A Peek At Our Week| Mr. John’s Classroom| Week Of October 30, 2017
Posted on November 3, 2017 at 10:47 am.
We have been counting to Ten in 11 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, and Romanian).
Peeking Into The Classroom:
This is an action shot of a student sorting. Inevitably, our reading books get mixed and become out of order but this student is assigned every day to put them in order. This set of books has four sets of ten and she enjoys the responsibility of doing and completing this task.
Rolling a mat develops O.C.C.I (order, concentration, coordination, independence) and development of muscles. The mat is to be rolled tightly and with even ends. Also, the purpose of the mat is to give the child his / her own personal work space while working on the floor.
The reason for this picture is not the material but how a student who is four years old is presenting and showing his peers how to use this work. Kindergarten students are not the only ones that present materials to others. All students have the potential to show others how the work with materials.
Did you ever wonder how the teachers keep track of all our students with all those materials on the shelf? The answer is a Montessori tracking program called MRX (Montessori Records Express). It tracks the individual student with the materials they are working on and mastered. It also exports that information to our progress reports and tracks attendance. We use MRX with our tablets.
This assessment this student is working on is called the Albanesi Assessment. This test is a bridge between the Montessori works and a traditional test. We give these tests to our kindergarten students and old preschool students.
Peek Into Next Week:
Next week we will learn about insects, arachnids, and invertebrates.
Letter of the week: K k
Rhyming word of the week: ox
11/16/17 (Thursday): Progress Reports emailed Upcoming Events:
11/17/17 (Friday): Parent Teacher Conferences
(NO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN)
11/21/17 (Tuesday): Harvest Party
11/22-11/26/17: Thanksgiving Break