Peek In Our Week !!! Mr. John’s Class !!! Week Of April 5, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Just working on International Festival stuff.  

 

Did You Know? (I’m More of a Milky Way guy):
3 Musketeers bars got their name because they used to come with three flavors.  The original 3 Musketeers bars of the 1930s came in three-packs, with a different nougat flavor in each: vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. World War II rations made that triple treat expensive, so the company cut down to one which was the more popular, chocolate.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John :

 

Know Your Languages (Turkish):
Nope…. Not until after the International Festival.

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 26 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Farsi)

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Children preparing for the International Festival by coloring their African country’s flag.

 

Kinders working on the Bead Chains. The main purpose of the Bead Cabinet is to help develop children’s knowledge about numbers from the concrete to the abstract. By working with the material, children form a strong understanding of number sequencing, as they learn how to skip count by twos, threes, all the way through to tens.

 

She has completed the Spindle Box. The spindle boxes have important purposes of reinforcing the idea that the symbols represent certain quantities of separate objects, introducing the concept of zero and its symbol, and reinforcing the sequence of the numerals.

 

This boy is sorting beads. He has nice e sections with nine colors. He has colors of different shades. Maria Montessori’s sensorial work uses “sorting” in specific ways that work to use all of the child’s senses, one at a time, in order to refine them. The goal is to train the brain to create more organized thoughts and ways of retrieving information.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Stuff

Letter Of The Week- No letter of the week

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No rhyming word of the week

Next Language is Turkish (psych! not until after the International Festival)

 

Upcoming Events:
Nothing really going on so let me throw out that my birthday is fast approaching.  Start preparing now for the fanfare.

Practice your child’s International Festival lines that I sent.

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Articles a, an, the.  “A” goes with all the consonants.  “An” is a bit pickier and she goes with only vowels.  The is not so picky and he goes with anything.

Just some cool kinders

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Pronouns

Synonym Of The Week: No synonym this week

Sight Words Of The Week: No sight words this week

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Showing off her Easter Basket Booty. Notice how she sorted them by color.

 

Lol, you should have seen the other guy.  Do you see it?

 

Best buds.

 

Just having fun and being goofy like children should be.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Easter brought some good stuff):

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week $$ Mr. John’s Room $$ Week Of March 22, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
We discovered the traditions, weather, food eaten in certain African countries.  We learned about Madagascar where this is the only place that has lemurs.  Egypt has the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx and the Congo is the home of the Mountain Gorillas. Africa has strange and unique creatures such as the elephant, rhinoceros, hippos, giraffes, and lions.

 

Did you know?
The Goodyear Blimp is the official bird of Redondo Beach, California. Whaaaaaaaat?

The Goodyear Blimp is nothing short of iconic, but we wouldn’t classify it as a bird. Still, that didn’t stop Redondo Beach—a coastal city situated near the Goodyear Blimp’s home airport in Carson, California—from passing a resolution in 1983 to make the blimp its official bird.

 

 

Message From Mr. John (MSB): As I side note my buddy lives in Atlanta and found the album Stagepass on 8 Track (and bought it for 3$) a week before Michael Stanley passed. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay,)

 

Know Your Languages: (Farsi)  

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Introduction to Numerals of the Decimal System is a Montessori Math Early Childhood lesson is pretty straightforward, the goal of this lesson is to introduce the numerals of the decimal system. The child is introduced to the Montessori color coding of the numerals, 10 units equals 1 ten, 10 tens equals 1 hundred, etc. This work we play a game of exchanging the appropriate quantities.

 

Why is cutting with scissors important?  It is simple… It enhances independent movements of each finger and strengthens hand muscles.  Enhances bilateral coordination skills (two-handed coordination), visual and motor skills (eye-hand coordination), visual perceptual tasks (directionality), fine motor skills (separation of hand, finger dexterity), and promotes grasp pattern, focus and attention.   Phew….. that was a lot!

 

A kinder student working on her second phonics book. Her work space looks like Einstien’s desk. Lol

 

The Cards and Counters bring an abstract and concrete concept to this math activity. The cards and counters reinforces the knowledge that each number is made up of separate quantities. The child will see the sequence of numbers and how many separate units go to form each number.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- N. America/S. America

Letter Of The Week- No letter of the week.

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No rhyming word of the week.

Next Language is Farsi

 

Academic Enrichment:
Handwriting: This week we practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Articles

Synonym Of The Week: No synonym of the week.

Sight Words Of The Week: No sight words of the week.

