Peek In Our Week # Mr. John’s Class # Week Of October 19, 2020

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Fish- We learned fish are vertebrates or they have a backbone or a spine.  They are cold blooded (their body temperature changes to the temperature around them) and have slimy and scaly skin.  The unique thing about fish is that some fish are born alive and some fish are born with jelly eggs.  Some examples of fish are Trout, Bass, Sharks, and Swordfish.  And one more important point is that fish live in water.



Did you know?
Since we are in the thick of things with COVID-19 let’s talk about sneezes.  Sneezes travel at about 100 miles per hour and that a single 
sneeze can send 100,000 germs into the air.  Also when a person sneezes you should tell them “You are sooo good lookin”  Who knows this reference?


Message From Mr. John (Smilin’ John):


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian)


Know Your Languages (Russian):



Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
This week we talked about the parts of plants, arachnids, and  insects.

I asked the boys to kneel and this is what I got.


Since we talked about Arachnids I decided to give an impromptu visit to the classrooms with Charlotte. The students loved it. The staff….. well not so much as I was confronted with “concerned” teachers, screaming and running down the hall (literally with both), and some salty language thrown at me. Its just like a hamster with 8 legs, right?


Handwriting: This week we practiced writing cursive vowel blends Oa oa, Oe oe, Oi oi, Oo oo, Ou ou

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: MATH- GULP! Addition with beads

Synonym Of The Week: NEW, novel, fresh, original, unique, current, unused

Sight Words Of The Week: use your


Peek In The Classroom:

This girl is working on a pre reading work using three word/short vowel sounds exercise.


This boy is working on the 100 board which is a math activity. Around three or four years of age, depending on how quickly the child has grasped the concept of counting to 100 we introduce the 100 board. This work helps them to understand number order.


She is working on the 10 board which is found in the math area. This teaches a child to associate the quantities and symbols from 10 to 90 using the tens bead bars. The child explores the number names of the tens and then sequence of numbers 11–99.


This boy is working on the red rods found in the sensorial area.  The direct purpose of the red rods is to develop the child’s visual and muscular perception of length and eventually using the math counter part the number rods.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Birds

Letter Of The Week- J j

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bip

Next Language is Russian


Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party: Friday, October 30  ** Email sent **
Follow the link to contribute…..

 Zoom Parent/Teacher Conferences- Friday, November 13    ** Details coming soon.  Really they are **


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

When I see a puddle (everyday) I hope and pray that it is water from a spilled water bottle and not something else. Hehe


Brotherly/Sisterly love. Brother does not want a hug from sister. Do you think they ever fight at home?


Good friends having fun.


Cheesy Smile? Showing Off Muscles? IDK!


Your Child Says The Darndest Things:
Follow the link below to hear some children’s words of wisdom…



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