Buckeye Room Bulletin
We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt. We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification. The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons. The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also learned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man.
Squirrels, those pesky critters?
The American Public Power Association (APPA) says that squirrels are the most frequent cause of power outages in the U.S. The APPA even developed a data tracker called “The Squirrel Index” that analyzes the patterns and timing of squirrels’ impact on electrical power systems. Turns out, the peak times of the year for squirrel attacks are from May to June and October to November.
Typically, the squirrels cause problems by tunneling, chewing through electrical insulation, or becoming a current path between electrical conductors. “Frankly, the number one threat experienced to date by the U.S. electrical grid is squirrels,” said John C. Inglis, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, in 2015.
A Message From Mr. John (my sister’s emotions and Beatlemania):
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish)
Know Your Languages (Polish):
Peek In The Classroom:
Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece
Letter Of The Week- V v
Rhyming Word Of The Week- ben
Next Language is Polish
Academic Enrichment Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number. We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.
We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the Hour
Synonym Of The Week: GOOD: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable
Sight Words Of The Week: write them
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5. Returning Tuesday, April 6
***** Progress Reports are coming soon ***** Keep an aye out for those in your email.
Friends, Frolic, and Fun:
Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (my dog Marty):