April, 2019

John Kotradi

Line Time:
We are progressing with learning our songs for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show.  I have to say the students are doing very very well.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 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, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, and Malay).

 

Trivia Question:
In high school my football jersey was number 86.  Why did I chose this number?  This is a tough one!
Hint: It is a reference to a 1960’s television show.  {you can not google this} bwahahaha
For those of you who are interested I dislocated my right thumb in practice my senior year.

 

You Ever Notice?:
You get gobs of left overs for Thanksgiving but no one gives leftovers for the Easter Meal (especially if lamb is served).

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

An odd thing has been happening in my classroom. It is a phenomenon of an increased interest in puzzle maps. It may be that many students are in a sensitive period or they saw an older student (who is in a sensitive period) work with the puzzle map and they followed.  In any event I have never seen this kind of interest in puzzle maps but I am lovin it!

 

The Hundred Board is a fun and educational exercise found in the Montessori classroom to help children with their counting from 1 to 100. This is a material that breaks away from the concrete to the abstract portion of math.

 

I have science cards in my classroom. They are three part cards (one with just a picture, one with the picture and word, and one with just the word.) This student is working with the amphibian box.

 

This student is working on the teen board found in the math area. The numbers 11-19 are more of a challenge for a child to learn as their names are more complicated than those of the rest of the number system (11,12,13,15 do not follow the rules like 14,16,17,18,19).  The teen board helps to develop an understanding of how these numbers are formed from a ten and units and this teaches the foundations of the decimal system. The child associates between the quantity (concrete) and the numbers (abstract).

 

Next Week:
Line Time- International Festival Preparation

Letter Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Rhyming Word Of The Week- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Next Language will be- None scheduled due to International Festival Practice

Snack will be brought to you by Hunter

 

Upcoming Events:

International Festival Practice Wednesday, May 1st | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 6pm-7pm

International Festival Friday, May 3rd | Cuyahoga Falls High School, 5:30pm | Early Dismissal 12 Noon

—Moms and Muffins, Friday May 10th, 7am to 7:45am—

—Grandparents Day, Tuesday May 14—

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

My long hair is catching up with his. He claims I will never catch up with him. We will see.

 

Cheesy grins and what looks like a student running in the background.  He can not wait to work on the sandpaper letters.

 

You shoulda seen the other guy. Notice the scratch on her nose?

 

What’s a little frosting among friends?

 

 

 

 

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