Peek In Our Week ### Thee Buckeye Room ### Week Of January 8, 2024

The Buckeye Bulletin

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To honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we learned a bit about his life and his accomplishments.  The students became actresses and actors as they recreated Rosa Parks making her stand on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.  The students enjoyed playing the part of the bus driver, Rosa Parks, “the mean guy”, a police officer, Martin Luther King Jr., and passengers on the bus.  We discussed our differences such as skin color, eye color, hair color, and gender.  Then we discussed how we are similar.  We talked about discrimination and segregation.  We talked about if someone with red hair wouldn’t be allowed to do art “just because” they have red hair or if anyone who had blue eyes would have to go to a different classroom with less materials, broken crayons, or no books “just because” they have blue eyes.  I had only boys fetch the chairs for the skit and brought that to the attention of the class.  We had some very sad girls…. I did let the girls take the chairs back after the skit.

Below is a picture after the skit where everyone can sit where they want.  The thumbs up means the students approve.

Did You Know?:
There is a cheese that has live wiggling maggots in it and it is called Casu Martzu. Casu Martzu is created by leaving whole pecorino cheeses outside with part of the rind removed to allow the eggs of the cheese fly to be laid in the cheese. A female can lay more than 500 eggs at one time. The eggs hatch and the larvae begin to eat through the cheese. The acid from the maggots’ digestive system breaks down the cheese’s fats, making the texture of the cheese very soft; by the time it is ready for consumption, a typical Casu Martzu will contain thousands of these maggots. Due to health concerns this cheese has been banned in the European Union.

A Message From Mr. John (Great week to start 2024):

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, Tagolog, Hebrew, Hungarian).

Know Your Languages (Hungarian):

Specials Space (Science):

I fell on the proverbial sword and spilled water on my head to point out the differences of absorption between paper towels and diapers.
Filling the cup with a diaper as she watches.
She is anticipating getting wet but the water never came.

A Lesson on Ancient Egypt:

An Upper Elementary Student visited our classroom and gave a presentation on Ancient Egypt.

January Half Birthdays:

Peek In The Classroom:

This is a prime example of an older student teaching a younger student letter sounds. This is one of the advantages of a multi aged Montessori classroom.
Ask any child in my class and they will tell you 10 is the magic number. This boy is making 10 with different combinations of beads. Ten is the base of the decimal numeral system, by far the most common system of denoting numbers in both spoken and written language. The reason for the choice of ten is assumed to be that humans have ten fingers/toes (digits).
This is one of his favorite works. He is tracing and animal then he will color it and label the parts of that animal.
Do you notice she had to distinguish different shades with some colors? Sorting different colors helps children to learn how to sequence, which indirectly prepares their little minds for Mathematics. Sorting colored buttons (or other objects) teaches children about order, colour identification, color matching, and concentration.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Skeletal System

Letter Of The Week- Q q

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bub

Next Language is Korean

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
Weekly Themes:
Geography.. Landforms (Archipelago/Chain Of Lakes)
Math.. Review Fractions
Language.. Adverbs
Geometry.. Geometric Shapes II, Geo Cards

Next Week:
Weekly Themes:

Geography.. No School
Math.. Fraction Review
Language.. Review Adverbs and other grammar
Geometry.. Geometric Shapes II, More Geo Cards

Synonym Of The Week: SICK, weak, unhealthy, ailing, infected, frail
Sight Words Of The Week: now made

Kinders focusing on their in-class handwriting. Well, most of them, lol

Future Happenings:
-NO SCHOOL Monday January 14 for MLK Day. Don’t be that family that shows up.

Bring Your Parent To School: Mondays and Wednesdays starting November 20, 2023… follow the link to sign up,

-Grandparents’ Day: Thursday January 25, 2024

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Two little peanuts. Don’t let their stature fool you. They are tough cookies.
You should have seen the other guy!
AMMS Straight Jackets

Your Children Say The Darndest Things (I Love My Family):

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