February, 2019

John Kotradi

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.

                            
Greek Warrior and Wisdom Goddess Ashlie came to visit.

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 23 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, and Serbo-Croation).

 

This is what I think about:
Sometimes I wonder the amount of weight staples and paper clips are manufactured in a year.  How is the measurement of the manufacturing of staples?  By unit (and would that unit be 1 individual staple or is a unit a sleeve or box) or by weight?  If anyone can enlighten me it will eliminate many sleepless nights.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Ms. Ashlie giving a presentation on the knobbed cylinders. The knobbed cylinders are the first materials to be presented in the sensorial area. They contain 4 blocks, each containing 10 cylinders with knobs, each cylinder fitting into its respective hole. The direct aim is visual discrimination. The indirect aims are preparation for writing; coordination of the fingers used to hold the pencil. Also refinement of voluntary movement. The child will be able to fit the cylinders with one precise movement. Preparation for mathematics.

 

These students are working with one of my science bins which happens to the rock bin. As you can see one student is using a magnifying glass to better see the texture of the rock.

 

This child is working on the 9 tray. He has already mastered identifying and composing numbers from 1 to 9,999. Now he is using this material for doing addition. For the sum he got 7,777. What did you get?

 

This girl is working on color box 3 which the aim is visual discrimination but she discovered what we call an extension. Montessori extension lessons offer additional experiences that increasingly become more complex and abstract than the baseline concept. She described this extension as a rainbow sun.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Rome

Letter Of The Week- W w

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  beg

Next Language will be- Cebuano

Snack will be brought to you by Morgan

 

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<<<<<< Akron Art Museum Field Trip March 14, Thursday in the morning >>>>>>

 

(((((((((( Spring Break week of  3/25/2019 to 3/29/2019.  Returning 4/1/2019  ))))))))))

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

Stickers on their lips, closely dressed, too cute.

 

Get a load of this giant strawberry.

 

Eeeww pink hands

 

This boy was showing me his treasure map he made. Then poof! More photo bombing.