February, 2019

John Kotradi

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 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, and Welsh ) Thanks to our teachers that have taken the TEFL Thailand course we are able to teach your child a new language.

 

February Birthday:
A Montessori Classroom is comprised of multi aged students.  Students range from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.  Here is our newest 5 year old!

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

This student is taking the Albanese Assessment. The Albanese Assessment is a link between Montessori and traditional test taking. The Albanese Assessment focuses on math and language.

 

This boy is cutting using scissors and scissor work can be found in the art/practical life area. The importance of scissor skills is the opening and closing motion of cutting with scissors helps children develop the small muscles in their hands otherwise known as fine motor skills.

 

She is working on the 2nd introduction to decimals/exchanging. Introduction to Numerals of the Decimal System is a Montessori Math Early Childhood lesson. Pretty straightforward, the goal of this lesson is to introduce the numerals of the decimal system. We’ve moved from the overview, to quantity, and now to numerals. There is a new piece within this lesson. The child is introduced to the Montessori color coding of the numerals.

 

We spent some time on the human body. The students combined Elvis the Pelvis and the internal organs work. They placed the internal organs on the appropriate place on the skeleton.

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Presidents Of The United States

Letter Of The Week- T t

Rhyming Word Of The Week-  bed

Next Language will be- Dutch/Flemmish

Snack will be brought to you by Lana

 

Upcoming Events:

((((((((((((  Open House February 24, Sunday 2pm to 4pm  )))))))))))

 

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

 

—–Recess attire….  winter coat, hat, gloves or mittens that are waterproof (not cloth or yarn), boots, and snow pants! 

        If the child does not have one or all of these items they may be asked to stay in.

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

Angels. Notice the bright lighted halos? hehe

     

 

Meet our newest student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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