Peek In Our Week ||| Thee Buckeye Room ||| Week Of February 21, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
This week we went back in time and took a look at Ancient Greece and talked about Greek Mythology. The Greek Gods hung out on Mt. Olympus and we learned the King of all Gods was Zeus and if you made him angry he had a lightning bolt in his hand that he would throw at you.  Zeus had a wife named Hera and she was the Goddess of Marriage.  If you were a sailor you dare not make Poseidon angry because he was the the God of the Seas and held a trident (a fork like spear) in his hand.  Zeus had a brother that he sent to the under world and that God was named Hades.  Hades had a pet that was a three headed dog named Cerberus.  We also learned about Pan and Medusa.

 

  

 

        

 

 

 

Did you know (Can You Eat Roses)?
Apples, peaches, and raspberries are all members of the rose family.  Trees that bear fruit in the rose family are: apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots and peaches. Also, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are all members of the Rosacea Family.  I really have no idea what the below chart even means.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John ( Part 5 Of This Journey.  I am a Stay At Home Dad):

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 24 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)

 

Know Your Languages (Cebuano):

 

 

Enrichments (Art):
Shirts of Art Excitement and Pablo Picasso.

   

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

They are working on a pattern work found in Language area. Patterns help children understand change and that things happen over time. Patterns help children make predictions because they begin to understand what comes next. They also help children learn how to make logical connections and use reasoning skills.

 

Just a girl and her workplan. A workplan guides the child through the classroom and this is how children know what work they have and when it needs to be completed.

 

This student is working on the vowel tree found in the Language area. 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.

 

This girl is working on placing the correct amount of pieces to t.he corresponding number. A lesson in quantity and symbol.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Hibernation/Migration/Adaption

Letter Of The Week- W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week- beg

Next Language is Malay

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Fractions

I work’em hard in Kindergarten Class.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Geometry

Synonym Of The Week: BAD, incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

Sight Words Of The Week: then out

 

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:
Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9 am to 12 pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)
Breakfast Club:  Friday, April 8 from 7:00 am to 7:45 am

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

I don’t know what they were looking at but it is a really cool picture. A special prize to the one who has the best caption.

 

Ya should’ve seen the other guy.

 

Someone is running a line time. I may be out of a job soon.

 

We have some fancy hair.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Tacos):

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week [][][] Thee Buckeye Classroom [][][] Week Of February 14, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt.  We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification.  The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons.  The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also learned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man. 

 

                       

 

     

 

 

Did You Know? (Squirrels, Those Pesky Critters)
The American Public Power Association (APPA) says that squirrels are the most frequent cause of power outages in the U.S. The APPA even developed a data tracker called “The Squirrel Index” that analyzes the patterns and timing of squirrels’ impact on electrical power systems. Turns out, the peak times of the year for squirrel attacks are from May to June and October to November. 
Typically, the squirrels cause problems by tunneling, chewing through electrical insulation, or becoming a current path between electrical conductors. “Frankly, the number one threat experienced to date by the U.S. electrical grid is squirrels,” said John C. Inglis, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, in 2015.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Part 4 I find myself at Key Bank):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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,)

Know Your Languages (Serbo-Croation):

 

The Dental Hygienist:
We had a Dental Hygienist visit and she taught us how to brush our teeth, floss, and what are good things and bad things for our teeth (what we eat).

    

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This boy is working on the sandpaper numbers. 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 memorisation. The roughness of the symbols help the child remember the number via the tactile sense when they trace the number with their finger.

 

He is working onbthe knobless 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. Here he is findingbthe relationships (diameter) of the different colors.

 

Ms. Angela showing students how to create “10” with colored bead bars. The purpose is to familiarize the child with all the possible number combinations that make up ten, to acquire a subconscious knowledge that no two numbers together amount to more than 18. This gives practice in getting the first basis of memorizing the essential combinations with which, when known, one can make any addition. To emphasize the fact that in addition, you will be making tens and to reinforce the knowledge that addition and multiplication are of the same concept.

 

This girl is working on the Movable Alphabet which is found in the Language area. She is creating 3/short vowel/cvc words.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bet

Next Language is Cebuano

 

Academic Enrichment Weekly Theme:
Division with borrowing (dynamic)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Fractions

Synonym Of The Week:  GOOD,  pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)
-No School: SPRING BREAK- March 28 through April 1 — Returning Monday April 4
-No School: Easter Monday, April 18

OTHER STUFF:
Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9 am to 12 pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)
Breakfast Club:  Friday, April 8 from 7:00 am to 7:45 am

 

 Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

It is all about fashion.

