Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week of April 30, 2018

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Food Chains was the subject for the week.  We learned or was reminded that animals eat other animals.  The animal that is doing the eating is called the predator and the animal getting eaten is called the prey.  Food Chains can be one, two, three, four part food chains.  For example….  You have corn getting eaten by a mouse.  The mouse gets eaten by a snake.  The snake gets eaten by a hawk.

 

Cultural Subjects:

We can now count to ten in 27 different 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,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi, and Turkish).

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on rhyming words. Words that actually rhyme because they have the same ending sounds. An example is the “at” word family: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, etc. Using this approach to reading, children learn the phonic sounds of each letter and then begin reading words within word families. Children that have been exposed to rhyming can hear the similarities in words which aids them in early reading and spelling skills!

 

These two are working on the 100 board. Notice how they placing/the order the tiles on the board. Backwards!

 

He is working on the Teen Board. Did you notice what pattern he came up with?

 

These students were very interested and are trying to figure out the pattern the above boy created.

 

These three boys are trying to figure out how I got this big piece of ice inside my water bottle.

 

Next Week:

Line Time: Animal Babies

Letter of the Week: E e

Rhyming Word of the Week: bic

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins Friday, May 11th  7:00am to 7:45am in the School Gym

Grandparents Day: Wednesday, May 16th


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John Class | Week Of April 23rd, 2018

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This week we learned about Life Cycles.  We went over the life cycle of mammals which is a very boring life cycle as our birds, reptile and fish.  We did discover that the life cycle of a toad/frog is a bit more unique (jelly eggs, tadpoles, froglet, frog).  Although, the life cycle of the butterfly is very interesting (eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis / cocoon, butterfly/moth).

 

Cultural Subjects:

Your children can count to ten in 25 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, and Farsi).

 

Peek In Our Week:

This girl is working on the 10 Board/composing number from 11 to 99. This reinforces symbol, quantity and pattern. Notice the patter she came up with on her own?

 

She is working on the 9 Tray. The 9 Tray reinforces symbols, quantity, and patterns.

 

He is working with the Blue Rectangle Box. This work you can make many shapes. He discovered he can make a ginormous hexagon.

 

This student is working on the hundred board. The Hundred Board reinforces numbers/symbols and patterns.

Next Week:

Line Time- Food Chains

Letter Of The Week- A a

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bib

Adding Language of Turkish

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins – May 11th, Friday 7am to 7:45am School Gym

Grandparents Day- May 16th, Wednesday

Zoo Field Trip May 25th, Friday


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment/Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 4/16/2018

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This week we learned about Adverbs.  We now know Adverbs describe Verbs and is represented by an orange circle with the grammar symbols.  Adverbs usually end in “ly”  and if anyone asks how you are doing the Kindergarteners know to say I am doing WELL.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

The Kindergarten Students practicing handwriting.

 

Next Week:

Lesson: Conjunctions

Synonym of the Week:  talk

Sight Words of the Week:  look many


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of April 16, 2018

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We continued to practice for the International Festival and created The Leaning Tower Of Pisa.  I am so proud of your children for the hard work they put into this event.  They worked hard learning their lines, learning songs, and helping with the creation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  I wanted to thank Kathleen and Sabrina for their hard work preparing your children for The International Festival.

Peek In Our Class:

We had a student’s grandmother give a presentation on India.

 

A student rolling clay to create the arches for the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

This student is painting the base for the tower. Notice his tongue as he is soooo focused on his task.

 

This student is coloring the flag that goes on top of the Tower Project.

Next Week:

Line Time:  Life Cycles

Letter of the Week: Z z

Rhyming word of the Week: bam

Farsi will be added to our languages

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins: Friday 5/11 7am to 7:45am

Grandparents Day: Wednesday 5/6


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week of 4/9/2018

Lesson:

Your kindergarten students have been learning how a pronoun (we learned about 6 of them .. he, she, it, we, they, you) takes a place of a noun. He is a boy, she is a girl, but never ever call a person an “it”.  we also learned that the adjective describes nouns and of course can describe the pronoun.

