Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week Of 5/13/2019

Lesson:   Punctuation at the end of sentence- We discovered the period and when using is just kind of gives a statement without much excitement or emotion.  We learned more about the explanation point and when used there is excitement and emotion!  Finally, we learned the question mark is at the end of a sentence when a question is asked.  These children are smart, right?

 

 

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: Capitalization

Sight Words of the Week: way my

Synonym of Week:DULL (dark, dreary, somber, boring, tedious)

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week +++ Mr. John’s Class +++ Week Of May 6, 2019

Line Time:
Baby Animals- Baby animals was the theme for the week.  We started out by what we call human babies (younger children).  We came up with the term “kid”.  We then discovered a kid is a baby goat and we should call human children, well, children.  We went over the easy animals such as cats/kittens, dogs/pups, but went on with ducks/ducklings, chickens/chicks, pigs/piglets, manatee/calf, geese/gosling, peacock/peachick, kangaroo/joey.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 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, Hindi, Farsi).

 

Trivia Question:
The answer to my trivia question of what was my football jersey number in high school was 86.  This was the agent number (86) of Maxwell Smart in the TV series Get Smart.  Yes, that is how I picked my jersey number.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Nap time, nah.  Meditation, you bet.  The television/app was asking the children to close their eyes, build a tree house, and imagine a warm sunny day with birds chirping in their mind.  It was called The Tree House Meditation. And please don’t think a three year old can’t do this. It requires quiet, peacefulness, it requires you to invite the child when they are calm and well rested, but a usually rambunctious three year old can do this.  I think a few children fell asleep during this meditation.  I know I was dozing off.

 

This work is called Cards and Counters found in the math area. The red counters each represent one unit, and this emphasizes for the child the fact that each number is made up of different quantities. … Indicating the difference between odd and even numbers is one of the direct purposes of the Cards and Counters. A natural control of error occurs at the end of the activity if you have any counters left over or not enough to fulfill 10.

 

This scene shows two work stations working on handwriting/pre cursive excersises. Starting the students with cursive is imperative due to uninterrupted movements of the hand may make cursive letters easier for children to form, and for this reason, some Montessori primary classrooms introduce children to cursive letters first.

 

These two students are working on the living and non-living cards. Living things reproduce, taking energy or eat, exchange gasses or breathe, and grow.

Next Week:
Line Time- Animal Groups

Letter Of The Week- I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bud

Next Language will be- Turkish

Snack will be brought to you by Harper G.

 

Upcoming Events:
—Grandparents Day, Tuesday May 14—

*** Great Lakes Science Center Field Trip, Tuesday May 28 ***

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You shoulda seen the other guy.

 

I do not know what was being discussed in this special/secret meeting. I do know I was purposefully excluded since I was a boy….  I did catch as I eaves dropped on the conversation that the girl in the green was telling the rest of the girls that “it is close to the end of the year and some of us are going to other schools but we will always be friends and always be together.”  Her words not mine.  I kind of teared up a bit.

 

It is a test of wills.

 

Warm weather produces shorts and skirts and exposes bruised legs. A good indication of active children.

 

 

 

 

 


Take A Peek into Our Week/Ms. Kate/May 9, 2019

Wow!! I can’t believe we only have a few short weeks left of the school year… its flown by! This week was all about space! We had so much fun learing about our 8 planets, the moon, sun, the space shuttle, the international space station, stars and constellations, as well as astronaunts. During our week we read some AMAZING books, had fun with crafts, and also watched some really cool videos of people washing their hair, brushing their teeth, sleeping, and life in the space shuttle!! What a fun week we had!!

When working on the geometric solids the child will use the appropriate languge for each geometric solid.
In the early stages, the purpose of the Binomial Cube is less focused on the complex mathematics behind the material, and rather is to provide a challenge for a child’s ability to find patterns and relationships between the blocks.  
Our cutie here is working on our sandpaper letters. When working on this it teaches the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory.  
When working with the Addition Snake game the child is able to memorize their addition math facts in a fun way!!The goal of this work is to turn the colorful snake into a golden snake by counting to ten!  
The Stamp game directly corresponds to the golden bead material which gives the child exposure to the decimal system. It is just more abstract, yet concretely demonstrates the maths process to young children. It prepares the child for pencil and paper work, and memorization of facts.  

REMINDERS;

Tomorrow is book share day!!

If you haven’t turned in your permission slip yet for the field trip, they are due TOMORROW!!

 


Academic Enrichment +++ Cuyahoga Falls Campus +++ Week of 5/6/2019

Lesson:   Interjection-  An interjection is a part of speech that demonstrates the emotion or feeling. These words can stand alone, or be placed before or after a sentence.  You’ll notice many interjections are followed by an exclamation point when excitement or strong feelings are present.  When the feeling is not as strong interjections are followed by a comma and/or a period.

