Girls Just Want To Have Fun– and so do boys… Sometimes we just get goofy in the classroom.
Cultural Subjects: Your children can count to ten in 15 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, and Korean).
Happy Birthday: A Montessori Classroom has students ranging from 2.5 to 6 years of age. Here are the newest 5 year old students.
Peeking Into The Classroom:
This student is working on equations with the Stamp Game. The Stamp Game is a tool for learning and reinforcing knowledge of the four maths operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is just more abstract, yet concretely demonstrates the maths process to students that are ready for this material. This student is working on equations of multiplication, with multiple carry overs in all columns. For example 654 x 6.
This student is working on one of my Science Boxes (frogs and toads). She is reading a book on frogs and toads and has four pieces Jelly eggs, tadpole, froglet, and frog. She puts them in order to reinforce the life cycle of a frog/toad.
Here are two friends working on the sandpaper numbers. The aims of sandpaper numbers are to give the child a sensorial impression of the form of the symbol. To show the succession of numbers. To show base 10 Recognition of numerals 0-9 Preparation for writing numbers.
Line Time Lesson: The 5 Senses
Letter Of The Week: P p
Rhyming Word Of The Week: bun
Reminders: Family Trees
Chinese New Year
Peek In Our Week: I just wanted to say your children did a great job at the Christmas Show!!!! Those two songs they sung were very difficult pieces to sing. The church I attend has an extremely accomplished music program and the Men’s, Women’s, Children’s (age 8 to voice changing for boys) sing these songs on Christmas Eve to a packed house. Very seasoned choristers that practice five hours a week. I wanted to do something different and the set up for this year’s show gave me that opportunity. I felt these Carols were very beautiful songs and the students would be more than qualified to pull it off. The soloists that did Past 3 O’ Clock did a very fine job. My daughter, niece, and nephew were all soloists for this song at age 12, my youngest son did it at age 9. I was so impressed the two 6 year old students did so well. I do want to thank all of the staff involved from teachers practicing with the children to the office staff securing the location to mapping out EVERYTHING that needed to be done. Of course, I wanted to thank the parents for everything you did including taking your children to the restroom before the show. The Absorbent Minds Montessori School Family is truly a special one.
Peek Into The Next Work Week:
Winter Break ENDS: Wednesday 1/3/2018 :))
Line Time: Reintroducing Ground Rules
Letter Of The Week: N n
Rhyming Word Of The Week: bob
Start bringing in the family trees.
**Students will need snowpants, winter coat, gloves or mittens, hats, and boots to be able to go out for recess.**
Line Time Lessons: ‘Tis the season for the Christmas Show practices. We started to practice and will be practicing for the next few weeks. My class is trying something a little different this year. We are going in the “Way Back Machine” to Merry Old England and performing two traditional carols. They are a bit different in melody but I know our extraordinary students will be able to pull it off.
Peek Into My Classroom:
Peek Into Next Week: Christmas show practice and we will learn about different Christmas Traditions from around the world.
Upcoming Events: Christmas Show Attire: Red and/or white
December 13: Christmas Show Practice 6 pm to 8 pm at Cuyahoga Falls High School
December 15: Christmas Show 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Cuyahoga Falls High School (NO AFTERCARE)
Line Time Lessons: We traveled back in time and discovered some fascinating things about certain dinosaurs. We learned that dinosaurs no longer exist and that they are extinct. We know dinosaurs exist because scientist found their bones or fossils. From these fossil we saw that some teeth were long and sharp to tear flesh from it’s prey which belonged to meat eaters or carnivores (T Rex). Some teeth were flat for grinding plants, leaves, and branches and belonged to plant eaters or herbivores (Brachiosauras).
Cultural Subjects: We can now count to ten in 13 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, and Hebrew).
Line Time Lesson: This week we creeped and crawled and learned about insects, arachnids, and invertebrates. We first looked at insects. The characteristics of an insect are they have three body parts, head, thorax, abdomen. The also have six legs and two antennae. We sang the song “Head, Thorax, Abdomen” to the tune of Head , Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Some examples of insects were ants and crickets which can be found, enclosed not free, in the classroom. Also, the mantis, bees, butterflies, and dragonflies. Arachnids are eight legged creatures that have a head and a thorax. Some creatures that are arachnids are spiders (tarantula named Charlotte) that is in the classroom, scorpions, and the tick. Both creepy crawlers are invertebrates which means they do not have a backbone or a spine or a bony skeleton but actually have an exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is is the external skeleton that supports and protects an animal’s body. Other invertebrates are earthworms, jellyfish, and crawfish.
Cultural Subjects: We can now count to ten in 13 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, and Swedish).
Pastor Kirk has several bee hives and talked about bees and brought in his equipment. The children tried on a protective mask, touched (an empty) hive with wax, and saw real live bees (in an enclosed hive).
A Peek In The Classroom:
A Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time Lesson: Dinosaurs and the unique things of select dinos.
Cultural Subjects: We have been counting to Ten in 11 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, and Romanian).
Peeking Into The Classroom:
Peek Into Next Week:
Next week we will learn about insects, arachnids, and invertebrates.
Line Time Lessons: This week we swam the waters and learned about fish. We learned that fish are vertebrates, cold blooded, they have slimy, scaly skin, and some are born with jelly eggs and some are born alive. Some examples of fish were tuna, eel, and the ever popular shark. We know that all fish live in water.
Culture Subjects: We have been counting to Ten in 11 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, and Russian).
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Take A Peek Into Next Week: Birds and the characteristics of.