This week we learned about Adverbs. We now know Adverbs describe Verbs and is represented by an orange circle with the grammar symbols. Adverbs usually end in “ly” and if anyone asks how you are doing the Kindergarteners know to say I am doing WELL.
This week, we continued our study of Asia! We learned that the Yangtze River is in China, and we read a story about a little duck named Ping, who lived on a boat on the Yangtze River! We also had a special visitor come at talk to us about what it was like to live in India! We learned that in India, people sometimes ride elephants! We also learned that tigers live in Asia, but the majority of the tigers who are in captivity are actually in the United States!
We continued to practice for the International Festival and created The Leaning Tower Of Pisa. I am so proud of your children for the hard work they put into this event. They worked hard learning their lines, learning songs, and helping with the creation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I wanted to thank Kathleen and Sabrina for their hard work preparing your children for The International Festival.
The kindergartners listened to a story by the Brothers Grimm called the Shoemaker and the Elves. They started a new homework assignment to write a question about the story. They shared the questions and we discussed them in class. The kindergartners acted out two scenes where the elves are making the shoes ( we will be using several shoes from https://vessifootwear.com/ for the play), and when they find the clothes the shoemaker’s wife made for them. We learned some new vocabulary words and completed comprehension activities such as drawing the shoes the elves made, writing how the shoemaker and his wife felt after seeing the elves, and writing a poem.
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-The students will be listening to a Russian folk tale about a frog who takes a trip.
-The students will complete writing and art activities.
-The students will write a question to share for group discussion.
Articles: This week the students learned that 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.
Below 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.
Australia is the smallest of the seven continents. It is just one country surrounded by water. Australia is called the land “down under” because it is located under the equator. It has two big cities Sydney and Melbourne. The central part of Australia is called the “outback.” Australia produces more wool than any other country.
Asia is the biggest of the seven continents. It has more people living on it than all of the other continents combined. Asia has many different kinds of land such as: tundra, evergreen forest, wide grasslands, sandy deserts and tropical rain forest. The highest and lowest places on Earth are found in Asia which are Mount Everest and the Dead Sea.
Antarctica is an icy continent with no countries or people. Most people who do visit are scientist or visitors who are observing all the amazing animals and the climate. Antarctica has tall mountains that are covered by snow and ice. It also has thick sheets of ice and giant ice chunks known as icebergs.
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
I am just so proud of how hard our friends have Been working on the International Festival. This is also our last week learning all about North and South America. Tomorrow is the big day, so don’t forget that we have early release tomorrow at 12!!! See all of you at the show!
Take A Peek Into Next Week:
Next week is all about Down on the farm. We will be learning about baby animals, farmers, the different tools you will find on the farm, and also the different types of foods that are found on the farm.
Tomorrow is early release. Please pick your child up at 12!
Tomorrow is also the big day! Please bring your child to the high school at 5:00pm sharp!
“The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.” -Maria Montessori
The International Festival is always a very busy time at our school, but one of my favorites. Students (and teachers) have the opportunity to learn languages, traditions, and history about many different places that some of us have never been! It is wonderful to see students enjoying learning about people and places that are so different from what they usually experience. Montessori always had the idea that in order for the world to be more peaceful, that we must teach children about peace and tolerance. Learning about other cultures is one of the many ways we do this in a Montessori environment.
A Peek at Next Week
Next week, first year students will measure on a number line, will begin studying interjections, and will continue studying different angles. Second year children will add and subtract lengths and will continue studying interjections and triangles. Third year students will be focusing on building a city together by using their knowledge of perimeter, area, and volume. Fourth year students will continue studying early humans and bacteria and will draw line plots to show data.
Your kindergarten students have been learning how a pronoun (we learned about 6 of them .. he, she, it, we, they, you) takes a place of a noun. He is a boy, she is a girl, but never ever call a person an “it”. we also learned that the adjective describes nouns and of course can describe the pronoun.
No sight words or synonyms due to the International Festival
“We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active.” -Maria Montessori
We had such an exciting week continuing to set up our hydroponic system. We added snails at the end of last week, more male guppies this week, and discussed how to tell if a female guppy is pregnant and when we need to separate her from the other fish to keep the babies safe. After germinating our seeds for about ten days, we were able to plant the seedlings into the foam and baskets to add to our hydroponic system! Our students labeled the baskets so we can keep track of what is growing. Our students are also planning to sell our plants to raise money to continue our system next year. While all of the Montessori lessons are interesting and essential, it is always such a treat to see what projects students come up with, and complete, independently. Their confidence in their research skills, planning skills, and independence are amazing.
A Peek at Next Week
Next week, first year students will be introduced to equivalency of fractions, the Conjunction Grammar Box, contractions, and parts of the leaf. Second year students will learn how to do compound multiplication on the Large Bead Frame and will continue studying commas and triangles. Third year students will take the volume of liquids, practice using quotation marks, and will learn more about the phyla in the plant kingdom. Fourth year students will continue studying decimals, early humans, and bacteria.
Wednesday, April 18 – International Festival Practice – arrive by 5:45
Friday, April 20 – International Festival – arrive by 5:00