Peek In Our Week <> Thee Buckeye Room <> Week Of January 10, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
To honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we learned a bit about his life and his accomplishments.  The students became actresses and actors as they recreated Rosa Parks making her stand on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.  The students enjoyed playing the part of the bus driver, Rosa Parks, “the mean guy”, a police officer, Martin Luther King Jr., and passengers on the bus.  We discussed our differences such as skin color, eye color, hair color, and gender.  Then we discussed how we are similar.  We talked about discrimination and segregation.  We talked about if someone with red hair wouldn’t be allowed to do art “just because” they have red hair or if anyone who had blue eyes would have to go to a different classroom with less materials, broken crayons, or no books “just because” they have blue eyes.  I had only boys fetch the chairs for the skit and brought that to the attention of the class.  We had some very sad girls…. I did let the girls take the chairs back after the skit.

Below is a picture after the skit where everyone can sit where they want.  The thumbs up means the students approve.




A Message From Mr. John (Those Pesky Masks):



Did you know?

Roller coasters were invented to distract Americans from sin
In the 1880s, hosiery businessman LaMarcus Thompson hated that Americans were tempted by hedonistic places like saloons and brothels. So he set out to straighten up one of the most immoral places he could think of: Coney Island in New York. There, he built America’s first roller coaster to give New Yorkers some good, clean fun—away from seedier pastimes.


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 18 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish) 


Know Your Languages (Irish):



Enrichment (Music):

Children pretending to be ducks for Peter And The Wolf. Sorry it is blurry but it was an action shot.


Peek In The Classroom:

She is working on the material called Cards and Counters found in the math area. It consists of a set of wooden numbered cards and small red wooden circular counters. The purpose of this activity is to help children associate quantities with numbers.


This student is working on a math material called the Second Introduction To decimals. Introduction the Decimal System is a Montessori Math Early Childhood lesson. Pretty straightforward, the goal of this lesson is to introduce the numerals of the decimal system. We play a game of exchanging. When she gives me 10 units I will give her 1 ten and so on. So, in these works and exchanging with addition and multiplication the magic number is “10”


You have heard that a Montessori classroom is child run. Well, no teachers were involved in this activity. One of the most popular extension works is making the Maze with the Red Rods. The children build a winding path that uses the longest rods first and then the smallest rods to make the interior. The students have to use visual discrimination skills to decide where the rods need to be placed in order to make The Maze work. Once completed, the children may quietly take off their shoes and walk inside The Maze taking careful steps to ensure that they do not bump a Red Rod out of place. Taking turns and waiting patiently are also important parts of doing this work cooperatively with a classmate, as only one child at a time is allowed inside The Maze. It looks as if one child is running this activity and calling on the next student to walk the maze.


This boy is doing multiplication with the Color Beads. This helps with a visual quantity while doing his equations.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Skeletal System

Letter Of The Week- Q q

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bub

Next Language is Kiswahili


Academic Enrichment aka kindergarten:
We learned how to multiply with manipulatives with carry overs.

We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Multiplication Review

Synonym Of The Week: MEAN, selfish, unkind, malicious, hurtful, evil

 Sight Words Of The Week: now made


Upcoming Events:
*** MLK DAY January 17, 2021 ***  NO SCHOOL ***

***Don’t be that family that shows up and there is always one family that shows up, lol! ***

But just for the fun of it let me know if you did show up.  I will not tease, honest!


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Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Fun with masks. Doesn’t it look like they are thrilled? Hopefully, this will subside.


Sometimes it is better not to ask.


We have some artist aspiring to be Michelangelo.  Get it? Sistine Chapel/painting on his back?


Children and their prized possessions.


I may have to rethink this next time!


Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Bunnies):




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