November, 2018

John Kotradi

Line Time:
Insects, arachnids, and Invertebrates- Creepy Crawly, creepy crawly creepy creep creepy crawly (reminds me of The Who song, Boris The Spider).  When we went over the five animals all of them were vertebrates (having a backbone and spine) but looking at Insects and arachnids they were invertebrates (no back bone or spine).   Most had what we call an exoskeleton which is the skeleton is on the outside.  This gives the creature support and protection.  We learned insects have a head, thorax, and abdomen, six legs, and two antennae.  We sang the characteristics of an insect to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Some insects are ants, bees, and butterflies. Arachnids have a head and abdomen, and eight legs. Some examples of arachnids are spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites.

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, and Swedish).

 

This alumnus came back to read to her old classroom. The alumnus is the girl in the chair. The gentleman sitting on the floor is the grandfather. Hehe

 

Birthday:
A Montessori Classroom is comprised of multi-aged students.  Here is our newest November 3, 4, 5 year olds.

 

   

 

 

Peek In Our Classroom:

The Pink Tower is arguably the most popular work in the classroom. This boy found different way to stack the blocks. The different ways to do things is called an extension.

 

Rolling a mat is one of the first things taught to new students. When students work on the floor the mat is their personal work area.

 

These girls are working on the Africa Puzzle Map. The obvious purpose is to place and identify countries in the continent. Also, the puzzle maps showcase the difference between land and water, and help to develop an appreciation for spatial awareness. The pegged puzzle pieces, which are used in most Montessori classrooms, have a secondary purpose as well. When a child grips the pegs, it’s actually preparing his or her hand to use a pencil. The pegs help to refine a child’s fine motor control, and will make the transition to holding a pencil that much smoother.

 

Remember this girl who was part of my blog for the last two weeks? She is still in that Sensitive Period of handwriting. Remember a Sensitive Period is a time frame where the child has a thirst for learning a certain skill in a certain area.

 

This child is working on the red rods found in the Sensorial Area. The direct aim is visual discrimination of difference in dimensions (length) and muscular memory of length. The indirect aim is preparation for mathematics. This child discovered that each rod is the exact length longer of the shortest rod. She is measuring all of the rods in this pic. ***** Notice how she is creating interest with other children ? ******

 

Next Week:
Line Time- Dinosaurs

Letter Of The Week- L l

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bot

Next Language will be Tagolog

Snack will be brought to you by August

 

Upcoming Events:
11/15/2018 Thursday— Operation Christmas Child Packing 

11/16/2018 Friday—  Parent Teacher Conferences   << NO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN  >>

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11/20/2018 Tuesday—  Harvest Party

^^^^^  Still time to observe my classroom  ^^^^^

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Look! I am as big as the longest Red Rod.

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

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