Peek In Our Week # Mr. John’s Class # Week Of February 15, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin


Line Time:
We went back in time and learned about Ancient Egypt.  We learned that the leaders or kings were called Pharaohs and when a king died they used a method to preserve them called mummification.  The pharaohs that were mummified look nothing like you see at Halloween or on cartoons.  The ancient Egyptians had a a written language called hieroglyphics which incorporated symbols such as cats, humans, and other daily objects. We also learned that the ancient Egyptians were responsible for building the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx which has the body of a lion and a head of a man. 







Squirrels, those pesky critters?
The American Public Power Association (APPA) says that squirrels are the most frequent cause of power outages in the U.S. The APPA even developed a data tracker called “The Squirrel Index” that analyzes the patterns and timing of squirrels’ impact on electrical power systems. Turns out, the peak times of the year for squirrel attacks are from May to June and October to November.

Typically, the squirrels cause problems by tunneling, chewing through electrical insulation, or becoming a current path between electrical conductors. “Frankly, the number one threat experienced to date by the U.S. electrical grid is squirrels,” said John C. Inglis, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, in 2015.



A Message From Mr. John (my sister’s emotions and Beatlemania):


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 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)

Know Your Languages (Polish):



Peek In The Classroom:

Two Kinders practicing their handwriting by copy writing (in cursive) the name cards of all the students in the class.


They are combining working with the Skeleton Puzzle and Internal Organ works.


She is working on the Geometric Solids. The Geometric Solids are one of many Montessori materials that challenge and shape a child’s stereognostic sense, which is their ability to perceive and understand both the form and nature of objects through touch. By working with these materials, children become aware of how shapes form the basis for everyday objects.


Look at the focus he has rolling his mat. The purpose of the floor mats and tables is to define the student’s workspace and to reinforce Montessori’s principle of “freedom within limits”. There is such an element of respect with having that defined workspace and it is something that the students take very seriously.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Greece

Letter Of The Week- V v

Rhyming Word Of The Week- ben

Next Language is Polish


Academic Enrichment Weekly Theme:
The kindergartners learned about fractions this week. We learned what that a numerator is the number on the top in a fraction that shows how many parts are taken from the whole number and Denominator is the number on the bottom of a fraction that represents the total number.  We broke down fractions using circles, squares, triangles, and how many boy/girls were in the classroom.




Fractions using students. 4/6 of students are girls. 2/6 of Kinders are boys.


We practiced writing in cursive writing sentences (sometimes silly sentences).


Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time to the Hour

Synonym Of The Week: GOOD: pleasant, fine, honorable, wonderful, valuable

Sight Words Of The Week: write them


Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6

***** Progress Reports are coming soon *****  Keep an aye out for those in your email.


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

This is how you eat a Reese Cup. I have no idea how he did this.


Oh my! Mr. John knows he is in trouble when he sees this look!




Someone learned how to cross her eyes. Did your parents tell you if you crossed your eyes and then got hit on the back of your head your eyes would stay crossed forever?


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (my dog Marty):








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