Parks, “the mean guy”, a police officer, Martin Luther King Jr., and passengers on the bus.  We discussed our differences such as skin color, eye color, hair color, and gender.  Then we discussed how we are similar.  We talked about discrimination and segregation.  We talked about if someone with red hair wouldn’t be allowed to do art “just because” they have red hair or if anyone who had blue eyes would have to go to a different classroom with less materials, broken crayons, or no books “just because” they have blue eyes.  I had only boys fetch the chairs for the skit and brought that to the attention of the class.  We had some very sad girls…. I did let the girls take the chairs back after the skit.

 

Children celebrating Rosa Park’s victory where anyone can now sit anywhere they want.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 17 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, and Hungarian).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The purpose and aim of Practical Life is to help the child gain control in the coordination of his movement, and help the child to gain independence. In the Preliminary Exercises, the child learns the basic movements such as pouring, folding, and carrying. This boy is learning to use a roller and when the playdo is rolled he then uses a cookie cutter.

 

This student is working with the Africa puzzle map. Not only is she placing the pieces in their place but she is also tracing the countries. Tracing and coloring will strengthen her fine motor skills.

 

Ms. Kathleen is giving a lesson on Matching which is found in the Language area. Matching at this age is important due to common everyday activities that involve sorting are the beginning concepts of children developing math skills. Children continue sorting and classifying by organizing their understanding of language, people and objects in their environment.

 

This may look like a Duck and Cover drill but it is actually a student feeling the effects of False Fatigue. False fatigue is a Montessori phenomenon that takes place in EVERY Montessori school. Experienced teachers realize that this phenomenon is “False Fatigue”. This is when students “check out” (roll on the floor, noise level in the room rises, or children will just loose focus).  Teachers realize that the children will return to work on their own, and their work will be at an even higher level than before. An episode of False Fatigue happens roughly the same time every day and lasts about 15 minutes. In my class False Fatigue starts around 9:55am/10:00am.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Skeletal System

Letter Of The Week- Q q

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bub

Next Language will be- Irish

Snack will be brought to you by Mason

 

Upcoming Events:

***********   No School January 21st, Monday   ***********

<<<<<<<<  All School Dance February 9, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  >>>>>>>

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

—–Valentine Day Party- Friday February 15th (details to follow)

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:


Each Montessori classroom is unique just as are the students in the classroom. Her sense of style is ________ (you fill in the blank).

 

You shoulda seen the other guy!

 

Meet our newest student, Dorothy.

 

It is a diverse crowd.