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.

Academic Enrichment April 2015 Overview | Cuyahoga Falls

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.

 

4/06:  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 Conjunctions

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

 

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
4/27: look many

 

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
4/27: Talk

 

Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the BLUE box outside of Mr. John’s classroom

 


Academic Enrichment March 2015 Overview | Cuyahoga Falls

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.

3/2:       Geometric Shapes and Constructive Boxes

  • Geometric Cabinet
  • Hexagon, rectangle and blue rectangle boxes
  • Creating triangles, rhombus, trapezoid, parallelogram, squares, etc

 

3/9: Parts of Speech/ Grammar

  • Vowels, consonants and their rules

 

3/16: Parts of Speech/ Grammar

  • Introduction to nouns and their rules (name of a person, place, or thing)
  • Introduction to verbs and their rules (action word or something you do)
  • Vowels, consonants and their rules
  • Using worksheets, diagramming sentences and sandpaper letters

 

3/23: Parts of Speech/ Grammar

  • Introduction to the article
  • “the” hooks up with anything
  • “a” or “an”/ “a” hooks up with only consonants, “an” hooks up with only vowels
  • Using worksheets, diagramming sentences and sandpaper letters

 

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

3/02: write, them

3/09: then, out

3/16: they, that

3/23: have, this

 

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

3/02: WET, damp, moist, soggy, drenched, soaked

3/09: HEALTHY, hearty, athletic, sound, strong, fit

3/16: SICK, weak, unhealthy, ailing, infected, frail

3/23: MEAN, selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful

 

 

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 March 2015 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.

3/2: Geometric Shapes continued

  • Introduction to geometric shapes and constructive boxes
  • Geometric cabinet
  • Hexagon, rectangle and blue rectangle boxes
  • Creating triangles, rhombus, trapezoid, parallelogram, squares, etc.

3/9: Parts of Speech/ Grammar

  • Introduction to nouns and their rules (name of a person, place, thing or idea)
  • Introduction to verbs and their rules (action word or something you do)
  • Vowels, consonants and their rules
  • Using worksheets, diagramming sentences and sandpaper letters

3/16:  Parts of Speech/ Grammar

  • Introduction to the article (a kind of adjective always used with and gives information about a noun)
  • A definite article is the word “the”
  • An indefinite article is the word “a” or “an”
  • Using worksheets, diagramming sentences and sandpaper letters

3/23: Articles

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

 

Synonyms of the week

3/2: WET, damp, moist, soggy, drenched, soaked

3/9: HEALTHY, hearty, athletic, sound, strong, fit

3/16: SICK, weak, unhealthy, ailing, infected, frail

3/23: MEAN, selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful

 

Letter / Sight Words

3/2: Uu / he

3/9: Vv / go

3/16: Ww / we

3/23: Xx / in

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.

 


February 2015 Monthly 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.

2/2: Introduction to multiplication continued

  • Working with 9 tray / 45 layout
  • Using single units, 10 bars, 100 square and 1000 cubes
  • Working with stamp game
  • Working with dot board 

2/9: Introduction to fractions

  • Exploring fractions
  • Fractional insets (whole up to 1/12)

2/16: Geometric Shapes

  • Introduction to geometric shapes and constructive boxes
  • Geometric cabinet
  • Monday, February 16th President’s Day- NO SCHOOL

2/23: Geometric Shapes continued

  • Introduction to geometric shapes and constructive boxes
  • Geometric cabinet

 

Synonyms of the week

2/2: APPROPRIATE, suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

2/9: BAD, incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory faulty, defective

2/16: GOOD, pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable 

2/23: DRY, dehydrated, arid, parched

 

Letter / Sight Words

2/2: Qq / am

2/9: Rr / you

2/16: Ss / down

2/23: Tt / a

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.
  • You can view this link to give you more information on how the math materials are used in the Montessori classroom http://www.montessorialbum.com/montessori/index.php?title=Math.
  • You may also google the name of the work to find more videos and information on the purpose of that material.