Peek In Our Week @@@ Mr. John’s Classroom @@@ Week of March 2, 2020

Line Time:
The month started off by going back in time and studying the Ancient Romans.  The Ancient Romans had similar Gods as the Ancient Greeks.  The king of all Gods in Rome was Jupiter and his wife Juno who was the Goddess of Marriage and childbirth.  Pluto was the God of the Underworld, Venus was the Goddess of Love,  Neptune was the God of the Seas, and finally we came across the God of War, Mars.  Did you notice that a lot of these Gods had planets named after them?

 

Did you know?
I am on a Peter Gabriel kick.  Mostly the 3rd album (aka Melt) and “So”

    

 

New Student:
Please welcome the newest student to the classroom.

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 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, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay).

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Practical Life was developed by Maria Montessori to assist in developing OCCI (Order, Concentration, Coordination, Independence). Practical Life is simply activities suitable for a child that allows the ability to work with a purpose or in a purposeful way to accomplish developing skills. She is grating a bar of soap and the next step is to WHISK it creating bubbles.

 

The colored beads representing each number between 1 and 9. Once put in order he will match the appropriate number to the number of the bead furthering the correspondence between quantity and symbol.

 

The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.

 

Metal Inset work can help the child to grip and hold the pencil (and hold the pencil upright), refine hand control to steady the pencil, develop movements of straight and curved lines, in preparation for letter formation or a continual line which can assist with cursive.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Art

Letter Of The Week- X x

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bel

Next Language is Hindi

 

Upcoming Events:
Akron Art Museum Field Trip: Thursday March 12 (in the morning).  FREE EVENT!

Spring Break: No School Friday March, 20 and returning Monday March 30.

International Festival: Friday April, 24.  !!!!!! SIGN UP FOR YOUR COUNTRY !!!!!!

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Crazy Sock Day!

 

Ya shoulda seen the other guy!

 

BFFs

 

What a Wacky Wednesday it Was

 

Kindergarten Corner:
Weekly Theme:

This week we learned how to tell time to the half hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Vowels and Consonants

Synonym Of The Week: DRY: dehydrated, arid, parched

Sight Words Of The Week: they that

Language Of The Week: Turkish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek at Our Week | Elementary | Week of March 2

We are wrapping up our work with the World’s Fair. Below is information Ms. Kelly emailed to all of you that I wanted to pass along!

Take a trip around the world with us!
At the World’s Fair, representatives from countries in the mid 1900’s would come from all over to share about their Country’s greatness. Artwork, theatrical skits, inventions, and more were exhibited to all visitors. The Swiss once demonstrated a clock so accurate it detected inconsistencies in the movement of the earth. General Motors “World of Tomorrow” Pavilion was the most popular exhibit in 1965, where visitors sat in seats that moved through displays showing what the world would look like in 2024!
Over the course of the last few months, Kindergarten and Elementary students selected a country and began their research to prepare for our version of the World’s Fair. Many students, for the first time, learned how to collect data from various resources and how to put together a research paper from start to finish. Next, they prepared their visual aids for their “exhibit” and lastly will dress to represent their country with a prepared presentation for you!
You don’t want to miss out on this fun time! Be sure to invite family and friends to learn all about countries like Tanzania, Egypt, Greece, Spain, England and more!

Lower Elementary

These second year students are creating calendars to show the holidays for the months of January, February, and March!
These students are working on their trifold boards for our World’s Fair! They had to draw a sketch of what they wanted their trifolds to look like, print or draw their information, then organize and glue it all on.

Upper Elementary

The fifth year students are learning about volcanoes. This student is using our world map and a dry erase marker to mark all of the active volcanoes in the world!
Our fourth year students are studying bacteria. We did an experiment with M&Ms to discuss what happens when we use antibacterial soaps and sanitizers. We discussed antibiotic resistant bacteria!

Enrichments by Ms. Erica

Students are taking recorder practice very seriously.
Students are practicing drawing characters from children’s books.

3/2 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

In science class, Mr. John had us put an organge and a peeled orange into a tank of water. We noticed that the orange floated and the peeled orange sank! Mr. John told us that the reason the orange floated is because of the air trapped inside. Thank you for such a fun science class!


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

Weekly Theme:
This week we learned how to tell time to the half hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Farsi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Vowels and Consonants

Synonym Of The Week: DRY: dehydrated, arid, parched

Sight Words Of The Week: they that

Language Of The Week: Turkish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enrichment Fun for the week of February 24, 2020

Science fun with water and oranges!!   What will happen if we place an orange into the water in the tank?  What will happen if we put a peeled orange into the water in the tank?  Will they both sink?  Will they float?

