Peek Into Our Week / Mr. John / Week Of January 1st, 2018

Dairy Is My Favorite Food Group…

And My Favorite Holiday Drink Is….

Ask you child and they will tell you what my favorite food group is and I know you are waiting with intense anticipation wanting to know what my favorite holiday drink is.  I will not make you wait any longer.  My favorite holiday drink is……. eggnog!   Anything eggnog, eggnog ice cream, eggnog milk shakes, you name it I will consume it.  I love everything about eggnog, the taste and even the texture.  Some may say it is too thick or too heavy but that’s what I like about it.  The extreme, over the top thickness of it.  I can feel my arteries clog and my weight gain as I am drinking it or my tongue has just grown with the film of the eggnog that has clinged to my tongue.  Both of my sons equate eggnog with snot.  Boys… geeeeesh.   The only one of my children that like eggnog is my daughter.   She has the same obsession with eggnog as I do.  She is such my daughter when she says stuff like “Dad I can drink a gallon of eggnog, throw up, and drink another gallon of eggnog.”  Well, maybe I said that and my daughter isn’t here to defend herself but I am sure she would agree with that comment.  I LOVE eggnog.  Hehe



Students in pajamas doing Christmas type crafts


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can count to ten in 15 different languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, and Hebrew).

Happy Birthday:
A Montessori Classroom has students from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age. Here is our newest 5 year old and two of our newest 4 year old students.




Line Time Lesson:
Coming off of Winter Break the students are a bit off with their behavior.  I believe it is harder to get the children back on track after Winter Break than it is creating a normalized classroom after Summer Break.  Summer Break there usually is a routine where as Winter Break tends to have late nights, travel, visitors, and such.  

So we went over basic ground rules such as keeping our hands to ourselves, no running in the classroom, and be respectful.  Since these are great students we will get the order back in no time.  Actually, the students came back ready to work so we discussed what we got for Christmas and discussed our family trees.


Peeking Into The Classroom:

Another example of an older student giving a lesson to a younger student. This is a Math material called Second Introduction To Decimals which introduces the child to the concept of base 10 in math. It shows that there are 10 units in one ten, 10 tens in one hundred, 10 hundreds in one thousand by exchanging the quantities with your partner.


These two students are working on the Asia Puzzle Map. This beautiful laser cut map of Asia comes with a labeled and an unlabeled control chart. The control charts are actual size of the map.  The wooden knobs are located at the capital of each country and the thin map pieces also facilitate for easy tracing by children.


Two students testing each other on identifying shapes called the Geometric Solids. These shapes are three dimensional shapes such as a sphere, cube, ovoid, rectangular prism, square based pyramid… The objective is To make the child familiar with, and to teach him the appropriate mathematical names for the various geometric solids. To make the child aware of the geometric solids that are found in the every day environment


Not only seasoned readers read to younger students. The student reading is one of my newest readers and is sharing her enthusiasm for reading with one of her younger peers. Every student in the Montessori classroom is an important cog in the Mr. John Learning Machine.


Peek To Next Week:
Line Time Lesson: Diversity and MLK

Letter Of The Week:  O o

Rhyming Word Of The Week:  bob

Language:  Korean will be added

Bring in family trees
Recess attire (Winter Coat, Boots, Gloves/Mittens, Hat, Snow Pants)
NO SCHOOL  Monday- 1/15/2018






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