Academic Enrichment === Cuyahoga Falls Campus === Week Of 2/17/2020

Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number.  We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the hour

Synonym Of The Week: Good: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

Language Of The Week: Hindi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week === Mr. John’s Class === Week Of February 17, 2020

Line Time:
We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt.  We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification.  The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons.  The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also learned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man. 

        

 

 

Why do your fingers wrinkle in water?
For a long time, people thought the water caused skin to swell up and get puffy. Now researchers believe wrinkly fingers could be an autonomic nervous system reaction. … Because it’s easier to pick up wet objects with wrinkly fingers. Wrinkles on your fingers may give you more grip, kind of like treads on a car tire.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

King Tut and Cleopatra

 

This girl is helping the classroom by dusting the shelves.

 

She is practicing handwriting.

 

This boy is working on his letter sounds.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week- ben

Next Language is Cebuano

 

Upcoming Events:
Akron Art Museum Field Trip: March 12, Thursday.  Forms and emails sent.

Spring Break: Friday, March 20th returning Monday March 30th

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Just posing for the camera.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Ya should ah seen the other guy.

 

A thumbs up day!!!

 

Academic Enrichment Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number.  We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the hour

Synonym Of The Week: Good: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

Language Of The Week: Hindi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2/17 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

In art class, Ms. Dana taught us about a famous artist named Kadinsky. We made artwork just like him, however we got to use hearts for Valentine’s Day. Thank you for such a fun activity!


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of February 10

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the toughest things about working with children in this age group is helping them navigate through interpersonal relationships. It is hard to see students not getting along and we know it can be hard to hear your child come home and be upset about an argument with a friend. At school, we do our best to help students talk through what each person is feeling, what can be done, how we can continue throughout the rest of the day respectfully, etc. Although it is tough, it is important for children to learn skills to handle conflict resolution to be prepared for the rest of their lives. I found a good article about how you can help navigate these situations at home. You can find that article here.

Lower Elementary

This student is working on the Racks and Tubes. This material allows young students to understand the process of division in a concrete way. Students build the dividend with beads in a cup, then use “skittles” to mark a divisor, and take turns sharing the beads between the divisor. Learning division in a concrete way allows students to come to abstractly dividing on paper in a much easier way that they actually understand!
This first year student is working on our six square chain. This chain has all of the multiples from 6 x 1 to 6^2! Doing this work will help students recognize number patterns and memorize multiples of numbers! After he is finished counting the beads, he can write the equations for each bar or use our bead stamps to recreate his own chain.

Upper Elementary

Unfortunately, we lost our new fish, Dale, this week. One student emptied her lunch into a sandwich bag so we could use her container for a coffin. Many of the students worked together to build Dale a grave, found him a tombstone, and held a service for him where they each said what they liked about him.
These fourth and fifth year students are working on their World’s Fair project. Between the four of them, we are learning about Libya, Mexico, Sudan, and New Zealand! These students were asking each other questions and offering advice on the best way to write what they learned or which resources were best.

Valentine’s Party

Thank you to all the parents that sent in supplies!


A Peek Into Our Week|Ms. Courtney’s Class|Week of February 10th

Pets/Valentine’s Day

This week the class learned about what animals can be pets, how to take care of pets, and what is the process to get a pet. We also discussed what Valentine’s Day is and how we show each other our love with notes, cards, and candy to celebrate the holiday.

A Peek Into Next Week: Presidents

Kndergarten:

Over this week, the kindergartners have been learning about three demensional shapes by using our Geometric Solids work. These shapes are: sphere, ovoid, ellipsoid, triangualar based pyramid, rectangualar prism, triangular based prism, cylinder, cube, square based pyramid, and triangualar based prism. They played games where they had to be blindfolded and then had to gueses which shape Ms. Breanna gave them.

A Peek Into Next Week: Fractions

Work Time:

These two students are working together on the addtition strip board. This work helps to reinforce the concept of addition and to help with memorization of addition facts.

This child is practicing her name in cursive on the chalkboard. Cursive has many benefits such as helping with letter reversals.

These two kindergartners are playing a game with the geometric solids. They  have to guess which shape they are holding with only using their sense of touch.

This preschooler is tracing and cutting out the leaf puzzle. She is strengthening her fine motor skills while learning about the parts of a leaf.

Valentine’s Party:

Thank you to all the parents who brought in supplies and helped at the party. We all had a great time!

 


Academic Enrichment “”” Cuyahoga Falls Campus “”” Week Of 2/10/2020

Weekly Theme:

This week we looked at the Geometric Solids/ three dimensional shape… cube, pryamids. prisms, cylinders, oviod, ellipsiod, cone!

 

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Fractions

Synonym Of The Week: Appropriate: suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

Sight Words Of The Week: would  about

Language Of The Week: Malay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week “”” Mr. John’s Class “”” Week Of February 10, 2020

Line Time:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (Wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family,  freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Donald Trump was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 

 

February Birthdays:
The Montessori classroom is comprised of 3 year old to 6 year old students.  Here are our newest 4 old student. 

 

 

Which do you prefer?
Salad dressing (Miracle Whip) or Mayonnaise?  I am in the Miracle Whip camp.  In fact, my parents told me when I was growing up Miracle Whip was mayonnaise.  