The kinders completed the tracking of the flower and realized there was a work in the room that looked very similar to the plant. The stalk measured 24in/60cm.

 

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6—  (I cancelled my plans for a Daytona Beach Bash and decided to chillax at home)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

These two handsome boys did not lose their glasses. They did not shave their mustaches. They got haircuts! The photo bomber first said he got a haircut then he told me no. The jury is still out on him.

 

I really have no idea what they are trying to accomplish.

 

More fun with matching mask and shirt.

 

Fancy Spring dresses.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (All dogs go to heaven): 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week … Mr. John’s Room … Week Of March 15, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
This week we took a look at life cycles of humans, frogs/toads, and butterflies/moths.  Humans have relatively boring life cycle compared to the butterfly/moth and toad/frog.  As humans we are born, we live, we die. YAWWWWN.  The toad and frog start with being jelly eggs in the water.  They hatch into tadpoles and eat algae, then they turn into a froglet which has a head of a frog and a tail.  Then the tail falls off and an adult frog/toad lives the rest of its life on land.  The butterfly/moth starts as an egg.  The a caterpillar is hatched and it eats A LOT.  Then a caterpillar spins its (butterfly) chrysalis/ moth spins a cocoon.  Then a buttery comes out of its chrysalis and moth comes out of the cocoon.  I posed the question  “which came first the egg or the butterfly?”  This created some heated conversation!

     

 

 

Did You Know? (Don’t Listen To What Your Mother Said):
Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it generally isn’t harmful if swallowed.  If you swallow gum, it’s true that your body can NOT digest it. But the gum doesn’t stay in your stomach. It moves relatively intact through your digestive system and is excreted in your stool.  Did your mom tell you it would take seven years to digest?  Mine did.

Below is the gum where the flavor lasts a whole eight seconds. I also thought it says “vapes” in action.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (How I Became Your Teacher) Part 3.  P.S.  At the previous school I mentioned I was Kelley Laney’s assistant.  Funny how things come together. 

 

 

Know Your Languages (Hindi):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay)

Shaun O’Keefe (our reappearing class leprechaun):

 

Shaun O’Keefe causes a quite a ruckus!  That cheeky leprechaun.

    

 

St. Patrick Day spirit and ready to drive the snakes into the sea.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

These two are working together on the 100 Board. Around three or four years of age, depending on how quickly the child has grasped the concept of counting to 100, and also helping them to understand number order. Through their work, the children are able to correct any mistakes independently, as the control card guides the activity.

 

This is week two for tracking the growth of the the flower. The stalk is now approximately 23 inches and 52 centimeters.

 

The direct purpose of the Sandpaper Numbers is to teach children the symbols that represent each number, allowing them to visually identify any number from 0 – 9. In Montessori education this is specifically taught separately to counting from 0 – 9, where children often fall back on rote memorization.

 

Montessori Teen Board with Beads, teaches a child (3-5 yo approx.) to associate the quantities and symbols from 11 to 19. Using the Teen Boards, the child explores the number names of the teens and the sequence of numbers 11–19.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Africa

Letter Of The Week-X x

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Next Language is Hindi


Academic Enrichment:
This week we learned all about vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and consonants (the rest of the letters).

 

Below the Kindergarten Students sing the Kindergarten Song which they made up all by themselves.  The only reason they call me Mr. Pain is they needed a word that rhymed with Loraine, really!

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Nouns/Verbs

Synonym Of The Week: No synonyms this week

Sight Words Of The Week: have this

 

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6—(Look for me on MTv’s Daytona Beach Edition) !

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Happy friends.

 

You should have seen the other guy. Although, the “scratch” disappeared by lunch and may have been jelly.

 

The mysterious disease called ” Fudge Stripe Eyes”.

 

Just hanging out in the library.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things:(Preparing for baby sister)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aspen: A Peek At Our Week 03/08/21- 03/12/21 North America!!!!

This week the Aspen Room is learning all about North America.  We discussed the various land regions of North America , characteristics of these regions, learned about the Native Americans and their their way of life within the different regions, then we learned the names of the countries in North America.  As we discussed the Native Americans of the Southwest, we learned about the Pueblo, Navajo, Apache, and Zuni tribes.  As we researched we discovered that they were very resourceful and created many amazing things such as; Pueblos (apartment like structures made of adobe, bricks of clay and water, Hogans (housing structures of the Navajo), beautiful jewelry, detailed clothing garments, and pictographs (pictures that represent words) for  writtten communication.

