Peek In Our Week <> Thee Buckeye Room <> Week Of January 2, 2023

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
We started to learn about our body and how it works.  We learned about our five senses (touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste).  Did you know you can “feel” with any part of your body? Of course parents know that.  Who has not stepped on a Lego in bare feet and screamed in pain? But we associate touch with our fingers (hot/cold, hard/soft, rough/smooth).  We hear loud noises, quiet noises, high iand low noises, “Are we there yet?”.  We need light to see and if we close our eyes we can’t see.  The lights being turned on at 5 am on a Saturday morning.   There are good smells like cinnamon, vanilla and bad smells like a dirty diaper and vinegar.  My favorite was the taste test where we tasted sweet (sugar water), salty (salt water), sour (pure lemon juice), and bitter (unsweetened baking chocolate).  The children enjoyed “most” of the tastes.  Hehe!!!!


The Collage of Disgust!

The first picture is a mad dash to the trashcan to spit out anything “yucky”!

A Message From Mr. John (Things Are Running Smoothly):

January Birthdays/Half Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom consists of students ranging in age from three years to six years.  Here is our newest three and six year old students abd some half birthdays.

Did You Know?
Animals that lay eggs do not have belly buttons.
It is where the umbilical cord attaches to the baby inside the mother’s womb. The umbilical cord provides nutrients from a mother to a baby mammal, allowing the baby to grow from a fetus to a full-grown baby ready to be born. In egg-laying animals, the baby never grows inside the mother, and therefore there is no need for the umbilical cord to form and nutrients to be passed along from mother to offspring. This means the bellybutton never forms.

Do you have an outty or inny?

Know Your Languages (Irish):

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, Hungarian, Irish)

Alumni Readers:

This former student now in the 5th grade wrote and illustrated the book she read to the class.
All of these people were students in Mr. John’s class in a span of 10 years. One of which is taller than Mr. John!

Peek In The Classroom:

The spindle box develops early counting skills and develops the association between quantity and the number symbols 0-9. Importantly, it teaches the concept of zero. The wooden box has ten numbered compartments into which the child counts the corresponding number of tactile wooden spindles.
This student is working on the Albanese assessment which h is a test linking Montessori with traditional assesments.
The direct purpose of the Red Rods is to develop the child’s visual and muscular perception of length. Secondary aims include: developing the child’s coordination of movement, assisting with balance and concentration, and providing the child with the basic language of mathematics.
These girls are creating their own computer keyboards and computer screens.

Peek Into Next Week: Line Time- MLK/diversity

Letter Of The Week- P p

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bun

Next Language is Kiswahili

Upcoming Events:
*** MLK DAY Monday January 16, 2022 ***  NO SCHOOL ***
***Don’t be that family that shows up and there is always one family that shows up, lol! ***

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
We learned how to multiply w/o carry overs with manipulatives. We learned what the Multiplicand, Multiplier, and Product are.

5(multiplicand) x 3(multiplier) = 15(product)

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Multiplication with with carry overs

Synonym Of The Week: Sick: weak, unhealthy, ailing, infected, frail

Sight Words Of The Week: could who

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Welcome to the glass wearer club!
You should have seen the other guy.
The Great Cornholio
She was saying “Why is everyone working on the ceiling?” And if I tried do this pose I would be taken away in an ambulance.

Your Kids Say the Darndest Things: (Pets are people too)

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