Peek In Our Week \\\ Thee Buckeye Room /// Week Of November 29, 2021

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
We are practicing our lines and practicing the songs for the Christmas Show

Practicing For The Christmas Show

 

Did You Know?
Glaciers store about 69 percent of the world’s fresh water.

 

 

December Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom prides itself on a mixed aged classroom of ages between 2 1/2 and 6.  Here is our newest 5 year old student.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Angela and Emily):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 16 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic in the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean)

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Our high school intern helping a student work with the Knobless Cylinders found in the Sensorial area. The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension. The material also provides experiences of seriation and gives the child basic language important in math.

 

He is working on the 9 Tray that is found in the Math area. The Montessori 9 Tray is an early place value work. Your child explores and builds a physical place value chart on the floor with Golden Beads and large number cards, units through thousands.

 

Ms. Angela is creating quite a stir while presenting a lesson with the Square Bead Chains. Also called the Square Chains. This activity teaches the child skip counting which is preparation for multiplication. It also indirectly prepares the child to understand squaring numbers.

 

Friends working on sorting together. Maria Montessori’s sensorial work uses “sorting” in specific ways that work to use all of the child’s senses, one at a time, in order to refine them. The goal is to train the brain to create more organized thoughts and ways of retrieving information.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Practicing For The Christmas Show

Letter Of The Week- No Letter Of The Week

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No Rhyming Word Of The Week

No new languages until the next year

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
Addition with the Golden Beads (Static/No Carry Overs)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive three letter words

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Addition with the Golden Beads (Dynamic/Carry Overs)

Synonym Of The Week: No Synonyms

Sight Words Of The Week:  No Sight Words

The magic number is 10.

 

Upcoming Events:
Christmas Show Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 8 at 6pm to 7pm (not a dress rehearsal).

Christmas Show: Friday, December 10.  Arrive at 5:30pm (take your children to the restroom even if they say they do not have to go!)

Pajama Day and Show and Tell: Friday, December 17 (Please No Weapons)

Christmas Break: Monday, December 20. Returning Monday January 3

 

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

The Great Cornholio

    

 

I’m not sure if he has an eyelash in his eye or he is winking at me.

 

We found a nest of students on the playground.

 

Group hug

 

Your Children Say The Darndest Things (Flowers):

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ### Thee Buckeye Roox ### Week Of Novexber 22, 2021

Thee Buckeye Roox Bulletin

Line Tixe:

BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!  We went over the traditions of Script Ohio and the TBDBITL entrance to St. John’s Arena and watched xany Buckeye football clips.  Because this is xichigan week!

This is the GREATEST rivalry in all sports and this is not just a gaxe it is a way of life!  If you do not understand… watch the first 3 xinutes of this video…  This vid always brings a tear to xy eye.

 

     
   

 

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Brutus is the xascot of The Ohio State University.  Brutus throughout the years:

    

   

   

 

Peek Into Our Classroox:

 

 

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Tixe-Practicing for the Christmas Show

Letter Of The Week- No letter Of The Week

Rhyxing Word Of The Week- No Rhyxing Work Of the Week

Next Language is No language next week

 

Upcoxing Events:
Christmas Show Rehearsal: Wednesday, Decexber 8 at 6px to 7px (not a dress rehearsal).

Christmas Show: Friday, Decexber 10.  Arrive at 5:30px (take your children to the restroox.  Even if they say they do not have to go!)

Pajaxa Day and Show and Tell: Friday, Decexber 17. (Please No Weapons)

Christmas Break: Xonday, Decexber 20. Returning Xonday January 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week “”” Thee Buckeye Room “”” Week Of November 15, 2021

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Native Americans/Thanksgiving-  We talked about Native Americans and how Indians were named Indians.  On student informed us that Christopher Columbus landed in North America but thought he was in India.  Hence, the name.  We talked about how Native Americans were indigenous.  Then the Pilgrims came over from Europe on a ship called the Mayflower.  The pilgrims had a rough go of it at the beginning because they didn’t have enough blankets or food.  They could not just go to Target or Giant Eagle to get supplies because at that time there were just woods and wild life. 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (This Is Us):

 

Did you know?:
Apparently, if you microwave grapes cut in half they’ll catch fire! PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME AND TAKE A VIDEO, PLEASE!!!!!!

