A Peek At Our Week – Aspen – 09/18/23 – 09/22/23 – All About Apples!!

This week in Aspen it was all about Apples!! The Aspen students spent the week learning how apples grow, what they need to grow, learned how to identify and name the parts of an apple, and got to observe and explore the parts of an apple with our apple observation activity. At the same time, Aspen took their scientific observation to the next level by engaging in a very yummy science experiment involving apples. We took a red apple (Red Delicious), a green apple (Granny Smith), and a yellow apple, (Golden Delicious) and taste tested them! Our experiment was to see if they tasted the same or different! Ask your apple scientist what they discovered! Since we were slicing apples, Aspen then took the opportunity to discuss fractions. Aspen learned about whole, half, one- third, and one- fourth while slicing our apples for our experiment. A very big thank you to Lily for bringing in apples for us to use for this lesson. Finally, we shifted gears and used our apples for something other than eating! We made apple prints with sliced apples and paint. Our Week in Aspen sure was Appletastic!!

This week we also had our first field trip to Ramseyers Farm and enjoyed some Fall themed fun ! We learned all about Pumpkins, how they grow, and got to pick our very own perfect pumpkin!! A big thank you to all of the Aspen parents that made our field trip special and fun! Ms. Angela and I truly enjoyed spending the day with you and your child! Happy pumpkin carving with your perfect pumpkins!!

This week in Readers and Writers Workshop the kindergarten students continued their literary and phonics fun! In Readers Workshop the Cardinals continued their work exploring phonological awareness, sight words, sentence structure, and comprehension skills ( focusing on the concept of sequencing). We read the book If You Give A Pig A Pancake and The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate The Wash and discussed sequencing within these stories. We then placed events in order from from their occurrence within the story! Our Cardinals have some great recollection and comprehension skills!! The Chickadees continued their fun with phonics and phonemic awareness by engaging in sound games, sound activities, and began practicing segmenting words! They also continued to practice following directions and completed two worksheets this week. The Chickadees also engaged in more sight word work!

Next week Aspen will be learning all about Pumpkins and the life cycle of a pumpkin!

Creative fun with the Geometric Magnetic Tiles!

Pattern work with the Apple Pattern activity.

Labeling the parts of an apple.

Exploring phonics with the CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words! Phonics is fun!!

Matching and folding socks is a favorite Practical Life activity in the Aspen room!!

Practicing handwriting skills tracing letters!

A Peek into our Week – Cherry Blossoms – week of 9/18/23

Our Focus Lesson:

This week we learned all about the Four Seasons. We learned that we are currently in the season of summer but that the season will change this Saturday to fall or autumn! We discussed what sort of activities we could do in all of the seasons, what the different temperatures would feel like in each season, and some of the things we can observe with our scientist eyes. We also learned that because of the tilt of the Earth on its axis, that while we are having summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere is having winter! We’re really looking forward to exploring all that fall has to offer us over the next months!

Ms. Sam giving a group lesson about what we would see in each of the 4 seasons.
This child completed the 4 seasons sorting activity we have in Science!
“Let’s sing the 4 seasons song! Winter, spring, summer, fall!” We love to sing along with Jack Hartmann!

Preschool Corner:

Our preschoolers have been busy sorting in both the Practical Life and Sensorial areas of the classroom. All year long we will be practicing sorting by color, shape, size, and then by two attributes at once! Why is sorting so important? Grouping objects by color, size or shape helps develop visual memory, a skill that assists with problem solving!

This preschooler is sorting butterflies by color.
This preschooler is sorting the characters by shape.
This preschooler is sorting by both shape and color!

Kindergarten Corner:

Our Kindergarteners have been so busy working on their individual reading skills with Ms. Tonya in the classroom and Ms. Kelley during Reader’s Workshop. They love to read their books to their teachers! They also completed their lessons on the different types of triangles with Ms. Sam this week in the Sensorial area of the classroom. In Math, we are diving into our Addition unit!

These Kindergarteners had a lesson on how to use the Addition Strip Board to practice their addition math facts!


A big Happy Birthday to our newest 4 year old and our newest 5 year old!

A Peek into Work Time:

Our individual work periods are getting longer and we are well on our way to being a normalized classroom. What is a normalized classroom? Maria Montessori wrote, “The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” Some characteristics of a normalized classroom would be a room where the children are freely choosing their work activities, concentrating on their work, and finding joy in the work that they are doing.

