Peek In Our Week ^^^ Mr. John’s Classroom ^^^ Week Of February 3, 2020

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.


What’s The Diff:
What is the difference difference between a bison and a buffalo?

Contrary to the song “Home on the Range,” buffalo do not roam in the American West. Instead, they are indigenous to South Asia (water buffalo) and Africa (Cape buffalo), while bison are found in North America and parts of Europe. … Bison are the hipsters of the two animals, sporting thick beards. Buffalo are beardless. 




Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish).


 A visit from the Dental Hygienist:



Peek In The Classroom:

The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.


The Knobbed Cylinders are a Montessori Sensorial material, designed to assist children in making distinctions in their immediate environment. This material primarily engages the senses of touch and sight. The material is comprised of 10 different cylinders with ‘knobs’ used to hold each object using the pincer grip.


These girls are working on the skeletal puzzle (Elvis the Pelvis) and the internal organ work. They combined the two works and identified where the internal organs are located in reference to the skeletal system.


This student is working on her consonant blended sounds of CH, SH, TH… Matching the words that begin with those sounds to the appropriate consonant blend.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Presidents of the USA

Letter Of The Week- T t

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bed

Next Language is Polish


Upcoming Events:
Valentines Party: Friday, February 14, 2020

NO SCHOOL: Monday, February 17, 2020

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday March 12, 2020 (morning) … Save the date, it is a FREE field trip!  Details to follow.



Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Too stinkin cute.


That look on his face. lol


Just being goofy like she should.


What a great portrait this would be.









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