December 2015 Academic Enrichment Monthly Overview | Cuyahoga Falls Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm. This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

 11/30:  Parts of a Animals

  • Parts of a mammal, amphibian, and bird
  • Parts of a reptile and fish
  • Working with animal puzzles and control charts

 12/07:  Parts of Arachnids/Insects

  • Parts of a spiders
  • Parts of a wasp

12/14:    Use of a Ruler

  • Inches and Centimeters
  • Measuring with a ruler– practice measurement with many different objects
  • Recording measurements

12/20—1/1       Christmas Break—School Resumes Monday, January 4th

 

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:

  • Practice measuring different objects at home and recording those measurements.

Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the orange box outside of Mr. John’s classroom.  Please email him if you have any questions: jkotradi@thesmarterkids.com.

 


Academic Enrichment November 2015 Monthly Overview | Cuyahoga Falls Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm. This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

11/02 Telling time to the minute
Review previous lessons on telling time
Introduction to the minute
Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

11/09: Currency/ coins
Introduction to coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters)
Identifying coins and amounts
Working with coins and worksheets

11/16: Currency/ paper
Introduction to dollar bills
Identifying dollar bills
Working with money and worksheets

11/23: Parts of Animals
Parts of the mammal, reptile, amphibian,
Parts of the bird and fish
Working with the animal puzzle and control chart
Thanksgiving Feast 11/25 (11:00-12:00pm) 12:00pm Early Dismissal (No Aftercare)
Thursday/Friday NO SCHOOL—Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
11/02: how, each
11/09: said, by
11/16: been, down

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
11/02: OLD, ancient, elderly, used, seasoned, mature
11/09: BIG, vast, gigantic, huge, large, enormous, colossal
11/16: SMALL, tiny, miniature, minute, little, petite,

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:
-Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
-Practice telling time on the clock at home. When you sit down to dinner, ask them to tell you what time it is, when they go to bed, have them check the clock. Have fun with Time!
-Practice exchanging money with your child. When you go to the store, have them help you pay!

Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the orange box outside of Mr. John’s classroom. Please email him if you have any questions: jkotradi@thesmarterkids.com.


Academic Enrichment November 2015 Overview | Tallmadge Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm. This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

11/2: Telling Time
Review telling time to the hour, half and quarter hours
Telling time to the minute
Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

11/9: Telling Time to the minute
Review previous lessons on telling time
Introduction to the minute
Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

11/16: Currency/ Coins
Introduction to coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters)
Identifying coins and amounts
Working with coins and worksheets
Introduction to dollar bills
Identifying dollar bills
Working with money and worksheets

11/23: Parts of Animals
Parts of the mammal, reptile, amphibian
Parts of the bird and fish
Working with the animal puzzle and control chart

Synonyms of the week
11/2: OLD, ancient, elderly, used, seasoned, mature
11/9: BIG, vast, gigantic, huge, large, enormous, colossal
11/16: SMALL, tiny, miniature, minute, little, petite

Sight Words
11/2: for
11/9: have
11/16: play
11/23: look

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:
Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.

Play “I Spy” with items beginning with the letter of the week, or find things around your home that begin with the letter of the week.

Practice telling time on the clock at home. When you sit down to dinner, ask them to tell you what time it is, when they go to bed, have them check the clock. Have fun with Time!

Practice exchanging money with your child. When you go to the store, have them help you pay!


Academic Enrichment October 2015 | Tallmadge Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

9/28: Ohio and surrounding States

  • Ohio (location, characteristics, facts, abbreviation, flower, tree, mammal, fossil, flag)
  • Pennsylvania (nickname, abbreviation) Kentucky (nickname, abbreviation)
  • West Virginia (nickname, abbreviation) Indiana (nickname, abbreviation) Michigan (nickname, abbreviation)

10/5: Biggest (Solar System) to Smallest (your home)

  • Review hemispheres
  • Introduction to solar system and planets
  • Our continent, our country, state and county
  • City, street, address and phone numbers

10/12: Landforms

  • Island/Lake, Isthmus/Straight
  • Bay/Cape, Peninsula/Gulf
  • Archipelago/Chain of Lakes
  • Use of landform cards, and water trays

10/19: Telling Time

  • Parts of the clock
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Telling time to the half hour
  • Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

10/26: Telling Time

  • Telling time to the quarter hour (quarter past/ quarter till)
  • Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

Letters of the week

  • 9/28: Dd
  • 10/5: Ee
  • 10/12: Ff
  • 10/19: Gg
  • 10/26: Hh

Sight word of the week

  • 9/28: But
  • 10/5: Can
  • 10/12: Me
  • 10/19: I
  • 10/26: Go

Synonyms of the week

9/28: ACTIVE, lively, energetic, dynamic, vigorous, hasty
10/5: CALM, peaceful, quiet, inactive, serene, slow
10/12: HOT, burning, scorching, blazing, boiling, sizzling
10/19: COLD, freezing, chilly, frigid, frozen, cool
10/26: NEW, novel, fresh, original, unique, current, unused

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:

Practice telling time on the clock at home. When you sit down to dinner, ask them to tell you what time it is, when they go to bed, have them check the clock. Have fun with Time!