Here’s a snapshot of what work time looks like in our classroom!

Ramseyer Farms!

We had a BLAST at Ramseyer Farms! It was such a beautiful, perfect day! A huge THANK YOU to all of the parents and grandparents that helped make our field trip such a success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

A Peek into Next Week:

Our Focus Lesson: Apples

Important Dates:

October 27: Trunk or Treat event

November 10: Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for students)

Peek In Our Week ### Thee Buckeye Room ### Week Of September 18, 2023

Thee Buckeye Bulletin

Line Time:
Living and Non-Living-  This week we talked about living and non-living things. Your children now know what makes a living thing.  All living things reproduce, grow, eat or take in nutrients, breathe or exchange gases, and need water. We are all in agreement that plants, animals, trees, grass, are living things!  My shoe is not a living thing nor am I at 5:00 am.  Some of the parents are not living until they have had their coffee.  My youngest son’s shoes may or may not be living.  I do not get close enough to tell due to the smell and I may have seen them move on their own….  Boys that are 17 years old, SMH.

A Message From Mr. John (Dang Mosquitos):

Fun Fact: (Dang Mosquitos, again)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls mosquitoes the “world’s deadliest animal.” It’s a weighty moniker for an insect that weighs just 2.5 milligrams, but it’s well deserved because vector-borne diseases, including those transmitted by mosquitos, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide every year. They are truly evil things.

Souless, Pesky things!

Trivia: What was the name of the band that visited Gilligan’s Island?

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 7 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek)

Know Your Languages (Greek):

Enrichment (Science):

These students are demonstrating cylinder strength

Peek In Our Week:

She is working on the Movable Alphabet. The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.
He is working on a math material named the 9 Tray. The aim of the 9 Layout lesson is to help children understand number placement (1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s) as well as reiterate the association between quantity and numeral.
Here is one of my readers. The ability to read is an essential skill, one that children absolutely love to learn. The Montessori-based approach to develop reading skills gives children a solid reading foundation and confidence to read and learn on their own. Children who are read to often are proven to be more successful readers themselves.
They are rolling mats. This will be one of the first activities which we teach 3-6 year old children coming to the Montessori classroom. Rolling and unrolling a mat teaches children patience and how they should be doing stuff for themselves, and not relying on the teachers to roll and unroll a mat for them.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Mammals

Letter Of The Week- F f

Rhyming Word Of The Week- big

Next Language is Japanese

Upcoming Events:
Nothing really going on. Lets celebrate… hmmm… my pseudo birthday with jelly donuts!

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Themes:
Next Week:
Geography.. Continent/Fun Facts
Math.. Multiplication w/carryovers
Language.. Nouns/Verbs
Geometry.. More geometric shapes

Synonym Of The Week: SAD, miserable, gloomy, depressing, downtrodden, glum, unhappy

Sight Words Of The Week: from he

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

The tall and the short.
Deep in thought.

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (ouch!):

A Peek At Our Week – Aspen – 09/11/23 – 09/15/23 – The Parts Of A Tree!

This week in Aspen we began our Botany lessons with learning all about the Parts Of a Tree. The Aspen students used our Botany Tree puzzle to learn the names of each part of a tree. At the same time, we also discussed that each part of the tree has a special job or function that it does. Each part of the tree performs a special job that helps the tree grow strong and healthy. For example, Aspen learned that the roots collect water , minerals, and nutrients from the soil and help to stabilize and keep the tree upright. Aspen then examined the trunk and branches of a tree and learned that the bark protects the wood inside the tree. In fact, something amazing occurs inside the trunk! Aspen learned that the trunk and branches have different types of wood underneath the protective layer of bark. The part called the inner bark or “Phloem” is the part or pipeline through which food is passed to other parts of the tree.This is the part of the tree that; only lives a short time , turns to cork, and eventually becomes part of the protective Outer Bark! The Cambium cell layer or growing part of the tree trunk produces new wood and gets its food through the phloem from the leaves. The Sapwood is the pipeline through which water is transported to the leaves and the Heartwood is the center supporting pillar of a tree. Aspen was fascinated by how many special events occur inside the trunk! Finally, Aspen discussed the important function of the Leaves. We learned that the leaves are the food factories providing nourishment for the tree!

