Peek In Our Week *** Mr. John’s Classroom *** Week Of September 28, 2020

The Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
This past week we learned about Mammalus.  Mammals are vertebrates (have a spine or backbone), warm blooded (their body temperature does not change), have hair or fur, live bearers, and eat/drink mother’s milk when young.  Some mammals live in the water such as dolphins and whales.  The only mammal that can fly is the bat! Cats, dogs, elephants, and rats are mammals.  Oh, and people are mammals as well. “Are we not men? We are MAMMALS………. ”



If you want to play Six Degrees Of Separation for DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh’s (front man for DEVO) brother does the confirmation classes for my church.  Also, I do childcare at the church and I have cared for his niece’s children.  I know useless but interesting information.  Bonus trivia: Mark Mothersbaugh went to Woodridge High School.


A Message From Mr. John:


Did you know?
Since football season is upon us it would be apropos to share this knowledge of the defensive term of “Blitz”.  The term “Blitz” comes from the German word blitzkrieg, which means, “lightning war.” In World War II, the Germans employed this tactic which emphasized mobile forces attacking with speed and surprise.


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 10 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek).


Peek In The Classroom:
This week’s pictures are all about the “extension” of Montessori works.  The purpose of the extensions are to offer additional experiences that increasingly become more complex and abstract than the baseline concept.  They can provoke a spark or a new enthusiasm for a Montessori material that no longer appears interesting to a child.  Activities that are introduced after the initial presentation with a material, in order to encourage the child to re-visit the material and solidify the skills and/or concepts it’s designed to provide.

Instead of stacking from largest to smallest this student discovered an interesting shape to create and still utilized the concept of biggest to smallest. She called it a pink snake.


Another stacking material found in the sensorial classroom called the knobless cylinders. This is yet another stacking material but this student found the relationship (diameter) of the different colored cylinders.


The brown stair and pink tower are very popular with all age groups in the Montessori classroom. Again, basically a stacking work he made this elaborate creation.


This is the trinomial cube which is basically a 3D puzzle with a mathematical purpose that is usually put together on the color coded lid or in it’s box. This student decided to put it together on the his mat without the help of the lid or the box.


Another look at the trinomial cube shows the height of each layer of the cube. This boy discovered this all on his own!!! As you can see the first layer is the tallest while the third layer is the shortest


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Reptiles

Letter Of The Week- G g

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bid

Next Language is Japanese


Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
Biggest to smallest where we live- We discovered we live in the vast galaxy of the Milky Way (not the candy bar), then we are still in space and live in a group of planets called The Solar System. Then the planet we live is the planet Earth.  Once we touched down we found we live in the Northwestern Hemisphere and live on the continent of North America.  Once we found land we live in the country of The United States Of America and live in the great state of Ohio (Go Buckeyes).  We all live in Summit County but live in different cities and have different addresses and phone numbers. What a journey it was!


We practiced writing  in cursive aa, ae, ai, ao, au

Kinder students doing the in classroom handwriting exercise.


Next Week:
Weekly Theme:  Landforms

Synonym Of The Week: Calm: peaceful, quiet, inactive, serene, slow

 Sight Words Of The Week: you his


Upcoming Events:
Picture Day- Wednesday, October 14th

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

Box Tops:  Due Friday, October 23.   Bring ’em in.  I want pizza!


Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Fun With Masks!


Boy buddies


I told BOTH of them to look at the camera.


I think… I hope he was cleaning under the table. Sometimes it’s better you just don’t ask.




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