This week the students learned all about apples and all the parts that make up an apple like the skin, flesh, core, seeds and stem. The students enjoyed tasting different types of apples: granny smith, red delicious, gala and honey crisp. They also discovered what the inside of an apple looks like and how apples grow. The students even had the chance to do apple stamping and make homemade applesauce.
A peek into next week: Pumpkins
Kindergarten: Parts of Animals (mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, insects and arachnids)
The kindergarten students learned the characteristics and body parts of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish by using and working with the animal puzzles and control charts in the classroom.
Weekly Theme: This week we looked at the five animals which are mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds. Refer to the professionally made chart below for the characteristics of each animal.
Handwriting: We practiced writing in cursive vowel blends of ea, ee, ei, eo, eu.
Cultural Subjects: We now can count to ten in 14 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog).
Next Week: Weekly Theme: Parts Of plants, Arachnids, and Insects
Synonym Of The Week: Cold:freezing, chilly, frigid, frozen, cool
“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.” – Maria Montessori
Below you will see two students working to plan the treat for our Halloween Party. Our students are in charge of breaking into committees, deciding what needs created or bought, and carrying out those tasks before our party. At the Elementary level, what Montessori calls the “Second Plane of Development,” the children have a need for time to socialize and experience different social situations, without the influence of adults. During the school day, they have time for this during lunch and recess, but not as much during work time unless they are working with a friend or two. For this reason, we keep our Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Pajama Day parties as a student-only day. We have noticed during these student-only parties, that children often socialize with students that they don’t usually work with, or attend lessons together. This is a great opportunity for younger and older students to learn about and from each other while having a great time. We can make this a success with your help of supplying what we need for our party. You can sign up to provide something here!
Lower Elementary by Ms. Marlee
Upper Elementary by Ms. Ashley
Enrichments with help from Ms. Breanna!
Monday, October 21 – Elementary Performance at Mulberry Gardens (staff drivers)
Tuesday, October 22 – Grandparents’ Day
Thursday, October 31 – 8:30 am – Halloween Play for Parents! Please join us in the gym for two performances!
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Play at Falls Campus – ALL ELEMENTARY drop off at Falls Campus by 8:15 – Staff to transport back to Tallmadge Campus
Friday, November 1 – Student-Only Halloween Party.
Students may bring a costume with them when they are dropped off at the Cuyahoga Falls Campus (no blood, gore, or weapons please).
We will begin our party after lunch – please have your child pack their regular lunch as our party will only have a small treat.
Students have planned some games to play and to bake their treat together. We will finish our party
Students will still need their reading logs for Friday morning.
These past two weeks, we read the Mo Willems’ book We Are in a Book. In this book the characters figure out they are in a book. They decide that it would be fun to make the readers say words. This amuses them a lot, and they continue to make the reader say words. Gerald finds out that the book is going to end and this makes him sad, so he and Piggie ask to be read again.
After I read aloud to the students, we had discussions about the book, they drew scenes from the story, wrote about what they were wondering during the story, and wrote about how the characters felt in the story. For the last reading, we made puppets and the students acted out the story with their puppets while I read.
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-The students will listen to the Mo Willems’ book I Am Invited to a Party!
-The students will participate in group discussions.
-The students will complete comprehension activities.
Line Time: Amphibians- This week we looked at the Amphibian. We talked about how the Amphibians are vertebrates, cold blooded (the body temperature changes to the temperature that surrounds the amphibian), their skin is soft and moist, and they are born from jelly eggs. Some examples of Amphibians are toads, frogs, and salamanders. We learned that the term amphibian means of two worlds. Amphibians are born in the water but live their life on land. Who can forget the famous Kermit The Frog?
Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine: This past weekend my family and I went to visit my favorite daughter (as she says “my only daughter”) at BGSU. I learned/saw a few things…
*The most revered road trip food across the board are Slim Jims. I prefer Slim Jims, cheddar or pizza flavored Combos, and a Coke and Dr, Pepper mix (1:1 ratio) with lots of crushed not cubed ice.
