Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Classroom | Week Of September 17, 2018

Line Time:
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, yogurt), meats (beef, pork, chicken), and proteins, fats and sugars and how many servings we should have per day.  Next week we will be identifying and learning the characteristics are of living things and non living things (non-living thing: me at 5 am in the morning).

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your Children can now count to ten in 6 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, and French).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This young lass is working on the Binomial Cube. The Binomial Cube is introduced at around 4 years of age, the purpose of the material is not to teach math, but instead, to provide a challenge for a child’s ability to find patterns and relationships. Therefore, the material is presented as a sensorial activity. It is presented like a three dimensional puzzle. The formula for the Binomial Cube is……. a³+3a²b+3ab²+b³

 

This student is working on the Ten Board. He was so excited to learn about this material he took it out a few minutes after he was presented with it. His excitement overflowed to where he is teaching a younger student the material. the purpose of the Ten Board is to combine the quantities and numerals 10 to 90

 

This student was excited to master this material. Once again the enthusiasm of learning prompts the older student to give lessons to younger students.

 

The Ten Board is matching the correct number of ten bars and a one to nine bead bar to compose a two digit number. Through this material children gain a better understanding of two digit numbers to 99.

 

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 Japanese

Person bringing snack for week of 9/24/2018 is Chase

 

Upcoming Events:
Mark your calendars picture day is Thursday, September 27th, from 8:30-11:00am. All students in attendance will be photographed in order to be included in the school yearbook.  Families can also order school pictures. John and Kim Tuesday, from Tuesday Photography, do a wonderful job with our school pictures and have been taking them at our school for over nine years! They take their time with each child, working very hard to capture the best possible picture.  Their work is guaranteed.  If you are not 100% satisfied they offer retakes at their studio in Tallmadge or a full refund of your purchase.

 

 

 

 

     

 


Academic Enrichment |Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 9/10/2018

Line Time:
Hemispheres- We learned a few weeks ago the Earth is the shape of a sphere.  We are going beyond that and learning the Earth is divided into hemispheres.  Hemi means half or divided and sphere states the obvious. We have an imaginary line that runs east/west called the equator and an imaginary line the runs north/south called the Prime Meridian.  These lines divide the Earth into Hemispheres (northern hemisphere, eastern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, and western hemisphere). 

A Kindergarten Student being quizzed on hemispheres.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced our cursive cups and trees, trees and loops, upside down and right side up cups.  Your children are doing a nice job.

Showing off there handwriting assignment.

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 7 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, and Greek).

 

Next Week:

Lesson- North America and Surrounding Water and Countries

Sight Words Of The Week- see her

Synonym Of The Week- slow

Next Language- Japanese


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of September 10, 2018

Line Time:
Healthy Habits!  We discussed how important our personal hygiene is. It is important that we wash hands, brush teeth, and take showers or baths.  When I say wash our hands I mean with soap and for at least thirty seconds (you could sing the alphabet song).  The same amount of time is needed to brush your teeth at least twice a day.  When taking a shower actually get wet, soap up, and rinse off. Do not be like my youngest who just sticks his head under the water and tries to convince me he is clean.  To remain healthy we must also exercise (walking, running, climbing, riding a bike, swimming…), eating healthy foods, and getting plenty enough sleep. AND…  if I ever catch anyone of my students smoking I will bop them!

 

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

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This Student is working on the Knobless Cylinders. This material promotes OCCI (Order, Concentration, Coordination, and Independence). She worked on this for a good amount of time because she had to find the places for forty cylinders and had fun doing it.

 

This boy is working on a matching material. There are 9 compartments and nine colors. But the nine colors may have different shades of color. This makes the work a bit more challenging.

 

This work is the Knobless Cylinder and focuses on the area of Visual Discrimination (smaller to larger, shorter to taller, thinner to wider). Eventually, they will find matches between all four colors.

 

In the foreground an older student is giving a lesson to a younger student. The presentation is the Spindle Box which is a Math Material. This material helps the child make the connection between the symbols/numbers and the quantity.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Food Groups

Letter Of The Week- D d

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bag

Next Language is French

Person bringing snack for week of 9/17/2018 is Aayush

Upcoming Events:
Ramseyer Farms on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Students can take pleasure in the very things that autumn brings us! We will enjoy picking out our own pumpkins while on a guided hayride, learning all about the working farm, and having some fun with farm animals like pigs and chickens, we will learn some interesting things about their diet, we will be finding out one of the questions a student asked, can chickens eat black soldier fly larvae? Below is all the important information for the trip.

We will depart the school by 8:20am to Ramseyer Farms and look to arrive back at the school by 1:00pm. Please know that this field trip is only possible if we have enough chaperons and volunteer drivers.

**If your child is a half day student please note the change in our daily schedule as we will be arriving back to the school at 1:00pm that day to plan accordingly.

 

     

 

     

 

 

Shirt Twins

 


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of September 3, 2018

Line Time:
Ground Rules redux….   Not really redux because we added more things such as RESPECT! and Social Responsibility.  Your children are catching on very quickly which makes Ms. Kathleen, Ms. Ashlie, and Mr. John very happy people. Ms. Brandy (Owner and Founder of AMMS) observed our classroom without notice.  She was pleasantly surprised how you children nicely sat on line time for over 30 minutes and how the were engaged in work throughout the morning.  She said our classroom was “Peaceful and Productive.”  That is saying a lot for having 17 brand new students and only being the second week of school.  I just want reiterate the teachers have some part in this behavior but it is your children are the ones “catching on”  This is going to be a GREAT year!

