Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/ May 18, 2018

This week was all about community helpers. On Monday the kids took a field trip to the fire station. They had a blast learning about fire safety, seeing behind the scenes at the station, watching a firefighter put on his turnout gear, and more! It was a great field trip. We also talked about the different community helpers that we have in our neighborhood, and how they make an impact on all of us.  This week we also celebrated grandparents day!! It was amazing watching the grandparents and their grandchildren interact together, it was super special.

  
Such a great time at grandparents day!!!  
The purpose of the red rods is the visual discrimination of differences in dimensions, and the muscular memory of length. This work also prepares them for mathematics.  
The direct purpose is to observe and compare the different series with each other. The indirect purpose is for them to get a clear understanding for the different dimensions and their interplay. 
While working on the addition snake game the child is to familiarize with all the possible number combinations that make up ten. They can also aquire 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. 

 

Our two kindergarten friends preparing for graduation!  

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about outer space. We will have fun learning about our 8 planets, the sun, moon, and stars, the space shuttle and more!

REMINDERS:

Next Friday is our zoo field trip!!!

 

 


Take A Peek At Our Week/ Ms.Kate/May 3, 2018

This week our class learned all about Life cycles! We read some fantastic books on, chicken, flowers, frogs, ladybugs, and butterflies. They also watched videos, made crafts, and did activities that went along with our theme. Check out below some of the cool books we read.

One of our kindergarten friends is working on compound words. When working on this he is combining two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning.
Our friends are creating their own chicks out of paper plates, and paint!  
When working on the small bead frame it shows the relationship between categories of the decimal system. It also clarifies position and place value. This helps them with addition and subtraction.  
The teen board associates the numbers eleven through nineteen with the symbols 11 to 19.  
The pink tower develops visual discrimination of three linear dimensions; length, height, and width. The brown stair develops visual discrimination of width. 

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about grandparents in lieu of our grandparents day that is coming up.

Reminders:

May 11th is mom’s for muffins. Start time is 7am.

We are taking a walking field trip to the fire station May 14th. Check out your kiddos folders for the permission slip.

Teacher appreciation week is May 6th through the 11th.

Grandparents day for our class is May 15th.

Don’t forget to bring in a white shirt for your kiddo!!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/April 26th 2018/Ms.Kate

I am just so proud of how well our class did at our International Festival. Our Kiddos worked so very hard for those three weeks!! I couldn’t be more proud..LOVE THEM!!!
Last week we had a few beyond beautiful days! Outdoor play enables children to enjoy the natural environment and learn to seek out exercise,fresh air, and activity. Outdoor play develops disposition for the outdoors, for physical activity, and care for the environment.

  

Book share day is my most favorite day of the week at school! When reading books aloud to children, it stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world.It also helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.
Our friend is working on the color box three box. When children work on this they are working on visual discrimination and perception of colours. Box three contains 63 colour tablets in seven graded shades of nine colours.
One of our kindergarten students is working on our multiplication bead box. The purpose is to assist the child with memorization of the multiplication tables.
When working on the three long bead chain the child is able to practice linear and skip counting. This material is also a preparatory activity for more advanced work in the elementary grades, such as “cubing.” 

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about the different life cycles such as chickens, plants, trees, and insects.

Please don’t forget to check your child’s cubby for replacement clothes!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/April 19th, 2018

I am just so proud of how hard our friends have Been working on the International Festival. This is also our last week learning all about North and South America. Tomorrow is the big day, so don’t forget that we have early release tomorrow at 12!!! See all of you at the show!

Practicing for the big day! 
A few of our students working on our classroom project. Our project will be displayed in the cafeteria:) 
Our two kindergarten students are tracing, labeling, and coloring the parts of the tree and flower. The purpose of this work is to teach the different parts of the tree and flower. 
One of our friends worked so very hard on labeling, tracing, and coloring our continent puzzle. When working on our map puzzles the children are able to recognize the continent’s, countries, and the different oceans surrounding them.  

 

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about Down on the farm. We will be learning about baby animals, farmers, the different tools you will find on the farm, and also the different types of foods that are found on the farm.

Reminders: 

Tomorrow is early release. Please pick your child up at 12!

Tomorrow is also the big day! Please bring your child to the high school at 5:00pm sharp!

Book share is also tomorrow


Take A Peek Into our Week/Ms. Kate/ April 12, 2018

This week our class has been working so hard on their class project, their festival lines, and their songs!! Keep up the practicing at home parents!☺ We are also getting very exciting about our baby ducks! We are on day 28… so any day now!!

When working on our geography maps it’s purpose is to provide the names of the countries/ states/ provinces of each continent and the bodies of water that surround the continent.
One of our kindergarten students is working on the addition snake game. The purpose is to prepare the child for addition, and to practice memorizing addition facts.
Bead stringing helps develop concentration, fine motor control, and the confidence that will serve them with all other Montessori materials.
Phonograms help readers and writers decode words and spell words correctly.
Addition finger charts allows the child to practice memorization of addition facts.

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week we are getting ready for our international festival!!

Next Wednesday is our festival dress rehearsal. Your child does not need to wear their costume for this. Friday is the big night!! Please remember that next Friday is an early release day. Your child must be picked up at 12. Also, be at Cuyahoga falls high school at 5pm!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/April 4, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!!

