Peek In Our Week … Mr. John’s Room … Week Of March 15, 2021

Buckeye Room Bulletin


Line Time:
This week we took a look at life cycles of humans, frogs/toads, and butterflies/moths.  Humans have relatively boring life cycle compared to the butterfly/moth and toad/frog.  As humans we are born, we live, we die. YAWWWWN.  The toad and frog start with being jelly eggs in the water.  They hatch into tadpoles and eat algae, then they turn into a froglet which has a head of a frog and a tail.  Then the tail falls off and an adult frog/toad lives the rest of its life on land.  The butterfly/moth starts as an egg.  The a caterpillar is hatched and it eats A LOT.  Then a caterpillar spins its (butterfly) chrysalis/ moth spins a cocoon.  Then a buttery comes out of its chrysalis and moth comes out of the cocoon.  I posed the question  “which came first the egg or the butterfly?”  This created some heated conversation!




Did You Know? (Don’t Listen To What Your Mother Said):
Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it generally isn’t harmful if swallowed.  If you swallow gum, it’s true that your body can NOT digest it. But the gum doesn’t stay in your stomach. It moves relatively intact through your digestive system and is excreted in your stool.  Did your mom tell you it would take seven years to digest?  Mine did.

Below is the gum where the flavor lasts a whole eight seconds. I also thought it says “vapes” in action.



A Message From Mr. John (How I Became Your Teacher) Part 3.  P.S.  At the previous school I mentioned I was Kelley Laney’s assistant.  Funny how things come together. 



Know Your Languages (Hindi):


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 25 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Irish, Kiswahili, Irish, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, Malay)

Shaun O’Keefe (our reappearing class leprechaun):


Shaun O’Keefe causes a quite a ruckus!  That cheeky leprechaun.



St. Patrick Day spirit and ready to drive the snakes into the sea.


Peek In The Classroom:

These two are working together on the 100 Board. Around three or four years of age, depending on how quickly the child has grasped the concept of counting to 100, and also helping them to understand number order. Through their work, the children are able to correct any mistakes independently, as the control card guides the activity.


This is week two for tracking the growth of the the flower. The stalk is now approximately 23 inches and 52 centimeters.


The direct purpose of the Sandpaper Numbers is to teach children the symbols that represent each number, allowing them to visually identify any number from 0 – 9. In Montessori education this is specifically taught separately to counting from 0 – 9, where children often fall back on rote memorization.


Montessori Teen Board with Beads, teaches a child (3-5 yo approx.) to associate the quantities and symbols from 11 to 19. Using the Teen Boards, the child explores the number names of the teens and the sequence of numbers 11–19.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Africa

Letter Of The Week-X x

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bac

Next Language is Hindi

Academic Enrichment:
This week we learned all about vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and consonants (the rest of the letters).


Below the Kindergarten Students sing the Kindergarten Song which they made up all by themselves.  The only reason they call me Mr. Pain is they needed a word that rhymed with Loraine, really!


We practiced writing sentences in cursive.

Next Week’s Lesson:
Weekly Theme: Nouns/Verbs

Synonym Of The Week: No synonyms this week

Sight Words Of The Week: have this


Upcoming Events:
Spring Break: Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5.  Returning Tuesday, April 6—(Look for me on MTv’s Daytona Beach Edition) !


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Happy friends.


You should have seen the other guy. Although, the “scratch” disappeared by lunch and may have been jelly.


The mysterious disease called ” Fudge Stripe Eyes”.


Just hanging out in the library.


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things:(Preparing for baby sister)







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