April, 2019

John Kotradi

Line Time:
This week we got a big jump on learning our song for the International Festival and learning our lines for the show. 

 

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).

 

Random Thought:
There were a few things that disappointed me as a child and one thing was the misrepresentation or false marketing of cereal.  For instance Grape Nuts.  I expected a sweet grape flavored cereal and all I got was cereal that was hard as rocks and without flavor.  Grape Nuts, right!  More like Gravel Nuts.  In the 1970’s Ralston create the Chex Mix line (Rice, Wheat, and Corn). They were marketed beautifully with vibrant blue, red and yellow colored boxes and pictures of plump blueberries, strawberries, and bananas. Then you tasted the cereal and it tasted similar to what the box they were stored in or what I imagined the box would taste like. The only remedy to stomach these cereals was to pour a half of a cup of sugar on the cereal.  #tooth decay

See the below picture ant tell me what a six year old kid is expecting.

 

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is working on the color bead bars that is found in the math area The direct aim for this work is the color bead stair clearly distinguishes each number up to 9 as separate entities of differing quantities. The bead bars that compose it facilitate the construction of the numbers from 11 to 19 and show respectively their relation to the quantity of 10.

 

She is working on the metal insets and found in the language area. The metal insets have many purposes. these aims are but not limited 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 **Develop hand-eye coordination, to make small coordinated movements Experience the result of pressure on the pencil (light and dark) **Experience graduation of color **Develop fine muscles in the hand but also the larger muscles required for sitting and maintaining posture for writing Focus the mind, **Develop and strengthen the child’s concentration **Make movements up and down and left to right (when filling in or shading), this is significant when reading and writing Practice order **Repetition, and memory recall **Develop geometric sense including the name of each shape, how it is constructed, how it looks when turned or moved, how it relates to other shapes **Develop the ability to plan and carry out artistic designs. #WeReally Got Our Money Worth

 

This scene depicts an older student helping a younger student put on their shoes. In a Montessori classroom the older children naturally have the need to help others.

 

This scene captures students working on a variety of materials. The back upper right a student is working on the continent puzzle map which teaches the location of the seven continents. In the upper left two students help each other with a United States puzzle. In the foreground this student is working with a rhyming work that focuses consonant blends such as BLOCK, clock.. TRUCK, stuck. Children learn the phonic sounds of each letter and then begin reading words within word families. Children that have been exposed to rhyming can hear the similarities in words which aids them in early reading and spelling skills!  And my big ole knee is present in this pic.

 

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 Katie

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((  Easter Monday NO SCHOOL  Monday 4/22/2019 ))))))))))

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—

 

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You should the other guy.

 

What’s a little chocolate pudding on your face among friends.

 

Just some happy students in Mr.John’s classroom!

 

Frazzled at the end of the day. We really work our students.

 

 

 

 

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