Peek In Our Week ||| Mr. John’s Classroom ||| Week Of September 21, 2020

Line Time:
Living and Non-Living-  This week we talked about living and non-living things. Your children now know what makes a living thing.  All living things reproduce, grow, eat or take in nutrients, breathe or exchange gases, and need water. We are all in agreement that plants, animals, trees, grass, are living things!  My shoe is not a living thing nor am I at 4:30 am . My youngest son’s shoes may or may not be living.  I do not get close enough to tell due to the smell and I may have seen them move on their own….  Boys that are 14 1/2 years old, SMH.


With A Little Help From Our Friends :

A Message From Mr. John:

Know Your Languages:

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 6 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French)  Also, I will be posing a video with the language added for that week.   Oh ya, take a gander at the video below.


Fun Fact:
7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

I know 7% doesn’t sound like a lot, but that actually works out at 16.4 million American adults.
Sounds like a lot now right?


Peek In The Classroom:

Look at her focus working on pouring form a cup into a bottle using a funnel! Practical Life/Everyday Living was developed by Maria Montessori to assist in developing OCCI (order, concentration, coordination and 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.


This student is working on a math material called the Teen Board. The teen board introduces the number/symbols and quantity/color beads between 11 and 19. I stress the importance of the relationship between number and symbol.


She is working on The Vowel Tree found in the language area. This work utilizes word building for the pre reading student. Real words are created as well as nonsensical words.


This girl is working on the Memory Game which is a math material. The purpose of the work is to train the child’s memory by asking him to retain a numerical symbol in her mind, walk across the room, count the exact number of popsicle sticks, and return to the teacher. Children love this work because it involves movement. As you can tell the picture is a bit blurry due to it being an action shot.


This boy is practicing his cursive handwriting. There are many benefits for adopting this approach not least of which that the movements of cursive writing are more natural and easy to form.


A student reading and the same student featured with the Vowel Tree working on the Vowel Tree on her own and was her choice to work with it.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Mammals

Letter Of The Week- F f

Rhyming Word Of The Week- big

Next Language is Greek


Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
Since we live in the great state of Ohio I felt it was needed to become familiar with the states that surround our home state. We started with Ohio which is the Buckeye State and the abbreviation is OH.  We then looked at the state to the east of us named Pennsylvania (not Transylvania) which is called the Keystone State and the abbreviation is PA. We traveled south and discovered West Virginia which is the Mountain State and the abbreviation is WV. Moving to the west we ran into Kentucky which is the Blue Grass State and the abbreviation is KY.  Moving more westward is Indiana or the Hoosier State (what is a Hoosier anyway?) and the abbreviation is IN.  To my chagrin I introduced the students to TSUN.  I can not bring myself to even say the name….  xichigan  wolverine state.  

Let us end not on a low note like the last sentence in the previous paragraph and present the “official” things for the state of Ohio…

Mammal: White Tail Deer
Fossil: Trilobite
Tree: Buckeye
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Red Carnation
Drink: Tomato Juice
Rock Song: Hang On Sloopy

*****  Notice how most of these things refer to Buckeye Football/ being red or scarlet.  Also, why does Hang On Sloopy have importance to Buckeye Football?  *****

O-H-I-O…. as we sing Hang on Sloopy!


We practiced writing  in cursive Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww


Next Week:
Weekly Theme: From biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest (Milky Way to your street address).

Synonym Of The Week:  Active:  lively, energetic, dynamic, vigorous

Sight Words Of The Week: from he


Upcoming Events:
Picture Day- Wednesday October, 14th


Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Obviously a staged picture. Lol


SMILE!!!!… this is a tough crowd!


More photo taking reluctance! Lol


Finally cooperation. I could never be a child photographer, hehe


Your Child says The Dardest Things:

















Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>