Peek In Our Week /// Thee Buckeye Room /// Week Of September 26, 2022

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

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Mammals-
This past week we learned about Mammals.  Mammals are vertebrates (have a spine or backbone), warm blooded (their body temperature does not change), have hair or fur, live bearers, and eat/drink mother’s milk when young.  Some mammals live in the water such as dolphins and whales.  The only mammal that can fly is the bat! Cats, dogs, elephants, and rats are mammals.  Oh, and people are mammals as well. “Are we not men? We are MAMMALS………. “

I have to do this every year…. If you want to play Six Degrees Of Separation for DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh’s (front man for DEVO) brother does the confirmation classes for my church.  Also, I do childcare at the church and I have cared for his niece’s children.  I know useless but interesting information.  Bonus trivia: Mark Mothersbaugh went to Woodridge High School.

Did you know?
Since football season is upon us it would be apropos to share this knowledge of the defensive term of “Blitz”.  The term “Blitz” comes from the German word blitzkrieg, which means, “lightning war.” In World War II, the Germans employed this tactic which emphasized mobile forces attacking with speed and surprise.

A Message From Mr. John (I got nothing):

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic in the Lebanese Dialect, Italian).

Know Your Languages (Italian):

Enrichments (Music):

In music the children are playing Freeze March.

Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on her consonant blends.
The Addition Strip Board helps a child understand basic addition, and prepares a child for more abstract math. The set contains: a wooden board (12 squares by 18 squares) with the numerals 1-18 printed across the top; a wooden box contains 9 red wooden strips and 9 blue wooden strips of varying lengths both printed with the numerals 1 to 9.
A child watches another student peel carrots. A part of learning in a Montessori classroom is simply observing.
Ms. Angela giving a lesson on the Sandpaper Letters.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Reptiles

Letter Of The Week- G g

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bid

Next Language is Russian

Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
Biggest to smallest where we live- We discovered we live in the vast galaxy of the Milky Way (not the candy bar), then we are still in space and live in a group of planets called The Solar System. Then the planet we live is the planet Earth.  Once we touched down we found we live in the Northwestern Hemisphere and live on the continent of North America.  Once we found land we live in the country of The United States Of America and live in the great state of Ohio (Go Buckeyes).  We all live in Summit County but live in different cities and have different addresses and phone numbers. What a journey it was!

Kindergarten students pointing at their fave kindergarten teacher.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Landforms

Synonym Of The Week: ACTIVE: lively, energetic, dynamic, vigorous

Sight Words Of The Week: you his

Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party/Trunk or Treat: Friday October, 28, 2022 —– Details coming soon

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

By the look of his shirt this boy really enjoyed his lunch.
Yah shouldah seen the udder guy.
Free chiropractic care.
Cutey Patooties

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Grandma, Panera, and Chocolate):


Peek In Our Week @@@ Thee Buckeye Room @@@ Week Of September 19, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

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Living and Non-Living-  This week we talked about living and non-living things. Your children now know what makes a living thing.  All living things reproduce, grow, eat or take in nutrients, breathe or exchange gases, and need water. We are all in agreement that plants, animals, trees, grass, are living things!  My shoe is not a living thing nor am I at 5:00 am.  Some of the parents are not living until they have had their coffee.  My youngest son’s shoes may or may not be living.  I do not get close enough to tell due to the smell and I may have seen them move on their own….  Boys that are 16 years old, SMH.

Fun Fact:
People used to say “prunes” instead of “cheese” when having their pictures taken

In the 1840s, a big—dare I say, cheesy—grin was seen as childish, so one London photographer told people to say “prunes” to keep their mouths taut. And that look predated today’s “fish face”

A Message From Mr. John (where are my stinkin speakers??????):

Klipsch RP-6000 M Towers

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 9 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with Lebanese dialect)

Know Your Languages (Arabic with Lebanese dialect):

Enrichments (Art):

Students painted their water gardens inspired by Monet.

