A Peek at Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of November 6th

This has been a wonderful week in our classroom! This week we have learned all about Kindness! We discussed how being kind means we treat others the way we would like to be treated. The children also filled up our Kindness Jar, so we were able to do something kind for another class and go visit them! So much fun!

Proud of her work using the Metal Insets! By tracing the shapes and practicing drawing straight lines accross, the child is preparing their hand for Handwriting!
Working together to match colors in the Sensorial Area!
Proud of her work on the Rhyming Cards in the Language Area!
Our class filled up our Kindess Jar, so we were able to do something kind for another classroom and go visit them! We decided to share our favorite work from the Practical Life area, Corn Tweezing, with Ms. Kate’s class!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-Learning the parts of the Turkey

-What do Turkey’s Eat?

-Singing Turkey and Thanksgiving Songs.

 


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of October 30th

This week, we learned all about Families! We learned ASL signs for Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Grandma, and Grandpa. We also read about how families come in differents sizes and can be made up of different types of people!

 

Working on the Corn Tweezing work together! This has been a very popular work in our classroom! By using the tweezer to pluck the corn, the child is developing their pincer grip, which is great preparation for Handwriting! In addition, the child is developing their focus and concentration!

 

Ms. Mel practiced counting using Chinese numerical characters with our students during Afternoon Group Time this week! We also learned the words for members of our family in several languages!
Working on tracing the Bird Puzzle! Puzzles are a great pre-reading material!

A Peek Into Next Week:

-What does Kindness mean?

-How can we be kind to others?

-Doing something kind for another class, now that our Kindness Jar is full!

 

 


A Peek At Our Week | Ms. Kristen’s Class | Week Of October 23

This week was a blast! We learned all about Bats and other animals that might be considered ” creepy”. We read the book ” Stellaluna” , which tells the story of little bat who is adopted by a family of birds, which led into our discussion about the differences between bats and birds and we learned about the Parts Of The Bat. We also had a wonderful time at our Halloween Party!

So proud of his work on the Movable Alphabet! The child uses this work to begin to learn to phonetically spell!
Perfecting her sense of touch using the Touch Boards in the Sensorial Area! By using these, the child learns the difference between rough and smooth and learns to grade from smooth to rough!
Working on the Scooping work in the Practical Life Area! By using this material, the child develops their sense of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. By scooping the stones from left to right, the child is also is indirectly preparing their brain to read!

A Peek Into Next Week:

-Discuss Family traditions and celebrations.
-Discuss how every family is unique and special.
-Discuss how pets are also part of our families.

 


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week Of October 16th

This week, our class enjoyed learning all about leaves! They enjoyed learning about the parts of a leaf, why the leaves change color, and we even enjoyed shading leaves with crayons! We also learned about the season of Fall! We had so much fun!

Working on the Parts of The Turtle Puzzle! Working on puzzles aides the child in their preparation to learn to read!
This is what Montessori is all about! An older child sharing their knowledge with their younger friends! This sweet girl is showing her friends the Trinomial Cube! This material is great preparation for Algebra later down the road!
Our friends enjoyed having our first Guest Parent Reader come into the classroom to read us a spooky Halloween story!

A Peek Into Next Week:

-Learning the parts of the Bat.
-Reading “Stellaluna”.
-Learning about echolocation, and how it helps certain species of bats see in the dark.
-Making a Ven Diagram comparing bats to birds.


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of October 9

This week was a lot of fun in our classroom! We learned all about pumpkins, the parts of the pumpkin, and we also learned the song “Five Little Pumpkins”! We even enjoyed making pumpkin muffins together!

Working on the Sandpaper Numbers! The child traces the number and says the name of the number outloud to practice their numerical symbols 0-9!
With fall now here, the Button Frame is the perfect work to help our students practice buttoning and unbuttoning! This work also aides them in increasing their concentration, coordination, and independence!
Working on the 45 layout! By working on this material, that child learns numerical order and how to count by 1’s , 10’s, 100’s, and 1000’s!

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Fall
-Sorting leaves.
-Shading leaves.
-Learning all about the parts of the leaf.

Parent Education Night Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30pm (Tallmadge Campus) click on the link to register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-montessori


At Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class |Week of October 2

This week we learned All About Farm Life! The children enjoyed learning all about what animals live on a farm, what farmers grow, and some ASL and Spanish words for farm animals. The children also enjoyed watching a video clip of a baby chick being born and making their own butter to taste test! So much fun!

Work Time:

Working on the Part To Whole material from the Language area of the Classroom! Much like putting a puzzle together, using this material is great preparation for reading!
Proud of her work on the Opposite Cards in the Language Area of the classroom!
The Green Knobless Cylinders, bringing two friends together to learn how to build shortest to tallest, which is great preparation for Math!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-Learning all about pumpkins.

