Monday, September 24, 2007

Here is one of our girls using the beads to complete some addition problems. Also pictured is one of our classmembers punching out a bay after finishing the lake and the island. There is always so much going on. We certainly won't run out of pictures.

This morning while working with one of the teachers, an astute young boy said,
"Look at my blisters. They're from climbing.
My Grandma said, 'This one popped'. But I didn't even hear it!"

Sunday, September 16, 2007

"I could do this all day long."

Yes, that was said by one of our class's many lively boys. He had just been shown the Bank Game and was happily taking turns with a classmate being the banker, then a customer.

A few days later on the playground, one of our boys announced "There's a tarantula over there!". Considering that our school is in the Northeast, one of our teachers investigated. Just as thrilling to the children was the fact that the little creature was a daddy-long-legs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

sewing buttons?

As usual, the day passes quickly. Another lovely birthday celebration with muffins and 5 trips around our "sun" in the center of the circle of children.
There's quite an interest in learning to sew a button onto fabric. It's become popular to use that skill to decorate one's own shirt, jumper or shorts with some of the many buttons in our button bowl. I love the children's creative ideas for the buttons!
They are also having fun using the hundreds, thousands, tens and units bead material, punching out land and water forms, making words and practicing reading skills.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Our First Day

On Tuesday, 22 eager little people brought our classroom to life.
Returning students excitedly met up with old friends then happily met our new classmates. New students began absorbing the casual yet structured atmosphere of a Montessori classroom. Children explored the shelves for new and familiar materials. The class was busy. We're off to a good year.