Peek In The Classroom:

This student is working on the Number rods found in the Math area. The Number Rods help children learn the names of numbers and their sequence and learn to correctly associate between the spoken number and its quantity. Children grow to understand that each rod represents a unique quantity and that each number is represented by a single object as a whole, separate from others.
This student is rolling her work mat. These mats are an integral part of Montessori learning. A simple task like rolling and unrolling mats is one of the first skills taught to new students. Children learn this intentional skill quickly, building a child’s confidence in their ability to perform classroom tasks early on.
It is in the Practical Life area where children learn the foundation for all other areas of the classroom, what you may have heard us refer to as O-C-C-I, which stands for orderconcentration, coordination and independence.  While the activities may appear simple, they are highly purposeful, and can be quite complicated with many steps.  It is in Practical Life children learn the basics of self-care, care of the environment, and activities that encompass everyday living, or “domestic curriculum.”
To make the child familiar with the different categories of numbers, especially with regard to reading the symbols. To give the child the wording of large numbers For the hierarchy of numbers, that is, that while the significant figure are always from 1 to 9, it is the place they occupy in the complex number which gives them the importance of 1, 10, 100 or 1000. For the fact that in a large number made up of two or more categories, the zero merely shows an empty place. That is, that one of the categories is lacking (in 1065, for instance, the hundreds are missing). For the fact that only 9 of each category are necessary to form any number.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Mammals

Letter Of The Week- F f

Rhyming Word Of The Week- big

Next Language is Italian

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
Since we live in the great state of Ohio I felt it was needed to become familiar with the states that surround our home state. We started with Ohio which is the Buckeye State and the abbreviation is OH.  We then looked at the state to the east of us named Pennsylvania (not Transylvania) which is called the Keystone State and the abbreviation is PA. We traveled south and discovered West Virginia which is the Mountain State and the abbreviation is WV. Moving to the west we ran into Kentucky which is the Blue Grass State and the abbreviation is KY.  Moving more westward is Indiana or the Hoosier State (what is a Hoosier anyway?) and the abbreviation is IN.  To my chagrin I introduced the students to TSUN.  I can not bring myself to even say the name….  xichigan  wolverine state.  

Let us end not on a low note like the last sentence in the previous paragraph and present the “official” things for the state of Ohio…

Mammal: White Tail Deer
Fossil: Trilobite
Tree: Buckeye
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Red Carnation
Drink: Tomato Juice
Rock Song: Hang On Sloopy

*****  Notice how most of these things refer to Buckeye Football/ being red or scarlet.  Also, why does Hang On Sloopy have importance to Buckeye Football?  *****

O-H… I-O

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: From biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest (Milky Way to your street address).

Synonym Of The Week: SAD: miserable, gloomy, depressing, downtrodden, glum, unhappy

Sight Words Of The Week: from he

Upcoming Events:
Ramseyer Farms:
Friday September 30, 2022 — Wear RED!!!

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Two students enjoying snack
Her thought bubble is saying “I don’t know”
I think they were dancing.
You shouldah seen the other guy!

Your Child says The Darndest Things (little brothers, geeesh):

The photo bomb guy is a little bro, can’t you tell? lol

Peek In Our Week ÷÷÷ Thee Buckeye Room ÷÷÷ Week Of September 12, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

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Food Groups,
This week we had fun learning about the food groups in our class. Grains and Cereals (pasta, rice, bread, cereal, crackers), Fruit (apples, grapes, kiwi, mango which is my favorite), Vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, potato, broccoli, eggplant, which is my favorite) Dairy (my favorite… milk, cheese {I love cheese/smoked gouda}, yogurt), meats (beef, pork, chicken), and proteins, fats and sugars and how many servings we should have per day.

A Message From Mr. John (movin ain’t fun):

Fun Fact:
Average life span of a major league baseball: seven pitches.

Such a short but fulfilling life.

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 7 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese)

Know Your Languages (Japanese):

Academic Enrichment (Music):

There is much movement in Music Class. The students are pretending to be elephants.

Special Visitor:

One of our students has an aunt that is deaf (dad is fluent and interpreted). She came to our school to “talk” about being deaf and how she communicates.