 

 

Know Your Languages (Korean {Squid Games}):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 16 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic in the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean)

 

Specials (Taekwondo)

Stretching before class.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This student is working on the 9 Tray. The Montessori 9 Tray is an early place value work. Your child explores and builds a physical place value chart on the floor with Golden Beads and large number cards, units through thousands.

 

Our intern helps a student with a lesson with the Knobless Cylinders. The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension. The material also provides experiences of seriation and gives the child basic language important in math.

 

Ms. Angela creates a buzz and has interested observers while presenting a lesson on the Square Chain. This activity teaches the child skip counting which is preparation for multiplication. It also indirectly prepares the child to understand squaring numbers.

 

These three girls are having fun sorting colored marbles. Maria Montessori’s sensorial work uses “sorting” in specific ways that work to use all of the child’s senses, one at a time, in order to refine them. The goal is to train the brain to create more organized thoughts and ways of retrieving information.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Thanksgiving 

Letter Of The Week- No letter Of The Week

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No Rhyming Work Of the Week

Next Language is No language next week

 

Upcoming Events:
THANKSGIVING BREAK: Wednesday, November 24 to Sunday November 28 (returning Monday, November 29)

Christmas Show Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 8 at 6pm to 7pm (not a dress rehearsal).

Christmas Show: Friday, December 10.  Arrive at 5:30pm (take your children to the restroom.  Even if they say they do not have to go!)

Christmas Break: Monday, December 20 Returning Monday January 3

 

Academic Enrichment:

“Show Me The Money” gesture


Weekly 
Theme:
Currency – Identifying coins and bills

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive Ea ea, Ee ee, Ei ei

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Using a ruler (inches and centimeter)

Synonym Of The Week: No Synonym Of The Week

Sight Words Of The Week: No sight words of the week.

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

  

 

 

Either he went face first in an orange frosting cupcake or he is growing an orange goatee.

 

I’m not sure if he is winking at me, has an eyelash in his eye, or he is looking at me like I have three heads.

 

We uncovered a nest of students.

 

Your kids Say The Darndest Things (All About Mom… My mom is a relaxing girl that likes rainbows):

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ^^^ Thee Buckeye Room ^^^ Week Of November 8, 2021

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Dinosaurs-
  We traveled back in time and discovered some fascinating things about certain dinosaurs.  We learned that dinosaurs no longer exist and that they are extinct.  We know dinosaurs exist because scientist found their bones or fossils.  From these fossil we saw that some teeth were long and sharp to tear flesh from it’s prey which belonged to meat eaters or carnivores (T Rex).  Some teeth were flat for grinding plants, leaves, and branches and belonged to plant eaters or herbivores (Brachiosauras).

Who remembers Dinosaurs?  Not the Momma!

 

Did You Know? (What’s The Diff?)?
I am a week late since this would have been apropo during Halloween…. hehe.  The word cemetery (from Greek κοιμητήριον, “sleeping place”) implies that the land is specifically designated as a burial ground and originally applied to the Roman catacombs. The term graveyard is often used interchangeably with cemetery, but a graveyard primarily refers to a burial ground within a churchyard.

 

Message From Mr. John (My Mop):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 15 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic in the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew)

 

Know Your Languages (Hebrew):

 

 

Specials (Music):

Freeze Dance!

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This student is working on the Phonics Folder which is an pre-reading exercise. Phonics is a reading method that allows a child to learn the sounds of letters by developing an understanding of how these sounds are used individually, in groups and whole words. Phonetic instruction is the foundational stepping stone in a Montessori Language Arts program.

 

Look at this guy focusing on a work in Practical Life (you can almost see the tongue sticking out, lol). Practical Life in Montessori is purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility.

 

She is working on her Kindergarten Binder and is practicing cursive. Dr. Montessori chose lower case cursive because the gentle curved lines are an extension of the natural movement of the child’s hand. When writing in cursive the act of connecting the letters that form a word help the child’s mind to see those letters as a word.

 

A Kindergarten student showing g me his daily workplan. Work plans are an essential element to the Montessori education. Each day students are to check off the work that they have completed, and present it to the teacher.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Pilgrims/Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week- M m

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bop

Next Language is Korean

**Did you noticed that the letter of the week and rhyming word of the week are  Mm Bop!**

I couldn’t resist, lol

 

Academic Enrichment:

Kinder students using arms to make “quarter after” or 12:15

 

Weekly Theme:
Telling Time To the Quarter Hour

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive vowel blends Ao Au

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Currency, Bills and Coins

Synonym Of The Week: No Synonym of the week this week

Sight Words Of The Week: been down

 

Upcoming Events:
THANKSGIVING BREAK: Wednesday, November 24 to Sunday November 28 (returning Monday, November 29)

Christmas Show Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 8 at 6pm to 7pm (not a dress rehearsal).

