Peek In Our Week – Mr. John’s Class – Week Of May 17, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin


Line Time:
Solar System- 
Put on your space suit and get ready to explore our solar system.  We started with discussing the planets nearer the sun then worked our way to the furthest reaches of our solar system.  Mercury is our first planet and is the closest to the sun.  Venus is the second planet.  Even though it is further away from the sun than Mercury it is the hottest planet in our solar system.  The third planet is near and dear to our hearts.  It is the planet earth.  It is the only planet in our solar system that has life.  The next planet is Mars and is known as the red planet.  The next planet is the biggest planet in our solar system and has a big red storm that has been raging for centuries.  That planet is Jupiter.  Saturn is the next planet and has really cool ring around it that are pieces of rock and ice.  Uranus is next and it spins up and down instead of side to side like all the other planets.  Neptune is the last planet in our solar system.  I did not forget about Pluto.  Oh! Poor Pluto.  Pluto was once a planet but now has been demoted to a dwarf planet.   As a side note learned that most planets were named after Roman Gods and Goddesses.  We watched a few video clips about the Solar System and danced to the Sun Song by They Might Be Giants! How cool are these guys??



Did You Know? (Conspiracy Theorists chew on this):
Three presidents, all Founding Fathers, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4.  Presidents Adams and Jefferson also died the same year, 1826; President Monroe died in 1831. Coincidence? You decide.



A Message From Mr. John (Collector of Things) :


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:

Gross Motor Ability Is a Critical Life Skill. Gross motor skills are important for major body movement such as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, and reaching. These abilities share connections with other physical functions. Such skills are important for play, sports, and fitness. ……. I always yell (in jest) YOU ARE GOING TOO HIGH! YOU ARE MAKING ME NERVOUS!!! but yet I have this feeling of teaching them to “jump” off the swing. Lol


An impromptu animal lesson with the snake. Each student touched the snake, observed the tongue flicker, and felt the shed skin.


This is something a student came up with. It is a Day Chain that tracks are final days of school. Each ring has a child’s name and each morning a ring is removed by the child whose name is at the bottom. Notice there is a removed ring that was glue towards the top of the cabinet.


He is working on the Triangular Box. The constructive triangles are used to demonstrate that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles. There are five boxes: 2 rectangular, 1 triangular, and 1 large and 1 small hexagonal. Each box contains triangles of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Notice how he made a big Equalateral Triangle!


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Oceans

Letter Of The Week-U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bec

Academic Enrichment:
Line Time: Interjections, YAY!  When showing a lot of emotion and excitement we use an explanation mark !  When the emotions are not as strong we use a period .

The loose tooth club.


We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Capitalization and punctuation at the end of a sentence

Synonym Of The Week: Done with that popsicle stand

Sight Words Of The Week: Been there done that


Upcoming Events:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 31, 2021   *****  NO SCHOOL *****

Last Day Of School/Field Day: Thursday June 3, 2021


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

FINALLY! a racoon on a shirt! Sometimes a blind squirrel finds a nut.


Ya shoulda seen the other guy


A cuddle huddle with Ms. Katie.


Relaxing. Feet on the furniture. Under two weeks of school left. Ehhhh!


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (A girl and her pig):




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