Just the girls

Next Week:

Lesson:  Adverbs

No sight words or synonyms due to the International Festival


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week of April 9, 2018

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We are starting to practice for The International Festival.  We are learning our individual lines and learning the songs to be sung at the International Festival.  The children are having a good time practicing.

 

 

 

 

Peek in the Classroom:

We had an alumnus read to our class.  She read a Bernstein Bears book.

 

    

The University Of Akron Field Students are working with their “Roo Buddy”  This week they are working with letter sounds and the concept of “Land, Air, and Water”.

 

These two students are working together on the United States Puzzle Map. They traced the states and are labeling each state.
This student is working on composing numbers from 11 to 99 with the Ten Board. The Ten Board helps the child recognize the numbers and quantities.

This student is working on a construction box which falls into the category of Geometry. This student made shapes such as a hexagon, chevron, trapezoid, parallelogram, and isosceles triangle.

 

Upcoming Events:

International Festival Dates-

Take your child to the restroom before dropping them off (even if they say they do not have to go)

International Festival Practice – Wednesday 4/18/2018 – 6:00 to 7:30 pm

International Festival – Friday 4/20/18 – 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Friday 4/20/2018 **** Early Dismissal at Noon — No Aftercare ****

Moms and Muffins – Friday May 11th – 7:00 to 7:45 am


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John | Week Of March 19, 2018

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We ended the month by learning about our own state of Ohio.  The students were first taught how to spell Ohio.  OH-IO !  We learned that the flag of Ohio is the only flag that is not the shape of a rectangle.  The official nickname of Ohio is the Buckeye State and the Buckeye Tree is the official tree of Ohio.  The white tailed deer and trilobite are the mammal and fossil of Ohio.  We found a theme of the color “red/”scarlet for the rest of the official things of Ohio.  The flower is the scarlet carnation, bird is the cardinal, insect is the lady bug and the official drink is tomato juice.  The official rock and roll song is “Hang On Sloopy”

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

 

Absorbent Minds Montessori School has a relationship with the University of Akron where we welcome field students. The two field students are working with their Roo Buddy. This week they are focusing on shapes and colors.
Having fun on Pajama Day.

 

We are continuing to track the growth of the plant. It grew from 18 inches to 24 inches or 24 cm to 60 cm. The flower is starting to bloom.
The final measurement revealed no more growth in the stalk but the flower bloomed. The students found a work that looked very similar to the plant. A great opportunity to do a lesson on The parts of the plant.

 

He is working and comparing the different Geometric Solids.

 

Friends working with Knobless Cylinders. The purpose of this work is to identify and compare dimensions and patterns.

Cultural Subjects:

Your children can count to ten in 25 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo Croation, Cebuano, Malay, and Hindi).

 

Peek Into Next Week:

Line Time Lesson- Returning 4/3/2018 Continents/International Festival

Letter Of The Week- No letter of the week during International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No word of the week during International Festival Practice.

Adding The Language Of.. No languages during International Festival Practice.

 

Upcoming Events:

Spring Break 3/26 to 4/2, returning 4/3/2018

Dads and Donuts 4/6/2018 (Friday)  7am to 7:45am


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week of March 12, 2018

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We had fun this week looking into the world of art.  Most of the lessons were a review of what Ms. Renee had taught the students.  We went over the primary and secondary colors.  We learned there are different ways to create art such as, drawing with pencils, coloring with crayons, and painting.  We looked at artists such as Michael Angelo, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

   

Absorbent Minds Montessori School has a relationship with the University of Akron where Field Students come into the room.  This week they are working with their “Roo Buddy” on letter recognition and letter sounds.

 

A scene from Practical Life where each student is concentrating on their works. Practical Life enhances the child’s fine motor skills and focus to name a few skills.

 

Your little Michael Angelos recreating what Michael Angelo went through when painting the Sistine Chapel.

