Peek In Our Week ### Mr. John’s Class ### Week Of November 11, 2019

Line Time:
  We traveled back in time and discovered some fascinating things about certain dinosaurs.  We learned that dinosaurs no longer exist and that they are extinct.  We know dinosaurs exist because scientist found their bones or fossils.  From these fossil we saw that some teeth were long and sharp to tear flesh from it’s prey which belonged to meat eaters or carnivores (T Rex).  Some teeth were flat for grinding plants, leaves, and branches and belonged to plant eaters or herbivores (Brachiosauras).

Who remembers Dino from The Flintstones?



Did You Know:
Catsup and 
Ketchup are two different spellings of the same condiment.  These words have the same meanings and are simply alternate spellings. Therefore, both are correct. Catsup is a condiment and is the less popular spelling. Ketchup is also a condiment and is the more popular spelling, which, today, is a westernized version of a condiment first introduced to European traders in the late 17th century.  Ketchup was originally a paste made from fermented fish guts (yes, it’s come a long way).


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).


Peek In The Classroom:

This boy is working on the Spindle Box found in the Math area. The Spindle Boxes have important purposes of reinforcing the idea that the symbols represent certain quantities of separate objects, introducing the concept of zero and its symbol, and reinforcing the sequence of the numerals. The traditional spindle boxes are two boxes divided into five compartments each which includes numbers from 0 to 9.


This student is working on the Color Bead Bars. This activity is found in the Math area. The colored bead stair is a quintessential Montessori math material because it has SO many different mathematical benefits. The youngest child in primary all the way through upper elementary learns one-to-one correspondence, connecting quantity to symbol, square roots and cubes, basic operations, and complex algebraic equations.


This girl is working on her shapes. She has learned and can identify parallelogram and trapazoids, and she knows what equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles are.


This student is working on the Binomial Cube that is found in the Sensorial area. The Binomial Cube is one of those amazing Montessori materials that introduces abstract math concept to children as young as 4 without them even knowing it. The early sensorial experience with the cube inspires them again at age 8 or 9 when they use the cube for algebra. The material provides the all important bridge between concrete and abstract thinking and the child develops a much deeper understanding of the math. One of these days I will include the mathmatical formula.



Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Pilgrims, Thanksgiving

Letter Of The Week- M m

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bop

Next Language is Hungarian


Upcoming Events:
Thanksgiving Break:
We are off Wednesday November 27th and returning Monday December 2.



Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

An obvious staged photo but it is cute.


This cheeky girl tricked me into thinking the title of the book is “Here Comes The…… Brid, lol


I think they were planning a coup because they were chatting but when I passed by…. they became quiet, very very quiet.


Fashion, fashion, fashion… an upside down hoodie.











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