This second month of enrichment classes has been enlightening as students continue to delve into Latin, Art, And Music. Each class is advancing from the fundamentals, and building on these skills by practicing with intent. This practice takes many forms in the classroom, including using text resources, painting, singing, and playing the hand-bells. Let’s take a look inside the enrichment classrooms for this month.
This month included fascinating and immersive content which has progressed each student from the general to the specific. We can’t wait to explore what the next month’s journey in Art, Latin, and Music.
The Kindergarten Students, as promised, are learning how to tell time old school! We identified what the minute hand and the hour hand are. We first learned how to tell time to the hour/O’ clock/ :00. We then learned how to tell time to the half hour/ half past/ :30. Next we looked at telling time to the quarter hour/ quarter past, :15 and of course we looked at quarter til/ :45.
Cultural Subjects: The kindergarten students can now count to ten in 13 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Itlaian, Russian, Romanian, and Swedish).
A Peek Into The Next Few Weeks: Telling time to the minute
One Of My Pet Peeves and there many… Shopping Carts
Shopping carts. Not that shopping carts irritate me it is the instances when I find a shopping cart stranded in the middle of the parking lot. Just sitting there minding it’s own business until the wind kicks up then it is an evil creature seeking out any unsuspecting car and hopelessly marring a beautiful paint job. I’m not annoyed with the cart itself but the person who left it in the parking lot. It really does not take that much effort to walk you cart fifty feet to the cart corral and it will reduce car scratches and help the workers collecting the carts. Whenever we (my children and I) get out of the car my children look for those stray carts since I’ve trained them to retrieve them and take them back into the store. At first they were annoyed with my request to get the carts but now they are fully on board and are on the verge of being trained to give “that look” to the people leaving the carts all over the parking lot.
Line Time Lessons: This week we swam the waters and learned about fish. We learned that fish are vertebrates, cold blooded, they have slimy, scaly skin, and some are born with jelly eggs and some are born alive. Some examples of fish were tuna, eel, and the ever popular shark. We know that all fish live in water.
Culture Subjects: We have been counting to Ten in 11 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, and Russian).
Views To The Classroom:
Take A Peek Into Next Week: Birds and the characteristics of.
This week, our class enjoyed learning all about leaves! They enjoyed learning about the parts of a leaf, why the leaves change color, and we even enjoyed shading leaves with crayons! We also learned about the season of Fall! We had so much fun!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-Learning the parts of the Bat.
-Learning about echolocation, and how it helps certain species of bats see in the dark.
-Making a Ven Diagram comparing bats to birds.
Dancing Apple Seeds: We placed apple seeds in a glass full of Sprite. Apple seeds are more dense than Sprite so they originally sank to the bottom until air bubbles started to form around the seeds, which then forced the seeds to float up to the top. When the bubbles popped the seeds sank back down. This made the apple seeds look like they were dancing!
Ozzing Pumpkin: We mixed hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, food coloring, dry yeast and warm water together to get a reaction. The dry yeast sped up the decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide by releasing the oxygen molecules into the dish soap making the pumpkin oz foam.
The last two weeks the kindergartners listened to a story called, Jamaica’s Blue Marker. This is a story about a little girl who has a classmate bother her. In the end, she finds out the little boy is going to move and is upset about it. She gives him her blue marker as a going away present since he didn’t have any art supplies of his own. The students completed writing and drawing activities such as, if they were Jamaica, would they be happy or sad about giving Russell the blue marker, and they had to draw a picture of what Jmaica’s face looked like when she yelled at Russell to stop.
A peek into the next two weeks
-The students will listen to a poem about a cat who has no home.
-The students will learn what a poem is.
-The students will continue to practice choral reading.
This week we learned all about pumpkins and the different parts like: flesh, pulp, stem, seeds and rind. The children were able to explore the inside of a pumpkin by digging out the insides and touching the seeds and pulp. The children were also able to try the seeds from the pumpkin and create a venn diagram of apples and pumpkins.
Parent Education Night Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30pm You can register to attend and for childcare by clicking this link
Bring Your Parent to Work Time Monday, October 23, 2017
Halloween Party Friday, October 27, 2017
A Peek into Next Week: Bats
The students will learn about the life cycle of a bat.
Do you ever get a song stuck in your head and can not get it out of your head? You are thinking the only way to get rid of this song is to listen to it. This usually happens to me right before bed (8 pm). So, I brush my teeth, change into the PJ’s, hop into bed, put on my ear buds, and listen to that stubborn song. I listen to it a few times but it reminds you of another song around that time period. I listen to that other song, then another, and another, and another…….. and before I know it, it is 1:17am and I have to get up in less than four hours. So there I lay wide awake thinking of a song I have not heard in awhile. I put in my ear buds because it won’t hurt to listen to just one song.
Weekly Theme: This week we looked at the Amphibian. We talked about how the Amphibians are vertebrates, cold blooded, their skin is soft and moist, and they are born from jelly eggs. Some examples of Amphibians are toads, frogs, and salamanders. We learned that the term amphibian means of two worlds. Amphibians are born in the water but live their life on land. The children enjoyed getting a closer look at our toads, Stiv and Darby and the Pac Man Frog, En Esch.
Our students can count to ten in 10 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian)
Sneak Peek Into Next Week: We will be learning about Fish, the characteristics and examples of.
We were so excited to end last week with a walking field trip to Tallmadge Circle. This week we had parents visit for “Bring Your Parents to Work Time,” continued to practice our play, and enjoyed a new science experiment about decomposers. This week, Lower Elementary students worked with the Small and Large Bead Frames, measured in grams, discussed the Mesozoic Era, and worked with the Constructive Triangles. Upper Elementary students worked with multiples, homonyms, prepositions, and angle word problems.
A Peek into Next Week
Next week Lower Elementary students will continue their dinosaur research, practice writing different lengths, learn about proper adjectives, and talk about surface tension. Upper Elementary students will change improper fractions to mixed fractions, work on commas as interrupters, practice note taking, and finish their review of prehistory.
10/23 Box Tops are due
10/25 All Halloween Party supplies should be dropped off by this date.
10/25 Parent Education Night Parent Education Night at 6:30pm (Tallmadge Campus) click on the link to register:
10/27 Halloween Play and Party – Remember to drop your child off at the Cuyahoga Falls Campus by 8:15 in regular clothing. Children will change into their Halloween costumes when we return to the Tallmadge Campus. They will need the regular set of clothing for gym this day.