A Peek Into Reading Group

The kindergarteners listened to the Tin Forest over the past two weeks.  The story was about an older man who lived outside a dump.  He was very lonely and dreamed that he lived in another place. One day he got the idea to create his own forest.  He built a forest made of tin.  Suddenly,  animals started to appear and real flowers and plants started blooming,  and the man never felt lonely again.

The kindergarteners participated in activities to enhance their comprehension skills.  They wrote about what they were wondering while they hard the story for the first time,  drew a  couple scenes from the story, and wrote about if they were the bird in the story,  would they return with their friend. For homework,  the group took home a piece of foil and got to create something just like the man from the story.  The foil creations are are hanging up in the hallway!  Make sure to check them out!

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

– Reading Group will reconvene after spring break.

 

 


Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Classroom ||| Week Of March 11, 2019

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.

 

     

 

 

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).

 

Art Museum Field Trip:

 

 

St. Patty’s Day:

   

 

The annual visit from Shawn O’Keefe the cheeky leprechaun that messes up the room but leaves candy for the children (and teachers).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The ever so popular and visually appealing and engaging Pink Tower. The Pink Tower is a  the corner stone material from the Sensorial Area of the Montessori classroom. The Pink Tower, iconic to the Montessori classroom, embodies the direct and indirect purpose of most Montessori materials. Stacking the cubes calls for visual discrimination, coordination, and precision. Indirectly, a child is preparing himself or herself for understanding cubed roots in later math. Here the students are working on an extension of finding the relationship between the pink tower and brown stairs.

 

This student is working on the Ten Board and is in the second phase of this work. Phase 1 is to place the appropriate number of ten bead bars next to the number. The correlation between quantity and symbol. Phase 2 is to compose numbers by adding units. Do you see the pattern she has discovered and do you see the look of concentration on her face.

 

This student is working with the Knobless Cylinders found in the sensorial area. The purposes of this work is grading by size, to train the eye to perceive fine differences in dimensions, to recognize difference and similarities (when using more than one set), and co-ordination of movement. Do you see how she is finding the relationship of the three colors?

 

The Metal Insets are a delightful way for the child to prepare for writing. Holding a colored pencil to carefully trace shapes helps a child develop the fine motor control needed to write small letters. Creating patterns and designs is a secondary goal, but also increases a child’s ability to manipulate a pencil.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Life Cycles

Letter Of The Week- Y y

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Next Language will be- Hindi

Snack will be brought to you by Stella S.

 

Upcoming Events:

########  International Festival Country Sign Up is on the classroom door  ########

——–  Spring Pictures Wednesday 4/3/2019 ———-

********   Dads and Donuts Friday 4/5/2019 7:00am to 7:45am  *******

((((((( Spring Break week of  3/21/2019 [Thursday] to 3/29/2019. ))))))

((((  Returning [Monday] 4/1/2019  ))))

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

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

I have not had a haircut in awhile in hopes to catch up to these two boys.

 

Silliness

 

Double “L”

 


Academic Enrichment ||| Cuyahoga Falls Campus ||| Week of 3/11/2019

Lessons:
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.

The kindergarten student’s introduction to grammar symbols. Black triangle represents the noun and red circle represents the verb

 

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: Articles and the Rules of Articles

Sight Words of the Week: have this

Synonym of the Week:  MEAN- selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek Into Reading Group

The last story we read was called Down The Road.  It is about a girl who gets to walk to the store by herself for the first time.  Her parents give her money to buy eggs and told her not to dilly dally and come straight home.  She gets the eggs and starts walking home when she comes to an apple tree and decides to pick apples for her parents.  She ends up dropping the eggs and breaking them. Her parents find her in the apple tree and talk it over, and end up deciding to make apple pie for breakfast instead.

During the readings, the students participated in different activities such as,  discussions, vocabulary exercises,  drawing and writing activities.

The kindergartners are writing about whether they would have gone straight home or have climbed up in the tree after breaking the eggs:

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

– The students will be listening to a story called The Tin Forest

– The students will be learning the vocabulary words: emerged, shoot, and rustle.

– The students will be participating in acting out a scene from the story, group discussions,  and choral reading.


Academic Enrichment | Week of February 25th | Tallmadge

Fractions: This past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to identify fractions from whole to eighths. We have been talking about what the numerator and denominator are and why they are important. The students have been having fun figuring out equivalences and sensorially adding fractions together.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters l, b, f, e, h, k, a, g, o, qu, c and p.

A peek into next week: Measuring to the nearest forth of an inch.


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week Of 2/25/19

Lesson:
This week we reviewed the three different triangles we learned about, quadrelaterals, and polygons.  We also added the geometric solids, three dimensional shapes such as the cube, sphere, cylinder, ovoid, elipsoid, square based pyramid, and triangular prism.

 

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, Malay).

 

Handwriting:  We practiced writing fl, ck, bl, st, cl

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Vowels and consonants

Sight Words Of The Week- then out

Synonym Of The Week- Healthy-  hearty, athletic, sound, strong,strong, fit

The next language will be- Hindi

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of February 18th | Tallmadge

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

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters h and k. To make a lowercase cursive letter h they learned to loop up to the top line, straight to the baseline, bump up to the midline and down to the baseline. To make a lowercase cursive letter k they learned to loop up to the top line, straight to the baseline,
slide up to the midline, circle around, touch halfway between the midline and the baseline and kick out to
the baseline.

A peek into next week: Fractions


Academic Enrichment ~~~ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ~~~ Week of 2/18/2019

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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)


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