We had such a busy week this past week. It always gets like that the week before I do my freezer cooking. More on that later, but needless to say, not a lot of Montessori work got done. We did have one good morning of work before we had to rush off to the library and dance class on Friday. The highlight of E's Montessori work this week was all of the knobbed and knobbless cylinder work she chose to do. I finally got around to making some cards for the knobless cylinders, and she really enjoyed using them.
Our really fun day was Thursday, when we hosted another of our "Letter Playdates." This week was Letter L. We read Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino. Then we moved to the kitchen to make our fridge letters. I had a few options for the kiddos this time around: leaf stickers, fabric leaves to glue on, or real leaves (from last year that I saved) to crumble over the glue. I think ALL of the kiddos chose leaf stickers. Their Letter L for Leaves turned out really nice! And I was impressed that all the "big" girls could peel the backs of their own stickers.
Then, for snacktime, we enjoyed some lovely "L" treats: lemon bread/cake, longjohns, and ladybugs! E and I assembled the ladybugs the morning of the playdate out of strawberries, grapes, and mini chocolate chips. They turned out really cute and E had a lot of fun making them!
I am going to continue our letter L theme into this week with a few more L books (Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and Leaf Man by Lois Elhert). We are going to do a nature-collecting walk to get some leaves, and hopefully we will make our own leaf pictures like the Leaf Man book. Has anyone done leaf preserving with Mod Podge? I tried contact paper last year and wasn't impressed.