Saturday, May 22, 2010
This week's Tot School was kind of sporadic. We attempted to continue our bird theme, but got a little sidetracked when our NEW MONTESSORI MATERIALS arrived!!!! The rest of the week, I tried to interest E in some work that was already on our shelves while her schoolroom/our office was getting cleaned out and new shelves put in.
Tot School Work:
E made a flower with her M&D pattern blocks. This one was done with no assistance from me.
She "wrote" a "story" with our magnetic alphabet. She said the story was about a "cat and a bird."
She built a "forest" with the brackets for the new shelves.
She did a little bit of sorting work.
E started out with cylinder block #1 and worked with it over and over. I showed her how I could use a blindfold with the work, and she insisted on wearing it, too. Only when taking the pegs out, though. :)
She also wanted me to show her the pink tower, so the next day I did a presentation on that. We worked on finding the biggest block, and she got to knock them all down when she was done.
In the Kitchen:
I am trying to make time more often for E to help me in the kitchen. She has her first chore - to clear the table after dinner! She concentrates so hard when she is bringing me plates or glasses. This week, we made cinnamon and sugar cookies (kind of like snickerdoodles) for a picnic. E poured the ingredients in the mixing bowl:
She helped me mix everything together:
Then she rolled the dough in cinnamon and sugar and squashed them on the cookie sheet:
And finally, she got to eat one for a snack!