2/3 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

The past few weeks in music class, Ms. Lisa has been teaching us about the different instruments used in the story, Peter And The Wolf.


Academic Enrichment ^^^ Cuyahoga Falls Campus ^^^ Week Of 2/3/2020

Weekly Theme:
This week we discovered many geometric shapes such as there are 3 basic triangles (scalene, isosceles, equilateral). we discovered the trapezoid, chevron, rhombus, and a square is a special rectangle., polygons, and that all four sided shapes are called quadrilaterals.

 

 

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 23 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).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Geometry, Geometric Solids

Synonym Of The Week: Fat: overweight, big, bulky, heavy, plump

Sight Words Of The Week: more these

Language Of The Week: Cebuano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/ Ms. Kate/ January 29,2020

Oh what a fun week we had this week! Our weekly them was the 5 senses!!They had a blast doing different activities such as taste testing different spicy, sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and sweet foods. We also used all of our five senses when we made popcorn!! Some of our other activities that we had fun with was using our sense smell by guessing what food was under a cup,using our sense of touch to match different types of fabrics, and a fun take away game for our sense of sight. Ms. Amanda created fun crafts that went along with each of the senses.

We had fun guessing what each smell was under each cup! 
While blindfolded, I took one item away from the group and they had to guess which one I took away! 
Each box was filled with different objects. They had to use their sense of touch to figure out what was inside! 
Our friends created 5 senses puppets. 
For sense of sight they made binoculars!  

REMINDERS :

We are still in need of a few items for our Valentines day party. So please hop on our sign up!


Academic Enrichment ,,, Cuyahoga Falls Campus ,,, Week Of 1/27/2020

Weekly Theme:
We were introduced to division with manipulatives (golden beads/static, borrowing).

Surly kindergarten students. After I told them they did NOT have homework. hehe

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 21 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).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Geometry, Constructive Boxes and Geometric Cabinet

Synonym Of The Week: Skinny: thin, lean, emaciated, scrawny, slender

Sight Words Of The Week: other, some

Language Of The Week: Serbo Croation

 

 

 

 


1/27 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

 

In art class, Ms. Dana had us work together to create a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We had such a fun time!


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of January 27

This week our “Peek” was written by 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” written by Ainsley (fifth grade) and Kenadie (second grade)

This week the first years learned the “Personal Family Timeline.” The second years learned the “Months of the Year.” The third years learned “Taxonomy of Invertibrates.” The forth years learned the “Geometric Decanomial.” The fifth years learned how to “Create-a-City.” The sixth years found missing ciphers in different base systems.

Lower Elementary

These second years are practising Racks and Tubes. They are setting up their next equation.
They are doing flash cards. One person show the other an equation and the other answers it.

Upper Elementary

He is doing Table A. It is a table of multiples.
They are doing spelling. They are making words for “Squid Sweep.” It was invented by one of our students.

REMINDERS:

  • No Piano or Music Classes – Weeks of February 3 and 10
  • Parent Work Time – February 11 and 13 – sign up here!
  • Upper Elementary Valentine’s Party (student only) – February 14 – sign up here!
  • NO SCHOOL – Monday, February 17 – Presidents’ Day

 


Peek In Our Week ,,, Mr. John’s Class ,,, Week Of January 27, 2020

Line Time:

This week we learned a bit about the internal organs.  We started with the brain which is like the computer of the body.  It tells our body how fast to breathe and how fast our heart should beat.  We discovered the lungs help us breathe and puts oxygen in our blood. Our stomach digests food, the small intestines take nutrients out of our food and large intestines gets the remaining water from indigestible food and creates waste (poop) or as I referred to a bowel movement.  The kidneys process excess water and creates urine.  The liver removes toxins from the body. The liver is my fave internal organ.  What is yours?

 

 

 

Did you know?
Q) What is the difference between a Cantaloupe and Muskmelon?

A) A Muskmelon is a member of the reticulatus group, characterized by a net like ribbed rind and sweet orange flesh. A Cantaloupe is a member of the cantalupensis group, named for Cantalupo, a former papal villa near Rome. This group is characterized by a rough, warty rind and sweet orange flesh.

The below picture the Muskmelon is to the left and Cantaloupe is to the right.

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 15 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).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Working with the Internal Organ shirt. This is a work that shows where the internal organs are located.