 

Finally! A racoon!!!!!

 

Why do we even try?

 

Ya shuldha seen da other guy.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (My Cats and Dogs…):

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week *** Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin *** Week Of February 7, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (Wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family, freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Joe Biden was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 

       

   

 

 

Did you know? (Fish Lips)
Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
This is also known as pearl essence. It is what gives the lipstick the shimmering appearance it has. Pearl Essence is the the silvery stuff found in fish scales that’s used in some lipsticks, nail polishes, ceramic glazes, etc., to make them shimmery. Pearl essence is obtained primarily from herring and is one of many by-products of large-scale commercial fish processing. Synthetic versions have been developed, but to what extent they’ve supplanted the natural variety I will turn a blind eye. 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Part 3 of the continuing saga):

 

 

Half Birthdays:

Even Summer birthdays need love.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 22 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)

Know Your Languages (Polish):

 

Enrichments (Library with Ms. Cat):

Ms. Cat reading a story about a bear hibernating called “Bear Snores On”
The class ended by everyone dancing to the song named “Dance To The Bed”

 

A Bird Visits The School (A Bird On Heads):

  

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This boy is working on geography. He is drawing the continents and using the continent globe as a resource.

 

Two boys working the alphabet.

 

This boy is working on an animal puzzle which is found in the Cultural Subject area. Obviously, one aim is visual discrimination but picking up the pieces by the knobs strengthen his finemotor skills. He will advance and trace, color, and label the parts of the animal.

 

These girls are practicing setting the table. Maybe your child can do this at home.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bet

Next Language is Serbo-Croation

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Division without borrowing (static)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division with borrowing (dynamic)

Synonym Of The Week: Appropriate:  Suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

Sight Words Of The Week:  would about

They want you!

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

OTHER STUFF:
-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Ya….. I don’t know?????

 

The only way to eat string cheese.

 

Pretending to sleep three girls try to wake him. Notice the photobomb from my big Ole shoe?

 

My staple dad joke….. “you look different. You are not wearing your glasses? Nope. You shaved your mustache? Heavy sigh from child. Oh… you got a haircut. Eye roll from child.”

 

Your Kids say The Darndest Things (I Like Oranges):

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week — Thee Buckeye Room — Week Of January 31, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.

 

 

 

Did you know? (I Really Don’t Know Clouds, At All)…One of my guilty pleasures  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1UngfqojI
A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.

Clouds are not as light and fluffy as they appear. In fact, researchers have found that a single clouds weigh more than 1.1 million pounds. How do they know? Well, that number is calculated by taking the water density of a cloud and multiplying it by its volume. Fortunately, the cloud can still “float” at that weight because the air below it is even heavier.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (my vocation/part 2 of a continuing series):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 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)

Know Your Languages (Dutch/Flemmish):

 

 

Half Birthdays:
Summer birthdays need love too.

 

Enrichments (Music):

Some students escaped from the stable and we have Gallupping Girls from Peter And Wolf. Again, sorry about the blurry picture as it is an action shot.

 

Chinese New Year: ( (新年好) /Mandarin)  |  ( 恭喜发财/Cantonese)

Chinese lanterns

                    

 

Bring Your Parent To School:

A dad “observing”… really having fun teaching the boys about numbers.

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

These children are taking the Albanesi test which is a test that bridges Montessori and traditional testing.

 

Two proud boys displaying their work with the Brown Stair and Pink Tower. This is an extension of the original aim of these two materials. The bottom line is that Montessori extension lessons help the child to have further experience with the concepts of the materials. Often times the extension activity draws the child towards a more abstracted view of the original concrete concept that was introduced.

 

She is working on the sound cylinders. The sound cylinders are a very fun sensorial activity. The purpose is to refine the sense of hearing and to teach vocabulary such as “loud,” “soft,” “loudest,” “louder,” etc. Traditionally the activity consists of twelve wooden cylinders, six with red tops and six with blue tops. Also, another aim is to match the sound of the cylinders.

 

He is working on a language work called the Pink Rhyming cards.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Presidents Of The USA

Letter Of The Week- T t

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bed

Next Language is Polish

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction with borrowing (dynamic)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division without borrowing (static).

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

Sight Words Of The Week:  more these

More staged pics.

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

OTHER STUFF:
-Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Again, it is better not to ask but look at the photobomb.

 

This was taken on Thursday [science day]. I love that these girls get excited about science.
Ya shoulda seen the other guy!

 

Friends just hanging out.

