Peek In Our Week ### Mr. John’s Classroom ### Week Of October 07, 2019

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Reptiles- This week we learned about reptiles and what makes a reptile a reptile.  Reptile are vertebrates, cold blooded (body temperature changes to the temperature around them), they are born from hard shelled eggs and their skin is dry and with scales.  Some examples of reptiles are snakes, turtles, and lizards.   Below is the lesser known Baby Godzilla.




Did you know?
Hot water freezes faster than cold, known as the Mpemba effect. … Evaporation is the strongest candidate to explain the Mpemba effect. As hot water is placed in an open container the water begins to cool, the overall mass decreases as some of the water evaporates. With less water to freeze, the process can take less time.  My thoughts is that it is a misnomer due to less ice is produced.  But who am I to say?


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 11 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian).


Peek In The Classroom:

The Montessori Teacher will introduce this material once the child has demonstrated the ability to analyse and recognize graphic symbols for phonetic sounds. The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling.


This student is working on the Ten Board. The aim of this math material is To teach the names twenty, thirty, forty, etc…and to show the child that twenty is two tens and so for the up to ninety. This student was featured a few weeks back and has mastered the first aim of this material the second aim of this material is to teach sequence… the numbers from 11 to 99. This student now has mastered the second purpose of this material and is ready to move on to more advanced math materials.


Pic 1) The Sensorial material Color Box 3 introduce color through matching activities. The color tablets. A child gets the chance to match 2 tablets of the same color to each other, building their visual discrimination skills while exploring how colors relate to one another. After she matches the colors (by shade) she grades them from darkest to lightest.


Pic 2) When she is done with this material she puts the color tablets back into the box. If you notice there are “dots” on the side of the tablets. She now has to line up the dots and have them facing the same way before putting the material back on the shelf.


This girl is working with the language material called the Vowel Tree. To use the Vowel Tree: The child takes two consonants from the movable alphabet (or write two of them on small pieces of paper). Place one consonant in front of the letter “a” and one after. Have the child say the word that is formed, combining the first two letters into one blended sound. Then have them slide the letters down to the next vowel and say the word. Continue all the way down the tree. For the purposes of this work, they can say a word even if it’s a “nonsense” word, just for the practice of saying the vowel sounds. ***** In the background Kelley and Tonya are plotting something diabolical. Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world! *****


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Amphibians

Letter Of The Week- H h

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bit

Next Language is Romanian

Person bringing snack for week of 10/14/2019 is Dylan


Upcoming Events:
Field Trip to the Akron Zoo:  Details to follow shortly

Halloween Party: Friday, November 1, 11 am  (pizza lunch provided)… details to follow via email

Grandparents Day- Tuesday, Novemeber 5

### Bring Your Parent To School .  Follow the link below. ####


BOX TOPS  BOX TOPS  BOX TOPS  Mr. John wants pizza!  Due 10/25/2019


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

More fashion in the classroom. This girl is wearing her babushka!


Three Musketeers, Three Amigos, Three Stooges? You decide, lol


This is as goofy as she gets.


Ms. Tonya greeting children in the morning with a helper.








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