Peek In Our Week ::: Mr. John’s Class ::: Week Of January 13, 2020

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.

 

 

 

Meet my Fire Belly Toads:
They really ham it up for the camera!

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 17 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the first introduction to decimals found in the math area. This material helps the child understand the relative value of a unit, ten, one hundred, and one thousand. To help the child understand the decimal system. To teach the names unit, ten, hundred and thousand.

 

We are following this student through her Sensitive Period journey. She can not get enough of Geometry. The term refers to several overlapping periods of development where a child is sensitive to a particular stimuli or type of interaction. This occurs because it is very easy for children to acquire certain abilities during a specific sensitive period. In this case Geometry.

 

This student is working on the 9 Tray found in the Math area. To introduce the child to the concept of the decimal system. The aim of this material is to make the child familiar with the names and relative sizes of the categories and to help the child with the difference in bulk between e.g. 6 units and 6 thousands.

 

These two students are working together on a continent puzzle map. The purpose of this work After the Map of the World, a child might engage with Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, North America, or Africa. These continent maps include pegged pieces to represent every country on that continent. After taking the pieces out and putting them back together, a natural control of error occurs if the pieces don’t all fit correctly! The pegged pieces also help build the fine motor (pinscher grip).

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Skeletal System

Letter Of The Week- Q q

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bub

Next Language is Kiswahili

 

Upcoming Events:
MLK Day: We are off Monday, January 20th, 2020 ***** NO SCHOOL ***** 

 

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Unicorns!

 

Two buds.

 

You should have seen the other guy.

 

It is all about the fashion of the hair!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ::: Cuyahoga Falls Campus ::: Week of 1/13/2020

Weekly Theme:
We were introduced to subtraction with manipulatives (golden beads,dynamic/ borrowing).

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division w/ Golden Beads (Static/No Borrowing)

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

Sight Words Of The Week: now made

Language Of The Week: Dutch/Flemmish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enrichment Fun for the week- 01/06/20

Telling a story with music!  Different instruments represent different characters!

Different instruments create unique sounds.  We had so much fun listening and learning the names of instruments.

Learning about absorption with water, paper towels, and a diaper (contains Sodium Polyacrylate).

 

What will happen? The water is going to dump on her head for sure! The water poured into the container with the paper towel dumped all over Mr. John’s head! What will the water poured into the diaper do?

No water dumped on to her head! She’s completely dry!!!

Let’s try this again! Maybe if we pour lots of water into the container with the diaper it will dump onto our head! Watch out!!!!

We dumped two and a half cups of water into the container with the diaper and we still remained dry! Why????  Because of absorption! The Sodium Polyacrylate in the diaper is more absorbent than the paper towel. The diaper absorbed all of the water keeping us dry!

 


Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Classroom ||| Week Of January 6, 2019

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 and 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!!!!

 

Our newest reptile (Milk Snake), Ian:

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 17 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish).

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This girl is brushing up on her multiplication. She is using the manipulative called the Golden Beads. As you can see she came up with the correct answer.

 

She is showing off her rendition of a snowflake that was made in the art area.

 

This student is showing me the correct way to carry a chair.

 

Children begin working with the Hundred Board once they have a clear understanding of numbers 1 – 10 and 11 – 20. This is usually around three or four years of age, depending on how quickly the child has grasped the concept of counting. This material builds on the mathematical foundation created by earlier Montessori work, by extending the child’s knowledge of numbers to 100, and also helping them to understand number order. As you can tell she discovered the pattern of where any particular number goes.

 

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- MLK/ Diversity

Letter Of The Week- P p

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bun

Next Language is Kiswahili

 

Upcoming Events:
Parent/Teacher Conferences: January 17, Friday 7am to 7pm.  Details and sign up to follow soon.

 ***** NO SCHOOL: January 20, 2020/ Monday for MLK Day. ******

 

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Muscle shirt and tats.

 

Ya shoulda seen the other guy!

 

Lunch time shennanigans.

 

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon spent a record 917 in the top 200 charts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ||| Cuyahoga Falls Campus ||| Week Of 1/6/2019

Weekly Theme:
We were introduced to subtraction with manipulatives (golden beads, static/no borrowing).

 

K Kids doing handwriting.

 

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

 

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

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction w/ Golden Beads (Dynamic/Borrowing)

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

Sight Words Of The Week: could who

Language Of The Week: Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week “”” Mr. John’s Class “”” Week Of December 16, 2019

Line Time:
We learned a little bit about family since we are going to be spending a lot more time with family during the holiday season (be it good or be it bad). 

 

 

Saying Goodbye:

 

We are saying good bye to this guy due to his family moving. See you later!!!!!!!! Noticed how he is doing the “O” in O-H….. I O.

 

 

 

What is your favorite Christmas song (1970 to present):
My favorites are Fairy tale of NYC by The Pogues,  2,000 Miles by Pretenders, and Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid. 

 

          

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 17 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian).

 

Saying

Peek In The Classroom:

When the student is around three or four years of age, depending on how quickly the child has grasped the concept of counting to 100, and also helping them to understand number order. They are introduced to the 100 board. This work is more of an abstract work. The child learns to place the tiles in numeric order and develops an understanding of the concept of patterns.

