Peek In Our Week ! Mr. John’s Class ! Week of April 26, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin


Line Time:
Food Chains- We learned about food chains.  We knew that all living things ate/take in nutrients for energy and rely on plants and animals for their “food source”.  It was discovered that a food chain can be as small as two parts and we found a five part food chain.  We found out that when an animal eats another animal there are terms for that relationship.  The animal hunting and eating is called the predator and the animal being eaten is the prey.


Two students drew their own food chain. As you can see one food chain has four parts and the other food chain has six parts. The four part food chain consists of grass eaten by the rabbit which is eaten by the snake which is eaten by an eagle. The six part food chain starts with grass then eaten by a cricket, then eaten by the spider which is eaten by a frog. Then the frog is eaten by the snake which is eaten by a hawk and owl.


Did you know? (At least give me the hashtag)
The # symbol isn’t officially called pound.  Its technical name is “octothorpe” The “octo-” means “eight” to refer to its points, though reports disagree on where “thorpe” came from. Some claim it was named after Olympian Jim Thorpe, while others argue it was just a nonsense suffix.




April Birthdays:
The Primary Montessori classroom consists of students ages from 2.5 to 6 years old.  Here are my newest six year olds.



A Message From Mr. John: (Banter)



Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Farsi, Turkish)


Peek In The Classroom:

This student is working on the Nine Tray. The Nine Tray is designed for use on the floor. It is perfect for laying out the Large Number Cards and associating the golden bead values. The columns of each ‘place value’ are colored to match the Montessori Hierarchy Of Number.


She is working on the Teen Board. Montessori Teen Board is a great way to introduce the concept of teens to a child. Not only children see how tens and ones are being build to make teens, but they are also physically building teens themselves!


She is working on the Cards and Counters found in the Math area. The Cards and Counters bring the abstract to the concrete, allowing a child to feel the units as they count. Cards and Counters is a material that consists of 10 number cards, 1-10, and 55 round, red counters, each approximately the size of a nickel.


He is working on a Math material called the Second Introduction To Decimals. The aim of studying the decimal system is for the child to understand, organize and classify the numerical quantities into different hierarchies of units, tens, hundreds and thousands. One of the best thing about these golden beads material is that it provides a sensorial approach in learning mathematics. It appears he has a captive audience


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Animal Babies

Letter Of The Week- E e

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bic



Academic Enrichment:

Kinders pretending to eat cupcakes and linking the frosting.


We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Conjunctions (they like as a bridge)

Synonym Of The Week: BRIGHT: Shiny, Glowing, Dazzling, Lighted, Vivid

Sight Words Of The Week: look many


Upcoming Events:
Breakfast Club For Buckeye Room: Friday May 7,  7-7:45am

!!! My birthday is closing in !!!


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Are headbands back in style? Remember Mike Reno (Loverboy) and John MacEnroe (tennis)?


Ya shoulda seen the other guy.


The dreaded Fruit Roll up Eyes.


Warm weather brings shorts which shows all those bruises and scrapes which is a good sign the child is active and that is a good thing. What a run on sentence.



Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Again, all dogs go to heaven):





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