Peek In Our Week === Mr. John’s Class === Week Of October 21, 2019

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?
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?


Saying Good-Bye:
With a heavy heart I am announcing the departure of Ms. Tonya where she is leaving to pursue other interests.  In the short amount of time that Ms. Tonya has been with us the students have made strong bonds with her.  Not only the children will miss her but the staff will miss her as well.  Ms. Tonya was a great part of “TEAM KOTRADI” where she hit the ground running,  added so much to my classroom with her chipper disposition and her exuberant love for teaching.  The most impressive part was that she put up with my cheeky behavior (and at times “gave it back”).  Good luck in all you do. You will be missed!!!!!!  Below are the many faces of Tonya.  I REALLY had to pester her for the last pic. 







Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 13 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish).


Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the Trinomial Cube. This material the blocks are color coded and are different sizes to represent the algebraic Trinomial formula. The purpose is not to teach math but to challenge the child to find patterns and spatial relationships. The next time this material is featured I will include the algebraic Trinomial formula.


This boy is working on a teacher made material that is helping him recognize numbers from 0 to 20.


This child is working on a word building material. This reinforces her phonics recognition of letter sounds.


This student is working on the First Introduction to Decimals. In a Montessori curriculum, we start by introducing the names of the numerical positions as represented by golden beads. The reason for this is so the child can visualize the concept of units, tens, hundreds and thousands.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Birds

Letter Of The Week- J j

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bip

Next Language is Tagolog


Upcoming Events:
Halloween Party: Friday, November 1, 11:11 am  (pizza lunch provided)
A few spots left to help but please read the entire message

Grandparents Day: Tuesday, November 5

Operation Christmas Child: Details to follow


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

I am not sure exactly is going on here but I am glad I captured it.


I asked her what her costume for Halloween. She said ” A monnnnsterrrrrr” along with a visual.


They wanted me to take their picture. How could I resist?


Just cuteness in a pose.







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