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

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
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

Line Time:
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

Line Time:
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!

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week === Thee Buckeye Room === Week Of April 25, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:

It was “All About Australia”  A parent came in and talked about the flora and fauna of Australia. The children were engaged and happy for the visit.

      

 

Did you know? (OK, Now I itch. My eyelashes, eye brows, eyes, scalp, ears, all itch).

What are the mites on your eyelashes?
Eyelash mites are tiny cigar-shaped bugs found in bunches at the base of your eyelashes. They’re normal and usually harmless, unless you have too many of them. Also known as demodex, each mite has four pairs of legs that make it easy to grip tube, shaped things, like your lashes.  Just about every adult human alive has a population living on them, and they’re basically impossible to get rid of. Luckily, they’re harmless for most people.  Am I freaking you out?

   

 

 

A Message From Mr. John: (Ear Bug!  More creepy crawlies, not really)

You know what to do and what to expect!

 

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).

Enrichments (Art):

This week’s project focused on giraffes.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Here are some students help carrying the take home folder box and the snack crate to the room.

 

He made his creation with the combination of the Brown Stairs and Pink Tower. I t reminds me of the Sears Tower. this creation is referred to as an “extension”. Sensorial extensions provide multiple opportunities to revisit these materials over and over again. Children create interesting patterns, stretch their imagination and usually work in a small group of peers which is a wonderful way to practice sharing and collaboration.

 

Kinders working on their language workbooks.

 

She is working on the 45 Layout found in the Math area. This layout will help your child to visualize and develop an understanding of place value, order of numbers, and concentration. This work is very large and can take some time. It can take time to build the concentration to complete the entire layout.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time-  International Festival stuff

Letter Of The Week- N/A

Rhyming Word Of The Week- N/A

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Adverbs, they describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Conjunctions (they like as a bridge)

Synonym Of The Week: N/A

Sight Words Of The Week: N/A

Kinders looking scared. I think I may have told them that I am giving them homework over the weekend.

 

Upcoming Events:
International Festival (REHEARSAL): Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

International Festival (MAIN EVENT): Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should have seen the other guy.

 

The Hippy Movement is alive and well. My sister was a hippy and my parents were NOT happy! This picture reminds me of this song…If you’re going to San Francisco – be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. Follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U         Do you see the swing photo bomb.

 

Our game faces. We are in competition with who is getting their haircut first

 

And…… I didn’t ask!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ::::: Thee Buckeye Room ::::: Week Of April 18, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Just working on International Festival stuff.  

Practicing our songs with Ms. Lisa (Music Teacher)

 

Did You Know?:
It is impossible to hum while holding your nose?

It is because when you hum, you are actually exhaling, so if both your mouth and your nose is closed, the air can’t escape. So, although you can hum for a very brief few second or two, you will be forced to open your mouth and catch your breath. AND I bet you tried this!!!!! Lol

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Parent Revenge Week Part 2): 

 

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).

Earth Day:

Happy Earth Day. Keep our Earth clean. It is the only planet we have.

 

Who Really Runs This Show?:
The office staff has a plethora of tasks that they complete on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis.  They are always smiling and make the school run smoothly.  Kudos to Kelly and Sandy.

    

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

These are my Kindergarten students setting up for lunch. They set up tables, get chairs, and put out placemats.

 

He is working on the Blue Triangles found in the Sensorial area. The purpose is to show the “constructive power” (or analyzing power) of the triangle by exploring all possible shapes using only two triangles. Preparation for geometry: to show that all plane figures constructed with straight lines are composed of triangles.

 

Ms. Angela presenting letter sounds to a preschool student.

 

Miss Angela helping a Kindergarten Student with a preschooler proudly photo bombing the number 9.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival

Letter Of The Week- N/A

Rhyming Word Of The Week- N/A

Next Language is not until the International Festival

 

Upcoming Events:
International Festival (REHEARSAL): Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

International Festival (MAIN EVENT): Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Adjectives, they describe nouns and pronouns.