After investigating the parts of a tree, the Aspen children became scientists and discussed the needs of a tree! We learned what trees need in order to grow and then researched different types of trees. For instance, the Aspen students determined that a tree needs water, sunlight, soil (minerals and nutrients), and Carbon Dioxide. We then explored where carbon dioxide comes from and discovered that we help the trees and the trees help us! They help by giving us the Oxygen we need to survive! We learned this is called a symbiotic relationship! Finally, we discussed the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees. We then took a closer look at different kinds of tree seeds, leaves, and bark with our Botany tray! We encourage your child to bring in any leaves, seeds, bark, or scientific nature related objects. However, we do ask that you limit the amount of objects for our Botany tray to two items. I know they will discover so many fascinating treasures but please have them choose their favorites! Happy hunting!!!

In Readers Workshop the Cardinals continued to practice using their decoding skills while practicing preliminary comprehension activities, they also practiced following directions, and mastered their first box of sight words! The Chickadees continued to be Sound Detectives and decoded object clues and matched them to their corresponding letter sounds! We practiced segmenting words and we realized that words are just made up of sound clues! The Chickadees also engaged in following directions by completing worksheets utilizing the skills they have acquired. Both groups are learning how to write the date when writing their name on their work!

Next week it is All About Apples! We will take a close look at the parts of an apple, engage in a scientific taste test, explore fractions with apples, and engage in apple themed art projects!!

PICTURE DAY – Wednesday September 20

RAMSEYER FARM FIELD TRIP – Friday, September 22

Tracing the Sandpaper Numbers while learning the linear sequence of numbers!

Preliminary classification work with our shell activity!

Labeling the Parts Of A Tree!

Science fun with Mr. John!!!

A Peek into our Week – Cherry Blossoms – week of 9/11/23

Our Focus Lesson:

We learned all about our 5 Senses this week in the Cherry Blossom classroom! Our 5 senses are seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. We learned that we use our 5 senses to learn all about the world around us every day. We practiced using our sense of sight to match pictures, our sense of hearing to pair sound cylinders, our sense of touch to match fabrics, and our sense of smell and taste during lunch!

This child is using our sound cylinders. He is listening to the sound the red cylinder makes and matching it to the blue cylinder that makes the same sound using his sense of hearing.
This child is using our fabric box. The fabric box contains different types of fabrics that feel different from each other. The child may use a blindfold, if they choose to, to match the two pieces of fabric together using their sense of touch.

Ms. Sam introduced the Blossoms to the Where I Am in the World lesson. She started by introducing the children to their planet, then continent, country, state, city, and finally our school. This is an introductory lesson that we will build upon all school year long!

OH – IO!

Preschool Corner:

I am sure you are familiar with the sandpaper letters. This beautiful work is well known in the Montessori classroom environment. But the children use these letters in so many different ways! In the Blossoms class the letters a, c, r, and t can be found in the red pouch. If your child ever mentions the red pouch, then they are working on these letter sounds! We always teach sound first, and letter name later.

This preschooler is tracing the sandpaper letter and writing the letter in the sand tray, while being introduced to the sound!
This preschooler knows the sounds these letters make, so he is now isolating the beginning sound of the word and matching the corresponding picture to the letter sound.
These two preschoolers are playing I Spy. They are helping each other practice isolating the beginning sound of words.

Kindergarten Corner:

Reader’s Workshop and Writer’s Workshop are going so well with this group of Kindergarteners! In Reader’s Workshop, children played games with Ms. Kelley to isolate the beginning sounds of words. Readers also read short stories and answered comprehension questions.

In Writer’s Workshop, our young authors began adding labels to their illustrations. We worked on stretching our words out slowly and writing down the sounds they hear.

This Kindergartener drew an amazing under the sea picture. You can see she is labeling the animals in her illustration with the first sound she hears in the word.
This Kindergartener labeled her zoo illustration and it is wonderful!

Enrichment Spotlight: Tae Kwon Do Demo!

Blossoms had so much fun at the Tae Kwon Do demo this week with Master Barnick! Master Barnick introduced stretching, punching, kicking, and a fun game. We also practiced yelling “Yes, sir!” after directions were given.