Peek In The Classroom:

This boy is working on his consonant blends Beginning sounds).
This boy is practicing stringing letters together to make words (cvc) by working with our phonics folders.
These girls are playing the Memory game where one students shows a number from 0 to 9 and the other student goes across the room and retrieves the appropriate number of popsicle sticks.
Husker Du, not only a punk band from Minneapolis but a game called “do you remember?” These girls created this activity where they had to remember where the number is located.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Living and Non-Living Things

Letter Of The Week- E e

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bad

Next Language is Arabic with the Lebanese dialect

Upcoming Events:
Ramseyer Farms- 
Friday, September 30, 2022. 

Picture Day: Wednesday September 21, 2022 Smile pretty

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
North America–  Since we live on the continent of North America I thought it would be a great idea to identify some of the larger countries (Canada, Mexico) that border the U.S.A.  Also, we identified bodies of water (Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Hudson Bay, Gulf Of Mexico, and The Great Lakes {H.O.M.E.S.}) that “touch” and are in our continent. We also reviewed the Cardinal Directions of North, East, South, West (Never Eat Soggy Worms).

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Ohio and surrounding states

Synonym Of The Week: HAPPY: cheerful, content, jovial, joyful, merry

Sight Words Of The Week: our was

Kinders having fun!

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

This boy really enjoyed his lunch!
No hypertension in his future.
She insisted I take her picture. Of course I indulge the students.
A scene that is seen often in a primary classroom. Smiles, lololol

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Cat People):


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Thee Buckeye Room ^^^ Week Of September 5, 2022

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Healthy Habits-  
This week we learned how stay healthy.  We learned that we need to wash our hands thoroughly and keep our whole bodies clean by taking shower, baths, washing our hair, and brushing our teeth.  We now know how long to wash our hands by singing the ABC’s which is a good idea but we decided it would be too difficult to sing while brushing out teeth. Another way to keep healthy is to cover our sneezes and coughs with the inside of our elbow to trap germs from flying all over the place. Another healthy habit is to get enough sleep to rest our bodies and our minds. Exercise such as running, biking, climbing, and even walking leads to a healthy body and mind.  We discovered if we eat healthy food like fruits, vegetables, protein, and limited sweets that is good for our bodies.  More on that next week.

A Message From Mr. John (What you talkin about Willis?):

Fun Fact:
Honeybees flap their wings 230 times every second. That is A LOT of cardio!!!!

Notice the 80’s leg warmers???

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 6 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French)  Also, I will be posing a video with the language added for that week.   Oh ya, take a gander at the video below.

Know Your Languages (Greek):

Lets grab a gyro (pronounced year-o)

New Addition to the Classroom/ Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches:

My lovely

Enrichments (Science):

Me losing control of the situation, lol

Peek In The Classroom:

He is working on the Trinomial Cube found in the Sensorial area. The direct aim of the binomial and trinomial cubes is for the child to practice the steps to properly disassemble and build the cube, while refining dexterity and visual acuity.
The Number Rods also help children learn the names of numbers and their sequence and learn to correctly associate between the spoken number and its quantity. Children grow to understand that each rod represents a unique quantity and that each number is represented by a single object as a whole, separate from others.
The constructive triangles are used to demonstrate that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles.
The direct purpose of the Sandpaper Numbers is to teach children the symbols that represent each number, allowing them to visually identify any number from 0 – 9. In Montessori education this is specifically taught separately to counting from 0 – 9, where children often fall back on rote memorization.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Food Groups

Letter Of The Week- D d

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bag

Next Language is Japanese

Upcoming Events:
Picture Day:
Wednesday September 21, 2022

Just In… Ramseyer Farms on Friday, September 30, 2022.   

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
Hemispheres-  
The kindergarten students and I went over hemispheres, The Equator, and The Prime Meridian.  Actually, the hemispheres are made by The Equator and the Prime Meridian.  The North and South Hemisphere are created by The Equator and the East and West Hemisphere are created by the Prime Meridian.  We delved further and identified the Northwestern, Northeastern, Southwestern, and Southeastern Hemispheres.  That was not as daunting as one would expect.