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 22 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

The colored bead stair is a quintessential Montessori math material because it has so many different mathematical benefits. The youngest child in primary all the way through upper elementary learns one-to-one correspondence, connecting quantity to symbol, square roots and cubes, basic operations, and complex algebraic equations.

 

A lot is going on here… A student is working with the color tablet work, a student is observing him work on the color tablets. and a child is rolling the her rug. All part of a Montessori classroom scene.

 

Two kindergarten students working on their World Fair project (coloring their maps of the country they chose).

 

This child found the relationship between these two materials. The relationship of smallest to biggest for these two works. This is called an extension. Extensions are activities that are introduced after the initial presentation with a material, in order to encourage the child to re-visit the material and solidify the skills and/or concepts it’s designed to provide.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bet

Next Language is Serbo-Croation

 

Upcoming Events:
President’s Day:   NO SCHOOL Monday February 17th

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday March 12th:  Details to follow and permission slips to follow.   Free Event/ Free Parking.

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

Two guys working nicely together. One having fun the other looks scared!

 

It is all about hair fashion.

 

Having fun and being cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2/10 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

In science class, Mr. John taught us about polymers. He poked holes in a bag with pencils, and the water did not leak out! Thank you for such a fun experiment!


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of February 3

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.”

Welcome to February! This week, I was reminded of the importance of humility, and that the students are always watching. Each Monday, we give new math lessons. This Monday was especially challenging with many of us being up late to watch the Super Bowl. For some reason, I had planned to present a lot of challenging math that day, as well. By the end of the week, I had two third graders get a long division equation correct, while I was wrong, and was unable (at first) to figure out the problem in an abstract square root equation that a sixth and third grader were stuck on. In both cases, it would have been easier for me to whip out a calculator to find the answer instead of solving it on paper like the kids had. But what would they learn from that? That I get to take the easy way out, while they have to check and recheck to find their mistakes? How would that prepare them to persevere as adults? Instead, with each group, I took the time on paper, using their work and mine, to walk through the equations to find the mistakes. In the case of the square root, it took us over thirty minutes, but we pushed through, we talked through it, we consulted others, and we finally got it – together. Then one of the most important considerations has to be the accommodation, we used this student accommodation in the UK city of Southampton and it was fantastic so well worth considering if you are studying there. Think about all of the life lessons they each learned in those extra few minutes that we didn’t really have to take. Give children something great to imitate.

Lower Elementary

These third year students are completing their human body research . This month they focused on the digestive system. We did an experiment to discover the properties of chyme and talked about the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine, and the pancreas.
These second year students are working on their World’s Fair research! Each student has a country that they are learning about. We have researched their government, the geographic features, the languages, the customs, and much more!

Upper Elementary

Our fourth year students are studying multiples and factors. We have tables for students to record all the multiples of numbers 1 to 100, then another table to write down all of the factors of 1 to 100. When they complete the table of factors, we will talk more about prime numbers and how they can help us throughout our math work!
Our fourth year students are also studying viruses! Each student chose a virus, then chose to research a disease caused by the virus. In their research, they need to find the history of the virus, the symptoms, and the ways scientists are controlling it. After their research, they need to build a 3D model of their virus for their presentations. Here, to prepare, we made a model of Adenovirus, which is an icosahedral shaped virus with double-stranded DNA! Our model is one million times larger than an actual adenovirus, which is only as large at 90 nanometers.

REMINDERS:

  • “Parent Work Time” – click here to sign up!
  • Our student-only Valentine’s Parties are Friday, February 14! Your child can bring in Valentine’s for their friends if they wish! We have 10 students attending the first and second year party and 13 attending the third through sixth party. Please send in all items you have signed-up to donate by Wednesday, February 12, at drop off! Below you will find the links for each party, in case you need a reminder of what you signed up for.

 


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John’s Classroom ^^^ Week Of February 3, 2020

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.

 

What’s The Diff:
What is the difference difference between a bison and a buffalo?

Contrary to the song “Home on the Range,” buffalo do not roam in the American West. Instead, they are indigenous to South Asia (water buffalo) and Africa (Cape buffalo), while bison are found in North America and parts of Europe. … Bison are the hipsters of the two animals, sporting thick beards. Buffalo are beardless.
www.britannica.com 

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish).

 

 A visit from the Dental Hygienist:

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.

 

The Knobbed Cylinders are a Montessori Sensorial material, designed to assist children in making distinctions in their immediate environment. This material primarily engages the senses of touch and sight. The material is comprised of 10 different cylinders with ‘knobs’ used to hold each object using the pincer grip.

 

These girls are working on the skeletal puzzle (Elvis the Pelvis) and the internal organ work. They combined the two works and identified where the internal organs are located in reference to the skeletal system.

 

This student is working on her consonant blended sounds of CH, SH, TH… Matching the words that begin with those sounds to the appropriate consonant blend.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Presidents of the USA

Letter Of The Week- T t

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bed

Next Language is Polish

 

Upcoming Events:
Valentines Party: Friday, February 14, 2020

NO SCHOOL: Monday, February 17, 2020

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday March 12, 2020 (morning) … Save the date, it is a FREE field trip!  Details to follow.

 

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Too stinkin cute.

 

That look on his face. lol

 

Just being goofy like she should.

 

What a great portrait this would be.