Peek In Our Week ~~~ Mr. John’s Class ~~~ Week Of February 18, 2019

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. 

Image result for hieroglyphics    Image result for sphinx

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 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, and Polish).

 

Guest Reader:

Pastor Kirk reading the book The Three Horrible Pigs. It was about being nice to others.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on geometry. The aim is the discrimination of form, to provide the child with the key to orient himself in the world of shapes.

 

I gave this student the responsibility of putting this set of books in order.

 

This student is working in her work binder. She is practicing her handwriting.

 

These student are working with the sound cylinders. The purpose of this work is to make the child consciously aware of sounds and to train the ear to distinguish similar sounds.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  ben

Next Language will be- Serbo-Croation

Snack will be brought to you by

 

Upcoming Events:

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<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

(((((((((( Spring Break week of  3/25/2019 to 3/29/2019.  Returning 4/1/2019  ))))))))))

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I am not really sure what I was taking a picture of before I got photo bombed.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ~~~ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ~~~ Week of 2/18/2018

Lesson:
This week we started our two week journey in the fascinating world of Geometry.   We learned that there is just not one kind of triangle.  Actually, there are many kinds of triangles but we focused on three (Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene).  We then looked at quadrilaterals which are any four sided shape (square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, chevron).  We moved on to polygons (pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon).  Learning how to count in Greek really paid off during this session.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive…

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Shapes 2, Geometric Cabinet, Geometric Solids

Sight Words Of The Week- write them

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

The next language will be- Malay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of February 11th

Pets: We learned that a pet is a companion animal. Which means he/she is kept for a person’s company, protection or entertainment. We talked about how the two most popular pets are cats and dogs. We also learned that some other animals that people commonly keep as pets are: ferrets, rabbits, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, fish, frogs, turtles etc.

Valentine’s Day: A big thank you to all the parents that donated supplies or volunteered their time to make such a great party possible!

Work Time:

Sandpaper Letters: This child is tracing and identifying the sounds of the letters ‘a’ and ‘h’ and connecting the sounds with the sounds in different objects like apple and helicopter.
An elementary student showing a primary student a bug she caught in a bug catcher.
100 Board: This child is memorizing where the tiles should go and be placed on the 100 chart, while also learning to identify names of the numbers 1 through 100.
Introduction Tray: This child is learning the names of each category: units, tens, hundreds, and thousands and learning to identify the quantity and symbol.
Cursive Handwriting: This child is practicing writing the lowercase cursive letters y, w, m, o, c, d, f, t, g, p, v, j, x, e, k and u.

Guest Reader:

 

Reminders:

February 22nd | Bring Your Parent to Work Time

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A peek into next week: Dental Health

Academic Enrichment | Week of February 11th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students continued to learn how to tell time to the hour, half past and quarter past.

 

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters f and e. To make a lowercase cursive letter f they learned to loop up to the top line, drop down halfway below the baseline, hook up to the baseline, touch and glide. To make a lowercase cursive letter e they learned to small loop up to the midline and down to the baseline.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter till)


Peek In Our Week ::: Mr. John’s Class ::: Week Of February 11, 2019

Line Time:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (Wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family,  freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Donald Trump was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 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, and Dutch/Flemmish )

 

Valentine Party:

 

Momma son love
Sibling Valentine love!

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The aim of this work, cards and counters, is to solidify quantity and symbol. Another aim is to identify odd and even numbers. Notice how every other number/counters are staggered?

 

The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.

 

Color Box 1 primary purpose is to identify and match the primary colors. If you notice the dots on the edge of the tablets the students and teachers are to line the dots. This an extension to enhance concentration and focus.

 

These buddies are working with one of the science bins (rocks). This bin has the physical rocks, a book to find the rockes, and a magnifying glass to see the texture of the rocks better.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  bet

Next Language will be- Polish

Snack will be brought to you by Khoury

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

 

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<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You shoulda seen the other guy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ::: Cuyahoga Falls Campus ::: Week Of 2/11/2019

Lesson:
We broke away from the four operations and learned about fractions.  The purpose of fractions are to help the child gain a sensorial impression of fraction, introduction to the concept and notation of fractions, sensorial exploration of equivalency among fraction.  We divided things like circles, triangles, and rectangles.  We divided the class into boys/girls, Mr. John’s Students/Ms. Kate’s Students, and Buckeye Fans/xicigan fans.  No xicigan fans were found.