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Adverbs (describes verbs {adjectives and other adverbs})

Synonym Of The Week: N/A

Sight Words Of The Week: N/A

My Kindergarten Students acting out an adjective.

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Ya Shouldah Seen The Other Guy!

 

Most of the time you just don’t ask. This time I did. She was seeing how long her hair was.

 

Just look at their expressions on their faces.

 

Stubborn? Ya think?

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week %%% The Buckeye Class %%% Week of April 11, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
More International Festival stuff!

Pray for Ukraine

 

Did You Know? (Yellow Stop Signs, are you kidding me?):
In 1922, the American Association of State Highway Officials met to determine a standard design for stop signs, and that’s where they decided on the color—yellow. Wait, what? Yes, according to Business Insider, because they thought that yellow would grab drivers’ attention. They’d also considered red, but there was no dye available at the time that wouldn’t eventually fade. By 1954, however, sign makers had access to fade-resistant porcelain enamel, and could finally start making stop signs the red color we recognize today.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (It is a Family Affair):

 

FYI… My dad despised this show. For what reason I do not know.

 

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).

Know Your Languages (Turkish):
Faked you out again.  Not until after the International Festival

 

Room Visitors:

Lower Elementary let us use a sheep brain 🧠

 

We had Sonic the Hedgehog. Actually, her name is Daisy.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Ms. Emily, our high school intern reads to a couple of boys. Emily’s time with us is winding down.

 

These students are raking turns walking in the maze. One of the most popular extension works is making the Maze with the Red Rods. Using a laminated card that shows the picture of The Maze, the children build a winding path that uses the longest rods first and then the smallest rods to make the interior. The students have to use visual discrimination skills to decide where the rods need to be placed in order to make The Maze work. Once completed, the children may quietly take off their shoes and walk inside The Maze taking careful steps to ensure that they do not bump a Red Rod out of place. Taking turns and waiting patiently are also important parts of doing this work cooperatively with a classmate, as only one child at a time is allowed inside The Maze.

 

This girl is sewing. Sewing is a wonderful Montessori practical life activity. Not only is it great for developing skills such as fine-motor coordination and concentration, but many sewing projects have added value as “real work” projects children can complete.

 

These students are working together “setting a table” activity. Setting up the table for a meal is an easy job for children to accomplish. If you model how to do the job and have all the things easily accessible, children will quickly take over how to do this themselves. Some people like to use template mats to show younger children where to place things. For example, with an outline of a fork, spoon, knife, and bowl/ plate.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival stuff

Letter Of The Week- No letter of the week

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No rhyming word of the week

Next Language is Turkish but not until after the International Festival


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Pronouns.  Pronouns take the place of a noun and at times makes are lives easier.  The pronouns we went over were he(boy), she(girl),  it(not used for people because it is rude), we(a group of two or more we belong two), they(a group of two or more we do not belong to), you.

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Adjectives (describes nouns)

Synonym Of The Week: No synonyms this week

Sight Words Of The Week: No sight words of the week

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Easter Monday, April 18

OTHER STUFF:
International Festival (REHEARSAL): Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

International Festival (MAIN EVENT): Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Who has not done this at least once in our lifetime?

 

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

Kindergarten girl love.

 

My Buckeye Girl with her debit card!

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week /\/\/\ Thee Buckeye Room /\/\/\ Week Of April 4, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Just working on International Festival stuff.  We went over the continents of North and South America.  We learned about different cultures, food, and traditions about different countries in both of these continents. 

She is so proud of her coloring skills and coloring each state the same colors as the Puzzle Map. Can I say “color” anymore times in this caption?

 

Did You Know? (No Melanoma Poisoning!):
Eating veggies has plenty of health benefits, but it also has cosmetic ones, according to researchers at Leeds University and the University at St. Andrews. They found that those who consumed vegetables with high levels of red and yellow pigments had a healthy yellow glow compared to those who did not. This is due to a process called “carotenoid colorization.”