The Aspen class then tried our hand at some of the Native American techniques of weaving making bowls and painting with sand.  While creating these works of art we discovered that they were significant to different regions of our country.  We also learned how draw a few pictographs as well.

Copy Writing Pictographs!
                                                

North America Puzzle Map Tracing!!

 

Sand Painting a Zia sun symbol.

Next Week:  We will continue with the North America art projects.  The Aspen class will also discuss weather, types of weather,  and what determines the type of weather we have.  The class will also track the weather for the week while engaging in fun activities and experiments!  The kindergarten students have been learning about money this week and will continue their exploration of money next week!


Peek In Our Week “” Mr. John’s Classroom “” Week Of March 8, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
We had fun this week looking into the world of art.   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.

    

 

 

A Starry Night, a student’s rendition.

 

Did You Know? (chuuug it!  Chuuug it!):
Drinking too much water can be deadly. When guzzling a lot of liquid, you can suffer from water intoxication or hyponatremia, which occurs after an obscene amount of water is consumed, often during endurance events when participants are also losing sodium through their sweat. There have been many notable cases, including the 2002 Boston Marathon competitor Cynthia Lucero, who died from overhydration.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (How I Became Your Teacher/a play on the smash hit TV show How I Met Your Mother) Part 2:

 

Know Your Languages (Malay):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 24 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano)

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Notice how he drew this from larger to smaller. ALSO, he created a pattern of black, green, brown, pink… This was all on his own. By the looks of this picture he is pretty proud.

 

We will tracking the growth of this bud for the next few weeks. The kinders will be tracking the height of the bloom in inches and centimeters and the students will draw the progress of the growth. Also, a non kinder is interested in the plant.

 

Compassion and empathy are a qualities that are encouraged in my classroom. Hugs for the downtrodden.

 

She found the relationship between two works.


Line Time- Life Cycles

Letter Of The Week-Y y

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Next Language is Malay

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: This week we learned how to tell time to the quarter past/analog (:15), hands and such.

The time I usually get ready for bed.

 

We are missing a kinder student. Where did she go? Notice how there is a space for the missing student. Their idea not mine.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Consonants/Vowels

Synonym Of The Week: Wet: damp, moist, soggy, drenched, soaked

Sight Words Of The Week: have this

 

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Feeding time.

 

Feeding time revisited. I got nothin on this pic.

 

This was a really cool wipe out on the playground and he didn’t cry!  Trust me (I used to be a boy) being a boy his age not crying is a big deal.

 

I am not sure if this boy got a haircut. He tells me yes then laughs then tells me no then laughs. I’ll get to the bottom of it! I do know that he got new hair gel.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Dinos):

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek At Our Week: Aspen Room, 03/01/21 -03/05/21

This week in the Aspen Room our topic is all about our planets, space, and our solar system!  We learned the names of the planets, fun facts about them, and where they are located within our solar system. We also discussed space related vocabulary and watched lots of fun Solar System videos from Kids Learning Tube on Youtube!  We also got to watch a video that demonstrated the sizes of planets, stars, and galaxies!  The Aspen class also worked on Solar System science experiments!  One experiment demonstrated the concept of how a planet orbits around the sun and the other experiment was How/Why craters are formed. Your child is now an expert when it comes to planets, stars, and space! They had a lot of information to share during group lessons and class discussions!  We have many amateur Astronomers  in the Aspen Room !

It also happened to be Seuss Week! The Aspen room had lots of fun exploring language, sound, and alliteration with the Dr. Seuss books. We discussed rhyming, engaged in word play rhyming our own words, and got to create fun crafts!  All the children demonstrated such creativity with their Seuss related outfits and shared their favorite Dr. Seuss books!

 

 

Rolling Dice then combining their quantities to explore addition facts!

 

It’s a new month!  Using our creativity to color our March paper.

 

Rescuing the letters and    matching them to Dr. Suess themed letter cards.

 

                          

Crater experiment!  Dropping different sized spheres into flour and cocoa to observe what happens based on their size and weight!

 

Space Bingo!!

 

I “Moustache” you a question! Fun with our Lorax moustaches!
What an accomplishment!! A completed one thousand bead chain! These kiddos counted to a thousand by tens!

For the Week of 03/08/21:  Our topic is North America!  We will be focusing on learning about the various climates, regions, and will look at pictures about life on our continent!  The kindergarten students will begin their country research projects!


Peek In Our Week ^^ Mr. John’s Class ^^ Week Of March 1, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Happy March Everyone!