 

1/3 boys, 2/3 girls in my Kindergarten Class.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive…    u,v,x,y,z

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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 ).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Shapes 1, Geometric Cabinet, Construction Boxes

Sight Words Of The Week- would about

Synonym Of The Week- Dry:  dehydrated, arid, parched

The next language will be- Cebuano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek Into Reading Group

The group listened to a story called Screen of Frogs. It was about a lazy, rich, man who refused to work. He bought many things with his money and ended up having a lot of debts. The man was going to sell his land and mountainside to pay off his debts. While he was measuring his land, Koji got tired and fell asleep. He was suddenly awoken by a large green frog dressed in weeds. The frog pleaded with Koji to not sell his land so that the animals don’t go homeless. The man decides to keep his land and work in order to pay back his debts.

The kindergartners participated in interpretive and evaluative activities to aide in comprehension. They wrote down what they were wondering about while listening to the story, drew what Koji was thinking about when the frog talks to him, drew Koji’s land, and whether they would sell the screen if frogs or not.

These students are sharing their drawings of what they think Koji’s land looks like:

 

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

-the students will listen to a story about a girl who gets to run an errand o her own for the first time.

-the students  will learn the vocabulary words: stumbled, examined, and nudged

-the students will participate in discussions and evaluative activities.

 

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

What a great week we had learning about Sequencing! By the end of the week they were all able to tell me what sequencing meant. All week long we had different activities that had the children place things in order from tallest to shortest, to putting parts of stories in order. They had a blast!!

Our friend is working on our I Spy basket! The purpose of this fun work is to make children aware of the separate sounds that make up words. 
Our friend finished to the 100 board all by himself!! This work helps the child practice counting linearly from one to one hundred!
When working on our different Nomenclature cards it helps the child build their vocabulary and concepts in all subject areas. These can be used with non-readers as the children are able to match up the letters on the labels and figure out which label goes with which picture.
I LOVE all of my friends so much!!!

REMINDERS:

No school this Monday!!!!

I hope all of you have a great long weekend!!

  


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of February 11

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” -Albert Einstein

One of my favorite parts of the Elementary curriculum is the real experiences the children get through field trips, “Going Out Experiences,” and the projects we do in the classroom, like growing food in our aquaponic system. This week we had the privilege of seeing the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall AND started germinating our seeds for the aquaponic system. At the Orchestra, we were surprised with box seats and were introduced to instruments we had never heard in person, like the harp! This was especially exciting for students that are researching composers for the Wax Museum. The children were so excited and even danced along to the music. This morning a student said aloud, “I know we have good teachers. I mean, they took us TO THE ORCHESTRA even though there’s only twenty of us!” We all had a great time and learned a lot about how an orchestra performs.

These second year students are studying the different angles formed when you cut two oblique lines with a transversal. They found that the transversal results in eight angles. They built external angles, internal angles, alternating internal and external angles, and internal and external angles on the same side of the transversal. One student also found out how to write his name with the Box of Sticks material!
This first grade friend is enjoying the light snow we had this week. We found a part of the playground that was untouched by footprints or tire tracks so everyone made a snow angel at the same time!
These second graders are working on the second half of their “Mapping the Classroom” follow-up work. They had to draw a map of one part of our classroom, with a map key, then had to get it approved by a teacher before moving on to the next phase. They are recreating what they previously mapped using poster board and construction paper. We are excited to see the end results!
These partners are working on changing a cube to its successive cube. They started with the cube of four and added our building materials to physically turn it into the cube of five. After they built their new cube, they took it apart to write the equation to check their work. Finally, they subtracted what materials they added from the cube of five to find the difference in numerical value of the cube of four and the cube of five. Their equation was 4^3 + 3(4^2 x 1) + 3(1^2 x 4) + 1^3 = 5^3
Our view from our box seats at the Orchestra! We had the best time!

“A Peek at Next Week”

Next week, we will write the final drafts of our Wax Museum research! Our first year students will discuss the adverb, types of stems, and nematodes. Our second year students will practice abbreviating, will solve word problems about currency, and will study famous rock formations. Our third years will discuss plural possessives, will learn about plants through riddles, and will study time zones. Our fourth year students will continue studying early humans and the Monera Kingdom! Our fifth year students will work on animal research, will learn about Tom Swifties, and will begin learning how to measure circles!

REMINDERS:

  • NO SCHOOL – Monday, February 18 – Presidents’ Day
  • “Bring Your Parent to ‘Work Time'” – Sign up here
  • Wax Museum date changed to Monday, March 18 due to a scheduling conflict with St. Mark’s

Academic Enrichment | Week of February 4th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students continued to learn how to tell time to the hour and half past.

 

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters l and b. To make a lowercase cursive letter l they learned to loop up to the top line, down to the baseline. To make a lowercase cursive letter b they learned loop up to the top line, down to the baseline, swing up to the midline, dip connector at the midline.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour, half past and quarter past)