Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Classroom ||| Week Of January 6, 2019

Line Time:
We started to learn about our body and how it works.  We learned about our five senses (touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste).  Did you know you can “feel” with any part of your body? Of course parents know that.  Who has not stepped on a Lego in bare feet and screamed in pain? But we associate touch with our fingers (hot/cold, hard/soft, rough/smooth).  We hear loud noises, quiet noises, high and low noises, “Are we there yet?”.  We need light to see and if we close our eyes we can’t see.  The lights being turned on at 5 am on a Saturday morning.   There are good smells like cinnamon, vanilla and bad smells like a dirty diaper and vinegar.  My favorite was the taste test where we tasted sweet (sugar water), salty (salt water), sour (pure lemon juice), and bitter (unsweetened baking chocolate).  The children enjoyed “most” of the tastes.  Hehe!!!!


Our newest reptile (Milk Snake), Ian:




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, Irish).



Peek In The Classroom:

This girl is brushing up on her multiplication. She is using the manipulative called the Golden Beads. As you can see she came up with the correct answer.


She is showing off her rendition of a snowflake that was made in the art area.


This student is showing me the correct way to carry a chair.


Children begin working with the Hundred Board once they have a clear understanding of numbers 1 – 10 and 11 – 20. This is usually around three or four years of age, depending on how quickly the child has grasped the concept of counting. This material builds on the mathematical foundation created by earlier Montessori work, by extending the child’s knowledge of numbers to 100, and also helping them to understand number order. As you can tell she discovered the pattern of where any particular number goes.



Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- MLK/ Diversity

Letter Of The Week- P p

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bun

Next Language is Kiswahili


Upcoming Events:
Parent/Teacher Conferences: January 17, Friday 7am to 7pm.  Details and sign up to follow soon.

 ***** NO SCHOOL: January 20, 2020/ Monday for MLK Day. ******



Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Muscle shirt and tats.


Ya shoulda seen the other guy!


Lunch time shennanigans.


Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon spent a record 917 in the top 200 charts!














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