 

The Cards and Counters bring the abstract to the concrete, allowing a child to feel the units as they count. Cards and Counters is a material that consists of 10 number cards, 1-10, and 55 round, red counters, each approximately the size of a nickel. Then the appropriate amount of counters are put under the appropriate number.

 

The Vowel Tree is a tactile, engaging way to teach and practice decoding words. This manipulative can be used with beginning readers to more advanced readers. Originally developed as a Montessori material, the vowel tree reinforces skills for all learners, tactile learners, auditory learners, and visual learners.

 

Meet our newest reader.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Pollution and Recycling

Letter Of The Week- S s

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bup

Next Language is Dutch/Flemmish

 

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:

Ode to Kobe Bryant.

 

You should have seen the other guy.

 

S squared

 

It is all about fashion. I present to you a paper hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek Into Our Week| Ms. Courtney’s Class| Week of January 20th

Martin Luther King Jr:

This week we talked about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. We discussed how he wanted to make the world a better place through equality. The class learned that he talked about his beliefs through peacful walks and speeches. The students talked about how we can all learn and be together no matter what we look like.

A Peek Into Next Week: Zoo Animals

Kindergarten:

This week the kindergartners started working on division. They learned that dividing is the act of separating something into groups equally. Here are some vocabulary terms they learned: Dividend-The amount you want to divide, Divisor-The number by which another number is being divided by, Quotient-The answer of a division problem .

A Peek Into Next Week: Division

Reminders: Valentine’s party-2/14| Presidents Day-NO SCHOOL 2/17

Enrichement Highlight: Art

The students learned about contrast with Ms. Dayna. They made a collaborative piece that is hanging in the entry way!

 

Work Time

This preschooler is working on the flag stamps. He is learining about different countries flags while strengthening his fine motor skills to color in the stamps.

This child is woring on the Binomial Cube. This material helps develop critical thinking skills, problem solving, and spacial understanding. The Binomial Cube also prepares the student for the algebraic equation: (a+b)^3=a^3+3a^2b+3ab^2+b^3.

These two preschoolers are working together on Golden Bead addition. They are learning that combining two small numbers (two addends) make a larger number (a sum).


Peek InOur Week … Mr. John’s Class … Week Of January 20, 2020

Line Time:
This week we looked at the skeletal system and if we didn’t have a skeleton we would be one messy blob on the ground (insert a flagellant sound).  We learned the skull protects our brain, the rib cage protects our lungs, and the spine keeps us sitting and standing straight.  We learned technical terms for our arms, leg and our digits which is a funny name called phalanges. We brought our life sized foam puzzle into our room.  His name is Elvis because we learned about the pelvis and it was a cool rhyming name.

 

 

 

Did You Know:
Pteronophobia is a fear of being tickled by feathers.  It’s also a fear of feathers themselves. The word “ptero” is the Greek word for feather, and “phobia” is also Greek, meaning fear.

 

 

January Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom consists of students ranging in age from three years to six years.  Here are our newest four and six year old students.

 

           

 

                          

 

Pastor Kirk Reads The Useful Moose:

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 15 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).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This boy is working on the Pink Tower and Brown Stairs. He found an extension which further supports the relationship between the two materials.

 

This student is working on the Nine Tray and is composing numbers with the symbol and quantity. It is difficult to se here but she wanted to compose the “year” 2020.

 

This student is working on the Sandpaper Letters. The direct purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory. The indirect purposes of the sandpaper letters are preparation for reading and writing. The sandpaper letters are an exciting and important material for the children to discover the letters and letter sounds.

 

This Kindergarten Student is working on her kindergarten kinder which includes lessons in math, handwriting and language.

 

 Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Internal Organs

Letter Of The Week- R r

Rhyming Word Of The Week- but

Next Language is Welsh

 

Upcoming Events:
Valentine Party: Friday, February 14, 2020.  Details to follow.

Art Museum Field Trip: Thursday, March 12, 2020.  Details to follow.

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

This student, for the life of me I don’t know how, got yogurt on her face and almost in her eye.

 

Happy boy!

 

Just some children being goofy.

 

These cuties know what a camera is for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Enrichment … Cuyahoga Falls Campus … Week of 1/13/2020

Weekly Theme:
We were introduced to division with manipulatives (golden beads/static, no borrowing).

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 21 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).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division w/ Golden Beads (dynamic / Borrowing)

Synonym Of The Week: Nice: kind, pleasant, delightful, good, helpful

Sight Words Of The Week: first, than

Language Of The Week: Polish