 

 

Your Kids say The Darndest Things (Spicy Stuff):

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week {}{}{} Thee Buckeye Room {}{}{} Week Of January 24, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
This week we learned a bit about the internal organs.  We started with the brain which is like the computer of the body.  It tells our body how fast to breathe and how fast our heart should beat.  We discovered the lungs help us breathe and puts oxygen in our blood. Our stomach digests food, the small intestine take nutrients out of our food and large intestine gets the remaining water from indigestible food and creates waste (poop)(that word produced laughter) or as I referred to a bowel movement.  The kidneys process excess water and creates pee (more laughter) or urine.  The liver removes toxins from the body. We found out that the largest organ of the human body is the epidermis.  The liver is my fave internal organ.  What is yours?

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (my vocation/part 1 of a continuing series):

 

 

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

Know your Languages (Welsh):

 

Enrichments (Art):

     

Picture 1, how it began.  Picture 2 the final result.

 

Australian Day (1/26):
We celebrated with “Fairy Bread” and Lamington Cake!

 

Fun Fact:
There is no such thing as Pear Cider.  Actually, “cider” is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apples, and only apples. Alcoholic beverages can be made from pears, but that drink is known as “Perry” (very punny).  The drink was popular in England for centuries but fell out of favor during the second half of the twentieth century. That turned around in the 1990s when the drink was rebranded as pear cider.

 

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This Kindergarten student has written numbers from 1 to 1,000 in his Kindergarten binder. Let’s see how far he gets.

 

He is working on the 100 board. Notice how he has gone beyond putting the numbers in order and placing random numbers in the appropriate place? The Hundred Board is useful for number recognition, number sequencing, counting, patterning, possibly skip counting (depending on your method) most of all it’s perfect for just reinforcing the understanding of numbers from one to one-hundred.

 

A student learning where the internal organs belong.

 

A student transforms into Elvis the Pelvis as a crowd gathers to watch.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Pollution and Recycling

Letter Of The Week- S s

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bup

Next Language is Dutch/Flemmish

 

Academic Enrichment:
Subtraction without borrowing (Static). We also learned the terms of subtraction.
9 (minuend) – 4 (subtrahend) = 5 (difference)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in sentences in cursive 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction with borrowing (Dynamic).

Synonym Of The Week: SKINNY: thin, lean, emaciated, scrawny, slender

Sight Words Of The Week:  other same

Finally! The first time since Cristmas break all Kinder students are present.

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

OTHER STUFF:
-Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)

 

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Feeding the snake attracts a large and curious crowd.

 

Stripes!

 

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

This boy boasts that he has the longest hair of all the boys.

 

Your Kids say The Darndest Things (Sonic):

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week “”” Thee Buckeye Room “”” Week Of January 17, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Skeletal System- 
This week we looked at the skeletal system and if we didn’t have a skeleton we would be one messy blob on the ground (insert a flagellant sound).  We learned the skull protects our brain, the rib cage protects our lungs, and the spine keeps us sitting and standing straight.  We learned technical terms for our arms, leg and our digits which is a funny name called phalanges. We brought our life sized foam puzzle into our room.  His name is Elvis because we learned about the pelvis and it was a cool rhyming name.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Snowmageddon 2022/first round):

 

 

Did You Know (Humpty Dumpty)?
The story given was that a large cannon, which the was colloquially called Humpty Dumpty, was strategically placed on a wall. A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty, which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground.  AND…  There was never any mention that Humpty Dumpty was an egg.

 

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

 

Know Your Languages (Kiswahili):

 

 

Enrichments (Science):

The Great Skittle Run. The color of the candy is water soluble that is why the colors run. The reason the colors do not run together is because of Carnuaba Wax (found in car wax, yuck). I ate the leftovers and it wreaked havoc on my blood sugar levels. My poor A1C.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Look at her focus while working on a working in Practical life. Practical Life in Montessori is a purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility.

 

Here are a group of students working on one of the science bins. In this scenario the children are learning valuable social skills such as communication, sharing, and taking turns.

 

The students are always excited to get new works on the shelves. As you can see Elvis is getting a lot of attention his first day.

 

This boy is working on the puzzle map of the continent of Asia. The Puzzle maps of the world allow the child to physically see, hold, and trace sections of the world in order to identify each continent, country, and state that is represented in the puzzles. Also, the knobs on the pieces help strengthen fine motor skills.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Internal Organs

Letter Of The Week- R r

Rhyming Word Of The Week- but

Next Language is Welsh

 

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
This Week’s Theme: Subtraction (without borrowing)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction (with borrowing)

Synonym Of The Week: NICE: kind, pleasant, delightful, good, helpful

Sight Words Of The Week: first  than

 

Just a cool pic.

