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!


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):



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