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

Yay! We are officially starting the international festival practice and festivities! Last week we had fun focusing on Denmark,Austria,France,and The Netherlands.We had fun reading amazing books, learning how to say hello, goodbye, please, and thank you in the different languages.We also have been practining our songs and lines!!This week we had fun exploring Sweden, Belgium,Ukraine, Hungary, and Russia!! WE had fun learning about each countries flag,the different traditions they celebrate, and the different foods that they eat! It has been such a fun couple of weeks!

Our friend is working on the Geometric Solids. The Geometric Solids are a key part of the sensorial curriculum area, allowing the children to understand 3D shapes by making them tangible objects.
When working on the Red Rods the child will develop visual and muscular perception of length.
our friend is working on one of our pattern works. Patterns help us make predictions based on our obsverations; this is an impotant skill in math. Understanding patterns help prepare children for learning complex number concepts and mathematical operations.
One of our KIndergarten students is working on her journal. Journal writing with young children serve five major purposes: 1) it teaches children that their thoughts, feelings, and words can be transferred from their minds onto paper for others to see and read.2) children learn to value writing, and to respect the writing of others. 3) Journal writing gives children REAL and RELEVANT opportunities to learn conventions of print. 4) children need to experiment with letters, letter sounds, and inventive spelling in a nin-threatening way. 5) Writing gives children time to practice the fine motor control that will help them become better writiers!
When working on Blue Rhyming  the child is learning the necessary vowel sounds and consonant blends. 
our little cutie is working on our Land, Water, and Air cards. This is such a fun and hands on Geography lesson that helps the child understand the concept of Land, water, and air.  

REMINDERS:

Tomorrow is book share!

Next Friday is our field trip! If you have not turned in your form, then please do ASAP!!!

NO SCHOOL Monday the 22nd!


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John’s Class ^^^ Week Of April 15, 2019

Line Time:
This week we got a big jump on learning our song for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 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, Cebuano, and Malay).

 

Trivia Question:
In high school my football jersey was number 86.  Why did I chose this number?  This is a tough one!
Hint:  My biggest life influences were music, television, and movies.
For those of you who are interested I played wide receiver/flanker and defensive backs position for the Amherst Fighting Comets.

 

Guest Reader:

Pastor Kirk reads “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” A story about how others feel.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The Vowel Tree is a tactile, engaging way to teach and practice decoding words. This manipulative can be used with beginning readers to more advanced readers. Originally developed as a Montessori material, the vowel tree reinforces skills for all learners; tactile learners, auditory learners, and visual learners. To use the Vowel Tree: Have the child take two consonants from small pieces of paper . Place one consonant in front of the letter “a” and one after. Have the child say the word that is formed, combining the first two letters into one blended sound. Then have them slide the letters down to the next vowel and say the word. Continue all the way down the tree. For the purposes of this work, they can say a word even if it’s a “nonsense” word, just for the practice of saying the vowel sounds.

 

This is a sorting material found in the Sensorial are. There are nine compartments and nine colors (each color has a different shades). Each color gets its own compartment.

 

The Montessori Pink Series is a set of language cards that represent a CVC/ word and have a matching index card. The Pink Rhyming material uses three letter/short vowel sounds.

 

This child is working on the United States Puzzle Map. What she has done is trace the individual state/piece and is coloring and identifying the state.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Dorothy

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((  Easter Monday NO SCHOOL  Monday 4/22/2019 ))))))))))

International Festival Practice, Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival, Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

It was time to clean and she was angry she had to stop her work.

 

Are they real or fake specs?

 

A great pose by these two and a sneaky photo bomb by one.

 

Young Grunge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week of 4/15/19

Lessons:
Adverbs-  We learned that an adverb describes verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. 

 

 

 

 

The Kindergarten Students showing their favorite symbol by way of  kissy lips and a monocle.

 

Cultural Subjects:
We can now count to ten in 28 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, Farsi, Turkish).

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Conjunctions

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of April 8th | Tallmadge

Vowels and consonants: The students learned to recognize and distinguish vowels from consonants, which is an important step in the development of reading and writing skills. We talked about how all words contain at least one vowel. The students were quickly able to recognize the vowels, which is great because they will have a strong foundation for learning rules and spelling patterns for short and long vowels, final vowels, unaccented vowels, silent vowels and irregular spellings.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words: last, frisk, grab, kid, hat and quest.

