Peek In Our Week ++ Mr. John’s Class ++ Week Of January 11, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
To honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we learned a bit about his life and his accomplishments.  The students became actresses and actors as they recreated Rosa Parks making her stand on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.  The students enjoyed playing the part of the bus driver, Rosa Parks, “the mean guy”, a police officer, Martin Luther King Jr., and passengers on the bus.  We discussed our differences such as skin color, eye color, hair color, and gender.  Then we discussed how we are similar.  We talked about discrimination and segregation.  We talked about if someone with red hair wouldn’t be allowed to do art “just because” they have red hair or if anyone who had blue eyes would have to go to a different classroom with less materials, broken crayons, or no books “just because” they have blue eyes.  I had only boys fetch the chairs for the skit and brought that to the attention of the class.  We had some very sad girls…. I did let the girls take the chairs back after the skit.

This is a picture of sad “girls”. Since they were “girls” they were not allowed to participate or even look at the science lesson. They felt it was NOT fair. I did let them participate in science.


A happier picture of the students clapping that everyone can sit anywhere on the bus. This was a skit about Rosa Parks.


A Message From Mr. John:


Did you know?
One of the earliest uses, perhaps the earliest use, of “OMG” appeared in a letter to the then, member of Parliament, as The Atlantic reports. In 1917, British Navy Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher wrote to Winston Churchill about rumors of new titles that would soon be bestowed. “I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis,” he wrote. “O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)Shower it on the Admiralty!” OMG, indeed. 


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 14 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew) 


Know Your Languages (Hungarian):



Peek In The Classroom:

She is learning the decimal system of units, tens, hundreds, and thousands. She is doing and exchange game of exchanging 10 units for 1 ten, 10 tens for 1 hundred and so on.


This Practical Life work is simply putting a rock in the handle and look at the rock through the magnifying glass. Notice how she added to the activity by sorting the stones?
These kindergarten students are working on their daily work plan. The work plan helps the older student accomplist daily work goals.


This girl is working on the Albanesi Assessment. This assessment bridges Montessori to traditional learning/assessing. This assessment is given to kindergarten students and Pre kindergarten students.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Skeletal System

Letter Of The Week- Q q

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bub

Next Language is Hungarian


Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
We learned subtraction with manipulatives with borrowing (dynamic).

We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 



Kindergarten students tracking and documenting (drawing) the growing roots of the plant.


Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division with manipulatives/ no borrowing (static)

Synonym Of The Week: MEAN:  selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful

 Sight Words Of The Week: now made


Upcoming Events:
*** MLK DAY January 18, 2021 ***  NO SCHOOL ***

***Don’t be that family that shows up and there is always one family that shows up,lol! ***

But just for the fun of it let me know if you did show up.  I will not tease, honest!


Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

It is all about fashion.


The dreaded and rare case of “Black Olive Fingers”


You shoulda seen the other guy.


A crowd gathers to see the two new aquariums.


Friday, 3pm, she is done.


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Flamingos):





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