October 2015 Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

 09/28:      Biggest (Solar System) to Smallest (your home)

  • Review hemispheres
  • Introduction to solar system and planets
  • Our continent, our country, state and county
  • City, street, address and phone numbers

 10/05: Landforms

  • Island/Lake, Isthmus/Straight
  • Bay/Cape, Peninsula/Gulf
  • Archipelago/Chain of Lakes
  • Use of landform cards, and water trays

10/12: Telling Time

  • Parts of the clock
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Telling time to the half hour
  • Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

10/19: Telling Time

  • Telling time to the quarter hour (quarter past/ quarter till)
  • Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

10/26: Telling Time

  • Review telling time to the hour, half and quarter hours
  • Telling time to the minute
  • Flashcards, Clock & Worksheets

Sight Words of the Week:

09/28: from he

10/05: you his

10/12: for with

10/19: she were

10/26: use your

 

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.

09/28: ACTIVE, lively, energetic, dynamic, vigorous, hasty

10/05: CALM, peaceful, quiet, inactive, serene, slow

10/12: HOT, burning, scorching, blazing, boiling, sizzling

10/19: COLD, freezing, chilly, frigid, frozen, cool

10/26: NEW, novel, fresh, original, unique, current, unused

Things to do at Home this Month:

  • Practice telling time on the clock at home. When you sit down to dinner, ask them to tell you what time it is, when they go to bed, have them check the clock.  Have fun with Time!

 Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the orange box outside of Mr. John’s classroom.  Please email him if you have any questions: jkotradi@thesmarterkids.com.

 

 

 


September 2015 Academic Enrichment Overview | Tallmadge

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

8/25: Continent globe & map

  • Intro to globe & maps
  • Characteristics of globe & maps
  • Identify Continents
  • Review of three countries in each Continent and fun facts!

8/31: Directions

  • Recap of Continents/Review of three countries in each Continent and fun facts!
  • North, South, East & West
  • Work on the directions using Continent Map

9/8: Hemisphere / Equator

  • What are hemispheres? North/South/East/West hemispheres
  • What is the equator? Location of equator

9/14: Bodies of water surrounding North America

  • Review Hemispheres/ Equator
  • Hudson Bay (N)
  • Atlantic Ocean (E)
  • Gulf of Mexico (S)
  • Pacific Ocean (W)

9/21: Ohio and surrounding States

  • Ohio (location, characteristics, facts, abbreviation, flower, tree, mammal, fossil, flag)
  • Pennsylvania (nickname, abbreviation) Kentucky (nickname, abbreviation)
  • West Virginia (nickname, abbreviation) Indiana (nickname, abbreviation) Michigan (nickname, abbreviation)

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
8/25: go, has
8/31: will, him
9/8: up, so
9/14: see, her
9/21: are, was

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
8/25: FUN, amusing, entertaining, enjoyable, merry, pleasant
8/31: FAST, hurried, speedy, brisk, quick, swift,
9/8: SAD, miserable, gloomy, depressing, downtrodden, glum, unhappy
9/14: SLOW, unhurried, gradual, sluggish, stagnant, lethargic
9/21: BORING, drab, dull, lifeless, mundane, monotonous

Things to do at Home this Month:
Ms. Courtney will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework in each morning. Please email her if you have any questions: cowens@thesmarterkids.com.

 


September 2015 Academic Enrichment Group Lesson | Cuyahoga Falls Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

8/24: Continent globe & map
-Intro to globe & maps
-Characteristics of globe & maps
-Identify Continents
-Review of three countries in each Continent and fun facts!

8/31: Directions
-Recap of Continents/Review of three countries in each Continent and fun facts!
-North, South, East & West
-Work on the directions using Continent Map

9/07: Hemisphere / Equator
-What are hemispheres? North/South/East/West hemispheres
-What is the equator? Location of equator

9/14: Bodies of water surrounding North America
-Review Hemispheres/ Equator
-Hudson Bay (N)
-Atlantic Ocean (E)
-Gulf of Mexico (S)
-Pacific Ocean (W)

9/21: Ohio and surrounding States
-Ohio (location, characteristics, facts, abbreviation, flower, tree, mammal, fossil, flag)
-Pennsylvania (nickname, abbreviation) Kentucky (nickname, abbreviation)
-West Virginia (nickname, abbreviation) Indiana (nickname, abbreviation) Michigan (nickname, abbreviation)