 

Peek In Our Week:

This Practical Life Material is stringing small beads. This helps with the child’s concentration and fine motor skills. 

This Math Material is The Teen Board. The Teen Board is one of the first works introduced within the math sequence within linear counting. It also continues the concept of quantity and symbol. Notice how other children are observing the student work.

 

Ms. Kathleen giving a group lesson on the Color Box 2. The main purpose of the Color Box is to develop a child’s visual sense of color and helps with developing concentration.
This student is working with one of our Science Bins (Insects). She finds a rubber insect (not real) and finds the matching insect in the book.

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 4 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, and Spanish).

 

Next Week:

Line Time- Healthy Habits

Letter Of The Week- C c

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bap

Language- We will be adding German

Who Has Snack- Katherine Dale

 

Upcoming Events:

**********Ramseyer Farms ***********

Ramseyer Farms on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Students can take pleasure in the very things that autumn brings us! We will enjoy picking out our own pumpkins while on a guided hayride, learning all about the working farm, and having some fun with farm animals, slides and duck races!

We will depart the school by 8:20am to Ramseyer Farms and look to arrive back at the school by 1:00pm. Please know that this field trip is only possible if we have enough chaperons and volunteer drivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment | Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 9/3/2018

Weekly Lesson:
Cardinal Directions-  The Kindergarten Students learned about the Cardinal Directions.  We learned north is always on top, south is always on the bottom, east is always to the right, and west is always to the left.  We went into a bit more detail when using the Cardinal Directions.  In between north and east is called northeast and so on…  We traveled from continent to continent asking what direction we needed to go to get to the appointed continent.

Handwriting:
We continue to practice the pre-cursive writing exercises big and small loops connected, tents (upside down v) not connected and connected.

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 6 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, and French).

 

Next Week:

Weekly Lesson- Hemispheres

Synonym of the Week- sad (miserable, gloomy, depressing, downtrodden, glum, unhappy)

Sight words of the Week- up so

Next Language- We will be adding Greek


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week of August 27, 2018

Line Time:

The opening week is a joy and a challenge all wrapped into one.  I love the fresh start, seeing returning students, and meeting new ones.  The first few weeks of the new school year during line time we go over the rules of the classroom.  We go over our “Big 4” rules… 1.) Walking (No running in the classroom).  Because if you run and fall into a shelf or hit your hear on the concrete floor which will win your head or the shelf? 2.) Use your listening ears.  3.)  Keep your hands and body to yourself.  The one I feel is most important… 4.) Be respectful.  Which simply means be nice to people or treat people how you would like to be treated. We also go over how to carry, roll, and unroll a mat, put our shoes and slippers neatly on the mat (straight, together, and toes touching the wall).  We pick up where we left off with the returning students with lessons and evaluate and access where the new students are.

I do have to say that the first week went very smoothly.  I do need to thank Kathleen with her 5 plus years working with me and Ashlie who did a wonderful job being her first week with me for the smooth start.

 

Peek Into Our Week:

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This student is working with the Density Bottle. Ever hear the phrase “Oil and Water Don’t Mix”?  This student will soon find out this concept.

 

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An older friend giving a lesson to a younger/first time student.

 

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This boy is using the Practical Life Work of stringing large beads. This enhances the child’s fine motor skills and concentration.

 

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Gross Motor Activities are important to a child’s physical and mental development.

 

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We teachers love listening to stories!

 

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Line Time in the hall way.

 

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Cultural Subjects:

We learned how to count to ten in 3 different languages (English, Sign Language, and Latin)

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Classroom Rules

Letter Of The Week: Bb

Rhyming Word Of The Week: ban

Adding Spanish to the Line Time Lesson


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of May 21, 2018

Line Time:

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 did you notice that some planets were named after Roman Gods and Goddesses?  Some of the students made the connection.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Two girls having fun working together.
She is practicing writing cursive.

 

These two girls are studying bones from our science bins.

 

This boy is working with the land form work.

 

He is working with the science bin found in the science area. He is comparing the plastic insect to the insects in the book.

 

Events:

Field Day: Thursday, May 31st

Refer to any and all emails that were sent.

No aftercare.  Pick up your child at 3 pm.


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of May 14, 2018

Line Time:

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

CONGRESS of Baboons

Not a Flock Of Seagulls but a colony of seagulls

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This is a Kindergarten Student writing a poem for Kindergarten Graduation.

 

Two Students washing the mirror without being asked to do the activity.

 

This student is brushing up on her Math Facts.

 

An older student reading to our class.

 

Next Week:

Line Time: The Solar System

Letter Of The Week:  O o

Rhyming Word Of The Week: bod

Upcoming Events:

Zoo Field Trip:  Friday May 25th

Field Day/Last day Of School: Thursday May 31st

Kindergarten Graduation: Friday June 1st


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week Of May 7, 2018

Line Time:

Baby animals was the theme for the week.  We started out by what we call human babies (younger children).  We came up with the term “kid”.  We then discovered a kid is a baby goat and we should call humans children.  We went over the easy animals such as cats/kittens, dogs/pups, but went on with ducks/ducklings, chickens/chicks, pigs/piglets, manatee/calf, geese/gosling, peacock/peachick, kangaroo/joey.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

An older student getting a younger student interested in reading.

 

She is putting the animal puzzle together outside the frame.

 

Two friends working together on the Monomial Cube

 

It has been awhile since our line time was on the Skeletal System but Elvis the Pelvis is still a popular work.

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Animal Groups

Letter Of The Week: I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week: bud

Upcoming Events:

Grandparents Day: Wednesday May 16th

Zoo Field Trip: Friday May 25th