Whew! I took a bit of a break there! Life has been getting a bit hectic, trying to fit in my work, E's school, housecleaning, and holiday crafting!! I'm still feeling the pressure, so I probably won't be posting quite as much as we head into the holidays, but I'm going to try to get some school posts in here and there. We ARE doing school time - 2 to 3 days a week. I'm trying hard to keep 2 days with our Montessori work, the third day is often baking, nature walks, and art projects. Another day in the week we have MOPS, our moppettes program is awesome, they really do some good "bible school" type work with the kiddos.
Anyhow, last week we had "pajama school!" Every morning E woke up and wanted to do school work but would not get out of her jammies. Isn't it great to be home and not have to put on real clothes until you want to?
Tuesday was an awesome day all around. I went to take a shower and when I came out, E was already hard at work with the continents map.
She also made up her own extension for the shape stacker.
I finally got around to printing out the pumpkin life cycle three part cards. And I thought I would give it a go using the words as well as the pictures this time. E really enjoyed the work. I was pleasantly surprised that she was able to match most of the words on her own. She got triped up on "seed" and "seedling" - I think that one was the only one she didn't self-correct.
We also put together a pumpkin life cycle on a paper plate. I got this printable from A to Z teacher stuff, it includes a lesson plan (more for older kids) and these lift-the-flap type coloring pictures. I had E match the words on this as well, first I wrote the word on the paper plate, then I had her find the coloring picture that matched and glue it on top of the word I wrote.
Other work E did this week included the sandpaper numbers (she traced them all and helped me put them back in the correct order), and the brown stair. After she built the stair correctly on her own, I showed her how to match the pink tower cubes up to it. E thought this was the coolest thing ever! I just love the enthusiasm of the preschool set!
I'm currently (well as soon as I get off the computer) switching out practical life and language activities in the school room. I'll have a post up on what's out as soon as I finish.
Linking this post up to Montessori Monday at One Hook Wonder.