Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment/Cuyahoga Falls | Week Of 4/16/2018

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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.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

The Kindergarten Students practicing handwriting.

 

Next Week:

Lesson: Conjunctions

Synonym of the Week:  talk

Sight Words of the Week:  look many


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 16th

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!

Working on matching the objects from the Initial Sound Box to their corresponding initial sound using the Sandpaper Letters!

 

So proud of her work on the 100 Board! This work aides the child in counting to 100 and learning the order of numeration!

 

Working on drawing some of the flags of Asia! We had so much fun preparing for the International Festival!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Outer Space


Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Class | Week Of April 16, 2018

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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.

Peek In Our Class:

We had a student’s grandmother give a presentation on India.

 

A student rolling clay to create the arches for the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

This student is painting the base for the tower. Notice his tongue as he is soooo focused on his task.

 

This student is coloring the flag that goes on top of the Tower Project.

Next Week:

Line Time:  Life Cycles

Letter of the Week: Z z

Rhyming word of the Week: bam

Farsi will be added to our languages

 

Upcoming Events:

Moms and Muffins: Friday 5/11 7am to 7:45am

Grandparents Day: Wednesday 5/6


A Peek Into Reading Group

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.

 


Academic Enrichment | week of April 16th | Tallmadge

Articles: This week the students learned that articles (a, an, the) are a part of speech used to indicate nouns. 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.

 

A peak into next week: Noun, Verbs and Articles


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of April 16th

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.

Work Time

Parts of a Mammal (Horse) Puzzle: This child is tracing and coloring the horse puzzle by doing this he is learning how to grip and hold a pencil correctly. It also helps refine his hand control to steady the pencil and he is learning the characteristics of a horse.
Linear Counting: This child is working on one of our cubed bead chains, he is identifying the names of the numbers and seeing the correspondence of the quantities with the written number on the cards. He is also discovering that 8X1=8, 8X2=16, 8X3=24 and so on.
Movable Alphabet: These children are saying the word of the object and matching the symbol with the correct initial sound to the object.
Suds Whisking: This child is using many motor skills while also remembering the order and sequence of each action to successfully suds whisk, which naturally leads to the development of concentration.
Introduction Tray: This child is being introduced to the decimal system and becoming familiar with the symbols and quantities associated with units, tens, hundreds and thousands. He is visually seeing the difference between 1 unit, 1 ten, 1 hundred and 1 thousand.

Reminders

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

A peak into next week: Solar System


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/April 19th, 2018

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!

Practicing for the big day! 
A few of our students working on our classroom project. Our project will be displayed in the cafeteria:) 
Our two kindergarten students are tracing, labeling, and coloring the parts of the tree and flower. The purpose of this work is to teach the different parts of the tree and flower. 
One of our friends worked so very hard on labeling, tracing, and coloring our continent puzzle. When working on our map puzzles the children are able to recognize the continent’s, countries, and the different oceans surrounding them.  

 

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.

Reminders: 

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!

Book share is also tomorrow


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of April 16

“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.

These second year students are putting together their knowledge of types of sides and types of angles to learn the Seven Triangles of Reality. Students are building the seven different triangles and then sketching them onto paper to keep for reference as we move through the rest of our Triangle Study. Learning about the different triangles will help students when they begin to study how to take the area and volume of different things.
This first year student has helped his group complete their model for the International Festival. His group researched Yosemite National Park. This group drew an aerial sketch of their park, built it using clay, and then painted it. Make sure to find it tonight at the International Festival to get a closer look at their hard work!
In kindergarten, our students are introduced to the parts of speech. Throughout their time in Elementary, they continue to study words, sentences, and parts of speech. This student recently began studying conjunctions. He is practicing what he learned by using our Conjunction Grammar Box. This material gives sample sentences that require students to decide which part of speech each word is. Practicing this work will help students with the structure of their writing.

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.

 


Peek In Our Week | Academic Enrichment, Cuyahoga Falls | Week of 4/9/2018

Lesson:

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.

Just the girls

Next Week:

Lesson:  Adverbs

No sight words or synonyms due to the International Festival


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of April 9

“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.

Our first graders and visiting kindergarten friend worked on their multiples this week by building the Decanomial. This was their second lesson with the Decanomial. This time, they went through and found which equations followed the Commutative Property.
The third year students are working on multiplying fractions. This week, they began by multiplying fractions by a whole number. After some practice with this, students will learn how to multiply a whole number by a fraction, then finally a fraction by a fraction!
These first year students are working with the Small Bead Frame. The Small Bead Frame can be used for adding and subtracting four-digit numbers. One of our first year students needed some help borrowing in his subtraction problem, so his friend came to help explain what to do! Students often learn better from their peers!
This fourth year student was reviewing how to multiply a binomial by a binomial. He noticed that the pattern, or order of operations, matched what he was doing with cross multiplying on the Checkerboard. Eventually, he will learn that this is the formula for the lid of the Binomial Cube he used as a primary student!

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.

REMINDERS:

  • Wednesday, April 18 – International Festival Practice – arrive by 5:45
  • Friday, April 20 – International Festival – arrive by 5:00