Construction Boxes: The students used the constructive triangles in these boxes to learn that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles. They worked with two different rectangular boxes, a triangle box, and a large and a small hexagon box. Each box they used contained triangles of different sizes, shapes, and colors. They used the boxes to explore and set a foundation for later concepts such as equivalency, similarity, and congruency.
We had fun this week looking into the world of art. Most of the lessons were a review of what Ms. Renee had taught the students. 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.
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Absorbent Minds Montessori School has a relationship with the University of Akron where Field Students come into the room. This week they are working with their “Roo Buddy” on letter recognition and letter sounds.
Your children can count to ten in 25 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo Croation, Cebuano, and Malay).
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Line Time Lesson- Landmarks of USA/The State Of Ohio
Letter Of The Week- Y y
Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac
Adding The Language Of Hindi
Spring Break 3/26 to 4/2, returning 4/3/2018
Pizza Lunch 3/23/2018 (Friday). You do not have to bring a lunch !!!! Also pajama day and show and tell.
Dads and Donuts 4/6/2018 (Friday) 7am to 7:45am
This week we learned about nouns and verbs. A noun is a person, place , or thing. A verb is an action word or something that you do.
We can now count to ten in 27 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, and Farsi).
Line Time: Articles and the Rules of Articles
Sight Words of the Week: have this
Synonym of the Week: Mean
Adding Language of Turkish
This week, we learned all about Ohio! We learned that Ohio is the name of our state and it’s capital city is Columbus. We also learned that our state bird is the Cardinal and our state flower is the Carnation! We also learned that our state tree is the Buckeye Tree, which is why Ohio is refered to as the Buckeye State! Did you know that Iroquois tribe also gave Ohio it’s name? The children also enjoyed learning some Chinese phrases and words with Ms. Mel durring our Afternoon Group Time! We also had some fun on Friday reading some St. Patrick’s Day stories!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Australia
These last two weeks, we read a story called The Tin Forest. It was about an old man who lived far away from anyone and lived amongst trash. At night he would dream about a beautiful forest with plants and animals. He decided one day to build the forest of his dreams out of the trash. The students got to participate in vocabulary activities to enhance their understanding of the words, discuss questions about the strory, and complete writing prompts. They really enjoyed acting out the scene where the old man builds the forest out of trash.
A Peek Into Next Week
-The students will listen to a poem about a stormy night.
-The students will learn vocab words: howling, prowling, and whine.
-The students will to write their own poem.
Geometric Solids: The kindergarten students learned the names for all ten of the geometric wooden solids: triangular prism, rectangular prism, cube, cylinder, cone, triangular pyramid, square pyramid, sphere, ellipsoid and ovoid.
A peak into next week: Construction boxes
This week we started our journey into the wonderful world of grammar. This week we started off learning what the vowels ( a, e, i, o, u) and consonants (the rest of the letters) are.
We can now count to ten in 26 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, and Hindi).
Nouns and Verbs
Synonym of the Week: mean
Sight Words: have this
Language to be added: Farsi
Shapes- The students learned that there are different types of triangles (equilateral, scalene and isosceles). They also learned the names of polygons such as: 3: triangle 4: quadrilateral 5: pentagon 6: hexagon 7: heptagon 8: octagon 9: nonagon and 10: decagon.
A peak into next week: Geometric Solids
This week we reviewed the three different triangles we learned about, quadrelaterals, and polygons. This week we studied the geometric solids, three dimensional shapes such as the cube, sphere, cylinder, ovoid, elipsoid, square based pyramid, and triangular prism.
Lesson– Vowels and consonants
Synonym of the week– healthy
Sight words of the week– then out
Over the last two weeks we read a story of a little girl who got to go buy eggs all by herself for the first time. Her parents told her not to dilly-dally and come right home. On her way home, she wanted to pick apples and ended up dropping the eggs and breaking them. Her parents found out, but showed her grace and forgiveness. The kindergartners practiced reading the purple highlighted words, and continued to practice discussing and listening to each other. They participated in reading comprehension activities by drawing pictures, writing responses, and acting out a scene where Hetty walks across the stream with the eggs. At the end of the story, the group filled out an evaluation on how well they worked in discussion. They came up with a goal to listen to friends’ ideas and reasons.
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-The students will read a story of a man who dreams of a different life.
-The students will participate in vocabulary activities.
-The students will learn about the genre fantasy fiction.