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.
Take A Peek Into Next Week:
Next week is all about grandparents in lieu of our grandparents day that is coming up.
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!!!
April was an incredible month in our Elementary Enrichment Classes. This month, students explored Roman numerals in everyday life, Aboriginal art, and practiced their recorders while playing along with recorded music. Let’s take a look inside the enrichment classrooms for this month.
April came jam-packed full of school events and weather changes. In between all of this, students explored different cultures and art techniques, learned new skills that date back to 300 C.E., and learned to play an instrument in sync with each other and with pre-recorded music. We can’t wait to explore what is in store for the next month’s journey in Art, Latin, and Music.
This week, we learned all about Outer Space! We learned the names of all the planets in our solar system. We also learned that our Sun is a star! We also learned that all the planets orbit the Sun! We also learned that one orbit of the Earth around the Sun takes one year! We also learned about the International Space Station and watched a video clip of Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon!
This week we learned about Life Cycles. We went over the life cycle of mammals which is a very boring life cycle as our birds, reptile and fish. We did discover that the life cycle of a toad/frog is a bit more unique (jelly eggs, tadpoles, froglet, frog). Although, the life cycle of the butterfly is very interesting (eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis / cocoon, butterfly/moth).
Your children can count to ten in 25 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, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, and Farsi).
Peek In Our Week:
Line Time- Food Chains
Letter Of The Week- A a
Rhyming Word Of The Week- bib
Adding Language of Turkish
Moms and Muffins – May 11th, Friday 7am to 7:45am School Gym
Solar System: This past week we talked about how the sun, eight planets, comets, meteoroids, asteroids and stars make up our solar system. We discovered that each planet is very different from one another. Some are made of gas and some are made of rocks. Some planets have rings or moons, while others are tilted on their side.
Tallmadge Grandparents Day | May 9th
Moms N Muffins | May 11th | 7 am to 8 am
LAST Bring Your Parent to Work Time | May 21st
Memorial Day | NO SCHOOL | May 28th
Last Day of School | May 31st
Kindergarten Graduation | June 1st | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Articles: This week the students continued learning about how articles (a, an, the) are a part of speechused to indicatenouns. A hooks up with consonants. An hooks up with vowels. The hooks up with anything.
Above the students are identifying and labeling the nouns, verbs and articles found in each sentence, by using a large black triangle for nouns, a large red circle for verbs and a small light blue triangle for articles.
Floating paperclip: First, we filled a bowl with water then without much luck we tried to make a paperclip float. We decided to tear off a piece of tissue paper placing it on top of the water. After that we laid the paperclip on top of the tissue paper. Using the eraser end of a pencil we carefully poked the tissue paper until it sank, and it left the paperclip floating. We were able to perform this experiment because of surface tension.
Colorful sugar water density tower: We filled three cups up with different colored water. Then, we added different amounts of sugar to each cup of colored water (3 tablespoons, 6 tablespoons and 9 tablespoons). Using an eyedropper we layered the water with the most dissolved sugar on the bottom, the middle amount of sugar in the middle and the least amount of sugar on the top. We discovered that the water containing the most amount of sugar was more dense, allowing the water with less sugar to stack on top of the mixture with a higher density.
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 Darin (First Grade) and Isabel (First Grade)
On Monday we ate outside. On Tuesday we made litter bugs. On Wednesday we saw an astronaut read us a story.
“A Peek at Next Week” by Ms. Ashley
I can’t believe next week begins our final month of school! Next week, first year students will learn the etymology of the words “numerator” and “denominator,” will practice their knowledge of right, obtuse, and acute angles, and will learn how animals satisfy their needs. Second year students will have their next Metric System lesson, will begin studying quadrilaterals, and will complete their study of the main characteristics of vertebrates. Third years will learn the Large Bank Game, will study the internal systems of birds, and will begin drawing their imaginary island! Fourth year students will add integers, begin studying transitive and intransitive verbs, will look at toolkits of hominids, and will begin studying protists.
Spring Portraits – Tuesday, May 1, beginning at 9:30 am! Part of the proceeds from the photos will go towards buying our classroom new materials! Please sign up here to reserve your spot!