Peek In Our Week | Mr. John’s Classroom | Week of November 30, 2020

Buckeye Room Bulletin

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We Are Family!  This week we talked about family since this is the season where we usually spend time with family.  We talked about moms and dads and that moms and dads had moms and dads that your children call them grandparents. We discussed how moms and dads have brothers and sisters which they call aunts and uncles.  We talked about siblings which are bothers and sisters.  Then we talked about my favorite relative.. the COUSIN ( I loved hanging out with my cousins!) and how cousins are the children of aunts and uncles.  We even discussed if pets are part of the family which received a resounding YES!  I am looking forward to seeing the family trees. I am showing my age by the album cover. Circa 1978ish.


A Message From Mr. John:

Let’s be careful out there!


December Birthdays:
The Montessori classroom is comprised of 3 year old to 6 year old students.  Here are our newest 6 and 4 year old students. 



What’s The Diff?
What is the difference between bologna and baloney?

Bologna is the name of a city in Italy, pronounced “boh-LOAN-ya.” But although the sausage named after the city in English is spelled the same, it is pronounced “buh-LOAN-ee” and is often spelled baloney. Either spelling is acceptable for the sliced meat product.  P.S. I love fried bologna/baloney!!! And yes, I remember this commercial when it first aired! Heavy Sigh…


Know Your Languages (Korean):


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 14 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog).


Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the construction box/geometry found in the sensorial area. The constructive triangles are used to demonstrate that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles.


Practical Life/Everyday Living was developed by Maria Montessori to assist in developing OCCI (order, coordination, concentration, independence). Practical Life/Everyday Living is simply activities suitable for a child that allows the ability to work with a purpose or in a purposeful way to accomplish developing skills.


Introduction to Numerals of the Decimal System is a Montessori Math Early Childhood lesson. Pretty straightforward, the goal of this lesson is to introduce the numerals of the decimal system (units, tens, hundreds, thousands). Notice the symbol and quantity?


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Christmas around the world

Letter Of The Week- Giving them a break

Rhyming Word Of The Week- Giving them a break

Next Language is Korean


Upcoming Events:
Winter Break: Off from Saturday, December 19, 2020 returning Monday, January 4, 2021 (good riddance to 2020)!

Pajama and Show and Share Day:  Friday, December 18th.  Details to follow.


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
We learned how to multiple to the thousand static/column without carryovers with manipulatives.  I told the students that multiplication is merely adding multiple times.  We learned what the multiplicand and multiplier are.


We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Measuring with a ruler (in and cm).

Synonym Of The Week: Giving them a break

Sight Words Of The Week: Giving them a break


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

It’s all about hair fashion.


Day dreaming about Math!


More fun with masks.
The Trinomial Cube has him plum tuckered out.


Your Children Say The Darndedst Things (How I got my scar):