Peek In Our Week @@@ Thee Buckeye Room @@@ Week Of September 19, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

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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 16 years old, SMH.

Fun Fact:
People used to say “prunes” instead of “cheese” when having their pictures taken

In the 1840s, a big—dare I say, cheesy—grin was seen as childish, so one London photographer told people to say “prunes” to keep their mouths taut. And that look predated today’s “fish face”

A Message From Mr. John (where are my stinkin speakers??????):

Klipsch RP-6000 M Towers

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 9 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with Lebanese dialect)

Know Your Languages (Arabic with Lebanese dialect):

Enrichments (Art):

Students painted their water gardens inspired by Monet.

Peek In The Classroom:

This student is working on the Number rods 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.
This student is rolling her work mat. These mats are an integral part of Montessori learning. A simple task like rolling and unrolling mats is one of the first skills taught to new students. Children learn this intentional skill quickly, building a child’s confidence in their ability to perform classroom tasks early on.
It is in the Practical Life area where children learn the foundation for all other areas of the classroom, what you may have heard us refer to as O-C-C-I, which stands for orderconcentration, coordination and independence.  While the activities may appear simple, they are highly purposeful, and can be quite complicated with many steps.  It is in Practical Life children learn the basics of self-care, care of the environment, and activities that encompass everyday living, or “domestic curriculum.”
To make the child familiar with the different categories of numbers, especially with regard to reading the symbols. To give the child the wording of large numbers For the hierarchy of numbers, that is, that while the significant figure are always from 1 to 9, it is the place they occupy in the complex number which gives them the importance of 1, 10, 100 or 1000. For the fact that in a large number made up of two or more categories, the zero merely shows an empty place. That is, that one of the categories is lacking (in 1065, for instance, the hundreds are missing). For the fact that only 9 of each category are necessary to form any number.

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Mammals

Letter Of The Week- F f

Rhyming Word Of The Week- big

Next Language is Italian

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?  *****

O-H… I-O

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:
Ramseyer Farms:
Friday September 30, 2022 — Wear RED!!!

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Two students enjoying snack
Her thought bubble is saying “I don’t know”
I think they were dancing.
You shouldah seen the other guy!

Your Child says The Darndest Things (little brothers, geeesh):

The photo bomb guy is a little bro, can’t you tell? lol

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