Peek In Our Week ^ Mr. John’s Class ^ Week of February 8, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (Wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family, freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Joe Biden was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 





Did you know? (this is a bit harsh)
The “Windy City” name has nothing to do with Chicago weather but Chicago’s nickname was coined by 19th century journalists who were referring to the fact that its residents were “windbags” and “full of hot air.”




A Message From Mr. John (Why was I named “John”):



Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 20 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)

Know Your Languages (Dutch/Flemmish):



Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the Teen board found in the Math area. The 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. Also, it enforces the concrete concept of the relationship of quantity and symbol/numbers.


This work is the Sandpaper Letters found in the Language area. In the Montessori classroom, letters have both sounds and names. A presentation of the letter “c” for example, might go like this, “This is ‘c’ (hard like cat). Let’s think of things that start with this sound. Cat, color, cucumber…” As the child progresses through all of the sounds of the letters, they are then presented with the name. “The name of this letter is C, its’ sound is ‘c’.”


She is working on the Nine Tray which is a Math work. The aim is to give an overall view of the decimal system and the fact that in base then there may be no more than nine in any one category, for both beads and cards. Also, to combine the quantities and symbols in practice and to become familiar with their correspondence.


This student is proudly displaying her work with the Movable Alphabet which is a Language work. The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bet

Next Language is Dutch/Flemmish


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Fractions

We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Telling Time (to the hour)

Synonym Of The Week: Appropriate:  Suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

Sight Words Of The Week: write them

I think they were pointing at the “Best Kindergarten Teacher Ever” One boy is on the fence about my teaching abilities, hehe


Upcoming Events:
Day Off:
 February 15th, Monday (President’s Day)


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

I asked her to smile and this is what I got.


Monster? Dinosaur? You decide.


I am not sure what they were voting on but I was a bit scared of a coup.


I looked up and saw her intently staring at me so I intently stared back.


Your Kids say The Darndest Things (Her favorite color is, colors are):








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