A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of December 2nd

Classroom: Christmas Show Practice

For the next couple of weeks the students will be working hard to practice for their Christmas Show. They are all excited to dress up as Whos from Whoville for a Grinch themed performance. If you have any questions or did not receive Ms. Faith’s email or remind message with different ideas for costumes please let her know. The students will also be reading a variety of holiday books and doing lots of holiday crafts.   

A peek into next week: Holiday Crafts

Kindergarten: Addition and Multiplication

The past week the kindergarten students used the stamp game, dot board, multiplication bead board and the small bead frame to practice addition and multiplication (repeat addition).

A peek into next week: Measuring with a Ruler in cm and in – whole measurements

Reminders:

Rehearsal | All School Christmas Show | Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium | December 11 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All School Christmas Show | Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium | December 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | NO AFTERCARE

Pajama Day | December 20

Christmas Break | NO SCHOOL | December 23, 2019January 3, 2020

Enrichment Highlight:

For science this week we learned that oxidation is when one molecule gives another electrons. We oxidized luminal using hydrogen peroxide. When the hydrogen peroxide oxidized the luminal it began to glow.Work Time:

Movable Alphabet: This child is practicing blending and forming words using the different letter sounds she has mastered “jet” “zip” “flag” and “ax”
Addition: These children are using the golden beads to discover that when you put two small numbers together (addends) you get a larger number (sum) and that this process is called addition.
Bead Board: This child is using the bead board to do static addition. It is a more abstract way to work with the decimal system. He is also familiarizing himself with the different categories: units, tens, hundreds and thousands by looking at it in a different way.
Multiplication Bead Board: This child is practicing multiplication in a way that will lead her to the memorization of the essential multiplication tables.

Peek In Our Week /// Mr. John’s Classroom /// Week Of December 2, 2019

Line Time:
We spent the majority of line time practicing for the Christmas Show.  It is going to be a rockin time

 

 

December Birthdays:
The Montessori classroom is comprised of 3 year old to 6 year old students.  Here are our newest 4 and 5 year old students. 

    

 

Pastor Kirk Reads:
Pastor Kirk read a story how one tree in the Carpathian Mountains helps several animals in the forest.  Fun Fact…  My grandmother’s village in Slovakia was at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. One student blurted that that fact was not fun.

 

 

What’s The Diff?
What is the difference between bologna and baloney?

Bologna is the name of a city in Italy, pronounced “boh-LOAN-ya.” But although the sausage named after the city in English is spelled the same, it is pronounced “buh-LOAN-ee” and is often spelled baloney. Either spelling is acceptable for the sliced meat product.  P.S. I love fried bologna/baloney!!!

 

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

 

Peek In The Classroom:

These two boys worked with the Pink Tower and Brown Stairs. Here they matched the corresponding pieces of the Pin Tower and Brown Stairs. This deviation of the primary goal is called an extension.

 

This student traced, colored, and labeled the Continent Puzzle Map.

 

This kindergarten student is working in her binder. Specifically she is hworking on her 100 page. Her first page is from 1 to 100 then 101 to 200 and so on. Let’s see how far she gets at the end of the school year.

 

Theses students are working on an Albanesi Assessment. This assessment it a bridge between Montessori tracking and traditional education grading.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Practicing for the Christmas Show.

Letter Of The Week- No Letter due to practicing for the Christmas Show.

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No word due to practicing for the Christmas Show.

Next Language is none selected due to practicing for the Christmas Show

 

Upcoming Events:
Winter Break: Off from Saturday, December 21, 2019 returning Monday, January 6, 2019

Pizza Party, Show and Tell, PJ Day: Friday, December 20, 2019 (We supply the Lunch. You supply the child)

Christmas Show:
Practice: Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

Show: Friday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT 5:30pm  (Doors will open at 5:30pm)
Take them to the restroom before dropping off.  Even if they say they don’t have to.

***************** Day Of Show *****************
*************** NO AFTERCARE ***************

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You shoulda seen the other guy!

 

Children doing yoga, I think, I hope.

 

Cuteness!

 

Serious hair bling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of December 2

“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Maria Montessori

I found a wonderful, short article explaining this quote by Dr. Montessori that I wanted to share. You can find it below.

“Giving children age-appropriate responsibilities allows them to become accountable to themselves and others, as well as the environment around them. In life, there are consequences for actions, both positive and negative, and a Montessori child learns this essential life skill. Caregivers and directresses allow children to make age-appropriate decisions regarding their immediate needs. This develops a child’s independence and confidence knowing that they can do things for themselves. These skills inspire self-esteem as they enable children to learn to help themselves.” – Peel Montessori Private School

This second year student is working with the Verb Command Cards. These cards give students directions to follow like, “Smile at a friend,” or “Spin the globe.” After completing these directions, students record the sentences in their notebooks and draw the grammar symbols above each word. Being able to recognize grammar symbols allows students to recognize patterns in writing, which improves their own writing and reading skills!
This second year student is recreating one of our botany charts. She has learned about the types of leaf margins and is making her own chart to continue her studies of the leaf! She drew a chart with the entire leaf, then drew another chart where she is highlighting the margin of the leaf with another color! Exposing students to advanced terminology, like the names of leaf margins, allows them to pay closer attention to nature, which leads to a greater appreciation for our Earth.
This Upper Elementary student is completing a research chart about the history of chemistry! He was interested to learn more about Niels Bohr and how many women have made amazing contributions to the field!
These students are completing a microscope slide study! They cut small letters and pictures from a magazine, created a slide with distilled water, and recorded their observations.
They were calling themselves “The Mustache-keteers” while completing their study!