Just a really nice picture of the kinders

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: North America/surrounding waters/bordering countries

Synonym Of The Week: SLOW, unhurried, gradual, sluggish, stagnant, lethargic

Sight Words Of The Week: see her

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Muscle men!
A penny for your thoughts
OH… they know what a camera is for.
Hammin it up

Your Child says The Dardest Things (Didn’t your mom say NOT to put things up your nose?):


Peek In Our Week === The Buckeye Room === Week Of August 29, 2022

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Ground Rules:
Week Two… Everything is fine!  We continued learning about the ground rules in our classroom.  We learned the expected behaviors for work time and were introduced to new work trays in the Practical Life area so that we can strengthen our fine motor skills.  We learned how to get a teacher’s attention by putting a hand on the teachers shoulder instead of yelling across the room. We have been practicing when a teacher calls a student’s name they reply “Yes, Mr. John?” instead of “what?” or “ya?”

We also have been practicing placing shoes and slippers nicely on the their mat.

I expect this every time they change shoes/slippers.

A Message From Mr. John:

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 5 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French)

Know Your Languages:

August Birthdays:
A Montessori Classroom consists of 3 to 6 year old students.  Here are our newest 4 and 5 year old students.

Fun Fact:

Drivers, in their life time, will spend on average of 6 months waiting at red lights. That’s a lot of time to catch up on your FaceBook page.

Peek In The Classroom:

He is working on the Vowel Tree which is a pre-reading material found in the Language area. As you can see the child uses a card with consonants on each end with a cut out in the middle. The student slides the card exposing a vowel to make a real word or a nonsensical word. This develops the ability to string letters together to form words.
She is rolling PlayDo which mirrors rolling dough with a rolling pin. This activity is found in Practical Life and strengthens fine motors skills and concentration.
Here we see a child reading.
This child is working on the First Introduction Of Decimals found in the Math area. The aim is to introduce the child to the concept of the decimal system and to make the child familiar with the names and quantity of each category.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Healthy Habits 

Letter Of The Week- C c

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bap

Next Language is Greek

Upcoming Events:
Labor Day- ****No School Monday September 5, 2022. *****  There is always one family that shows up.  Who will it be this year? LOL

Sign up for Remind and Transparent Classroom.

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:

Weekly Theme:
Cardinal Directions (N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW)

The Kinders pointing in their favorite direction.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: N. America/surrounding bodies water

Synonym Of The Week: SLOW, unhurried, gradual, sluggish, stagnant, lethargic

Sight Words Of The Week: see her

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Notice the height difference in a Montessori classroom?
The Glasses Club
ya shoulda seen the other guy
A new spin on casual day (see his bath robe?)

Your Child Says The Darndest Things:

Bugs for dinner?


Peek In Our Week — Thee Buckeye Room — Week Of 8/22/2022

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Ground Rules:

What a wonderful start to our school year!  This week we learned about the ground rules in our classroom.  We learned the expected behaviors for work time and were introduced to new work trays in the Practical Life area so that we can strengthen our fine motor skills.  We learned how to roll and unroll a mat.  The four main rules are 1) No running in the classroom.  2) Listening Ears.  3) Keep our body to our self. 4) Treat people and the room with respect. We are learning how to shake hands, look each other in the eye while shaking hands, and reply with pleasantries when I say good morning (students respond “Good morning Mr. John).  What a great start to a great school year!

A Message From Mr. John:

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 4 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish)

Know Your languages:

Fun Fact:
Did you know you can NOT imagine a new/undiscovered color!

Peek In The Classroom:

This student is working on the 9 Tray found in the Math area. He is composing numbers using beads and symbols.
This is a new student discovering the Knobbed Cylinders found in the Sensorial area.
This veteran student is working on the 7 bead chain found in the Math area.
Kindergarten students working on their Kindergarten binders.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ground Rules

Letter Of The Week- B b

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bap

Next Language is German

Upcoming Events:
Labor Day- ****
No School Monday September 32, 2022. *****  There is always one family that shows up.  Who will it be this year? LOL

!!!! Sign up for Remind and Transparent Classroom. !!!