 

Senioritis or kinderitis? Actually, I just told them we were not doing the use of the grammar symbols on this day. That is why thew long faces.

 

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: End Of Sentence Punctuation

Sight Words of the Week: there their

Synonym of Week: BRIGHT (shiny, glowing, dazzling, lighted, vivid)

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of April 29th | Tallmadge

Pronoun: The kindergarten students learned that a  pronoun is a word that takes the place of a particular person or thing. For example the word “dog” is a noun and the words “it” “she” and “he” are pronouns that can replace the noun “dog”.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words: cot, bag, stop, frog, bell, will.

A peek into next week: Adjectives


Academic Enrichment ### Cuyahoga Falls Campus ### Week Of 4/29/2019

Lesson:   Preposition- I described as a “where word”  NOT a werewolf.  It identifies where or when something is.

 

Look at all those colors. This sentence had a noun, verb, article, pronoun, adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition. Can you identify all the parts of grammar? My kindergarten students can!

 

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: Interjection

Sight Words of the Week: which what

Synonym of Week: SNEAKY (underhanded, dishonest, tricky, secretive, sly)

Adding Language of None planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ### Mr. John’s Class ### Week Of April 29, 2019

Line Time:
We progressed with learning our songs for the International Festival and learned our lines for the show.  I have to say the students ROCKED the International Festival.  A big shout out to Kathleen and Ashlie for getting the students ready with he songs, lines, and craft.  Also, I want to recognize Yao An for volunteering her time to teach the students to sing in Chinese.


On a sad note: This was the last International Festival my favorite and only daughter will attend. She started out as a first grader running around the auditorium handing out programs to unsuspecting adults.  She did this until she became a teen and it seemed had less energy for the running of the laps.  She since has attended to see the cuteness and food.  For the next four springs she will be located in Bowling Green, Ohio/BGSU.  Appreciate your children when they are actually children because before you know it they will be teenagers waiting to go to university.

The students patiently waiting during practice.  Except, maybe, not the boy in the front row. LOL

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A Peek Into Reading Group

After returning from spring break, we started reading books from the library for reading group. Our first book was A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems. This story is from the Elephant and Piggie series. In the book, Piggie tells Elephant (Gerald) that a big guy took the ball that he found. Gerald tells him that he will get the ball back for him. Well, Gerald finds out just how BIG this “big guy ” is. He ends up being a whale and the ball belonged to him. The big guy was sad because no one would play with him. Instead of getting mad, Piggie and Gerald invite the whale to play together.

The kindergartners particiated in activities that went along with the story. They wrote their own questions about the story, drew pictures of their interpretations of the how the characters felt and diferent scenes, along with particitpated in discussions. By the last reading of the book, they were all reading the story along with me!

 

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

-The Kindergartner will be listening to another Elephant and Piggie book.

-The students will be participating in interpretive and evaluative acivites.


Peek In Our Week @@@ Mr. John’s Class @@@ Week Of April 22, 2019

Line Time:
We are progressing with learning our songs for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show.  I have to say the students are doing very very well.

 

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).

 

Trivia Question:
In high school my football jersey was number 86.  Why did I chose this number?  This is a tough one!
Hint: It is a reference to a 1960’s television show.  {you can not google this} bwahahaha
For those of you who are interested I dislocated my right thumb in practice my senior year.

 

You Ever Notice?:
You get gobs of left overs for Thanksgiving but no one gives leftovers for the Easter Meal (especially if lamb is served).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

An odd thing has been happening in my classroom. It is a phenomenon of an increased interest in puzzle maps. It may be that many students are in a sensitive period or they saw an older student (who is in a sensitive period) work with the puzzle map and they followed.  In any event I have never seen this kind of interest in puzzle maps but I am lovin it!

 

The Hundred Board is a fun and educational exercise found in the Montessori classroom to help children with their counting from 1 to 100. This is a material that breaks away from the concrete to the abstract portion of math.

 

I have science cards in my classroom. They are three part cards (one with just a picture, one with the picture and word, and one with just the word.) This student is working with the amphibian box.

 

This student is working on the teen board found in the math area. The numbers 11-19 are more of a challenge for a child to learn as their names are more complicated than those of the rest of the number system (11,12,13,15 do not follow the rules like 14,16,17,18,19).  The teen board helps to develop an understanding of how these numbers are formed from a ten and units and this teaches the foundations of the decimal system. The child associates between the quantity (concrete) and the numbers (abstract).

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Hunter

 

Upcoming Events:

International Festival Practice Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

—Grandparents Day, Tuesday May 14—

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

My long hair is catching up with his. He claims I will never catch up with him. We will see.

 

Cheesy grins and what looks like a student running in the background.  He can not wait to work on the sandpaper letters.

 

You shoulda seen the other guy. Notice the scratch on her nose?

 

What’s a little frosting among friends?

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of April 15th | 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.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words: top, best, wag, rod, kit and wet.

A peek into next week: Pronouns