-Making pumpkin muffins.

-How do pumpkins grow?

-Learning the poem “Five Little Pumpkins”

 

Reminders

  • Parent Education Night Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30pm
    You can register to attend and for childcare by clicking this link
  • Halloween Party Friday, October 27, 2017

A Peek At Our Week | Ms. Kristen’s Class | Week of September 25th

This week our classroom was very busy and full of fun! We learned all about community helpers. The children enjoyed learning what a community helper is and the different jobs they can have. We learned that police keep us safe. We also learned that without construction workers we wouldn’t have our school building. We also enjoyed having parents come and speak to our class about how they help our community! The children also enjoyed learning some words in French with Ms. Mel during afternoon group time.

Proud of his work on the 100 Board! This work aids the child in counting from 1 to 100 and aides them in mastering numeration.
This classroom visitor came to speak about what it is like to be a nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital! The children tried on hats and gloves that nurses wear and listened to their heart beats with a stethoscope!
Another student’s family came and shared with or class as well! Dad is a High School Writing Teacher and Mom is also a Nurse. He shared with us about the different types of characters you may find in a story. She shared with us how she goes to people’s houses and helps to take care of them. They also shared how they help others by being a foster family!

 

A Peek At Next Week:  All about Farms!
Students will learn all about what it takes to run a farm, what animals are on the farm and we will even make butter together.  We will also learning ASL farm vocabulary.


A Peek At Our Week | Ms. Kristen | Week of September 18th

This week in our classroom, we learned All About Apples! The students enjoyed learning about the life cycle of the apple. We discovered apples are ripe in the Fall, and apple trees sprout beautiful flowers in the Spring! We also discussed different things that can be made from apples and the names of the different parts of the apple.

Working on the Parts of The Apple work together using three part cards!

 

Proud of her work! This student used the chalkboard to to practice writing the letter “H”.

 

Proud of his work using the Metal Insets! This material is designed to aid the child in steadying their hand for handwriting!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:All About Community Helpers

-What do community helpers do for us?
-Hearing from guest speakers who are Community Helpers
-How do we call 911?
-Learning French with Ms. Mel!

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek At Our Week | Ms. Kristen’s Class | Week of September 11th

This week we learned all about each other! We discussed what makes each of us unique and special, we played a “Baby Picture Guessing Game”, and we practiced saying our full names. The children also enjoyed learning several Japanese words and phrases with Ms. Mel during our afternoon group times with preschool students.

This little one is proud of his work on the snap frame! This material is part of the Practical Life area of the classroom. It aides the child in developing their senses of order, concentration, coordination, and independence.

 

Proud of his work on the Pink Tower! The child builds the tower from largest to smallest. This material is part of our Sensorial curriculum and aids in the preparation for Math.

 

Working with the Knobbed Cylinders and Red Knobless Cylinders! Both of these materials are found in the Sensorial Area. They help to develop the child’s pincer grip and are indirect preparation for Math.

 

A Peek Into Next Week: All about Apples!

  • Making homemade apple sauce.
  • Hearing the story “Little Bear’s Star”.
  • Conducting and apple experiment.
  • Learning about the parts of the Apple.

REMINDERS:

  • Ramseyer Farm Field Trip Friday, September 22. Please make sure your child is in tennis shoes and is dressed for the weather. Please send lunches in a disposable container with disposable items. We will be unable to warm up leftovers at the farm.

A Peek at Our Week | Week of September 4th

This week we continued our introduction to Ground Rules and Grace and Courtesy. The children are becoming more and more comfortable in the classroom and are quickly making friends! Our work periods are becoming a little longer and the children’s concentration and independence is growing more every day! The children also enjoyed learning a few words in Chinese with Ms. Mel during Pre-School Afternoon Group Time!


Working on the Introduction to The Golden Beads! This material gives the child and introduction to place values and numbers and quatities beyond 10!


Ms. Mel taught the children how to say “Hello” and the words for “Mom”, “Dad”, and “Baby”. She also read the children a story about three little bunnies and a wolf in Chinese and had the children act it out during work time!

 


Practicing pouring! Like many Practical Life materials, the child pours the material from left to right, which will indirectly prepare them for reading. 

 

A Peek at Next Week :
-“ Who’s Baby Picture Is This?” guessing game. (Be sure to send in a baby picture of your child with them this week.)
-Discussing what makes each of us special: hair color, eye color, likes and dislikes, our birthdays, our names, our emotions, etc.
-Graphing our differences such as hair and eye color.
-Practicing saying our full names.
-Learning our birth dates.