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:

Weekly Theme:
Continents

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Cardinal directions

Synonym Of The Week: BORING, drab, dull lifeless, mundane, monotonous

Sight Words Of The Week: will him

Meet the 2022/2023 Kindergarten Class

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

His new found talent. Did your mom tell you that if you crossed your eyes and got hit in the back of the head your eyes will stay crossed?
You should have seen the other guy (see the scratch above her eye?)
New found friends
Girls just want to have fun


Peek In Our Week ### The Buckeye Room ### Week Of May 23, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

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Solar System- 
Put on your space suit and get ready to explore our solar system.  We started with discussing the planets nearer the sun then worked our way to the furthest reaches of our solar system.  Mercury is our first planet and is the closest to the sun.  Venus is the second planet.  Even though it is further away from the sun than Mercury it is the hottest planet in our solar system.  The third planet is near and dear to our hearts.  It is the planet earth.  It is the only planet in our solar system that has life.  The next planet is Mars and is known as the red planet.  The next planet is the biggest planet in our solar system and has a big red storm that has been raging for centuries.  That planet is Jupiter.  Saturn is the next planet and has really cool ring around it that are pieces of rock and ice.  Uranus is next and it spins up and down instead of side to side like all the other planets.  Neptune is the last planet in our solar system.  I did not forget about Pluto.  Oh! Poor Pluto.  Pluto was once a planet but now has been demoted to a dwarf planet.   As a side note learned that most planets were named after Roman Gods and Goddesses.  We watched a few video clips about the Solar System and danced to the Sun Song by They Might Be Giants! How cool are these guys??

 

 

 

Did You Know? (More They Might Be Giants):
They Might Be Giants has a really cool children’s CD about science and a parent gave it to me decades ago.  Also, a few of their songs were featured in Tiny Toons (see below). I saw these guys circa 1990 during the Flood Tour.  They were a fun alternative band!   To prove my memory is not shot.  Here are a few vids of the cartoons. OH!  Remember Malcolm In the Middle?  The theme song “You’re Not The Boss of Me” ? YEP… You got it.  LOL

Istanbul (Not Constantinople)…

 

Particle Man…

 

Not The Boss Of Me …

 

 

My hair hasn’t been this long since I was in the 7th grade building my Zep collection:

Led Zeppelin circa 1977

 

A Message From Mr. John (My hair and more importantly Angela) :

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Farsi, Turkish)

 

Impromptu Snake Viewing:

 

Enrichments (Music):

The famous Cat and Mouse game!

 

Fire Station Field Trip:

A fire fighter in full dress giving high fives to the children. His purpose was to get the children comfortable with him and not be afraid.

 

What a squirt gun!!!!

 

The well behaved group. The station told us we were the most well behaved group to pass through the station. Be proud of your children.

 

All About Bees:
We had a parent that is a Beekeeper come in and taught us some really cool things about bees.  He had his assistants help as well!

 

  

 

Peek In The Classroom:
Students are tracing a life size outline and then they draw themselves.

  

 

She is so proud of her weaving project.

 

The kindergarten students are setting up for lunch/laying down placemats. Do you see a pattern she is creating?

 

They are scrubbing tables. The tables have never been cleaner.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Safety

Letter Of The Week- That is in the rearview mirror.

Rhyming Word Of The Week- Not anymore!

 

Academic Enrichment:
Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Review. Kindergarten Graduation Rehersal

Synonym Of The Week: Done with that popsicle stand

Sight Words Of The Week: Been there done that

 

Can you identify all the parts of speech? Your kindergarten students can!!!!!

The Loose Tooth Club

 

Upcoming Events:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2022   *****  NO SCHOOL *****

Last Day Of School/Field Day: Thursday June 2, 2022

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Sash heaven. These classroom made creations have been popping up the past week. The students are learning how to sew!!!!!!

 

I WILL win this competition at all costs!

