Peek In Our Week ** Mr. John’s Class ** Week Of January 18, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Skeletal System- 
This week we looked at the skeletal system and if we didn’t have a skeleton we would be one messy blob on the ground (insert a flagellant sound).  We learned the skull protects our brain, the rib cage protects our lungs, and the spine keeps us sitting and standing straight.  We learned technical terms for our arms, leg and our digits which is a funny name called phalanges. We brought our life sized foam puzzle into our room.  His name is Elvis because we learned about the pelvis and it was a cool rhyming name.



Working with Elvis


 A Message From Mr. John (My Mission Statement):


Did you know?
Sometimes I think about weird things like how many paper clips are produced in a year.  Really, I think of these things.  Most paper clips in the United States are made domestically by a few firms that specialize in their manufacture. These manufacturers put out roughly 20 million pounds a year of paper clips. So,  about 28 paperclips equal 1 ounce.  I was too lazy too find out how many paperclips that are produced.  Bragging rights to the people who figure this out!!!!!!


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 16 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean)


Know Your Languages:



Peek In The Classroom:

Look at his focus while working on the Red Rods. The Red Rods are introduced to children from 2.5 to 6 years of age. The direct purpose of the Red Rods is to develop the child’s visual and muscular perception of length.


This boy is working on the Knobless Cylinders. Notice how he found the relationship between the different colored cylinders. The purpose of these cylinders is to develop child’s fine-motor movements, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual perception of dimension.


She is working on the Memory Game. This is where we have a bunch of popsicle sticks across the room and the student is shown a number. In turn, the student must go across the room and count that number and bring it back to the mat. This is a challenge that she has to remember that number while travelling through the classroom and concentrating while the classroom “noise” (that term you learned in your Oral Communication class) is happening.


She is working on the 9 Tray. This material further enhances the correlation between number/symbol and quantity. She is now getting familiar with identifying the symbols in the unit, ten, hundred, thousand columns.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Internal Organs

Letter Of The Week- R r

Rhyming Word Of The Week- but

Next Language is Irish


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
Division without borrowing (static)

We practiced writing in sentences in cursive.

And a picture of the kinder students working on their handwriting.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division with borrowing (dynamic)

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

Sight Words Of The Week: first, than


Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

February 12th, Friday (Teacher In Service Day)
February 15th, Monday (President’s Day)

February 1st, (week of) Primary Student Conferences for incoming kindergarten students and incoming 1st graders ONLY! (Details coming soon)
February 11th (Thursday) Valentine Party (details to follow)


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

It is all about hair fashion


This guy entered his rite of passage of him losing his first tooth.


Again, I noticed something different about her. I asked if she wasn’t wearing her glasses, no. If she got a tattoo, no. She was quick to inform me that she got a haircut!


It is all about the bling, a watch and a ring.


I’m not sure what the damage is BUT ya shouldah seen the other guy.


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Still thinking of Christmas):









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