 

We have been following this student for about a month tracking her sensitive period with Geometry. She still has a strong interest in Geography. This interest can last a few months or a week. We will see how far she will go in this sensitive period.

 

This student is working on the 3 part cards in the language area. They focus on three letter/short vowel sounds. Three part cards are the perfect introduction to any new set of vocabulary, and can be found in more than one area of the Montessori classroom.

 

These two girls are working on the Vowel Tree. The vowel tree is a fun activity to make and play with. This is another fun way to practice short vowel, and letter sounds. They are also practicing handwriting by copy writing the words they created.

 

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- 5 senses

Letter Of The Week- O o

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bug

Next Language is Irish

 

Upcoming Events:
Winter Break: Off from Saturday, December 21, 2019 returning Monday, January 6, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conferences: January 17, Friday 7am to 7pm.  Details and sign up to follow soon.

 

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should have seen the other guy.

 

Not sure why he is looking at her.

 

The Unknown Student/Brown’s Fan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment “”” Cuyahoga Falls Campus “”” Week Of 12/16/2019

Weekly Theme:
Currency,  We learned to identify the dollar bills and coins and how much each are worth.

MONEY MONEY MONEY Moneeeeeey

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences.

 

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

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction with manipulatives (Golden Beads)

Synonym Of The Week: HEALTHY: hearty, athletic, sound, strong, fit

Sight Words Of The Week: come number

Language Of The Week: Kiswahili

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enrichment Fun: Week of 12/09/19

Learning how to create Gingerbread house with form! We isolated our lines to combine them to create shapes!

 

Ms. Dayna’s Gingerbread house! We also learned various techniques for creating designs on our houses.

                                    

Drawing our own designs!!

Clean up is also a part of art! Rinsing our dishes and brushes!


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John’s Classroom ^^^ Week Of December 9, 2019

Line Time:
We spent the majority of line time practicing for the Christmas Show.  It was a rockin time!  But I could not find the eggnog, or cookies for Santa.  Oh wait…. Score !!!!!!!!

 

Speaking Of Eggnog (which I love by the way):
While culinary historians debate its exact lineage, most agree 
eggnog originated from the early medieval British drink called posset, which was made with hot milk that was curdled with wine or ale and flavored with spices. In the Middle Ages, posset was used as a cold and flu remedy.  Now I want to try posset even if it looks like it is a gelatnis solid.

 

  

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 17 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She has almost completed the fish puzzle which she will learn the different parts of the fish. Also, the little white knobs on the pieces, tracing the puzzle parts, and coloring the traced pieces will help her fine motor skills.

 

We are following this student through her trek in a Sensitive Period. This is when she has an insatiable attraction to a particular area/subject or particular work in the classroom. She desires to work with Geometric Shapes. Here she has mastered the small hexagon box.

 

Stretttttcccchhh. This girl is working on the Pink Tower and Brown Stair. She is actually doing an extension of the work. She wanted to know if the Brown Stair is placed on end if it will be the same height as the Pink Tower. Obviously, the Brown Stair is taller than the Pink Tower. Her question is answered.

 

The cube is made up of a number of colored blocks, which fit together in a specific way. Assembling it uses a child’s fine-motor skills and requires the ability to discriminate between the blocks based on multiple characteristics. Unlike Montessori’s iconic pink tower, for example, the trinomial cube does not isolate only one quality. Some blocks have one color, others have two. Some blocks are cubes, while others are rectangular prisms. While the pink tower blocks vary only in size, the trinomial cube’s blocks vary in color, size, and shape! This makes the trinomial cube a more complex sensorial material, and it requires organized thinking to master.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Family.

Letter Of The Week- No Letter due to I am being nice.

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No word due to I am being nice.

Next Language is none selected due to I am giving everyone a break.

 

Upcoming Events:
Winter Break: Off from Saturday, December 21, 2019 returning Monday, January 6, 2019

Pizza Party, Show and Tell, PJ Day: Friday, December 20, 2019 (We supply the Lunch. You supply the child)

Christmas Show:
Practice: Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

Show: Friday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT 5:30pm  (Doors will open at 5:30pm)
Take them to the restroom before dropping off.  Even if they say they don’t have to.

***************** Day Of Show *****************
*************** NO AFTERCARE ***************

Attire:  Students are asked to wear brown and white since we are representing reindeer.  The brown can range from a light tan to a deep brown and any combination of what is worn on top or bottom. We will supply the reindeer antlers.  If you have any questions please ask.

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

It is all about fashion, hair fashion.

 

LOL, just making a scary face.

 

Just two girls stretching their…….. hair?

 

Ya shoulda seen the other guy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week Of 12/9/2019

Weekly Theme:
Using a ruler-  We learned how to use a ruler and we measured using the English measurement of inches and Metric measurement of centimeters and touched upon the millimeter. We measured our shoes, TV remotes, and pencils. 

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences.

 

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

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Currency, Coins and bills

Synonym Of The Week: None due to I am being a nice guy.

Sight Words Of The Week: None due to I am being a nice guy.

Language Of The Week: None due to I am being a nice guy.