Construction Boxes: The students used the constructive triangles in these boxes to learn that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles. They worked with two different rectangular boxes, a triangle box, and a large and a small hexagon box. Each box they used contained triangles of different sizes, shapes, and colors. They used the boxes to explore and set a foundation for later concepts such as equivalency, similarity, and congruency.
Butterflies and Caterpillars: The students learned that butterflies are insects. They also discovered that a butterfly’s life cycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult. We talked about how an adult butterfly will eventually emerge from the chrysalis where it will wait a few hours for its wings to fill with blood and dry, before flying for the first time. The students learned that butterflies often have brightly colored wings with unique patterns (symmetric). We read about how most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers and have taste receptors on their feet.
March 26 – April 2 | Spring Break
Germination: We talked about how germination is the process of seeds developing into new plants. They learned how certain conditions need to meet in order for this process to take place. We discussed how there needs to be a lot of water so the seed can fill up starting the imbibition process. Which is where the water activates special proteins, called enzymes, that begin the process of the seed growth.
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.
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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.
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).
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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
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
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.
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).
Line Time: Articles and the Rules of Articles
Sight Words of the Week: have this
Synonym of the Week: Mean
Adding Language of Turkish
“The greatest gift we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” -Maria Montessori
This week we have worked to prepare for the Science Fair. Students have finished collecting data and keeping track of their plants. We have started compiling our information for our trifold boards and some have completed their displays. We are practicing what we will say to visitors to our projects and are excited to show what we know! This week we also enjoyed a trip to the Lake Metro Parks Farmpark. We learned a lot about portion size and why we should put fresh food into our bodies instead of processed food. We had two more kindergarten visitors that we were excited to help!
A Peek into Next Week
Next week, Lower Elementary students will continue work with polygons, will discuss pronouns, and will review Geographic Features. Third year students will continue measurement lessons by baking bread for the classroom! Fourth year students will do math with binomials and trinomials and will continue their bacteria studies.
- Tuesday, March 20 – Elementary Science Fair from 6-7 pm. Please invite your friends and family! We will also be having a Bake Sale to raise money for our Hydroponic System! Let me know if you will be able to send in baked goods to contribute to our Sale.
- Wednesday, March 21 – Pizza Party for Box Tops. The Elementary Classroom collected the most Box Tops and are celebrating with pizza (gluten-free will be available for those that need it) for lunch. We will also be having a dress-up day. Our students voted to dress as movie characters. Following the same rules we have for Halloween, please no scary characters, weapons, or masks.
- Friday, March 23 – Pajama Day. Your child may wear pajamas for the day and bring a board game for the afternoon. We will not be having gym this day.
- Monday, March 26 – Monday, April 2 – SPRING BREAK
- Friday, April 6 – Dads and Donuts
This week, we learned all about Ohio! We learned that Ohio is the name of our state and it’s capital city is Columbus. We also learned that our state bird is the Cardinal and our state flower is the Carnation! We also learned that our state tree is the Buckeye Tree, which is why Ohio is refered to as the Buckeye State! Did you know that Iroquois tribe also gave Ohio it’s name? The children also enjoyed learning some Chinese phrases and words with Ms. Mel durring our Afternoon Group Time! We also had some fun on Friday reading some St. Patrick’s Day stories!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Australia
These last two weeks, we read a story called The Tin Forest. It was about an old man who lived far away from anyone and lived amongst trash. At night he would dream about a beautiful forest with plants and animals. He decided one day to build the forest of his dreams out of the trash. The students got to participate in vocabulary activities to enhance their understanding of the words, discuss questions about the strory, and complete writing prompts. They really enjoyed acting out the scene where the old man builds the forest out of trash.
A Peek Into Next Week
-The students will listen to a poem about a stormy night.
-The students will learn vocab words: howling, prowling, and whine.
-The students will to write their own poem.
Geometric Solids: The kindergarten students learned the names for all ten of the geometric wooden solids: triangular prism, rectangular prism, cube, cylinder, cone, triangular pyramid, square pyramid, sphere, ellipsoid and ovoid.
A peak into next week: Construction boxes
Plants and Flowers: We learned how plants grow in many places: parks, forests, yards, fields, deserts, lakes etc. We also discussed how all plants need sunlight, water, air and food to grow. The children learned the different parts of plants and their purposes. For example the stem helps move food and nutrients through the plant or flower in order for it to grow.
March 23 | Pajama and Show N Tell Day
March 23 | Bring Your Parent to Work Time
March 26 – April 2 | Spring Break
A peak into next week: Butterflies and Caterpillars