A peek into next week: Nouns and Verbs


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of April 8th

Recycle, Reduce and Reuse: The past week the students learned how they can help the environment. They learned about different ways to practice the three R’s of waste management: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Work Time:

Composing Quantities: This child is practicing the sequence of numbers in the decimal system units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and recognizing what different quantities look like.
Movable Alphabet: This child is saying the words of different objects and phonetically spelling them: squid, sting ray and sordfish (swordfish).
Addition: These children are using the golden beads to discover that when you put two small numbers together you get a larger number and that this process is called addition.
Syllables: These children are learning that syllables are simple the sounds or beats they hear when they say a word. They are practicing sorting different words with three and four syllables.

Guest Readers:

Reminders:

April 22 | Easter Monday | No School

April 26 | Bring Your Parent to Work Time

May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | International Festival Rehearsal | Cuyahoga Falls High School

May 3 | Early Dismissal 12:00pm | No Afterschool care available

May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm | International Festival Show| Cuyahoga Falls High School

A peek into next week: North America and South America


A Peek into Reading Group | Tallmadge

The kindergartners listened to the poem Where Would You Be. It was about where you would want to be during a storm. They discussed how they felt about storms and where they would rather be. We also discussed how the speaker describes the storm and why he/she used those specific descriptors.

Throughout the story the group got to write down their thoughts about the poem, drew what the storm looked like, and even wrote their own poem about specific weather.

Here are the kindergartners writing their own poem.

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

-More information will be sent out for what we will be doing the rest of the school year.


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of April 8

This week our “Peek” was written by a few of our students! These students read our previous blogs, took pictures around the room, and filled in a blog template. The students did some editing together, and with a teacher, so what you will read below is their final product. There are still some misspelled words in their final product, but in a Montessori classroom we focus on the process, instead of the end result. Dr. Montessori believed when we put all of the emphasis on the final product, we devalue everything leading up to that point. This can discourage repetition which will make mastery of a skill difficult. The purpose of the students writing the blog is to provide you with a glimpse into the room through their eyes, to provide them with practice of real world skills, and to give them a deeper understanding of the materials in the room. We hope you enjoy their work!

“A Peek at Our Week” by the Ellie and Reese

This week the first graders learned about adding and subtracting on a number line. The second years learned about larg bead fram multiplicashun. The third years learned about Pythagorean Theorem. Upper Elementary learned about how to bisect the base.

The two first graders are learning adout Asia animals. Their learning about a Golden Cat and the Komodo Dragon.
They were working together to complete a Lattice Multiplication ekwation.
These two first graders are tracing and coloring the Europe mape.
The secont grader was using the story starter to write her own story.

“A Peek at Our Field Trip and Next Week” by Ms. Ashley

We loved our visit to the McKinley Museum! While there, we visited “Discovery World,” the planetarium, and the McKinley Monument. In “Discovery World,” we were introduced to Alice the Allosaurus, saw the fossils of a triceratops, mosasaur, and some animals from the Pleistocene Ice Age! We were also able to see animals from North America like another corn snake named Kernel, catfish, bees, and a tarantula! Once we visited with the live animals, we went to the science area. Students were able to try different experiments, which you will see below. We enjoyed the planetarium and learned a lot about the construction of the Memorial after climbing all the stairs!

Reading about how the McKinley Memorial was built.
Making an elongated penny was harder than she thought!
Beating a robot in Tic-Tac-Toe!
Two newscasters are trying to prepare and inform the public on how to be safe during a tornado while the third is getting out of there!
These students loved seeing the triceratops fossils!
Here is a mastodon tusk that was found under what is now Belden Village!

Next week, we will continue working on our models and songs for the International Festival. Please refer to the previous email for what your child needs to wear and what food you can bring. Our first year students will find the commutative pairs in our Decanomial, will review parts of speech and discuss the conjunction, will begin studying energy transformations, and will be introduced to the echinoderms! Our second year students will solve length word problems, will review conjunctions, will find the height and orthocenter of a triangle, and will experiment with oily feathers to learn about oil spills. Our third year students will multiply fractions by a whole number, will review how to use quotation marks, and will classify phyla of plants. Our fourth year students will add integers, will discuss the old world Homo sapiens, will learn about gerunds, and will classify fungi. Our fifth year students will multiply on the decimal checkerboard, find the area of a circle, and will study glaciers.

REMINDERS:

  • NO SCHOOL – Monday, April 22 – Easter Monday
  • Wednesday, May 1 – International Festival Practice
  • Friday, May 3 – International Festival
  • We still need parent volunteers to monitor our typing lessons. Sign up here. 
  • Mark your calendars – Optional Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the week of May 13-17, before and after school. A link to sign up will be sent through Remind and the blog soon.
  • FINAL Parent Work Time in May – Sign up here.