 

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
8/24: go, has
8/31: will, him
9/07: up, so
9/14: see, her
9/21: are, was

 

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
8/24: FUN, amusing, entertaining, enjoyable, merry, pleasant
8/31: FAST, hurried, speedy, brisk, quick, swift,
9/07: SAD, miserable, gloomy, depressing, downtrodden, glum, unhappy
9/14: SLOW, unhurried, gradual, sluggish, stagnant, lethargic
9/21: BORING, drab, dull, lifeless, mundane, monotonous

Things to do at Home this Month:

Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the orange box outside of Mr. John’s classroom. Please email him if you have any questions: jkotradi@thesmarterkids.com

 

 


Academic Enrichment May/June 2015 | Cuyahoga Falls Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

 

05/04:     Introduction to prepositions

  • Rules of the prepositions
  • Worksheets, diagramming sentences

 

05/11:    Introduction to interjections

  • Rules of the interjections
  • Worksheets, diagramming sentences

 

05/18: Introduction to punctuation (end of a sentence)

  • Rules of the punctuation (end of a sentence)
  • Period, question mark, exclamation mark
  • Worksheets, practicing with interjections

 

05/25: Introduction to capitalization

  • Rules of capitalization
  • Worksheets, practicing our capitalization

 

06/01: Review of the year

  • Telling time, landforms
  • Coins, paper money
  • Mathematical operations
  • Geography

 

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.

05/04: word, when
05/11: which, what
05/18: there, their
05/25: way, my

 

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.

05/04: NICE, friendly, courteous, good, pleasant, charming
05/11: SNEAKY, underhanded, dishonest, tricky, secretive, sly
05/18: BRIGHT, shiny, glowing, dazzling, lighted, vivid
05/25: DULL, dark, dreary, somber, boring, tedious

 

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:

  • Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
  • Practice using the different synonyms of the week in a sentence together.

 

Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the orange box outside of Mr. John’s classroom.  Please email him if you have any questions: jkotradi@thesmarterkids.com.

 


Academic Enrichment May/June 2015 | Tallmadge Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

5/4: Introduction to conjunctions
• Rules of the conjunctions
• Worksheets, diagramming sentences

5/11: Introduction to interjections
• Rules of the interjections
• Worksheets, practicing with interjections

5/18: Introduction to punctuation (end of a Sentence)
• Rules of the punctuation
• Worksheets, diagramming sentences

5/25: Introduction to capitalization
• Rules of capitalization
• Worksheets, practicing our capitalization

6/1: Review of the year
• Telling time, landforms
• Coins, paper money
• Mathematical operations
• Geography

Synonyms of the week
5/4: UNDER, below, beneath, underneath
5/11: QUICK, fast, swift, rapid, speedy, hasty
5/18: NEAT, tidy, clean, arranged, well-ordered
5/25: LOOK, see, glance, stare, gaze
6/1: FUNNY, silly, playful, crazy, foolish

Letter / Sight Words
5/4: Aa / at
5/11: Ee / ET word family book look, I, see, a, big, that, is, in, my, he, down
5/18: Ii / big
5/25: Oo / up
6/1: Uu / UG word family book look, I, see, a, big, that, is, in, my, he, down

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:
• Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
• Practice using the different synonyms of the week in a sentence together.
• Practice identifying different parts of speech when reading together.


Academic Enrichment April 2015 | Tallmadge Campus

Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm.  This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join together as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level.

4/6: Introduction to Pronouns

  • Rules of the pronouns
  • Worksheets, grammar symbols, diagramming sentences

 

4/13: Introduction to Adjectives

  • Rules of the adjectives
  • Worksheets, grammar symbols, diagramming sentences

 

4/20:  Introduction to Adverbs

  • Rules of the adverbs
  • Worksheets, grammar symbols, diagramming sentences

 

4/27: Introduction to Prepositions

  • Rules of the prepositions
  • Worksheets, grammar symbols, diagramming sentences

 

Synonyms of the week

4/6: NICE, friendly, courteous, good, pleasant, charming
4/13: SNEAKY, underhanded, dishonest, tricky, secretive, sly
4/20: BRIGHT, shiny, glowing, dazzling, lighted, vivid
4/27: DULL, dark, dreary, somber, boring, tedious

 

Letter / Sight Words

4/6: Yy / that
4/13: Zz / not
4/20:  AT Word Family / I, see, a, the, look, at
4/27:  IG Word Family / I, see, a, the, look, my, can, you, it, for, big

 

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:

  • Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
  • Practice using the different synonyms of the week in a sentence together.
  • Practice identifying different parts of speech when reading together.