REMINDERS:

  • Wednesday, December 11 – Christmas Show Rehearsal – This is NOT a dress rehearsal. Please take your child to the restroom before dropping them off to us at 5:45. Elementary students can be dropped off/picked up in the auditorium.
  • Friday, December 13 – Elementary Box Tops Pizza Party  and Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day – Elementary will be celebrating winning the Box Tops collection with a Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day and pizza for lunch. Your child will still need to bring their own snack for the day and a water bottle.
  • Friday, December 13 – Christmas Show – Please take your child to the restroom before dropping them off to us by 5:30. Elementary students should be dropped off/picked up in the auditorium. There is no after care this day! Students must be picked up by 3 pm.
  • Friday, December 20 – Pajama Day – Students may wear their pajamas to school and bring a pillow and blanket for our afternoon movie. We will still be holding student-teacher conferences in the morning!

12/2 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

In art class, Ms. Dana has been teaching us about warm and cool colors! We had such a fun time using blocks to paint with!


Academic Enrichment /// Cuyahoga Falls Campus /// Week Of 12/2/2019

Weekly Theme:
This week the kindergarten students did addition with carry overs (dynamic)/carry overs in multiple columns/with empty columns using the Stamp Game, color bead bars, and multiplication booard.  They are displaying an “X” for multiplication.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences.

 

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

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Measuring with a ruler

Synonym Of The Week: None due to Christmas Show practice

Sight Words Of The Week: None due to Christmas Show practice

Adding None due to Christmas Show practice to the languages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek into Reading Group

This was our last Mo Willams book for Reading Group. We read My Friend Is Sad. In the book, Elephant is sad and Piggie tries to cheer him up by dressing up as a cowboy, robot, and a clown, but this does not cheer Elephant up. It ends up that Gerald did not know that it was Piggie in the costumes and all he wanted was  his friend, not the clown, robot, and cowboy. Piggie jokes at the end that Gerald needs new glasses.

During the readings, the students listended to me read and repeated the words after me. We had discussions about how the characters were feeling in the book, and why Piggie would tell Gerald he needed new glasses. The group wrote responses to prompts such as, what they were wondering about and why the robot, cowboy, and robot didn’t cheer Gerald up.

 

The students are posing for the last reading group before the new year.

 

A Peek Into The Next Reading Group

-The studens will be starting the Junior Great Book series.

-The students will be listening to stories and poems.

-The students will participate in comprehension and evaluative activities.


Peek In Our Week ()()() Mr. John’s Class ()()() Week Of November 25, 2019

I hope ya’all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

Peek Into The Classroox:

Cutting celery for the Stone Soup Celebration.

 

Scrubbing potatoes for the Stone Soup Celebration.

 

Go BUCKEYES!!!!!!!  beat ttun.

 

 

Thanksgiving Break:
We return Xonday Decexber, 2nd

 

Christxas Show:
Practice:
Wednesday, Decexber 11 @ 6:00 px – 7:30 px
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditoriux2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

Show: Friday, Decexber 13 @ 6:00 px – 8:00 px
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditoriux2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT 5:30px  (Doors will open at 5:30px)
Take thex to the restroox before dropping off.  Even if they say they don’t have to.

************** Day Of Show **************
************ NO AFTERCARE ************

Attire: Beige and white.
Ask Kelley, Taylor, or xyself and refer to the exail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/ Ms. Kate/November 21, 2019

Happy Friday everyone!!!

We had such a fantastic week learning all about being thankful!! Together we read some amazing books that taught them what it really means to be thankful. We also had a great discussion  on wants vs’s needs!! Your kiddos did such a great job on this, so we decided to make a chart out of it!! Together we also created our own class book about everything we are thankful for. It’s in our library, so come check it out!!! Ms. Amanda also had our friends create different crafts that gave them a better understanding of what it means to be thankful:)

Take a look at our wants vs needs chart up above and down below our class is working hard drawing and writing what they are thankful for.
 

The movable alphabet is such an awesome tool that teaches reading, spelling, and writing. It’s one of my favorite works!
The purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory. The child is encouraged to trace the symbol over and over again until the shape of the letter becomes part of the childs muscle memory.
One of our Kindergarten students is working on our North America puzzle. He is taking his time coloring and labeling the different countries .  

Acedemic Enrichment Corner:

Weekly Theme:
We learned how to multiple to the thousand static/column without carryovers with manipulatives. I told the students that multiplication is merely adding multiple times. We learned what the multiplicand and multiplier are.
 X for multiplication
Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive three letter words cat, red, pit, mop, cup
Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 19 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).
Next Week:
Weekly Theme: GO BUCKEYES
Synonym Of The Week:
Sight Words Of The Week: 
Adding no languages to the languages
Reading group: 
 
This week in reading group we started a new book called Waiting Is Not Easy. Together we read the book and talked about what we were wondering about durine the story. They then wrote out their answers in their booklets. We also led a discussion about a time that we all felt tired of waiting for something and how we felt during that time. We had a blast!!!