Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Class *** Week Of November 18, 2019

Line Time:
This week we talked about pilgrims and how they came to the New World on the ship called the Mayflower.  It was a long journey and when they finally got there they had to hunt for their food and build their own shelter.  The children were surprised that there was not a Target to get blankets, Giant Eagle to get food, Home Depot to get building materials.  We learned that the first Thanksgiving probably didn’t have turkey but instead had pheasant, eel, and fish.  As a side note (didn’t discuss in class) there was no Black Friday.



November Birthday:
A Montessori classroom is comprised of children ages 3 years of age to 6 years of age.  Here is our newest four year old.


What’s The Diff?:
What is the difference between seeing a concert and seeing a show?  I am thinking when you use the term “show” it is a small, intimate venue with about 200 of your closest friends (Musica, Peobody’s Down Under).  A concert most likely will be held in a venue about 2,000+ people (Blossom, The Q).  As you can tell I like “shows”.  Some pics as I was leaning onto the stage of the last two “shows” I attended. lol.  One last thing are you seeing a group or a band?




Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 17 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian).


Peek In The Classroom:

These friends are working on the continent puzzle map. They are tracing, labeling, and coloring the seven continents. This work not only will learn help them with geography


This boy is working on a decimal work found in the math area. This work will introduce the child to the concept of the decimal system (10’s). To make the child familiar with the names and relative sizes of the columns of units, tens, hundreds, and thousands. With this work I tell the children the magic number is “10”. for example ten units equals one ten, ten tens equal one hundred, 10 hundreds equals on thousand.


This girl is diligently working on the Metal Insets. Metal Inset work can help the child to; Grip and hold the pencil (and hold the pencil upright) Refine hand control to steady the pencil. Develop movements of straight and curved lines, in preparation for letter formation or a continual line which can assist with cursive.


This girl is in a stage we call a sensitive period. Montessori sensitive periods refer to a period of time when a child’s interests are focused on developing a particular skill or knowledge area. During this time Maria Montessori describes as the child’s absorbent mind. This student has been working on Geometry for the last three weeks. We will track her interest and see how far she goes in this area.


Peek Into Next Week:

Letter Of The Week-

Rhyming Word Of The Week-

Next Language is


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

Christmas Show:
Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

Show: Friday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States

ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT 5:30pm  (Doors will open at 5:30pm)
Take them to the restroom before dropping off.  Even if they say they don’t have to.

***************** Day Of Show *****************
*************** NO AFTERCARE ***************


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

You shoulda seen the other guy.


Laughter is good for the soul! We all should do more of this.


More laughter!


Great photo bomb


Almost a match.







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