Christmas Show: Friday, December 10.  Arrive at 5:30pm (take your children to the restroom.  Even if they say they do not have to go!)

Christmas Break: Monday, December 20 Returning Monday January 3

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

The “Unknown Student”

 

I wish I could get away with the hair and yogurt on the shirt without being judged. lol

 

Cutey pututey times 6

 

BFFs. Strong friendships are formed in the classroom.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (I Like Carrots):

 

 


Peek In Our Week {} Buckeye Room {} Week Of October 18, 2021

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Fish- We learned fish are vertebrates or they have a backbone or a spine.  They are cold blooded (their body temperature changes to the temperature around them) and have slimy and scaly skin.  The unique thing about fish is that some fish are born alive and some fish are born with jelly eggs.  Some examples of fish are Trout, Bass, Sharks, and Swordfish.  And one more important point is that fish live in water.

 

I saw this movie when it was originally released in the theater. 1975 ish. Does this make me old?

 

Did You Know? (Ants Sleep zzzzzzzz)
A recent study of ants’ sleep cycle found that the average worker ant takes approximately 250 naps each day, with each one lasting just over a minute. That adds up to 4 hours and 48 minutes of sleep per day.  The research also found that 80 percent of the ant workforce was awake and active at any one time.

 

 

Message From Mr. John (Calamity Days) 

 

 

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

Know Your Languages (Romanian):

 

Our Intern:

This Emily that will be interning in the Buckeye Room this year. You will see her during end of day pick up and aftercare. Notice the semi photo bomb by Angela?

 

Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the Three Part Cards focusing on three letter words/short vowel sounds. Montessori Classified Cards Montessori 3-part cards or classified cards can be used to enrich the children’s vocabularies, to develop their classification, reading and writing skills and their knowledge of the world around them.

 

This student is working on her Kindergarten Binder. She is practicing her handwriting in cursive.

 

Ms. Angela is giving a lesson in Practical Life as another child intently observes. Practical life in Montessori is purposeful activity and develops (O.C.C.I.) Order, Coordination, Concentration, and, develops independence.

 

This student is working on the Binomial Cube found in the sensorial area in the room. The Binomial Cube is introduced to children from around 3.5 years to 4 years old. In these early stages, the purpose of the material is less focused on the complex mathematics behind the material, and rather is to provide a challenge for a child’s ability to find patterns and relationships between the blocks. the mathematics mentioned of the binomial cube is actually an Algebraic equation….. (a+b)3=a3 + 3a2b + 3ab2 + b3.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Birds

Letter Of The Week- J j

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bip

Next Language is Swedish

 

Specials Spot (Music):

What is going on here? They are warming up for music class by doing “Pop Goes The Weasel”

 

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
This week we talked about the parts of plants, arachnids, and  insects.

Kinders pretending to be their favorite insect.

Handwriting: This week we practiced writing cursive vowel blends Ii Oo Uu

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time To The Hour

Synonym Of The Week: COLD: freezing, chilly, frigid, frozen, cool  

Sight Words Of The Week: use your

 

Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party- Friday, October 29, 2021 (details to follow)

Book Fair- Monday, October 25, 2021 through Monday, November 1, 2021

P/T CONFERENCES- Friday, November, 12, 2021 (details to follow)                                                         **** NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ****

THANKSGIVING BREAK- Wednesday, November 24 to Sunday November 28 (returning Monday, November 29)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

When you see a student arriving at school still in pajamas you know the parent raised the white flag and says “you pick you battles”. And yes, we all have been there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Dreaded Red Pepper Eyes!

 

You should have seen the other guy.

 

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper tune)

 

Your Child Says The Darndest Things (My Brother Ethan):

***** During this filming I was quite aware of the shennanigans going on in the background.  After the filming I did put a quick end to the game of fetch!!!! *****

 

 


Peek in Our Week ()() Buckeye room ()() Week Of October 11, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Amphibians- 
This week we looked at the Amphibian.  We talked about how the Amphibians are vertebrates, cold blooded (the body temperature changes to the temperature that surrounds the amphibian), their skin is soft and moist, and they are born from jelly eggs.  Some examples of Amphibians are toads, frogs, and salamanders.  We learned that the term amphibian means of two worlds.  Amphibians are born in the water but live their life on land.  Below is the lesser know frog from the English cartoon Danger Mouse named Baron Silas Greenback.