A Peek into Work Time:

Blossoms were introduced to Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh in art class this week. We brought this lesson into the classroom and made beautiful pictures using markers.
This Kindergartener was introduced to “magic e” this week! He is working with the Vowel Tree to practice reading words where the vowel says its name.

A Peek into Next Week:

Wednesday 9/20 is Picture Day!

Friday 9/22 is the Ramseyer Farm field trip!

Peek In Our Week +++ Thee Buckeye Room +++ Week Of September 11, 2023

Line Time:
Food Groups,
This week we had fun learning about the food groups in our class. Grains and Cereals (pasta, rice, bread, cereal, crackers), Fruit (apples, grapes, kiwi, mango which is my favorite), Vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, potato, broccoli, eggplant, which is my favorite) Dairy (my favorite… milk, cheese {I love cheese/smoked gouda}, yogurt), meats (beef, pork, chicken), and proteins, fats and sugars and how many servings we should have per day.

A Message From Mr. John (I really am shy):

Fun Fact:
Giraffe ‘horns’ are not actually called horns, but ‘ossicones’ and both female and male giraffe have them. Ossicones are formed from ossified (hardened into bone) cartilage and are covered in skin.

Remember this guy’s name? Bragging rights who knows without using Google.

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 6 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French)

Know Your Languages (French):

Enrichment (Music):

Ms. Lisa explaining musical terms.

Peek In Our Week:

Kinders working in their Kindergarten Binder.
She is working on the Ten Board. This work strengthens the correlation between quantity (tens) and symbols (10,20,30….)
A curious student observes work on the Colored Bead Bars. The Bead Stair consists of colored bead bars that concretely represent the numbers from 1-9. These bead bars with their characteristic colors are used to learn countless math concepts from basic counting, to skip counting, to addition, to multiplication, and even to the squaring and cubing of numbers.
She is working on the Number Rods with symbols. The Number Rods also help children learn the names of numbers and their sequence and learn to correctly associate between the spoken number and its quantity. Children grow to understand that each rod represents a unique quantity and that each number is represented by a single object as a whole, separate from others.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Living and Non-Living Things

Letter Of The Week- E e

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bad

Next Language is Greek

Upcoming Events:
Ramseyer Farms- 
Friday, September 22, 2023

Picture Day: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Themes:
Next Week:
Weekly Themes:

Geography. Continent Fun Facts ll
Math. Multiplication no carry overs
Language . Nouns and Verbs
Geometry. Geometric Shapes ll

Synonym Of The Week: HAPPY: cheerful, content, jovial, joyful, merry

Sight Words Of The Week: our was

Showing the addition symbol.

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Strike a pose.
Just a funny face.
You should have seen the other guy!
Does this hurt his eyes?

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (A Cat With One Eye):

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A Peek At Our Week – Aspen- 09/04/23/ -09/08/23 – The Reasons For Seasons!

This week in Aspen it was all about the Seasons! Aspen learned that there are four seasons Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring! We also learned that here in Ohio we are lucky to experience all four seasons! We then discussed the characteristics of each season and our Aspen students shared their observations and talked about their favorite seasons! During Line Time, we used our Painted Globe and a flashlight to demonstrate the reason we experience four seasons in Ohio. Therefore, the Aspen students were able to visually experience the concepts of seasons, day and night, and learned some new vocabulary words ( rotation, axis, tilt, and orbit). Aspen learned we live on a planet called Earth that orbits a star called the Sun. As our Earth rotates and orbits our sun, only part of our planet experiences day and night. The part facing the sun has daytime and the part facing away from the sun has nighttime. The Aspen students had so much fun creating day and night with the flashlight and Painted Globe! We then took our experiment to the next level and discussed how the Earth rotates on its axis and experiences a tilt. We can’t feel the Earth rotating and tilting but we can feel the results of the tilt of the Earth! When Earth’s axis or our part of the world is tilted towards the sun and is receiving lots of direct sunlight, we will experience summer! Lots of sun equals lots of heat! Then something special happens, the tilt shifts the axis a bit giving us less direct sunlight leading to cooler temperatures giving us Fall!! As we experience Fall we eventually tilt receiving even less direct sunlight. Which leads to a significant drop in temperature giving us cold weather with snow and ice! Then something special happens again, as our Earth continues its orbit, it’s rotation, and the tilting of it’s axis the Earth begins to tilt towards the sun giving us more direct sunlight melting the snow and ice while warming us! As a result, we experience Spring! Then the process repeats all over with Summer, Fall,Winter, and Spring! This Repeating process lead Aspen to also discuss patterns and repetition! Aspen also learned that different parts of the world experience different seasons at different times and some do not experience four seasons like Ohio!! This allowed for us to learn two more vocabulary words (Hemisphere and Equator)! It sure was a busy and scientific week in Aspen!