 

Upcoming Events:
Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

 

Fun, Frolic, And Friends:

You should have seen the other guy.

 

A Montessori classroom consists of students from 3 years old to 6 years old. Do you notice a size difference?

 

I noticed something different about these two students. I asked if they were not wearing their glasses (not it). If they shaved their mustache (nope, not it either). OH! They got haircuts….

 

Third Eye Blind. Wasn’t that a 90’s band?

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Sonic The Hedgehog):

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week <> Thee Buckeye Room <> Week Of January 10, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
To honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we learned a bit about his life and his accomplishments.  The students became actresses and actors as they recreated Rosa Parks making her stand on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.  The students enjoyed playing the part of the bus driver, Rosa Parks, “the mean guy”, a police officer, Martin Luther King Jr., and passengers on the bus.  We discussed our differences such as skin color, eye color, hair color, and gender.  Then we discussed how we are similar.  We talked about discrimination and segregation.  We talked about if someone with red hair wouldn’t be allowed to do art “just because” they have red hair or if anyone who had blue eyes would have to go to a different classroom with less materials, broken crayons, or no books “just because” they have blue eyes.  I had only boys fetch the chairs for the skit and brought that to the attention of the class.  We had some very sad girls…. I did let the girls take the chairs back after the skit.

Below is a picture after the skit where everyone can sit where they want.  The thumbs up means the students approve.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Those Pesky Masks):

 

 

Did you know?

Roller coasters were invented to distract Americans from sin
In the 1880s, hosiery businessman LaMarcus Thompson hated that Americans were tempted by hedonistic places like saloons and brothels. So he set out to straighten up one of the most immoral places he could think of: Coney Island in New York. There, he built America’s first roller coaster to give New Yorkers some good, clean fun—away from seedier pastimes.

 

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

 

Know Your Languages (Irish):

 

 

Enrichment (Music):

Children pretending to be ducks for Peter And The Wolf. Sorry it is blurry but it was an action shot.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the material called Cards and Counters found in the math area. It consists of a set of wooden numbered cards and small red wooden circular counters. The purpose of this activity is to help children associate quantities with numbers.

 

This student is working on a math material called the Second Introduction To decimals. Introduction the Decimal System is a Montessori Math Early Childhood lesson. Pretty straightforward, the goal of this lesson is to introduce the numerals of the decimal system. We play a game of exchanging. When she gives me 10 units I will give her 1 ten and so on. So, in these works and exchanging with addition and multiplication the magic number is “10”

 

You have heard that a Montessori classroom is child run. Well, no teachers were involved in this activity. One of the most popular extension works is making the Maze with the Red Rods. 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. It looks as if one child is running this activity and calling on the next student to walk the maze.

 

This boy is doing multiplication with the Color Beads. This helps with a visual quantity while doing his equations.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Skeletal System

Letter Of The Week- Q q

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bub

Next Language is Kiswahili

 

Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
We learned how to multiply with manipulatives with carry overs.

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Multiplication Review

Synonym Of The Week: MEAN, selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful, evil

 Sight Words Of The Week: now made

 

Upcoming Events:
*** MLK DAY January 17, 2021 ***  NO SCHOOL ***

***Don’t be that family that shows up and there is always one family that shows up, lol! ***

But just for the fun of it let me know if you did show up.  I will not tease, honest!

 

Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

 

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Fun with masks. Doesn’t it look like they are thrilled? Hopefully, this will subside.

 

Sometimes it is better not to ask.

 

We have some artist aspiring to be Michelangelo.  Get it? Sistine Chapel/painting on his back?

 

Children and their prized possessions.

 

I may have to rethink this next time!

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Bunnies):

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week !!! Thee Buckeye Room !!! Week Of January 3, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
We started to learn about our body and how it works.  We learned about our five senses (touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste).  Did you know you can “feel” with any part of your body? Of course parents know that.  Who has not stepped on a Lego in bare feet and screamed in pain? But we associate touch with our fingers (hot/cold, hard/soft, rough/smooth).  We hear loud noises, quiet noises, high iand low noises, “Are we there yet?”.  We need light to see and if we close our eyes we can’t see.  The lights being turned on at 5 am on a Saturday morning.   There are good smells like cinnamon, vanilla and bad smells like a dirty diaper and vinegar.  My favorite was the taste test where we tasted sweet (sugar water), salty (salt water), sour (pure lemon juice), and bitter (unsweetened baking chocolate).  The children enjoyed “most” of the tastes.  Hehe!!!!

 

         

 

           

 

The calm before the storm.  Drinking sugar water (sweet).

 

Then BOOOOM! Unsweetened baking chocolate that is representing bitter!