 

This is the continuing tracking of one of my plants. In one week the shoot we are tracking grew from 6 inches to 18 inches and 15 cm to 43 cm

Cultural Subjects:

Your children can count to ten in 25 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo Croation, Cebuano, and Malay).

 

Peek Into Next Week:

Line Time Lesson- Landmarks of USA/The State Of Ohio

Letter Of The Week- Y y

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Adding The Language Of Hindi

 

Upcoming Events:

Spring Break 3/26 to 4/2, returning 4/3/2018

Pizza Lunch 3/23/2018 (Friday).  You do not have to bring a lunch !!!!  Also pajama day and show and tell.

Dads and Donuts 4/6/2018 (Friday)  7am to 7:45am


Peek Into Our Week | Mr. John | Week Of March 5, 2018

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The month started off by going back in time and studying the Ancient Romans.  The Ancient Romans had similar Gods as the Ancient Greeks.  The king of all Gods in Rome was Jupiter and his wife Juno who was the Goddess of Marriage and childbirth.  Pluto was the God of the Underworld, Neptune was the God of the Seas, and finally we came across the God of War, Mars.  Did you notice that a lot of these Gods had planets named after them?

 

Cultural Subjects:

Your children can count to ten in 25 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo Croation, and Cebuano).

 

Pastor Kirk reading a story that is a spin off/reboot of the Three Little Pigs.

 

Peek Into The Classroom:

The Kindergarten Students received a shelf exclusively for their use. This picture depicts kindergarten students organizing their shelf how they wanted it organized without adult intervention.
The Kindergarten Students are tracking the growth of one of my plants. More to come next week.

 

This student is using the Movable Alphabet to compose her Kindergarten BFF’s names. The purpose of this material is to help the child with the analysis and exploration of the language which is known to him/her and to reproduce words with graphic symbols. Also, it prepares the students for writing and reading.

 

This student is working on three letter words/short vowel sounds Rhyming Words. Rhyming teaches children how language works and It helps them notice and work with the words that look answer sound similar.
This child is using the Pink Tower and Brown Stairs. He is making his own creation while matching the two materials.

Next Week:

Line Time Weekly Theme: Art

Letter of the Week: X x

Rhyming Word of the Week: bel

Language to be added: Malay

 

Upcoming Events:

Art Museum Field Trip March 15, 2018 (Thursday)

Parent Teacher Conferences (Pre K and Pre 1st Grade ONLY)  Fridays 3/9/2018 and 3/16/2018


Peek Into Our Week | Mr. John’s Classroom | Week Of February 26, 2018

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can count to ten in 24 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh,  Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, and Serbo Croation).

 

 

  

We did a time lapse science experiment where we put eggs in vinegar.  The result was rubber eggs.  The shell of an egg (typically a chicken egg) is made up of primarily calcium carbonate. If you soak this egg shell in vinegar (which is about 4% acetic acid), you start a chemical reaction that dissolves the calcium carbonate shell. The acetic acid reacts with the calcium carbonate in the egg shell and releases carbon dioxide gas that you see as bubbles on the shell.

 

Line Time Lesson:
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 Posiden 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.

 

Peek Into Or Room:

We could never stress enough the importance and how often how the older students assist the younger students. Younger students react well to the older students lessons and the older students gain leadership skills and reinforce their knowledge with that material when giving lessons to younger students.

 

The metal Insets aims are to strengthen the fine motor skills, practice handwriting, and become familiar with geometric shapes.

 

This student is proud of her penmanship with cursive. Students use several mediums for practicing handwriting. Dry erase markers are one of them.  The different colors of the markers make the material that more appealing.

 

The purpose of the Constructive Triangles is to allow the child to explore and experiment with form and geometry. They are “constructive” because the triangles are used to form other figures. Eventually, the child comes to the realization of how new shapes and figures can be formed using only varying triangles and come appreciate the relationship between figures.

 

Next Week:

Line Time:  Ancient Rome

Letter Of The Week: W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week: beg

Language Added: Cebuano

 

Upcoming Events:

Art Museum Field Trip, March 15th, Thursday

Look for information for pre kindergarten and pre elementary conferences.