Next week the Aspen students will begin their Botany classification work with the Tree Puzzle! Students will learn how to identify and name each part of a tree. At the same time, they will also learn the function of each part! See you Monday!!

The Kindergarten students continued their work with phonics in Readers’ Workshop and began illustrating books in Writers’ Workshop! In Readers Workshop the Cardinals engaged in more word play manipulating sounds to create words, discussed new Sight Words ( he, she, me, we, I , see, look, you and a). They then practiced following directions completing in class follow -up work. The Chickadees continued their work with the identification of letter sounds and then engaged in multiple in class follow-up work activities. Chickadees then used their knowledge to identify sounds and name things beginning with the corresponding sound! They also practiced writing their name and date on their follow-up work.

Reason For Seasons – Science Experiment! Using our Painted Globe to visually experience the concepts of Day and Night and the Seasons!

Visual Discrimination of color with The Color Tablets! Matching colors for Sensorial fun!

Phonics fun with The Moveable Alphabet!

Handwriting practice!

A Peek into our Week – Cherry Blossom Classroom – week of September 4, 2023

Our Focus Lesson:

This week all of our Blossoms learned characteristics of living things and characteristics of non-living things. We learned that living things need food, water, and air. Living things also grow and make more of themselves, or reproduce. Your child practiced identifying if items were living or non-living. You can practice this concept with them at home!

Blossoms were also introduced to categorizing in the Science area. Children practiced identifying if something was an animal or a plant. We learned that animals move on their own, while plants stay where they are. Animals also eat food while plants make their own. Another concept you can practice with your children at home!

This is Spike, one of our classroom plants. We discussed how Spike is a living thing because it needs food, water, air, it grows, and it makes more of itself.
This is Fred, another of our classroom plants. Fred is a non-living thing. It does not need food, water, or air. It will not grow and it will not make more of itself.
Ms. Sam is reading one of our favorite books, I am Josephine and I am a Living Thing.

Preschool Corner:

Preschoolers worked on their Handwriting skills this week!

This child is working with our cursive booklets. We work on holding our marker correctly and following the line from the apple to the tree. This is a beginning handwriting work that prepares our hands for writing!
This child is using the chalkboard to practice writing her name. We use this chalkboard to not only focus on correct formation of letters, but also practice keeping our letters within the box. We are developing those fine motor skills!
This child traced and labeled a horse! This work activity can be found within the Science area of our classroom, but also works on our handwriting skills!

Kindergarten Corner:

Our Kindergartners continued their study of the seven continents this week! They traced and labeled our world map puzzle on posterboard which we proudly displayed in the classroom for all to see!


A big Happy Birthday to our newest four year old and our newest five year old!

A Peek into Work Time!

We bring the concept we are learning in Art Class with Ms. Varela into the classroom on a tray in the art area. This week we focused on pasting small pieces of paper onto a line. More fine motor development!
This child is working on his one to one correspondence in Math with counting objects! We will tell the child a number and then have them count out the correct amount of popsicle sticks!
This child is working with our object to picture matching activity in the Language area of the classroom. This is just one of our many prelanguage works – the activities we do before we begin letters!

Oh My, Butterflies!

Remember those caterpillars you saw at Open House? Well they have completed their metamorphosis! (Metamorphosis is one of my most favorite words!) Our butterflies hatched this week and we were excellent scientific observers as we watched how the butterfly moved its wings.

This female monarch butterfly is off to Mexico for her long migration!

Movement Fridays!

We are all about moving on Fri-yays! This week we had a wonderful dance party in the gym with our Aspen friends, and we also met Ms. Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga in the classroom! Check out our awesome yoga poses!

A Peek into Next Week!