Ooopsie Daisey on the spray sunscreen.

 

A Message From Mr. John (Another near death experience and The Exit/Chicago):

 

Know Your Languages (Farsi):
Nope…. Not until after the International Festival.

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).

April Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom prides itself on a mixed aged classroom of ages between 2 1/2 and 6.  Here is our newest 5 and 6 year old students.

 

Scenes From The Breakfast Club (I would say 18 out of 20 families was a successful turnout. Thank you for coming!!!!!!!):

 

 

   

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the Ten Board. The purpose of the Montessori Tens Board with Beads, also called Seguin Board B or Seguin Board 2 teaches a child (3-5 yo approx.) to associate the quantities and symbols from 10 to 90. Using the Tens Boards, the child explores the number names of the tens and the sequence of numbers 11–99. ******* Notice her pattern she created *******

 

She is working on beginning consonant blends. Research has found that good readers know the letter sounds and know how to separate and blend the sounds in a word. The ability to hear and separate individual sounds within a word (phonemic awareness), and then to blend those sounds into a word, is basic to reading and spelling.

 

She is working on the First Introduction To Decimals. In the Decimal System, the children first explore the golden bead materials sensorially. They learn from concrete to abstract, combining the golden beads with the abstract color coded numerals, building their association of quantity and symbol.

 

Ms. Angela leading a seed planting project.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Stuff

Letter Of The Week- No letter of the week

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No rhyming word of the week

Next Language is Farsi (psych! not until after the International Festival)

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No Aftercare: Good Friday, April 15   ** Pick up your child by 3:00pm **
-No School: Easter Monday, April 18

OTHER STUFF:
International Festival (REHEARSAL): Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

International Festival (MAIN EVENT): Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Articles a, an, the.  “A” goes with all the consonants.  “An” is a bit pickier and she goes with only vowels.  “The” is not so picky and he goes with anything.

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Pronouns

Synonym Of The Week: No synonym this week

Sight Words Of The Week: No sight words this week

I am just not sure what I asked them to do for the picture.

 

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Snake feeding draws a crowd and a sore back for Mr. John, lol

 

My kinder boys hanging out.

 

That’s some fancy hair!

 

A rite of passage…. pierced ears

 

 


Peek In Our Week ×××× Thee Buckeye Room ×××× Week Of March 21, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
This week the students were introduced to the continents in preparation for the International Festival. 

 

Did You Know (catnip, frostnip, Jack Frost NIPPING at your nose???):
The stage before frostbite is known as “frostnip.”

 

Message From Mr. John (No Spring Break For Me. Heavy Sigh ):   🙁

 

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).

 

Enrichments (Music):

Students learning about the keys on a keyboard.

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

He is working on the Vowel Tree. The Vowel Tree is a tactile, engaging way to teach and practice decoding words. This manipulative can be used with beginning readers to more advanced readers. Originally developed as a Montessori material, the vowel tree reinforces skills for all learners; tactile learners, auditory learners.  AND we have some vowel fatigue.

 

She is combining several works to help her recognize the symbol/number and the corresponding quantity.

 

She is working on the Continent Globe and the Continent puzzle Map. Starting with the map of the world and progressing through continents and then countries, the puzzle maps showcase the difference between land and water, and help to develop an appreciation for spatial awareness.

 

He is working on the Construction Boxes The aim is to show the child that by joining together different triangles, 4 sided figures are formed and to prepare the child for later work in geometry. Level of Parent Involvement: Medium during the initial presentation then low once the child has been shown and can work independently.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Practicing International Festival 

Letter Of The Week- No Letter Of The Week

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No Rhyming Word

No new language will be presented

 

Academic Enrichment:
Handwriting: This week we practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Articles

Synonym Of The Week: No synonym of the week.

Sight Words Of The Week: No sight words of the week.

 

Kindergarten students showing us what their favorite verb is.

