May, 2019

John Kotradi

Line Time:
Baby Animals- Baby animals was the theme for the week.  We started out by what we call human babies (younger children).  We came up with the term “kid”.  We then discovered a kid is a baby goat and we should call human children, well, children.  We went over the easy animals such as cats/kittens, dogs/pups, but went on with ducks/ducklings, chickens/chicks, pigs/piglets, manatee/calf, geese/gosling, peacock/peachick, kangaroo/joey.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 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, Malay, Hindi, Farsi).

 

Trivia Question:
The answer to my trivia question of what was my football jersey number in high school was 86.  This was the agent number (86) of Maxwell Smart in the TV series Get Smart.  Yes, that is how I picked my jersey number.

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

Nap time, nah.  Meditation, you bet.  The television/app was asking the children to close their eyes, build a tree house, and imagine a warm sunny day with birds chirping in their mind.  It was called The Tree House Meditation. And please don’t think a three year old can’t do this. It requires quiet, peacefulness, it requires you to invite the child when they are calm and well rested, but a usually rambunctious three year old can do this.  I think a few children fell asleep during this meditation.  I know I was dozing off.

 

This work is called Cards and Counters found in the math area. The red counters each represent one unit, and this emphasizes for the child the fact that each number is made up of different quantities. … Indicating the difference between odd and even numbers is one of the direct purposes of the Cards and Counters. A natural control of error occurs at the end of the activity if you have any counters left over or not enough to fulfill 10.

 

This scene shows two work stations working on handwriting/pre cursive excersises. Starting the students with cursive is imperative due to uninterrupted movements of the hand may make cursive letters easier for children to form, and for this reason, some Montessori primary classrooms introduce children to cursive letters first.

 

These two students are working on the living and non-living cards. Living things reproduce, taking energy or eat, exchange gasses or breathe, and grow.

Next Week:
Line Time- Animal Groups

Letter Of The Week- I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bud

Next Language will be- Turkish

Snack will be brought to you by Harper G.

 

Upcoming Events:
—Grandparents Day, Tuesday May 14—

*** Great Lakes Science Center Field Trip, Tuesday May 28 ***

 

Fun, Frolic, and Friends:

You shoulda seen the other guy.

 

I do not know what was being discussed in this special/secret meeting. I do know I was purposefully excluded since I was a boy….  I did catch as I eaves dropped on the conversation that the girl in the green was telling the rest of the girls that “it is close to the end of the year and some of us are going to other schools but we will always be friends and always be together.”  Her words not mine.  I kind of teared up a bit.

 

It is a test of wills.

 

Warm weather produces shorts and skirts and exposes bruised legs. A good indication of active children.

 

 

 

 

 

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