Our Focus Lesson: The 5 Senses

Important Dates:

September 11 – Tae Kwon Do Demo

September 20 – Picture Day

September 22 – Ramseyer Farm Field Trip

A Peek At Our Week – 08/28/23 – 09/01/23 – Aspen – The Days Of The Week and Using A Calendar!

This week in Aspen we began our calendar work during our morning group lesson (Line Time). We discussed what a calendar is, how we use it, and identified The Days Of The Week, the Months Of The Year, and learned how to find the date on a calendar! All week we practiced learning the names of The Days Of The Week and worked on the order in which they appear on the calendar. Aspen even learned a special Days Of The Week song to help them remember the order and names of The Days Of The Week! Ask your child about our special Days Of The Week song! During this process our kindergarten students were learning how to write the date on their work plans while utilizing the calendar in our classroom to find days, dates, and months. The Aspen students also continued to practice their Procedural Movement Lessons and have begun to acclimate and settle into classroom routines! Aspen has been doing a great job staying in line when walking in line to the classroom or outside for recess. We have been practicing staying behind the person in front of us!

The kindergarteners received their first kindergarten lessons this week and began learning some valuable time management skills! After each kindergarten lesson the kindergarteners will be given follow-up work pertaining to their lesson. Therefore, receiving a reinforcement and an independent exploration of the concepts within their lessons. This is a new concept for many of our kindergarteners and will take practice and time learning how to accomplish academic tasks while engaging socially within the classroom.

This week Aspen also began going to their Enrichments! Aspen students got to experience Music with Ms. Lisa, Art with Ms. Varela, Science with Mr. John, and Library with Ms. Lindsey! We had so much fun in each of these classes!!

The Kindergarteners also experienced their first Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop this week! Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon the kindergarteners will receive in depth lessons where they practice their reading and writing skills while independently applying the skills they learn. The kindergarteners are divided into two groups The Cardinals and The Chickadees to allow for more individualized instruction. This week in Readers’ Workshop The Cardinals engaged in “word play” by manipulating phonetic sounds to form words. As a group we created three and four letter words and began our discussions regarding the rules of reading! Therefore, the Cardinals learned that the key to reading involves being a good “Sound Detective” , learning phonogram rules (sh, ch, th, Vowel Teams, e at the end …etc), and identifying Sight Words. The Chickadees engaged in various Phonics activities (games) and played Bingo identifying their letter sounds! The Chickadees also learned the importance of being good “Sound Detectives ” and also discussed the rules of Reading. Both groups did an awesome job and are going to have so much fun in Readers’ Workshop this year!

The Cardinals and Chickadees also engaged in pre-writing and writing activities with Ms. Tonya in Writers’ Workshop! They discussed expectations, manipulated sounds they learned, and engaged in writing activities! Our kindergarteners will become Authors and will begin writing and “publishing” their own books this year! Ms. Tonya is looking forward to an amazing year with her Writers!!

Next week our topic is Seasons! We are going to learn the names of the four seasons, identify characteristics of each season, and will engage in a very special Seasons Experiment! See you next week!

Practical Life – learning how to use scissors and cut along lines! Sometimes messes are made, but the clean up can be fun! Using a dustpan to clean paper scraps that fall on the floor! We sure have some amazing helpers in the Aspen Room!

Kindergarten follow-up work! Learning the names and locations of our Continents!

More kindergarten follow-up work! Tracing then labeling the Horse puzzle!

Fun with the Sandpaper Numbers!!

Library fun with Ms. Lindsey!!

Reading our book selections after Library time with Ms. Lindsey before afternoon Dismissal!

Peek In To Our Week… The Buckeye Room… Week Of August 28, 2023

Line Time:
Ground Rules:

What a wonderful start to our school year!  This week we learned about the ground rules in our classroom.  We learned the expected behaviors for work time and were introduced to new work trays in the Practical Life area so that we can strengthen our fine motor skills.  We learned how to roll and unroll a mat.  The four main rules are 1) No running in the classroom.  2) Listening Ears.  3) Keep our body to our self. 4) Treat people and the room with respect. We are learning how to shake hands, look each other in the eye while shaking hands, and reply with pleasantries when I say good morning (students respond “Good morning Mr. John).  What a great start to a great school year!

Peek In The Classroom:

Working with numbers
seasoned student helping a younger student

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