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: SPRING BREAK- March 28 through April 1 — Returning Monday April 4
-No School: Easter Monday, April 18

OTHER STUFF:
Breakfast Club:  Friday, April 8 from 7:00 am to 7:45 am …
Social Hall at school

International Festival (REHEARSAL): Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

International Festival (MAIN EVENT): Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

BFFs

 

A very proud rendition of the Karate Kid.

 

Do you see how thrilled she is after I told her a dad joke?

 

I asked for a nice picture and this is what I get.

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week :::: Thee Buckeye Room :::: Week Of March 14, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
This week we took a look at life cycles of humans, frogs/toads, and butterflies/moths.  Humans have relatively boring life cycle compared to the butterfly/moth and toa d/frog.  As humans we are born, we live, we die. YAWWWWN.  The toad and frog start with being jelly eggs in the water.  They hatch into tadpoles and eat algae, then they turn into a froglet which has a head of a frog and a tail.  Then the tail falls off and an adult frog/toad lives the rest of its life on land.  The butterfly/moth starts as an egg.  The a caterpillar is hatched and it eats A LOT.  Then a caterpillar spins its (butterfly) chrysalis/ moth spins a cocoon.  Then a buttery comes out of its chrysalis and moth comes out of the cocoon.  I posed the question  “which came first the egg or the butterfly?”  This created some heated conversation!

     

 

 

Did You Know? (Don’t Listen To What Your Mother Said):
Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it generally isn’t harmful if swallowed.  If you swallow gum, it’s true that your body can NOT digest it. But the gum doesn’t stay in your stomach. It moves relatively intact through your digestive system and is excreted in your stool.  Did your mom tell you it would take seven years to digest?  Mine did.

Below is the gum where the flavor lasts a whole eight seconds. I also thought it says “vapes” in action.

 

A Message From Mr. John (Nothing is As hopeless as it seems even though I thought I was going to die in the library parking lot.):

 

 

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)

Enrichments (Science/Dancing Raisins):

One student said it looks like beer??

When I do this experiment I think of these two songs/videos….

 

 

Shaun O’Keefe (our reappearing class leprechaun):

                Shaun O’Keefe causes a quite a ruckus!  That cheeky leprechaun.

 

Views from the Shamrock Classroom:

 

This is a student’s rendition of St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom and it is pretty accurate.

 

 

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Tjhis boy is finding the relationships between two different materials (Knobless Cylinders and Knobbed Cylinders) found in the Sensorial area. This will help him recognize patterns and distinguish visual discrepancies.

 

She found the Teen board found in the Math area all by herself(not being told to work on it) She took it out/worked on it/ completed it/and the put it away.

 

He is learning how to create different shapes with triangles. he also learned the terms of Equilaterall Triangle (all sides equal) Isosceles Triangle (2 sides equal, and Scalene Triangle (no sides equal)

 

My newest reader generating a lot of attention.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Preparing For The International Festival

Letter Of The Week- Y y

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Next Language is No New Languages will be Introduced


Academic Enrichment:
This week we learned all about vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and consonants (the rest of the letters).

Kinder student showing their favorite vowel via sign language

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Nouns/Verbs

Synonym Of The Week: No synonyms this week

Sight Words Of The Week: have this

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: SPRING BREAK- March 28 through April 1 — Returning Monday April 4
-No School: Easter Monday, April 18

OTHER STUFF:
Elementary LIVE Wax Museum: Thursday, March 24  6:00 to 7:00pm …
School Campus

Breakfast Club:  Friday, April 8 from 7:00 am to 7:45 am …
Social Hall at school

International Festival (REHEARSAL): Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

International Festival (MAIN EVENT): Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm …
Cuyahoga Falls high School/Big Auditorium (details to follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Working on the Leprechaun Trap. They are bound and determined to catch Shaun O’Keefe!

 

Pretty princess.

 

FBA. Future Bankers of America

 

Oh no! The dreaded Malted Milk Ball Eyes.