This whole month is all about North and South America!! We are getting so excited for our International Festival on April 20th! This week we introduced our continent and North America Map Puzzle. We also talked about Ohio and our symbols that represent our state. This week we also started our class project for our festival.. can you take a guess of what we are making?? Hint: you can find this place in South America:)

Our friends are getting so excited about our baby ducks!! These last few weeks everyone has been making cards and pictures for the ducklings:) only about a week to go!
Our two kindergarten students are working on the grammar farm together. They have learned what a article, noun, verb, adjective, and pronoun is. They are creating sentences using the different parts of speech.
journaling Helps Your Child Deal With Big Feelings, Improves Your Child’s Writing Skills, and Enhances Your Child’s Communication Skills.
Our friend is working on our living and nonliving work. When working on this they are learning how to categorize, and sort the pictures based on whether they represent living or nonliving things.
When playing memory it improves concentration, trains visual memory, increases short term memory, increases attention to detail, and improves their vocabulary.

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week we are learning about South America, the rainforest, working on our class project, and practicing our songs and lines.

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/March, 22 2018/Ms.Kate

Happy Friday everyone!!

This week was all about spring!! We first started out Our week learning about the four seasons. We then read two great books that explained everything that happens during our spring season.

We then talked about about the parts of the flower, the life cycle of a duck, and a variety of activities that helped them understand the developments of spring. We had such a fun week!!

This week our friend read our phonics folder for the first time!!! So very proud of him! 
Our friend is working on the spindle box. The purpose is to reinforce the concept of 0. To show the child the numerals 0 to 9 in their correct fixed sequence , and to match them with the correct numbers of loose spindles. 
The purpose of the binomial cube is to construct the cube according to shape and color.  
Sequencing helps break down an event into simple steps and put those steps in order. We need sequencing skills to talk about something that happened in the past in a logical manner so others can follow the story. We also need sequencing skills to understand how to perform certain tasks that require the steps be done in a specific order. 
The 9 tray is to help the child become familiar with the quantities and hierarchies of the decimal system.  

Have a wonderful Spring break!!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/March 15, 2018

This week our class was getting ready for our field trip to the Art Museum . We had fun learning about different artists,such as Vincent Van Gough, Andy Warhol, Monet, Picasso, and Jean Michel Basquiat. The children learned about their art work,the meaning behind them, how the artists lived and where you can find their paintings. Ms. Ame had fun doing different crafts with them and showing videos.

One of our newer friends is working on our What does not belong work. The purpose of this is to prepare a child for reading. The child must be able to focus and  hold interest. A child will also work on critical thinking, which helps reading comprehension.
The nine layouts purpose is to help the child become familiar with the quantities and hierarchies of the decimal system .
Our friend here is working on our syllable work. Syllable awareness is one component of phonological awareness. Students gain the ability to hear phonemes that comprise words and explore speech sounds as syllables.
Today our friend mastered tying her shoes!!! Tying shoes is placed in our practical life area. This teaches her life skills, focus and concentration, fine motor skills, and builds their confidence.

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about Spring. They will learn all about what happens in spring, the different life cycles that happen during this time, the weather, flowers, and much much more!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/March 8, 2018

This week was all about our five senses. Together we learned about each sense through a variety of fun books, games, and crafts that teach us about our senses. The kids had a blast!! Some fun things you can do at home is have a taste test blindfolded:) Go on a nature walk and draw all the things you see, place objects in a pillow case and have your child ( blindfolded) reach into the bag and guess what each object is. Have fun!!

Our friend is working on our Land, Water, and Air work. The purpose of this work is for the children to get a better understanding of grouping items,and categorizing, and also animal identification.
This week I introduced sewing in our practical life area. Sewing develops and matures their finger dexterity and fine motor skills, builds self confidence, learns patients, and gives them a creative outlet for meeting and gathering friends.
The purpose of the one hundred board is to consolidate the child’s understanding of written numerals from 1 to 100.
Our two friends are working on our phonics folder 1 together 🙂
Our friends decorating the boxes for our school’s book drive!

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week is all about art appreciation. Next week is also our field trip to the Akron Art Museum! Together we will learn the history of the different famous artists, create our own masterpieces, read amazing books, and admire the different paintings and sculptures.


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/March 1, 2018

Yay March is finally here!!! Spring will be here before we know it! 🌷Our classroom had such a fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday! We had so much fun reading stories from him that we have never read before, creating crafts from the different stories, eating green eggs and ham, and playing rhyming games. Our class also had a blast with our crazy sock, hat, clothes, hair, and pj week!!!

Having fun working with Dr. Seuss!!
Silly sock day! Our friends had so much fun decorating their own socks!!!
Silly hat day!!
Yesterday our friend traced his first map!! By tracing a map they are learning fine motor skills, object to picture matching, and learning about the different countries that are within the continents.
Our two kindergarteners our working on their sight words together. When working on sight words the child is encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
While working with her friend Horton she is working on our phonograms  pouches. Phonograms are the letter symbol that comprise a sound. Phonograms may be made up of one letter or letter teams. Understanding phonograms makes decoding and spelling words much easier.

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