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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 from the John Henric UK collection, 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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Take A Peek Into Our Week/February 22,2018/Ms.Kate

This week our class learned all about patterns and where they can find them. We read some fantastic books on patterns, created patterns with our classrooms materials, looked at different patterns on paper and had to figure out what would come next, and made patterns with our bodies. They had a blast this week!!!

Our two kindergarteners are working on the noun game. The purpose of this work is to introduced the function of a noun, to relate words to objects, to facilitate the identification of nouns in sentences, and to help children practice reading. 
When working on the teen board the child is able to associate the numbers eleven through nineteen with symbols 11 to 19. They also can successfully Draw the association between the quantity ( concrete) and the numbers ( abstract). 
Our red rods are located in our sensorial area. The purpose of the reds rods is the understanding of size, muscular and visual perception of dimension, which then leads to observation and knowledge. The child also gains small motor skills, math readiness, sequencing and order, and finally adding. 
Our friend here is working on our pink rhyming work. This work is more of our advanced rhyming work. The pink series is where the words consist of three letters : a beginning and ending consonant, and a vowel in the middle. All of the vowel sounds in this series are short vowels. 
This work that you see here is our opening and closing work. This consists of different types of containers and jars for the child to open and close with. The purpose of this work is for the child to to gain fine motor skills as well as as the small muscles in their hands. It also helps them be successful and more independent during their lunchtime. You would find this work in our practical life area.  

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Next week is all about Dr. Seuss!! The class will have fun with tons of crafts, activities, and stories while we celebrate his birthday!!!

 

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/February 9th,2018

This week we learned about the word nocturnal and the animals that are categorised for that group. We had fun reading and discovering the certain senses that nocturnal animals have, the difference between diurnal and nocturnal, and what animals do during the day and at night!!

One of our kindergarteners is working on static addition with the golden bead materials. The child gets a better understanding that the process of addition is simply combining the equal and unequal quantities is to form a large quantity.  
Our friends are working on tracing the flower and leaf puzzle. When working on our plant puzzles the children gain knowledge of the parts of the plant and their names. They also gain fine motor skills while tracing and coloring their puzzle.
Our friend is working on the 45 layout. The purpose of this is to reinforce the relationship between the concrete and abstract decimal system.
The pink tower and brown stair teaches visual discrimination of three linear dimensions;length, height, width. The brown stair helps to develop visual discrimination of width.
Dishwashing is part of our practical life area. It teaches the children that all life skills has a number of steps to them that they need to follow in order to become successful.

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– Valentine’s party is Wednesday from 1 to 230.

Our theme is All about the classic fairy tales. We will have fun reading storybooks, creating our own class fairy tale, fun with crafts, and much, much more!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/February 2,2018

This week was all about learning the difference between living and nonliving. I was super impressed at how well our kids grasped these two things. We had fun reading a variety of books, drawing living and nonliving pictures then separating them into the correct categories, singing songs, and a few other fun activities. It was a really fun week!!

This week three of our friends got their very own journals! In our classroom our friends are able to work on their journals at any point during the day. I have a jar that is filled with different writing prompts that they are able to choose.  
When working on the teen board the children are able to associate the numbers 11 through 19 with the symbols. 
When working on our plant and animal puzzles the children are taught the proper names of the different parts of the plant and animal. Children also gain fine motor and pincher grip skills when picking up the pieces. 
The binomial cubes purpose is for the child to construct the cube according to shape and color. 
Today we celebrated our 100th day of school!!! We had a blast going on a 100th day scavenger hunt, making 100 day crowns, drawing what they would buy if they had a hundred dollars, and much much more!!  

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Next week is all about nocturnal animals. We will explore the different animals who only come out at night with a Venn diagram, songs, crafts, and different activities that help them get a better understanding!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/ Ms. Kate/January 25,2018

This week our class learned about the Artic and the animals you would find living there. We had fun learning about how tall and wide a polar bear is, what types of food they eat, how many cubs they can have, and the reasons why they are endangered. We also had fun learning about the penguin through a What they have, what they are, and what they do graph. Throughout the rest of the week we learned and watched amazing videos on the artic!! It was such a fun week!!!

Could these kiddos be any cuter?! I love watching the friendships bloom in our class as the years go by!
Two of our kindergartner’s are working on our blue rhyming work. This work is our most advanced rhyming material in our classroom. This work takes time and patience.
One of our younger friends is working on our Vertebrate and Invertebrate work. This work has them practicing classification and sorting skills. They are also learning about backbones and which animal has one and which animal or creature that does not have one. He was super proud of himself of this work he completed 🙂
The purpose of the metal insets is to prepare the child for printing, to teach them how to hold a pencil correctly, and to encourage the lightness of touch when using a pencil.
It is so very important to keep different types of books in a classroom. Books spark imagination, can start to see the difference between print and pictures, can start recognizing sight words, and gaining knowledge from books, plus much much more.

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Next week we will be learning about living and nonliving. The children will be learning these differences through a variety of books and activities!!

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