 

Juist a friendly game of Chicken with the swings. I’m not sure what actually happened. I just thought to myself “Natural Consequences”

 

I have no idea…. lifting his pant legs and spinning. Even the boy in the background is fascinated.

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week {}{}{} Thee Buckeye Room {}{}{} Week Of May 16, 2020

Buckeye Room Bulletin

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Animals Groups- This week we talked about what groups of animals are called.  Here is a list of what we learned…

Pack of dogs
Muster of peacocks
Pride of lions
Gaggle of geese
Murder of crows
School of fish
Pod of dolphins
Heard of cows, horses, and elephants
CONGRESS of Baboons
Mischief of rats (I am tearing)
Not a Flock Of Seagulls (I ran) but a colony of seagulls
And we have a sorority of female Bettas in the room!

                                             

I could not get a good shot of my sorority and mine isn’t this impressive.

What do you call a group of children? A stomach ulcer. JK, hehe I love your children!!!

 

Did You Know? (Tires… Who? What?  Read and it will make sense):
If you could win a million dollars just by answering the question “Who is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires?” what would your guess be? Michelin? Goodyear? Bridgestone? Those are all good tries, but they’re all wrong. Surprised?

Well you’ll be even more surprised to know which company does make the most tires every year. It’s LEGO.  That’s right. Since 2011, LEGO has held the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest tire manufacturer.  “The largest annual volume toy tire manufacturer ever,” and though it includes the specification of “toy,” the numbers surpass regular tire manufacturers.  This is really a bit of a misnomer.

Ooooooooo Grave Digger

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Six steps of separation/Jerry Seinfeld edition):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Farsi, Turkish).

 

 

Do you see how mean my coworkers are? They said no donuts unless I wear the sash. YOY!

 

Enrichments (Science/Soup Souflette):

These boys are touching a piece of soup/Ivory after it has been microwaved for a little over a minute. It went in as a solid piece of soap and came out fluffy.

 

Peek In The Classroom: 

Angela creating a buzz when presenting new materials to the students.

 

He is working on the Movable Alphabet found in the Language area. The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.

 

This boy is making sure the correct number of Field Trip Forms were given to us. Ms. Sandy was without error handing them out.

 

In this early math activity, the child uses coloured bead bars that represent the quantities: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. Each bar’s length contains as many beads as its corresponding number. The child uses these bead bars to make combinations that equal 10.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Solar System

Letter Of The Week- Uu

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bec

 

Academic Enrichment:
Line Time: We added the interjection to our plethora parts of speech. YIKES!

Handwriting: 
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Capitalization/Punctuation (end of a sentence)

Synonym Of The Week: SNEAKY, underhanded, dishonest, tricky, secretive, sly

Sight Words Of The Week: there their

You Know the saying “it’s like hearing cats”. This is how it feels like getting them to stand still for a picture.

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff. 

DAYS OFF:
No School: Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day)

OTHER STUFF:
Fire Station Fieldtrip: Friday, May 27th 9:30am
Field Day/Last Day Of School: Thursday, June 2nd

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Its all about the bow!

 

This competition is becoming intense but I do feel defeat approaching. Notice the photo bomb?

 

Buds with a photobomb.

 

Teal Team Two

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ~~~ Thee Buckeye Room ~~~ Week Of May 9, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

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Baby Animals- 
This week we looked at names of baby animals.  I started out by saying that most people call human children “kids” and in reality a kid is a baby goat. with that said here are some other baby animal names.

Bear, lion, tiger- Cub
Cat- Kitten
Dog, seal, walrus- Pup
Cow, elephant, whale- Calf
Goat- Kid
Pig- Piglet
Kangaroo, koala- Joey

 

     

 

Did You Know? (They’re The Cheesiest):
Canada eats more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world. When it comes to the consumption of boxed mac and cheese, or Kraft Dinner as it’s better known, Canadians eat a whopping 55 per cent more of it a year than Americans do. Out of the 7 million boxes sold weekly around the world, Canadians purchase 1.7 million of them.  The average Canadian was estimated to consume around 27.5 lbs of cheese in 2020, an increase of over 15 percent since 2010, when annual per capita consumption stood at 23.6 lbs.