I am so excited that spring is just around the corner. We celebrated our first week of March with celebrating wonderful Dr. Seuss.  We had the best time wearing silly socks, wearing crazy clothes and hair, wearing their favorite hat, wearing mustaches  Wow! what a fun week.

    

 

 

 

Did you know (eternal snacking)?
Pringles innovator was buried in a Pringles can. Fred Bauer, the Procter & Gamble employee who devised the idea of stacking Pringles into cans, eschewed an urn upon his death and instead asked that his family bury him in one his signature cans. 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (How I Became Your Teacher/a play on the smash hit TV series How I Met Your Mother):

 

 

Know Your Languages (Cebuano):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation)

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This boy drew an outline of the human body. Then he drew, colored, cut, and pasted his drawings of internal organs. He thought of this all on his own. And he is darn serious about his work. Look at his expression.

 

This girl has completed the Geometry section of the classroom. She knows a plethora of shapes and knows there are three angles, acute, obtuse, and right. She is holding an obtuse/scalene/triangle.

 

Kinders working on their phonics workbook.

 

These two made their creation from the Pink Tower and Brown Stair. This is called an extension. Extensions are activities that are introduced after the initial presentation with a material, in order to encourage the child to re-visit the material and solidify the skills and/or concepts it’s designed to provide. This is a perfect example of an extension.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Art

Letter Of The Week- X x

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bel

Next Language is Cebuano

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: This week we learned how to tell time to the  half hour/analog, hands and such.

My bedtime. Actually, it is past my bedtime.

 

All hugs from the kinders.  One was not feeling it.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling time to the quarter hour

Synonym Of The Week: DRY: dehydrated, arid parched

Sight Words Of The Week: they that

 

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

A very unorthodox way to write…  with her feet.

An ill advised mask fight that Mr. John put the kiebash on. I told them it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye but I liked the photo op.

 

More hair fashion. Mickey hair/ears with the Mickey shirt?

 

Cat In The Hat hat.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (siblings):

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of February 22, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
This week we went back in time and took a look at Ancient Greece and talked about Greek Mythology. The Greek Gods hung out on Mt. Olympus and we learned the King of all Gods was Zeus and if you made him angry he had a lightning bolt in his hand that he would throw at you.  Zeus had a wife named Hera and she was the Goddess of Marriage.  If you were a sailor you dare not make Poseidon angry because he was the the God of the Seas and held a trident (a fork like spear) in his hand.  Zeus had a brother that he sent to the under world and that God was named Hades.  Hades had a pet that was a three headed dog named Cerberus.  We also learned about Pan and Medusa.

 

  

 

        

 

 

Did they call each other this morning?

 

 

Did you know (How does this affect my diet)?
The word “pound” comes from ancient Roman when the unit of measure was libra pondo, which meant “a pound by weight.” The English word “pound” draw from the pondo part of the phrase, according to the BBC. However, the abbreviation “lb” is derived from the libra part of the word.

 

A Message From Mr. John (Beatlemania part 2 and final):

 

 

Know Your Languages (Serbo-Croation):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 22 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish)

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Notice how this boy found the relation between the four different sets of the Knobless Cylinders? Also, instead of stacking them in a straight line they are stacked curved. The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension.

 

The Montessori geometric shapes is part of the Montessori sensorial curriculum. The Montessori geometric shapes is a visual sensorial material. Composed of a variety of two-dimensional shapes, its purpose is to isolate visual distinctions between forms. The forms vary in both either shape or size.

 

The purpose of Montessori Botany puzzle is to increase their power of observation and knowledge in nature, also illustrates the component parts of a plant. Its wooden knob on each component of the leaf puzzle makes it easy to hold and can be used with many activities such as tracing or matching with cards. The wooden knows also strengthens fine motor skills.

 

Look at the concentration (tongue sticking out) of the one girl. These two girls are working on Practical Life works. Practical life in Montessori is purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. The exercises in practical life cover two main areas of development: care of self, and care of the environment.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Dr. Suess Week!
Monday, March 1st: Fox in Sox-Students can wear silly socks!
Tuesday, March 2nd: Cat in the Hat-Students can wear their favorite hat!
Wednesday, March 3rd: Wacky Wednesday-Students can wear mis-matched clothes!  Polka dots with stripes? Today is the day!
Thursday, March 4th: The Lorax-Crazy hair and mustache day! Spikes and braids and colors everywhere! Don’t forget to draw on a crazy mustache!
Friday, March 5th: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Students can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up! We can’t wait to see what everyone is aspiring to be!

