Take A Peek Into Our Reading Group | September 28, 2018

The last few week’s we have been reading the story called Big Wolf and Little Wolf. This story’s  genre is fantasy fiction, and this story teaches the children about friendship, wolves, and visual perspective. Our first session, the children listened to the story and then shared any questions they had. Our second session, we reread our story and then acted a few parts out. The kids loved it!!  Our third session, we explored the story’s meaning by discussing interpretive questions. Then they had fun drawing a picture about the big and Little wolf. Stayed tuned!   


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/September 20,2018

Oh my goodness what a fantastic week we had! This week was all about our families. We had some great discussions about how families are alike and different, what family means to them, who we live with, and more!! Ms. Ame had fun graphing activities, crafts, and awesome books that went along with our family theme!! I want to say thank you to all my incredible families and my kiddos for making the most amazing family trees!!!

What I love about playing outside is that it sparks curiosity in children. It helps them develop their gross motor skills, as well independence. Playing outside helps with brain development, as well as fosters their creativity.
The purpose of our map puzzles are to provide the names and countries/states/provinces of each continent and the bodies of water that surround the continent.
Our animal puzzles introduce the different names and parts of the different animals. When working on the puzzles it also helps build their fine motor skills.
Our two friends are working together on our sandpaper letters. This work helps a child identify the sounds represented in graphic form. It also teaches a child the correct writing direction of the letter shapes.


Thursday is picture day!!

Book share is Friday.

Take A Peek Into Our Week/ Ms. Kate/week of 9/6 and 9/10


Click on the below link to watch a video update about our week(s)!

Ms. Kate’s Weekly Update 9/6/18 

Ms. Kate’s Weekly Update 9/10/18


Our friends are practicing rolling and unrolling a mat! This helps with the coordination of movement, development of muscles, and concentration.
One of our returning students is showing our new friend the knobless cylinders. With this work the child is to observe and compare the different series with each other. They are also getting a clearer understanding for the different dimensions and their interplay.
These sweet kiddos are working on our grasping work. The purpose of this activity is to teach the child to carefully move items from one container to another.
When working with the metal insets, it teaches the children to develop their pencil grip, refine their motor skills, and learn how to draw within an outline , which is the materials control of error. This work indirectly allows the child to practice concentration and order as they work with, and master the material.


Please don’t forget to turn in your permission slips!

Please bring in one baby picture next week!

Don’t forget your family trees

Take A Peek Into Our Week / Ms. Kate/ May 30, 2018

I can’t believe that this is our last classroom blog😢I have to say that this has been an incredible year! I am just so fortunate that I was able to watch your kiddos grow into such great, loving, and kind people. I am truly going to miss seeing their faces, watching them be silly, and seeing their amazing smiles. Also, thanks to you too for being such awesome and wonderful parents. It’s also sad to say goodbye when I’ve made some pretty incredible friends. I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe summer!

I am going to miss these two so much!!
My two sweet friends sharing a book together❤
Our friend is working on the sandpaper letters. The consonants are mounted on the pink wood, and the vowels are mounted on the blue wood. This work teaches the child sounds of the alphabet by means of visual and muscular memory. The child is encouraged to trace the symbol over and over again until the shape of the letter becomes part of the child’s muscle memory.
The teen board associates the numbers eleven through nineteen with the symbols 11 to 19.
Our kindergarten student is working so hard on his shape poem.



Have a wonderful summer!! Please come back and visit!!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/ May 18, 2018

This week was all about community helpers. On Monday the kids took a field trip to the fire station. They had a blast learning about fire safety, seeing behind the scenes at the station, watching a firefighter put on his turnout gear, and more! It was a great field trip. We also talked about the different community helpers that we have in our neighborhood, and how they make an impact on all of us.  This week we also celebrated grandparents day!! It was amazing watching the grandparents and their grandchildren interact together, it was super special.

Such a great time at grandparents day!!!
The purpose of the red rods is the visual discrimination of differences in dimensions, and the muscular memory of length. This work also prepares them for mathematics.
The direct purpose is to observe and compare the different series with each other. The indirect purpose is for them to get a clear understanding for the different dimensions and their interplay.
While working on the addition snake game the child is to familiarize with all the possible number combinations that make up ten. They can also aquire a subconscious knowledge that no two numbers together amount to more than 18. This gives practice in getting the first basis of memorizing the essential combinations with which, when known, one can make any addition.


Our two kindergarten friends preparing for graduation!

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about outer space. We will have fun learning about our 8 planets, the sun, moon, and stars, the space shuttle and more!


Next Friday is our zoo field trip!!!



Take A Peek At Our Week/ Ms.Kate/May 3, 2018

This week our class learned all about Life cycles! We read some fantastic books on, chicken, flowers, frogs, ladybugs, and butterflies. They also watched videos, made crafts, and did activities that went along with our theme. Check out below some of the cool books we read.

