Peek In Our Week === Mr. John’s Class === Week Of January 28, 2019

Line Time:
This week we learned about Internal Organs.  We learned the brain is the control center of your body that sends and receives.  Our lungs help us breathe, the heart pumps our blood and the stomach begins to digest our food with acid.  The small intestines digest the food and send nutrients to the rest of our body and the large intestines push through the waste that creates our bowel movements (poop). The children were fascinated that our kidneys process the body’s water and the liver filters toxins, that’s why is important to take lots of water, even when you’re not home. The waste water is called urine (pee).  The children learned where the organs are located with the help of our Living Internal Organ T-shirt.  The shirt helped the children find the organs location by velcroing the organs to the spot on the t-shirt. 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 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).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Between the ages of 3 to 6, the child needs to practice, perfect, and consolidate the body’s movements. For this reason, Dr. Montessori began using the “Walking on the Line” as a Practical Life exercise. This exercise helps the child control his body, develop balance and perfect equilibrium, as well as to strengthen the mind’s control of its body’s movements. The “line” used during this exercise is a continuous and permanent shape in the environment.  During this exercise, you may want to play some soft, steady, and calm music in the background. I use Pachelbel’s Canon D Major which is exactly 5 minutes (well, 4 minutes 57 seconds but who is splitting hairs?). You can notice the “safe hands” and “bubbles” as the students walk the line

 

 

You may already know a bit about the Montessori work period, also known as the work cycle. A Montessori work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time. During this time children are able to explore the prepared environment and engage with materials of their own choosing. Walk into any Montessori classroom and you will see children completely engaged in their work. This is due to the fact that the heart of a Montessori program is the three-hour work cycle. The early childhood environment focuses on concentration, coordination, order, and independence. Therefore, children must be given the time they need to fully submerge themselves in the work in order for these traits to manifest themselves. Everything in a Montessori classroom has and educational purpose. Yes, children do what they like AND like what they do in a Montessori classroom.  Here you notice, a typical scene, (left to right)  some socializing, individual work, putting back materials/cleaning after herself, a teacher giving a lesson, and two friends working together.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Pollution/Recycling

Letter Of The Week- S s

Rhyming Word Of The Week-bup

Next Language will be- Welsh

Snack will be brought to you by Ever

 

Upcoming Events:

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—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

    

 

     

 

 


Academic Enrichment === Cuyuhoga Falls Campus === Week Of 1/28/2019

Lesson:
We learned how to subtract with the 9 tray.  We learned the terms of equation, addend and sum.

Purpose For The 9 Tray:
The Nine Tray is an important lesson in the sequence of the golden bead work.  This presentation allows the child to concretely see the growth of numbers and the progression through the hierarchy from one level to the next. Children are ready for this work when they can identify numbers 1-9 and after they have been introduced to the golden beads and the language of place value: units, tens, hundreds and thousands.

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… of  q, r, s, t, u.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 20 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).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Division

Sight Words Of The Week- other  some

Synonym Of The Week- Bad:  incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

The next language will be- Dutch/Flemmish

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of January 28th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour and half past.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words did, tag, sit, rag, cat, just.

Wax Museum Project: Using the books the students got from the library they had to research the person they are studying and their family members.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour and half past)


A Peek Into Reading Group

For Reading Group these last two weeks, we read a poem together about a child who likes to climb trees. The kindergartners learned about how poems have rhythm, so while I read we clapped to the beat of the poem.

The group participated in activities such as drawing what the child saw while she was up in the tree, writting their own poem, and writting down what question they would ask a character from previous stories.

A Peek Into Next Week

– The students will be reading a story about a rich lazy man.

– The students will be learning the vocabulary words: wealthy, valuable, and admire.

– The students will be participating in evaluative activities.


Academic Enrichment +++ Cuyahoga Falls Campus +++ Week Of 1/21/2019

Lesson:
We learned how to multiply with the 9 tray.  We learned the terms of equation, addend and sum.

Purpose For The 9 Tray:
The Nine Tray is an important lesson in the sequence of the golden bead work.  This presentation allows the child to concretely see the growth of numbers and the progression through the hierarchy from one level to the next. Children are ready for this work when they can identify numbers 1-9 and after they have been introduced to the golden beads and the language of place value: units, tens, hundreds and thousands.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… of Ll, Mm, Oo, Pp.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 20 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, and Welsh).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Subtraction

Sight Words Of The Week- first than

Synonym Of The Week- Appropriate:  suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

The next language will be- Dutch/Flemmish

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of January 21st | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour and half past.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words dust, spit, rut, tip, at and pug.

Wax Museum Project: Using the books the students got from the library they had to research 1. The date of birth 2. The date of death 3. The place of birth 4. Where they grew up

A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour and half past)


Academic Enrichment | Week of January 14th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words rug, act, gas, cup, it and drip.

A peek into next week: Telling Time (half past)


Academic Enrichment ….. Cuyahoga Falls Campus ….. Week of 1/14/2019

Lesson:

The Kindergarten students were introduced to do addition with carry overs (Dynamic Addition).

 

The Exchange Game

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… Hopping hippos help.  Ill impalas itch.  Jazzy Jim jumps.  Karma keeps kicking.  Lions love licking.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, and Kiswahili).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Multiplication

Sight Words Of The Week- now made

Synonym Of The Week- FAT: big, overweight, bulky, heavy, plump

The next language will be- Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Week of January 7th | Tallmadge

Money-  The students were introduced to different coins ( (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars) and their values. They were able to explore different coins sensorially and learn how much they are all worth. The students also practiced  grouping different coins to count their value when put together.

Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words dad, quit, pig, dip, jug and cut.

 

A peek into next week: Telling Time


Academic Enrichment // Cuyahoga Falls Campus // Week of 1/7/2019

Lesson:
Using the 9 tray we learned how to do static addition (no carry overs) with manipulatives.  We used equations that every column (units, tens, hundreds, and thousands) were fill and we used equations that some of the columns were empty (zero) in the column.  We learned some new terminology such as addends (the numbers being added) and sum (the answer of the equation).

 

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced cursive… Bill buys bags.  Cam cuts cots.  Dogs dig dirt.  Fun fish feel. Grumpy geese go.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 18 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog,  Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, and Irish).

 

Next Week:
Lesson- Dynamic addition (carry overs).

Sight Words Of The Week- could who

Synonym Of The Week- skinny

The next language will be- Kiswahili