 

 

 

 A Message From Mr. John (Another Conundrum):

 

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

Know you Languages (Russian):

 

Alumnus Visit:

We had an alum from AMMS visit and read a book to the class.

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This is a Monday morning when Ms. Angela put new works on the shelf in Practical Life. Look at the interest and curiosity it created.
The same day as the picture above after our line time. The students dug into the new works!!!!!!! Look at the focus of the children working.

 

 

This boy composed several numbers using the golden beads/9 tray. He thought of this number by himself.  Next he will learn to compose numbers with empty columns (which rocks the child’s world) then start to perform operations (addition, multiplication, subtraction, division).

 

This student is working with the Pink (short vowel sounds) Rhyming material. The purpose of rhyming is to provide practice in discriminating speech sounds in words which leads to beginning reading. These activities will develop phonemic awareness as well as listening skills and intonation patterns of the spoken language.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Fish

Letter Of The Week- I i

Rhyming Word Of The Week- Bin

Next Language is Romanian

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
This week we looked at the five animals which are mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds. Look at the fancy dancy chart showing what makes that certain animal that certain animal.

Kinders pretending to be their favorite animal.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive vowel blends of Yy Zz Aa Ee

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Parts Of plants, Arachnids, and Insects

Synonym Of The Week: HOT, burning, scorching, blazing, boiling, sizzling

Sight Words Of The Week: she were

 

Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party- Friday, October 29, 2021 (details to follow)

Book Fair- Monday, October 25, 2021 through Monday, November 1, 2021

P/T CONFERENCES- Friday, November, 12, 2021 (details to follow)                                                         **** NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ****

THANKSGIVING BREAK- Wednesday, November 24 to Sunday November 28 (returning Monday, November 29)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

This not a mustache it is dirt. In Mr. John’s class we work hard and play hard.

 

A new haircut and ready for Halloween.

 

The dreaded cucumber eyes.

 

Three boys forced to pose for a pic.

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (My Sister):

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week @@ Buckeye Room @@ Week Of October 4, 2021

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Reptiles- This week we learned about reptiles and what makes a reptile a reptile.  Reptiles are vertebrates, cold blooded (body temperature changes to the temperature around them), they are born from hard shelled eggs and their skin is dry, with scales.  Some examples of reptiles are snakes, turtles, and lizards.  Below was my childhood Saturday TV entertainment (notice how it is in black and white?).

 

Who Is Afraid Of Snakes? I Ain’t Of No Snakes (tune of Ghost Busters)

 

 

Did You Know?
Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? This is known as the Mpemba effect. Evaporation is the strongest candidate to explain the Mpemba effect. As hot water is placed in an open container the water begins to cool, the overall mass decreases as some of the water evaporates. With less water to freeze, the process can take less time.  My thoughts is that it is a misnomer due to less ice is produced.  But who am I to say?

 

 

October Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom prides itself on a mixed aged classroom of ages between 2 1/2 and 6. Here is our newest 5 year old student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (How We Start Our day):

 

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

 

Know Your Languages (Italian):

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This girl is working on the Ten Board which is a math material. These full size Séguin tens boards teach the child the number names, symbols and sequence from 10 to 99 and further strengthens the relationship between quantity and symbol.

 

A group of children are working on puzzle maps. The aim of the Puzzle Maps allow the child to physically see, hold, and trace sections of the world in order to identify each continent, country, and state that is represented in the puzzles. The knobs on each piece help strengthen fine motor skills.

 

She is working on a math material called The Nine Tray. The 9 Tray is an important lesson in the sequence of the golden bead work. It entails an elaborate set up, as well as mastery of building numbers, using unit beads, ten bars, hundred squares and thousand cubes. Allowing the children to concretely see the growth of numbers through the hierarchy of the decimal system it is a wonderful introduction to place value and organization of the ‘Golden Bead’ materials.

 

He was so proud.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Amphibians

Letter Of The Week- H h

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bit

Next Language is Russian

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
We looked at ten different land forms. We looked at the pairings of islands and lakes, bays and capes, peninsulas and gulfs, and chain of lakes and archipelago.