*The funniest saying on the electronic sign “Camp in Ohio State Parks NOT in the left lane” Future rant.
*Don’t detail your car before a road trip! Even though there were 3 adults and a teen it still ended up looking like something out of Animal House.
*Do NOT let a 13 year old boy take off his shoes in the car, HEINOUS!
*My princess may never move back home especially when she is on my cell plan with unlimited data and with my credit card in her pocket :((
Cultural Subjects: Your children can now count to ten in 12 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian).
Peek In The Classroom:
Peek Into Next Week: Line Time- Fish
Letter Of The Week- I i
Rhyming Word Of The Week- bin
Next Language is Swedish
Person bringing snack for week of 10/21/2019 is Harper G
Upcoming Events: Halloween Party: Friday, November 1, 11 am (pizza lunch provided)… details to follow via email
Grandparents Day- Tuesday, Novemeber 5
BOX TOPS BOX TOPS BOX TOPS Mr. John wants pizza! Due 10/25/2019
This week the students learned that a leaf is one of the most important parts of a plant. They discovered that leaves produce food for the plant through a process called photosynthesis, and that leaves of different plants vary widely in size, shape and color. Also, the students learned the life cycle of a leaf and why leaves change color in the fall. They discovered the different parts of a leaf like: veins, blade, midrib, petiole and stipule.
A peek into next week: Apples
Kindergarten: Biggest (galaxy) to Smallest (person/atom)
This week the kindergarten students started forming an understanding of their relationship to the larger world. They discovered that different places exists within a larger place. They reviewed their place in the universe and geographic location.
A peek into next week: Parts of Animals (mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, insects and arachnids)
It was a busy week in Mr. John’s Class this week! We learned so many new things in Music, Science, and Art!
In Music, Miss Lisa introduced us to music that was staccato (jumpy) and legato (smooth). We practiced these concepts with scarves!
Mr. John taught us all about polymers this week. We learned that polymers love to stick together!
In Art, Miss Dayna taught us how to draw a pumpkin step by step with crayon, we even added texture to out pumpkins with shapes and lines. Then we painted our pumpkins with watercolors and were surprised to find that the crayon shine through the paint!
It was fire prevention week👨🚒🚒 in our classroom this week!!
We had so much fun doing a variety of activities that taught your child how to keep their bodies safe if a fire occurs. We did some fantastic activities such as Stop, drop, and roll, get low and go ( how to crawl out of your house), the difference between fire and electric, how firefighters help us, and much much more!! The kids absolutely loved this week!!!!
Field Trip to the fire station!
Reminders: please check your child’s folder this weekend, we have another field trip coming up!
Line Time: Reptiles- This week we learned about reptiles and what makes a reptile a reptile. Reptile are vertebrates, cold blooded (body temperature changes to the temperature around them), they are born from hard shelled eggs and their skin is dry and with scales. Some examples of reptiles are snakes, turtles, and lizards. Below is the lesser known Baby Godzilla.
Did you know? Hot water freezes faster than cold, known as the Mpemba effect. … Evaporation is the strongest candidate to explain the Mpemba effect. As hot water is placed in an open container the water begins to cool, the overall mass decreases as some of the water evaporates. With less water to freeze, the process can take less time. My thoughts is that it is a misnomer due to less ice is produced. But who am I to say?
Cultural Subjects: Your children can now count to ten in 11 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian).
Peek In The Classroom:
Peek Into Next Week: Line Time- Amphibians
Letter Of The Week- H h
Rhyming Word Of The Week- bit
Next Language is Romanian
Person bringing snack for week of 10/14/2019 is Dylan
Upcoming Events: Field Trip to the Akron Zoo: Details to follow shortly
Halloween Party: Friday, November 1, 11 am (pizza lunch provided)… details to follow via email
Grandparents Day- Tuesday, Novemeber 5
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