A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 9th

This week, we learned all about Asia! We learned that in Japan, baseball is becoming a popular sport! We also learned that in India children often take automated rickshaws to school, which is a very small car, almost like a golf cart.  We also learned that in China, they make rice cakes called nian-gao! We also visited some of the countries we are representing using Google Earth!

Working on learning the Cardinal Directions by matching the labels to the signs hanging up in the classroom!


Working on the Addition Strip Board! This material is a more concrete way for the child to practice their addition facts!
This sweet girl is practicing counting by 2’s and drawing her own 2 Bead Chain!

A Peek Into Next Week:

– Learning More About Asia

Take A Peek Into our Week/Ms. Kate/ April 12, 2018

This week our class has been working so hard on their class project, their festival lines, and their songs!! Keep up the practicing at home parents!☺ We are also getting very exciting about our baby ducks! We are on day 28… so any day now!!

When working on our geography maps it’s purpose is to provide the names of the countries/ states/ provinces of each continent and the bodies of water that surround the continent.
One of our kindergarten students is working on the addition snake game. The purpose is to prepare the child for addition, and to practice memorizing addition facts.
Bead stringing helps develop concentration, fine motor control, and the confidence that will serve them with all other Montessori materials.
Phonograms help readers and writers decode words and spell words correctly.
Addition finger charts allows the child to practice memorization of addition facts.

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week we are getting ready for our international festival!!

Next Wednesday is our festival dress rehearsal. Your child does not need to wear their costume for this. Friday is the big night!! Please remember that next Friday is an early release day. Your child must be picked up at 12. Also, be at Cuyahoga falls high school at 5pm!!

A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of April 9th

Africa: Is one of the seven continents in the world that has more than 50 countries. Cairo located in Egypt is Africa’s largest city. Africans can work on farms to grow corn, rice and other crops. Africa has the largest desert in the world known as the Sahara. It also has grassy places called savannas and rain-forest. Africa is known for all its wild animals such as: gorillas, zebras, giraffes and lions.

Europe: Is one of the seven continents in the world. It is very small but has many countries like Germany, Spain and Italy. Each country in Europe has its own language, food and customs. For example people in Germany speak German and celebrate a festival called Oktoberfest. Europe also is known for its groups of mountains called ranges. The tallest mountain range in Europe is the Alps.

Work Time

I Spy: This student is playing I spy using the initial sound she hears when she names each object in the basket.
Trinomial cube: This child is learning how to build a trinomial cube, while also getting an introduction into algebra and preparation for the formula a3+3a2b+3a2c+6abc+b3+3ab2+3b2c+3ac2+3bc2+c3.
United States of America Map: These children are learning the names of the states and where they are located on a map.
Moveable Alphabet: This child is saying the word of the object and matching the symbol with the correct initial sound to the object.
Big/Small Snowflake Match: This child is developing her understanding of big and small by matching the same snowflakes of different sizes together. Understanding concepts of big and small are important for math readiness. A main concept of mathematics is understanding degrees of big and small.

Guest Reader


International Festival Rehearsal | April 18th 6pm-7pm

International Festival Show | April 20th 5:30pm-8:30pm

Early Dismissal | April 20th at noon

A peak into next week: Australia, Antarctica and Asia

Academic Enrichment | week of April 9th | Tallmadge

Nouns/Verbs: The students learned that a noun is a person, place , or thing. And that a verb is an action word or something that you can do.

Nouns: These students are labeling and identifying nouns.
This student is identifying  and labeling the nouns and verbs found in each sentence, by using a large black triangle for nouns and a large red circle for verbs.
This student is identifying  and labeling the nouns and verbs found in each sentence, by using a large black triangle for nouns and a large red circle for verbs.

A peak into next week: Articles

A Peek into Science | 4/3 and 4/9 | Tallmadge Campus

Water Molecules on the Move:  We filled two glasses with the same amount of water: one cold and one hot. Then, we put one drop of food coloring into both glasses at the same time. The students observed that the food coloring traveled quicker through the hot water than the cold water. We discussed how molecules move faster through hot water which is why the food coloring spread faster.

Traveling Water: We taped a piece of string inside one glass then filled it with water. After that we placed the loose string in the empty glass, pouring the full glass of water over the string. When we poured the water it traveled along the string making its way into the empty glass. We talked about how a drop of water has many molecules that are held together by electrical, molecular bonds.  We learned that these strong hydrogen bonds found in water are what  allowed the  water molecules to stick together very well as the water traveled down the string and into the empty glass.

Academic Enrichment | week of April 3rd | 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.

This child is coloring, cutting and pasting vowels and consonants in different fish tanks.
This child is looking at objects to compose words. He is using a blue marker to identify the vowels and a red marker to identify consonants in each word.
These children are saying the word of an object then phonetically spelling them using the movable alphabet. They are also labeling the vowels and consonants as they practice writing each word. 

A peak into next week: Nouns and verbs

Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week of April 9, 2018

Line Time:

We are starting to practice for The International Festival.  We are learning our individual lines and learning the songs to be sung at the International Festival.  The children are having a good time practicing.





Peek in the Classroom:

We had an alumnus read to our class.  She read a Bernstein Bears book.



The University Of Akron Field Students are working with their “Roo Buddy”  This week they are working with letter sounds and the concept of “Land, Air, and Water”.


These two students are working together on the United States Puzzle Map. They traced the states and are labeling each state.
This student is working on composing numbers from 11 to 99 with the Ten Board. The Ten Board helps the child recognize the numbers and quantities.

This student is working on a construction box which falls into the category of Geometry. This student made shapes such as a hexagon, chevron, trapezoid, parallelogram, and isosceles triangle.


Upcoming Events:

International Festival Dates-

Take your child to the restroom before dropping them off (even if they say they do not have to go)

International Festival Practice – Wednesday 4/18/2018 – 6:00 to 7:30 pm

International Festival – Friday 4/20/18 – 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Friday 4/20/2018 **** Early Dismissal at Noon — No Aftercare ****

Moms and Muffins – Friday May 11th – 7:00 to 7:45 am

A Peek Into Reading Group

This last week we read a poem about a storm. We listened for rhyming words through out the poem and practiced reading the purple highlited words. We discussed if we have ever seen a big storm like the speaker did in the poem. They talked about where they would like to be when their was a storm. They said they woukd like to be inside with their parents. The kindergartners created their own poem, and drew pictures of one of the types of stroms mentioned in the poem.

After Spring Break

-The students will be starting the next series in the Junior Great Books series. There will be different assignments and the format will look different. I will send out more information after spring break.

Peek Into Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 3/19/2018

Line Time:

We will be learning about the parts of speech until the end of the year.  We the learned there are three articles.  They are A, An, The and we learned rules when we use those articles.  “A” goes with consonants, “an” go with vowels, and “the” goes with both consonants and vowels. Moving along we leaned that a pronoun takes the place of a noun and pronouns sometimes make our lives easier.  We went over six pronouns He(boy), she(girl), we( a group we are included), they( a group we are not included), it(we use for non-living things and when we don’t know what gender).  We never call a human an “it” because it is rude.  “You” was the last pronoun we became familiar with.


The small blue triangle is the symbol for the article in the Montessori Classroom.


Cultural Subjects:

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, Farsi, and Turkish).


Next week:

Line Time: Pronouns

Sight Words of the Week: No words during International Festival Practices

Synonym of the Week:  No words during International Festival Practices


Academic Enrichment | week of March 19th | Tallmadge

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.