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:
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.
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:
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
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? *****
We practiced writing in cursive Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww
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
Picture Day- Wednesday October, 14th
Frolic, Friends, and Fun:
Your Child says The Dardest Things: