Peek In Our Week {} Mr. John’s Classroom {} Week Of May 24, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin


Line Time:
This week we looked at “inner space” which is simply anything under the water.  We first started out by learning that there is fresh water and salt water.  We then learned about high and low tides and how the moon affects tides.  of course, we talked about what lurks beneath the surface of the ocean.  Below is the fascinating cuttlefish.



Did you know (This is fascinating)?
Dolphins often sleep with one eye open in order to avoid being eaten by sharks. How do they manage to do this? They put one half of their brain to sleep, while the other half is still conscious and functioning. Basically, the dolphin will shut down half of its brain and the corresponding eye will also close.  Why does this remind me of a Metallica song?




A Message From Mr. John (A Collector of Things, Again):


My Hair:
I will get a haircut this weekend!!!  I have not had my hair this long since I got the debut album by Van Halen. 

Van Halen circa 1978.


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 27 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay, Farsi, Turkish)


Impromptu Nature Lesson (The students witnessed our tarantula molting):

Two spiders? Nope! One is the spider and the other one is the shed exoskeleton. The video is below.




Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the Knobless Cylinders found in the Sensorial area. 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 Fractional Insets are found in the Math area. The Fraction Insets build on the familiar structure of the Metal Insets, but rather than teaching shape and design, they introduce the child to concepts of fractions and equivalents.


He is working on the Sandpaper Numbers. The direct purpose of the Sandpaper Numbers is to teach children the symbols that represent each number, allowing them to visually identify any number from 0 – 9. In Montessori education this is specifically taught separately to counting from 0 – 9, where children often fall back on rote memorization.


The bottom line is that Montessori extension lessons help the child to have further experience with the concepts of the materials. Often times the extension activity draws the child towards a more abstracted view of the original concrete concept that was introduced. He has discovered the correlation between two different works.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Safety

Letter Of The Week- Nope

Rhyming Word Of The Week- No way, man

Next Language is We be done with that


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Capitalization and end of sentence punctuation

Kindergarten strong!

We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Review

Synonym Of The Week:  In your dreams

Sight Words Of The Week: Not even close


Upcoming Events:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 31, 2021   *****  NO SCHOOL *****

Last Day Of School/Field Day: Thursday June 3, 2021


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Her skirt. My color/splatter record. I see the resemblance.


HA! Another raccoon shirt.


Hair Twins?


If you can make this out this is my son who has not had a haircut in like 10 months. Like father like son. Also, he hates getting his pic taken!


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (My brother eats a lot):








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