Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Class ||| Week Of November 4, 2019

Line Time:
This week we learned about insects and arachnids. Creepy Crawly, creepy crawly creepy creep creepy crawly (reminds me of The Who song, Boris The Spider).  When we went over the five animals all of them were vertebrates (having a backbone and spine) but looking at Insects and arachnids they were invertebrates (no back bone or spine).   Most had what we call an exoskeleton which is the skeleton is on the outside.  This gives the creature support and protection.  We learned insects have a head, thorax, and abdomen, six legs, and two antennae.  We sang the characteristics of an insect to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Some insects are ants, bees, and butterflies. Arachnids have a head and abdomen, and eight legs. Some examples of arachnids are spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites.







Did You Know:
Since it is the season… Did you know there is a difference between apple juice and apple cider?  Here is the explanation.  Apple cider is made from apples that are washed, cut and ground into an “apple mash” similar to applesauce. The mash is then wrapped in cloth and pressed into fresh juice. On the other hand, apple juice undergoes filtration to remove pulp and is then pasteurized to extend the shelf life.


November Birthdays:
A Montessori classroom consists of students ranging in age from three years to six years.  Here are our newest four and five year old students.




Grandparent’s Day:

A full house on Grandparents Day.


Alumnus Reader:

This alumnus is 10 years old and is in the 5th grade. He carried a 4.0 this term and said he misses the Montessori classroom. He is almost as tall as I am and take a look at that foot. I would be interested to see this boy’s grocery bill. All alumni are welcome to come back to my classroom and read!


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 15 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew).


Peek In The Classroom:

Surprise! This boy is working on 3 part cards on the week’s subject, birds.


One of my readers is reading the chapter books Billy B. Brown.


One of my Kindergarten students working in her Binder (The Letter Of The Week and Rhyming Word Of The week).


These girls are practicing their handwriting. One is tracing name in cursive and the other is working on her pre-cursive folder.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Dinosaurs

Letter Of The Week- L l

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bot

Next Language is Korean


Upcoming Events:
Operation Christmas Child: Thursday, November 14th Check your email! Also, follow the below link to donate.

Follow link to help set up for Operation Christmas Child.

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



Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Shennanigans at lunch. He must be weak from hunger.


Now I can honestly say “I like the raccoon on your shirt”


It appears he is strangling her but actually he is being a gentleman and putting on her necklace for her.


Just good friends…










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