Bouyancy – A force in a liquid pushing against an object in the liquid
In Science class we wanted to find out what would happen when we place peeled and unpeeled oranges into a tank of water. We hypothesized that the peeled orange will splash. Consequently we thought the unpeeled orange would make bubbles. First we peeled one orange. Next we left the peel on the second orange. Last, we dropped the oranges in the water. We observed the peeled orange sank while the unpeeled orange floated. We discovered that the orange peel traps air. So even though it is heavier, it is more buoyant. The peeled orange had no air, so it sinks.
Density- the mass in a specified volume
In a similar experiment, we wanted to see what will happen if we drop a lemon and a lime in the water. The lemon floated and the lime sank. We can concluded the lime is denser than the lemon.
A note from Mr. John:
I did some research for more information. According to the USDA website, a lime is 88.26% water by weight and a lemon is 87.4% which is a minimal difference. This could mean that lemons have higher air content, but I’m still researching why the lemon floats and the lime sinks.
This week we reviewed the three different triangles we learned about, quadrelaterals, and polygons. This week we studied the geometric solids, three dimensional shapes such as the cube, sphere, cylinder, ovoid, elipsoid, square based pyramid, and triangular prism.
Lesson– Vowels and consonants Synonym of the week– healthy Sight words of the week– then out
Over the last two weeks we read a story of a little girl who got to go buy eggs all by herself for the first time. Her parents told her not to dilly-dally and come right home. On her way home, she wanted to pick apples and ended up dropping the eggs and breaking them. Her parents found out, but showed her grace and forgiveness. The kindergartners practiced reading the purple highlighted words, and continued to practice discussing and listening to each other. They participated in reading comprehension activities by drawing pictures, writing responses, and acting out a scene where Hetty walks across the stream with the eggs. At the end of the story, the group filled out an evaluation on how well they worked in discussion. They came up with a goal to listen to friends’ ideas and reasons.
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-The students will read a story of a man who dreams of a different life.
-The students will participate in vocabulary activities.
-The students will learn about the genre fantasy fiction.
Money- The students were introduced to different coins ( (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters) and their values. They were able to explore different coins sensorially and learn how much they are all worth. The students also practiced grouping different coins to count their value when put together. We would like to share some details and informations on how drop domestic violence charges are made.
Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle- “A person’s a person, no matter how small,” Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) said. “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” Dr. Seuss was not only brilliant, but has helped millions of kids learn to read with his fun rhyming books.
March 2 | Progress reports
March 3 | Tallmadge Open House
March 13 | Parent teacher conferences (Pre-K & K families only)
Cultural Subjects: Your children can count to ten in 24 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, and Serbo Croation).
We did a time lapse science experiment where we put eggs in vinegar. The result was rubber eggs. The shell of an egg (typically a chicken egg) is made up of primarily calcium carbonate. If you soak this egg shell in vinegar (which is about 4% acetic acid), you start a chemical reaction that dissolves the calcium carbonate shell. The acetic acid reacts with the calcium carbonate in the egg shell and releases carbon dioxide gas that you see as bubbles on the shell.
Line Time Lesson: This week we went back in time and took a look at Ancient Greece and talked about Greek Mythology. The Greek Gods hung out on Mt. Olympus and we learned the King of all Gods was Zeus and if you made him angry he had a lightning bolt in his hand that he would throw at you. Zeus had a wife named Hera and she was the Goddess of Marriage. If you were a sailor you dare not make Posiden angry because he was the the God of the Seas and held a trident( a fork like spear) in his hand. Zeus had a brother that he sent to the under world and that God was named Hades. Hades had a pet that was a three headed dog named Cerberus. We also learned about Pan and Medusa.
Peek Into Or Room:
Line Time: Ancient Rome
Letter Of The Week: W w
Rhyming Word Of The Week: beg
Language Added: Cebuano
Art Museum Field Trip, March 15th, Thursday
Look for information for pre kindergarten and pre elementary conferences.
This week we learned all about Dental Hygene. We learned that we should brush our teeth in the morning and at night. We also learned that if we do not brush our teeth, we could get cavities! We also talked about how eating candy and sweets is not healthy for our teeth and that it is important to go visit the dentist so he or she can check and make sure our teeth are healthy! Ms. Mel also practiced some words in American Sign Language with the children during our afternoon group time!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Dr. Seuss
-What is a rhyme?
-Reading Dr. Seuss stories and learning about his life.
This week our “Peek” was written by two of our students! These students read our previous blogs, took pictures around the room, and filled in a blog template. The students did some editing together and with a teacher so what you will read below is their final product. There are still some misspelled words in their final product, but in a Montessori classroom we focus on the process, instead of the end result. Dr. Montessori believed when we put all of the emphasis on the final product, we devalue everything leading up to that point. This can discourage repetition which will make mastery of a skill difficult. The purpose of the students writing the blog is to provide you with a glimpse into the room through their eyes, to provide them with practice of real world skills, and to give them a deeper understanding of the materials in the room. We hope you enjoy their work!
“A Peek at Our Week” by Zachary (Second Grade) and Remington (First Grade)
We have seen pepole working hard on thar Africa map. The Lower Elemenchry have been working on the addverb lessons. The 4 graders have been working hard on early humin.
“A Peek at Next Week” by Ms. Ashley
We are so excited for Student-Led Conferences Monday! Remember that this is a No School Day for Elementary. Primary students still have school! Next week, our first year students will work with synonyms, straight lines, annelids, and simple machines. Second year students will study commas, polygons, reptiles, and rock formations. Third year students will link history to language, work with the four yellow rectangles to study area, and study the internal systems of amphibians. Fourth year students will continue learning about adverbials, will discover characteristics of Monera, and will learn about “Slide Words.”
Open House at the Tallmadge Campus – Saturday, March 3, from 9-12!
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!!!
February was a fantastic month in our Elementary Enrichment Classes as it coincided with The Winter Olympics. This month also continued with the theme of traveling back in time to explore ancient techniques of music and art. Students investigated ancient artifacts to get a first hand feel for what it was like in ancient times, and used that information to recreate those time in the classroom. Let’s take a look inside the enrichment classrooms for this month.
With all the energy built into February, time seemed to zip by as we studied the intersections of ancient time and current time. With these studies, students are even more connected to history’s influence on the present, and have learned the ever-present affect it has on our everyday lives. We can’t wait to explore what is in store for the next month’s journey in Art, Latin, and Music.