Peek In Our Week — Mr. John’s Class — Week Of April 8th, 2019

Line Time:
This week we got a big jump on learning our song for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 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, Cebuano, and Malay).

 

Random Thought:
There were a few things that disappointed me as a child and one thing was the misrepresentation or false marketing of cereal.  For instance Grape Nuts.  I expected a sweet grape flavored cereal and all I got was cereal that was hard as rocks and without flavor.  Grape Nuts, right!  More like Gravel Nuts.  In the 1970’s Ralston create the Chex Mix line (Rice, Wheat, and Corn). They were marketed beautifully with vibrant blue, red and yellow colored boxes and pictures of plump blueberries, strawberries, and bananas. Then you tasted the cereal and it tasted similar to what the box they were stored in or what I imagined the box would taste like. The only remedy to stomach these cereals was to pour a half of a cup of sugar on the cereal.  #tooth decay

See the below picture ant tell me what a six year old kid is expecting.

 

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on the color bead bars that is found in the math area The direct aim for this work is the color bead stair clearly distinguishes each number up to 9 as separate entities of differing quantities. The bead bars that compose it facilitate the construction of the numbers from 11 to 19 and show respectively their relation to the quantity of 10.

 

She is working on the metal insets and found in the language area. The metal insets have many purposes. these aims are but not limited to…. **Grip and hold the pencil (and hold the pencil upright) **Refine hand control to steady the pencil **Develop movements of straight and curved lines, in preparation for letter formation or a continual line which can assist with cursive **Develop hand-eye coordination, to make small coordinated movements Experience the result of pressure on the pencil (light and dark) **Experience graduation of color **Develop fine muscles in the hand but also the larger muscles required for sitting and maintaining posture for writing Focus the mind, **Develop and strengthen the child’s concentration **Make movements up and down and left to right (when filling in or shading), this is significant when reading and writing Practice order **Repetition, and memory recall **Develop geometric sense including the name of each shape, how it is constructed, how it looks when turned or moved, how it relates to other shapes **Develop the ability to plan and carry out artistic designs. #WeReally Got Our Money Worth

 

This scene depicts an older student helping a younger student put on their shoes. In a Montessori classroom the older children naturally have the need to help others.

 

This scene captures students working on a variety of materials. The back upper right a student is working on the continent puzzle map which teaches the location of the seven continents. In the upper left two students help each other with a United States puzzle. In the foreground this student is working with a rhyming work that focuses consonant blends such as BLOCK, clock.. TRUCK, stuck. Children learn the phonic sounds of each letter and then begin reading words within word families. Children that have been exposed to rhyming can hear the similarities in words which aids them in early reading and spelling skills!  And my big ole knee is present in this pic.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Katie

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((  Easter Monday NO SCHOOL  Monday 4/22/2019 ))))))))))

International Festival Practice Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You should the other guy.

 

What’s a little chocolate pudding on your face among friends.

 

Just some happy students in Mr.John’s classroom!

 

Frazzled at the end of the day. We really work our students.

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment — Cuyahoga Falls Campus — Week Of 4/8/2019

Lessons:
Adjectives-  We learned that a adjectives describe nouns and since pronouns takes the place of a noun adjectives can describe pronouns as well. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
We can now count to ten in 28 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, Farsi, Turkish).

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Adverbs (describes verbs, adjectives and other pronouns)

Sight Words of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Synonym of the Week: None planned due to International Festival practice

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of April 1st

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.

Work Time:

Composing Quantities: This child is practicing the sequence of numbers in the decimal system units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and recognizing what different quantities look like.
Triangle Box: This child is developing an understanding that an equilateral triangle can be subdivided into other types of triangles.
Cursive Chalkboard Writing: This child is practicing writing her first name in cursive on a chalkboard. She is developing multiple skills involving her eyes, arms, hands, memory, posture and body control.
Addition: These children are using the bead bar box to discover that when you put two small numbers together you get a larger number and that this process is called addition.

Reminders:

April 22 | Easter Monday | No School

April 26 | Bring Your Parent to Work Time

May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | International Festival Rehearsal | Cuyahoga Falls High School

May 3 | Early Dismissal 12:00pm | No Afterschool care available

May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm | International Festival Show| Cuyahoga Falls High School

A peek into next week: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle