September, 2017

John Kotradi

Akron, The New York Of The Midwest???

This will be my last post about the oddities I learned of Akron when I moved here.  Akron has boroughs. Yes, boroughs.  When I was given directions to find something I was told’ “Go to Wallhaven, you’ll be near Northhill, or Highland Square is a cool place.”  I was expecting to find a subway that took me to all of these fun and exotic places!  Little did I know they were about ten minutes from each other!  Now that I am a fully immersed Akronite, I now understand what/where people are talking about when they mention Goodyear Heights or Westhill.  I nod my head in agreement because I now know what they are talking about…  The Boroughs Of Akron.

This week we talked about living and nonliving things. Your children now know what makes a living thing a living thing!  All living things reproduce, grow, eat or take in nutrients, breathe or exchange gas, and need water. We are all in agreement that plants, animals, trees, grass, are living things!

A Montessori classroom consists of multi aged students. In the Primary Classroom we have 2 1/2 to 6 year old children. This is our newest 3 year old!
The Number Rods are one of the beginning materials in the Math area. Number Rods help the child experience the “quantities” in addition to counting from 1 to 10.
This Math work is called Cards and Counters. This reinforces that each symbol (number) is made up of separate quantities. *** Notice the other students observing the student working on this material *** A big part of the Montessori classroom is the student learning from their peers by observing or by the older student teaching younger students.
Color Box 2 can be found in our Sensorial area. It is very attractive to our children with all the colors it contains. The children match the colors and identify what colors they are. We also introduce the terms primary colors and secondary colors when the student is ready.
This material is called Pink Rhyming and found in the Language area. The Pink Series focuses on the short vowel sounds. Pink Rhyming consists of the five vowel sounds and rhyming word within each group. For example. HAT: bat, cat, fat, sat. DOT: cot, rot, hot. **** Notice younger students observing the older student work ****

 

Peek At Next Week:

Mammals:
Characteristics:  Warm Blooded, have hair or fur, vertebrates, born alive!

Letter of the Week:
F f

Rhyming Word of the Week:
Big

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