 

A Message From Mr. John (My fave time of the school day and not the end of it, hehe)

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Farsi, Turkish)

Enrichments (Library):

Ms. Cat read “I am a Tiger” and “Touch the Brightest Star” in Library Class.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She is completing multiplication equations using Color Bead Bars.

 

This boy spelled his cat’s name.

 

This boy is cleaning his table after lunch.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Animal groups

Letter Of The Week-I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bud

 

Academic Enrichment:
Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Interjection.  YOY!

Synonym Of The Week: BRIGHT, shiny, glowing, dazzling, lighted, vivid

Sight Words Of The Week: which what

 

Kindergarten Strong!

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day)

OTHER STUFF:
Mr. John’s Birthday:  I can not wait!!!!   Ya right. Make me feel better with cream filled donuts with maple frosting and yes I know maple flavor is an old man’s flavor.

Field Day/Last Day Of School: Thursday, June 2nd

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

The dreaded Raspberry Fingers

 

A boy pretending to sleep and a girl trying to wake him.

 

Work hard. Play hard!

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week <><><> Thee Buckeye Room <><><> Week Of May 2, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time (International Festival Stuff):

The controlled chaos of the International Festival practice.

 

Did You Know?
The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona
The Spanish city thought the design was too ugly, so Gustave Eiffel pitched it to Paris instead, as a temporary landmark during its 1889 International Exposition. French critics didn’t like it much either though.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Where did I put that thing?):

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 26 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi).

May Birthdays:
The Montessori classroom prides itself on having students from 3 to 6 years of age.  Here is our newest 4 year old student.

 

Good Bye to Miss Emily:
Miss Emily was our high school intern for the year.  She did a wonderful job fitting in with our classroom, teaching your children, and being part of Thee Buckeye Room team.  She is furthering her education at the University of Akron and majoring in Speech Therapy.  We will miss her and wish her luck with her schooling (although she does not need luck, lol).  The pics below.. one is a nice calm picture and the other is a group hug resulting in bedlam.

  

 

 

International Festival Festivities (YOUR CHILDREN ROCKED IT!):

 

   

 

 

Follow the link!

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Peek In The Classroom:

Three children working on the Triangle Construction Boxes found in the Sensorial Area. The Constructive Triangles are used to demonstrate that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles and to prepare the child for later work in geometry.  What shapes do you see?

 

Two proud girls making a creation with the Number Rods and Red Rods. As you can tell it is a mirror image and was carefully and meticulously created.

 

He is tracing the continent of Asia. He will trace the control map and he will color the countries.

 

She is working on Knobbless Cylinders found in the Sensorial area. The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension. Do you notice how she is finding the relationship (height) between the green and blue cylinders?

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Animal Babies

Letter Of The Week: A a

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bib

Foreign Language: Turkish (finally)

 

Academic Enrichment:
Line Time: We added the conjunction to our stable of parts of speech.  The conjunction acts as a bridge between two sentences and make a sentence flow better.

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Preposition.  It is a where word not a werewolf!

Synonym Of The Week: DULL, dark, dreary, somber, boring, tedious

Sight Words Of The Week: there their

 

This is a project the Kindergarten Students completed.  They tracked and measured the growth of this shoot over a few weeks.  They also drew and colored pictures of the progress.

Picture 1- 4/12/22, 8 inches, 20 cm

Picture 2- 4/15/22, 12 inches, 30 cm

Picture 3- 4/21/2022, 17 inches, 34 cm

Picture 4-  They realized the plant was very similar to a work found in the classroom.

    

 

                                      

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day)

OTHER STUFF:
Mr. John’s Birthday:  All gifts will be accepted and appreciated. 

Field Day/Last Day Of School: Thursday, June 2nd

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Uh oh! I know I am in trouble when I get this face

 

The Great Cornholio. Bragging rights to those who get this reference without Googling.

 

This is how you get EVERY shred of cheese.

 

Finally! A RACOON!