One of our kindergarten friends is working on compound words. When working on this he is combining two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning.
Our friends are creating their own chicks out of paper plates, and paint!  
When working on the small bead frame it shows the relationship between categories of the decimal system. It also clarifies position and place value. This helps them with addition and subtraction.  
The teen board associates the numbers eleven through nineteen with the symbols 11 to 19.  
The pink tower develops visual discrimination of three linear dimensions; length, height, and width. The brown stair develops visual discrimination of width. 

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about grandparents in lieu of our grandparents day that is coming up.


May 11th is mom’s for muffins. Start time is 7am.

We are taking a walking field trip to the fire station May 14th. Check out your kiddos folders for the permission slip.

Teacher appreciation week is May 6th through the 11th.

Grandparents day for our class is May 15th.

Don’t forget to bring in a white shirt for your kiddo!!!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/April 26th 2018/Ms.Kate

I am just so proud of how well our class did at our International Festival. Our Kiddos worked so very hard for those three weeks!! I couldn’t be more proud..LOVE THEM!!!
Last week we had a few beyond beautiful days! Outdoor play enables children to enjoy the natural environment and learn to seek out exercise,fresh air, and activity, we were also able to teach them some cool martial arts moves thanks to the best Martial Arts School. Outdoor play develops disposition for the outdoors, for physical activity, and care for the environment.


Book share day is my most favorite day of the week at school! When reading books aloud to children, it stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world.It also helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.
Our friend is working on the color box three box. When children work on this they are working on visual discrimination and perception of colours. Box three contains 63 colour tablets in seven graded shades of nine colours.
One of our kindergarten students is working on our multiplication bead box. The purpose is to assist the child with memorization of the multiplication tables.
When working on the three long bead chain the child is able to practice linear and skip counting. This material is also a preparatory activity for more advanced work in the elementary grades, such as “cubing.”

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about the different life cycles such as chickens, plants, trees, and insects.

Please don’t forget to check your child’s cubby for replacement clothes, get them fashionable clothes from The Fifth Collection we will love to see them wearing it!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/April 19th, 2018

I am just so proud of how hard our friends have Been working on the International Festival. This is also our last week learning all about North and South America. Tomorrow is the big day, so don’t forget that we have early release tomorrow at 12!!! See all of you at the show!

Practicing for the big day! 
A few of our students working on our classroom project. Our project will be displayed in the cafeteria:) 
Our two kindergarten students are tracing, labeling, and coloring the parts of the tree and flower. The purpose of this work is to teach the different parts of the tree and flower. 
One of our friends worked so very hard on labeling, tracing, and coloring our continent puzzle. When working on our map puzzles the children are able to recognize the continent’s, countries, and the different oceans surrounding them.  


Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about Down on the farm. We will be learning about baby animals, farmers, the different tools you will find on the farm, and also the different types of foods that are found on the farm.


Tomorrow is early release. Please pick your child up at 12!

Tomorrow is also the big day! Please bring your child to the high school at 5:00pm sharp!

Book share is also tomorrow

Take A Peek Into our Week/Ms. Kate/ April 12, 2018

This week our class has been working so hard on their class project, their festival lines, and their songs!! Keep up the practicing at home parents!☺ We are also getting very exciting about our baby ducks! We are on day 28… so any day now!!

When working on our geography maps it’s purpose is to provide the names of the countries/ states/ provinces of each continent and the bodies of water that surround the continent.
One of our kindergarten students is working on the addition snake game. The purpose is to prepare the child for addition, and to practice memorizing addition facts.
Bead stringing helps develop concentration, fine motor control, and the confidence that will serve them with all other Montessori materials.
Phonograms help readers and writers decode words and spell words correctly.
Addition finger charts allows the child to practice memorization of addition facts.

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week we are getting ready for our international festival!!

Next Wednesday is our festival dress rehearsal. Your child does not need to wear their costume for this. Friday is the big night!! Please remember that next Friday is an early release day. Your child must be picked up at 12. Also, be at Cuyahoga falls high school at 5pm!!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/April 4, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!!

This whole month is all about North and South America!! We are getting so excited for our International Festival on April 20th! This week we introduced our continent and North America Map Puzzle. We also talked about Ohio and our symbols that represent our state. This week we also started our class project for our festival.. can you take a guess of what we are making?? Hint: you can find this place in South America:)

Our friends are getting so excited about our baby ducks!! These last few weeks everyone has been making cards and pictures for the ducklings:) only about a week to go!
Our two kindergarten students are working on the grammar farm together. They have learned what a article, noun, verb, adjective, and pronoun is. They are creating sentences using the different parts of speech.
journaling Helps Your Child Deal With Big Feelings, Improves Your Child’s Writing Skills, and Enhances Your Child’s Communication Skills.
Our friend is working on our living and nonliving work. When working on this they are learning how to categorize, and sort the pictures based on whether they represent living or nonliving things.
When playing memory it improves concentration, trains visual memory, increases short term memory, increases attention to detail, and improves their vocabulary.

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week we are learning about South America, the rainforest, working on our class project, and practicing our songs and lines.