I present to you the collage of disgust.

            

 

        

 

       

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John:

 

 

January Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom consists of students ranging in age from three years to six years.  Here is our newest three and six year old students.

 

 

Did You Know?

Dolphins are known to be one of the smartest animals on the planet—possibly because they can conserve their brain power. Because they must be constantly on the lookout for predators, the marine mammals have developed a neat trick of maintaining partial consciousness even as part of their brain sleeps. Researchers have tested whether this “half sleep” negatively impacts the animals’ alertness during the day, but have found that even after five days of having their nocturnal alertness constantly tested, they’ve remained as alert and perceptive as ever. ******* Sleep With One Eye open. Clutching Your Pillow Tight. Enter light….. ******** Who knows that song?

 

Know Your Languages:

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 16 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic in the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian)

 

Academic Enrichment: (Science)

How much water can a diaper hold?  One of these children found out not more than 5.5 cups and got a wet head.

    

 

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

One of my Kindergarten students decided to write a book called “The Life Of A Frog”

 

Simply stated…. Reading

 

Girls working on a phonics worksheet and a photobomb

 

If it ain’t messy it ain’t fun. Using shaving cream to practice handwriting.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- MLK/diversity

Letter Of The Week- P p

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bun

Next Language is Irish

 

Upcoming Events:

Pajama Day and Show and Tell Friday January 14, 2021, No weapons and girls wear shorts under nightgowns

*** MLK DAY Monday January 17, 2022 ***  NO SCHOOL ***
***Don’t be that family that shows up and there is always one family that shows up, lol! ***

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
We learned how to multiply w/o carry overs 
with manipulatives. We learned what the Multiplicand, Multiplier, and Product are.

5(multiplicand) x 3(multiplier) = 15(product)

Not straight edge but the symbol for multiplicatuion.

 

 Handwriting:
 We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Multiplication with with carry overs

Synonym Of The Week: Sick: weak, unhealthy, ailing, infected, frail

Sight Words Of The Week: could who

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

A few students mimicking Mr. John. Notice the offering of the hasdsha

 

We workem hard in Thee Buckeye Room!

 

I have no idea what is going on.

 

Children come from other classrooms to visit my animals and that’s ok.

 

Your Kids Say the Darndest Things: (Taco Bell)

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week Thee Buckeye Room Week Of December 20, 2021

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

What a bummer we had to end the year this way.  Let’s Be Careful Out There!

 

 

 

My hair hasn’t been this long since about 1978 when Aerosmith was popular!

I think I got Live Bootleg or Draw The Line by these guys in 1978 for Christmas.

 

*****  Back to school the week of 1/3/2022  *****

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week !!! Thee Buckeye Room !!! Week Of December 6, 2021

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
We are practicing our lines and practicing the songs for the Christmas Show

 

Did You Know?
According to a The Wall Street Journal article, the character Capt’n Crunch’s real name is Horatio Magellan Crunch, captains a ship called the Guppy, and was born on Crunch Island, a magical island off the coast of  the Sea of Milk—with talking trees, crazy creatures and a mountain (Mt. Crunchmore) made out of Cap’n Crunch cereal.  The article refers to the Captain’s bicorne as a “Napoleon Style ” hat,  and claims that this has led to speculation that he may be French.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Your Children):

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 16 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic in the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean)

 

Hair Styles (Of The Rich And Famous):
Some people have equated my hair with Boris Johnson’s and Steve Bannon’s hair.  You decide.

   

 

   

At least my hair is blonde like Boris Johnson’s and not gray like Steve Bannon’s, right?  RIGHT ?!?!

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the color beads with symbols. This reinforces the Math concept of quantity and numbers.

 

Our high school intern Emily presenting a lesson she created.

 

She made the letter A

 

Again, Angela creates excitement with her new works. Angela looks just as excited as the students.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Family

Letter Of The Week- N n

Rhyming Word Of The Week-bog

No new languages until the next year

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
Addition with the Golden Beads (Dynamic/Carry Overs)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive three letter words

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Multiplication with the Golden Beads (Static/No Carry Overs)

Synonym Of The Week: No Synonyms

Sight Words Of The Week:  No Sight Words

Half of the kinders were absent and the remaining students are confused why.

 

Upcoming Events:
Pajama Day and Show and Tell: Friday, December 17 (Please No Weapons)

Christmas Break: Monday, December 20. Returning Monday January 3

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

My redheads.

 

At times I confuse these two handsome boys.

 

We work em hard here at AMMS!

 

More handsome boys.

 

Your Children Say The Darndest Things (Must Be Santa):