 

OH MY! The unpeeled orange floats and the peeled orange sinks!  What???  This can’t be! Let’s try this again!

Trying it again! This time we tried to hold the unpeeled orange down for 10 seconds! Guess what?? It still floats! Why does this happen? The secret?? There is an air bubble in the unpeeled orange that allows it to float.


A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of February 24th

Classroom: Dental Health

The past week we discussed how different foods and drinks can affect our dental hygiene. We learned that our teeth get sad and full of tooth decay from sweets and soda and get happy and shiny and bright from brushing and eating healthy foods. We also learned that every tooth has a specific job. The incisors are used for cutting food, the canines are used for tearing food and the molars are used for grinding food. We talked about the importance of constantly visiting a doctor to take care of our health in every way! For parents, we recommend clicking here to find a pediatric doctor who can monitor your child’s health!

A peek into next week: Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle

Kindergarten: Telling time to the hour

The past week the kindergarten students have been learning how to tell time to the hour. They learned that the long hand is the minute hand and the short hand is the hour hand. They also learned that when the minute hand is pointing to the 12 it means zero minutes have past that hour and we can say it is __ o’clock. 

A peek into next week: Telling time to the half hour

Reminders:

Bring Your Parent to Work Time | March 13th (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring)

Elementary & Kindergarten Event | World’s Fair | March 19th @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

No School | Teacher In-Service Day | March 20th

Spring Break | NO SCHOOL | March 23rdMarch 27th

Enrichment Highlight:
In science this week we etched a robot into a piece of iron using a salt water solution.
Work Time:
Trinomial Cube: This child is learning how to put the Trinomial Cube together while also getting an introduction into algebra and preparation for the formula a3+3a2b+3a2c+6abc+b3+3ab2+3b2c+3ac2+3bc2+c3.
Tooth Brushing: This child is learning how to care for herself while developing a sense of independence and refining her fine motor skills and coordination of movements to successfully brush her teeth.
Shoe Tying: These children are learning how to care for themselves while developing a sense of independence and refining their fine motor skills and coordination of movements to successfully tie a shoe.
Buckle Frame: This child is developing his hand-eye coordination, fine motor coordination and manual dexterity while learning to care for himself by successfully buckling the buckles.

Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Class *** Week Of February 24, 2020

Line Time:
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 Poseidon 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.

 

  

 

        

 

 

Did you know:
Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern.

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

These two girls are working with fractions.

 

This is an impromptu classroom reenactment.

 

She is working on her fine motor skills and brushing up on shape identification.

 

Part 1 of this activity is to grate a bar of soap. Part 2 is to whisk it into bubbles. Both steps are depicted here.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Rome

Letter Of The Week- W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week- beg

Next Language is Malay

 

Upcoming Events:
Akron Art Museum: Thursday March, 12.  Turn in your Field Trip Forms!

Spring Break: Starts Friday March, 20th returning Monday March 30th.

International Festival: Friday April, 24.    >>>> Sign up for a country on my classroom door <<<<

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

The hair and sparkly jacket…. It is all about FASHION!

 

Shorts in Winter? She longs for Summer. P.S. She did not leave the house like this.

 

 

Kindergarten This Week:
This week we learned how to tell time to the hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the half hour

Synonym Of The Week: Bad: incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

Sight Words Of The Week: then out

Language Of The Week: Farsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/February 27, 2020

Today we had so much fun  on our field trip to the Akron Children’s Museum! ! Thank you to all the parents who came and helped!

 
 

This week was all about Friendship!! We had so much fun reading some amazing books on how to be a great friend. We also created different types of charts on the characteristics of how to be a good friend to others. Ms. Amanda created some really fun crafts that went along with our theme!!!

Your kiddos did so amazing brainstorming all of their ideas!!
Just look at their friendship quilt!
Isn’t our friend”ship” so cute?

REMINDERS :

Don’t forget the International Festival sign ups  are on the door!!

 

 


Academic Enrichment *** Cuyahoga Falls Campus *** Week Of 2/24/2020

Weekly Theme:
This week we learned how to tell time to the hour/analog, hands and such.

 

 

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

 

Cultural Subjects:
We now can count to ten in 24 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, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi).

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the half hour

Writing: We will be using a sentence rewriter tool to enhance their writing ability.

Synonym Of The Week: Bad: incorrect, awful, unsatisfactory, faulty, defective

Sight Words Of The Week: then out

Language Of The Week: Farsi

 


2/24 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

In music class, Ms. Lisa began teaching us about pianos. We are so excited to continue learning about this musical instrument!