********You are welcome to get as creative with these days as you would like! Also, if you have any Dr. Seuss books at home that you would like to share, please send them in! Make sure to have your name on the books somewhere so that we may get them back to you at the end of the week! Please let us know if you have any questions!**********

Letter Of The Week- W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week- beg

Next Language is Serbo-Croation

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: This week we learned how to tell time to the hour/analog, hands and such.

My end of the work day! hehe

 

Kinders trying to mimicking 3 O’ clock. End of the day, yay,

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling time (to the half hour)

Synonym Of The Week: BAD: incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

Sight Words Of The Week: then out

 

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

This is the way you eat… well, anything.

 

A very active spider and a very curious child.

 

It is all about fashion.

 

Don’t sharks have two rows of teeth?

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (friends):

 

 

 

 


Aspen Room: A Peek At Our Week 02/15/21-02/19/21 All About Presidents and American History

Welcome back!! We all had a nice extended weekend with President’s Day and then a snow day! I hope everyone got to relax, have some snowy fun, and drank lots of hot cocoa.  We are back to learning  this week and are working hard in the Aspen Room.  This week we learned about President’s Day, what it means to be a president, names of our presidents, fun trivia facts about presidents, and important  American symbols.  After learning about the American flag the Aspen Room students had many questions and wanted to learn more about flags. As a result, we talked about and learned about flags from other countries in North America. Then we matched North American flags with the flag matching activity. The class also watched, What Does The President Do and Presidential Trivia by Kids Academy.

The Kindergarten students are continuing their work with geometric vocabulary and concepts with the Geometric Solids and the Geometric Cabinet during work time.  For kindergarten lesson this week, Kindergarten students traced their body, then colored, labeled, and glued the internal organs to their traced outline of their body. It was a lot of fun learning about our internal organs and great practice following directions on the organ papers.

Next week we are discussing Musical Instruments.  We will focus on instrument classifications (groups/families ) , what different  instruments sound like, and how they are used/played. The Kindergarten students will finish their internal organ projects and discuss other important systems within our bodies.

Presidential Fun! Placing the president cards in numerical order and reading fun facts about them!

 

Learning about the states with the U.S.A. puzzle map!

 

Writing to 100 on the dry erase board!

 

                              

Game Time!!!   Indoor recess fun!

 

                                     

Learning about the internal organs!

 

 


Peek In Our Week # Mr. John’s Class # Week Of February 15, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt.  We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification.  The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons.  The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also learned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man. 

 

                       

 

     

 

 

Squirrels, those pesky critters?
The American Public Power Association (APPA) says that squirrels are the most frequent cause of power outages in the U.S. The APPA even developed a data tracker called “The Squirrel Index” that analyzes the patterns and timing of squirrels’ impact on electrical power systems. Turns out, the peak times of the year for squirrel attacks are from May to June and October to November.

Typically, the squirrels cause problems by tunneling, chewing through electrical insulation, or becoming a current path between electrical conductors. “Frankly, the number one threat experienced to date by the U.S. electrical grid is squirrels,” said John C. Inglis, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, in 2015.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (my sister’s emotions and Beatlemania):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish)

Know Your Languages (Polish):

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Two Kinders practicing their handwriting by copy writing (in cursive) the name cards of all the students in the class.

 

They are combining working with the Skeleton Puzzle and Internal Organ works.

 

She is working on the Geometric Solids. The Geometric Solids are one of many Montessori materials that challenge and shape a child’s stereognostic sense, which is their ability to perceive and understand both the form and nature of objects through touch. By working with these materials, children become aware of how shapes form the basis for everyday objects.

 

Look at the focus he has rolling his mat. The purpose of the floor mats and tables is to define the student’s workspace and to reinforce Montessori’s principle of “freedom within limits”. There is such an element of respect with having that defined workspace and it is something that the students take very seriously.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week- ben

Next Language is Polish

 

Academic Enrichment Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number.  We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.

 

 

 

Fractions using students. 4/6 of students are girls. 2/6 of Kinders are boys.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the Hour

Synonym Of The Week: GOOD: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

 

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6

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Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

This is how you eat a Reese Cup. I have no idea how he did this.

 

Oh my! Mr. John knows he is in trouble when he sees this look!

 

Buds!

 

Someone learned how to cross her eyes. Did your parents tell you if you crossed your eyes and then got hit on the back of your head your eyes would stay crossed forever?

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (my dog Marty):