 

Kinders with their favorite landforms.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive Vv, Ww, Xx

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Parts Of Animals

Synonym Of The Week: CALM, peaceful, quiet, inactive, serene, slow

Sight Words Of The Week:  for with

 

Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party- Friday, October 29, 2021 (details to follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Cutey Patutey with earrings and fancy hair which stayed in place all day.

 

Two buddies missing A LOT of teeth.

 

I thought this was a Rorschach Test. She says it is a kitty. I see an scary clown. Everyone sees an scary clown, right? RIGHT?

 

Another one who knows what a camera is for.

 

Your Children Say The Darndest Things (My Sister Lily)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ^^ Buckeye Room ^^ Week Of September 27, 2021

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Mammals-
This past week we learned about Mammals.  Mammals are vertebrates (have a spine or backbone), warm blooded (their body temperature does not change), have hair or fur, live bearers, and eat/drink mother’s milk when young.  Some mammals live in the water such as dolphins and whales.  The only mammal that can fly is the bat! Cats, dogs, elephants, and rats are mammals.  Oh, and people are mammals as well. “Are we not men? We are MAMMALS………. ”

 

 

I have to do this every year…. If you want to play Six Degrees Of Separation for DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh’s (front man for DEVO) brother does the confirmation classes for my church.  Also, I do childcare at the church and I have cared for his niece’s children.  I know useless but interesting information.  Bonus trivia: Mark Mothersbaugh went to Woodridge High School.

 

Did you know?
Since football season is upon us it would be apropos to share this knowledge of the defensive term of “Blitz”.  The term “Blitz” comes from the German word blitzkrieg, which means, “lightning war.” In World War II, the Germans employed this tactic which emphasized mobile forces attacking with speed and surprise.

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Music Fills My Soul):

 

 

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

Know Your Languages (Arabic With The Lebanese Dialect):

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This girl is working on the Number Rods that is found in the Math area. The Number Rods 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.

 

She is working on the Table top Number Rods which is exactly the same as the above mentioned Number Rods but smaller.

 

This boy is working on the Introduction To The Decimal System. In the Decimal System, the children first explore the golden bead materials sensorially. They learn from concrete to abstract, combining the golden beads with the abstract color coded numerals, building their association of quantity and symbol. Notice how this boy has an very interested observer.

 

This boy is working on the Knobless Cylinders with the corresponding work named the Knobbed Cylinders. Do you notice how he is finding the relationship between the two works?

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Reptiles

Letter Of The Week- G g

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bid

Next Language is Italian

 

Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
Biggest to smallest where we live- We discovered we live in the vast galaxy of the Milky Way (not the candy bar), then we are still in space and live in a group of planets called The Solar System. Then the planet we live is the planet Earth.  Once we touched down we found we live in the Northwestern Hemisphere and live on the continent of North America.  Once we found land we live in the country of The United States Of America and live in the great state of Ohio (Go Buckeyes).  We all live in Summit County but live in different cities and have different addresses and phone numbers. What a journey it was!

 

Two students are missing and where did they go? They don’t know.

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in cursive Ss, Tt, Uu

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Landforms

Synonym Of The Week: ACTIVE: lively, energetic, dynamic, vigorous

 Sight Words Of The Week: you his

 

Upcoming Events:
Picture Day- Tuesday, October 5, 2021 

Halloween Party- Friday, October 29, 2021 (details to follow)

 

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

I am not sure what is being discussed but I am afraid there is going to be a coup.

 

Friends!

 

Oh she knows when a camera is pointing her way.

 

Yah shoulda seen the other guy (her arm).

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (I Like School):

 

 

 


Peek In Our Week ||| Buckeye Room ||| Week Of September 20, 2021

Buckeye Room 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 15 1/2 years old, SMH.

 

Fun Fact:
No Mosquitos In Iceland?
Iceland is one of the few habitable places on the planet that is mosquito free and nobody really seems to know why. It’s not nearly as cold as Antarctica, which is so frigid that mosquitoes (and people, for that matter) could never survive exposure to the elements there for long. There is only ONE mosquito in Iceland and is it the one that has lived in a jar of alcohol at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History ever since the 1980s, when a scientist captured it in an airplane.

