Peek In Our Week — Thee Buckeye Room — Week Of January 31, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.




Did you know? (I Really Don’t Know Clouds, At All)…One of my guilty pleasures
A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.

Clouds are not as light and fluffy as they appear. In fact, researchers have found that a single clouds weigh more than 1.1 million pounds. How do they know? Well, that number is calculated by taking the water density of a cloud and multiplying it by its volume. Fortunately, the cloud can still “float” at that weight because the air below it is even heavier.




A Message From Mr. John (my vocation/part 2 of a continuing series):


Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish)

Know Your Languages (Dutch/Flemmish):



Half Birthdays:
Summer birthdays need love too.


Enrichments (Music):

Some students escaped from the stable and we have Gallupping Girls from Peter And Wolf. Again, sorry about the blurry picture as it is an action shot.


Chinese New Year: ( (新年好) /Mandarin)  |  ( 恭喜发财/Cantonese)

Chinese lanterns



Bring Your Parent To School:

A dad “observing”… really having fun teaching the boys about numbers.



Peek In The Classroom:

These children are taking the Albanesi test which is a test that bridges Montessori and traditional testing.


Two proud boys displaying their work with the Brown Stair and Pink Tower. This is an extension of the original aim of these two materials. The bottom line is that Montessori extension lessons help the child to have further experience with the concepts of the materials. Often times the extension activity draws the child towards a more abstracted view of the original concrete concept that was introduced.


She is working on the sound cylinders. The sound cylinders are a very fun sensorial activity. The purpose is to refine the sense of hearing and to teach vocabulary such as “loud,” “soft,” “loudest,” “louder,” etc. Traditionally the activity consists of twelve wooden cylinders, six with red tops and six with blue tops. Also, another aim is to match the sound of the cylinders.


He is working on a language work called the Pink Rhyming cards.


Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Presidents Of The USA

Letter Of The Week- T t

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bed

Next Language is Polish


Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction with borrowing (dynamic)

We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division without borrowing (static).

Synonym Of The Week: FAT: overweight, big, bulky, heavy, plump

Sight Words Of The Week:  more these

More staged pics.


Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

-Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link

-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)


Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Again, it is better not to ask but look at the photobomb.


This was taken on Thursday [science day]. I love that these girls get excited about science.
Ya shoulda seen the other guy!


Friends just hanging out.



Your Kids say The Darndest Things (Spicy Stuff):







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