Peek In Our Week # Mr. John’s Classroom # Week Of October 5, 2020

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Reptiles- This week we learned about reptiles and what makes a reptile a reptile.  Reptiles are vertebrates, cold blooded (body temperature changes to the temperature around them), they are born from hard shelled eggs and their skin is dry, with scales.  Some examples of reptiles are snakes, turtles, and lizards.  Below was my childhood Saturday TV entertainment.

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go.  Go, go, Godzilla!  Oh, no, there goes Tokyo Go, go, Godzilla!


Who is afraid of snakes?

Not these children!


Did you know?
Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? This is 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?


A Challenge From Mr. John:


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 11 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese).



October Birthdays:

A Montessori classroom prides itself on a mixed aged classroom of ages between 2 1/2 and 6. Here is our newest 4 year old student.


Peek In The Classroom:

The Number Rods help children learn the names of numbers and their sequence and learn to correctly associate between the spoken number and its quantity. Children grow to understand that each rod represents a unique quantity and that each number is represented by a single object as a whole, separate from others.


She is working on the material found in the language area called Pink Rhyming. This material focuses on words with short vowel sounds /three letters. The ability to rhyme is a sign your child has an understanding of phonemic awareness.


This student is working with the sandpaper letters. The aim for this material is to teach the child the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory. The child is encouraged to trace the symbol over and over again until the shape of the letter becomes a part of the child’s muscle memory.


This student is really focusing on the Cards and Counters which is a math activity. The Cards and Counters bring an abstract and concrete concept to this math activity. The cards and counters reinforces the knowledge that each number is made up of separate quantities. The child will see the sequence of numbers and how many separate units go to form each number.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Amphibians

Letter Of The Week- H h

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bit

Next Language is Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme:
We looked at ten different land forms. We looked at the pairings of islands and lakes, bays and capes, peninsulas and gulfs, and chain of lakes and archipelago.


We practiced writing in cursive Aa, Ae, Ai, Ao, Au


Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Parts Of Animals

Synonym Of The Week: HOT: burning, scorching, blazing, boiling, sizzling

Sight Words Of The Week:  for with


Upcoming Events:
Picture Day- Wednesday, October 14th

Zoom Parent/Teacher Conferences- Friday, November 13    ** Details coming soon **

*** BOX TOPS  BOX TOPS  BOX TOPS  Mr. John REALLY wants pizza!  Due 10/23/2020 ***

Who remembers The Noid from the 80s for Domino’s Pizza?   Also, Due to a computer glitch please keep scrolling















Friends, Frolic, and Fun:



Unicorns everywhere.


She wanted her picture taken. I sometimes indulge the students.


Matching ponies





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