 

A Message From Mr. John (My Conundrum):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 8 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese)

 

Know Your Languages (Japanese):

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Ms. Angela observing/giving a lesson with a student on Sandpaper Numbers. The direct purpose of the Sandpaper Numbers is to teach children the symbols that represent each number, allowing them to visually identify any number from 0 – 9. In Montessori education this is specifically taught separately to counting from 0 – 9, where children often fall back on rote memorization.

 

She is working on the Sand Paper Letters. The direct purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory. The indirect purposes of the sandpaper letters are preparation for reading and writing. The sandpaper letters are an exciting and important material for the children to discover. Also, look at the concentration of the students in the background.

 

Another look at the focus of the child rolling a mat. Rolling and unrolling the mat is one of the preliminary activities children learn in the class. The mats are used every day and they help to define a child’s work space. Rolling and unrolling the mat promotes co-ordination of movement, development of muscles and concentration. Look how straight this mat is.

 

This boy is working on his Kindergarten Binder. He is writing from 1 to 100. Then he will progress to writing 101 to 200 and so on.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Mammals

Letter Of The Week- F f

Rhyming Word Of The Week- big

Next Language is Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect

 

Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
Since we live in the great state of Ohio I felt it was needed to become familiar with the states that surround our home state. We started with Ohio which is the Buckeye State and the abbreviation is OH.  We then looked at the state to the east of us named Pennsylvania (not Transylvania) which is called the Keystone State and the abbreviation is PA. We traveled south and discovered West Virginia which is the Mountain State and the abbreviation is WV. Moving to the west we ran into Kentucky which is the Blue Grass State and the abbreviation is KY.  Moving more westward is Indiana or the Hoosier State (what is a Hoosier anyway?) and the abbreviation is IN.  To my chagrin I introduced the students to TSUN.  I can not bring myself to even say the name….  xichigan  wolverine state.  

Let us end not on a low note like the last sentence in the previous paragraph and present the “official” things for the state of Ohio…

Mammal: White Tail Deer
Fossil: Trilobite
Tree: Buckeye
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Red Carnation
Drink: Tomato Juice
Rock Song: Hang On Sloopy

*****  Notice how most of these things refer to Buckeye Football/ being red or scarlet.  Also, why does Hang On Sloopy have importance to Buckeye Football?  *****

The state of Ohio has one football team…. O-H!

 

Handwriting:
We practiced writing  in cursive  Pp Qq Rr

 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: From biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest (Milky Way to your street address).

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

Sight Words Of The Week: from he

 

Upcoming Events:
Picture Day- Tuesday, October 5, 2021 

Halloween Party- Friday, October 29, 2021 (details to follow)

 

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Cleveland Indians eye wear.

 

This picture was a hard sell but a great dancing photobomb.

 

Goofy tongue creatures.

 

The first and mild case of raspberry fingers.

 

 

Your Child says The Darndest Things (Mario Cart):

 

 


Peek In Our Week ** Buckeye Room ** Week Of September 13. 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

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.

 

 

Fun Fact:
Sea otters hold hands while they sleep.
This ridiculously cute behavior is an effort to avoid floating away from their partner while they sleep. Sometimes they hold hands in groups, producing a “raft.”

                                             

 

A Message From Mr. John:

 

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

 

Know Your Languages:



Peek In The Classroom:

Ms. Angela working on handwriting with pre school students.

 

SO proud of his work and it is taller than he is.

 

She is practicing writing her name with the help of the Movable Alphabet.

 

Our newest reader!

 

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

Letter Of The Week- D d

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bag

Next Language is Japanese

 

Upcoming Events:
Ramseyer Farms- Friday, September 24, 2021.   Check your child’s take home folder for the field trip permission forms and return promptly.

 

Academic Enrichment:

Kinder students showing off their favorite direction or body of water.

Weekly Theme:
North America–  Since we live on the continent of North America I thought it would be a great idea to identify some of the larger countries (Canada, Mexico) that border the U.S.A.  Also, we identified bodies of water (Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Hudson Bay, Gulf Of Mexico, and The Great Lakes {H.O.M.E.S.}) that “touch” and are in our continent. We also reviewed the Cardinal Directions of North, East, South, West (Never Eat Soggy Worms).

Handwriting:
We practiced writing  in cursive M m, N n, O o,

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Ohio and surrounding states

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

Sight Words Of The Week: our was

 

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Ya shoulda seen the other guy.

 

Friends eating snack.

 

Some girls are ready for Halloween.

 

Super Muscles

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things: