The Work Plan

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Red, Green, White Works

  Yesterday and today I introduced these works to the children. The classroom became a room full of busy elves staying on task.

                                       Matching socks.

                                   Wood polishing.

                                   Hanging stockings with clothespins.

                                     Dry pouring with jiggle bells.

                                      Wet pouring.

                                 Spooning christmas themed buttons.

                                                    Cloth folding.

                                Putting chips through the slot.

                                             Sensory bin.


Toddler Tuesday

Finding works are not hard for them to do. They are very focused on their tasks at hand. Enjoy!

                              Peeling stickers and then putting them on paper.

                                  Extending this work with some writing.

                         Working with a shape puzzle.

                              Pushing circles out of foam to make a craft.

                    This latchboard is still a favorite.

                        Matching the planet objects to the picture.

                           Putting pegs in the hole.

                                             The Pink tower.

                                        Shadow matching puzzle.

 To see other toddlers learning the montessori way please visit One Hook Wonder.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Montessori Monday

This post is reflective of  works done between Wednesday, November 17, 2010 through Wednesday November 24, 2010.  They all have been working so well !!


Working with Blue Constructive Triangles. Can you see her sailboat?

                                                                       Geometric Solids.

                                                      Making a turkey by sizing its' feathers .

                        This is Z.  Z is doing preposition work. Z has returned and comes on Friday.

                               Working with sandpaper letters and sound objects.

Working with moveable alphabet. Jamesha found the letter "e" and was happily sharing the news.

Making stick people!

  Working on letter formation by placing dot stickers on the lines. Great for the finger muscles.


                                                         Number puzzles.

                                                                  Stamping with numbers.


                                                          Studying leaves.

Matching planets to the picture.


                                                                   Practical Life

                                                                      Hand sewing.

                                                                      Setting a table.

To see other children doing montessori related activities please pop over to One Hook Wonder.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Max (Science Sunday)

We have added another member to our school family. Max is his? name, he is a dwarf rabbit. Max has been with us for about a month and the kids can't get enough of him. Max has taught the children quite a few things. For one they have been more gentle and observant of their body movements, and if I knew that a bunny could change the inside voice levels overnight he would have been brought home a long time ago.


                                                                        Max eating.

                              Ken trying to feed Max some Timothy Hay. Max loves this hay.

Max gets a lot of attention from Lil. Here Lil is working with the Parts of a rabbit cards.

                        Lil talks to Max everytime she chooses a work off the shelf.

                                 Lil spending some one on one time with Max.

                                 DJ peeling some carrots for Max.

Here are some facts about rabbits.
  • Rabbits can live as long as 10 years.
  • Rabbits can run up to 35 miles.
  • The ears of a rabbit can turn in any direction.
  • Rabbits have two powerful hind legs that only move together at the same time.
  • A rabbit twitches its nose if it is curious or scared ( when the children learned about this, their voice levels changed drastically to a normal inside voice and they have kept this level).
  • Rabbits have 28 teeth that are always growing.
    To see other children learning about science visit Adventures In Mommydom

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Making Bookmarks

 DJ and Ken coloring bookmarks for their classmates to show that they are thankful for their friendship. What I particularly loved about this work was their high level of concentration and witnessing how far they have come with their coloring skills. It seems like it was just yesterday when they were "scribbling".


Watching Grass Grow

 During our  farm lessons we planted some grass seeds. The children enjoyed observing the grass growing everyday. N showed a strong interest in this activity and took on the responsibility of making sure they were getting watered.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blog Break

 It is time for me to take a blog break. I will resume posting after Thanksgiving. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and most importantly enjoy your family!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pilgrims/ North America

We have been learning about the life of the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. The children were very surprised to learn that the Pilgrim children did not go to school, instead they helped the adults with the chores. We been reading the book Pilgrims of Plymouth by Susan Goodman. I love everything about this book, the pictures are awesome and the language is just right for preschoolers.

                                                           Here is the cover.

After reading the books they did some weaving just like Pilgrim children would do when helping the family. They created wallets by cutting the strips then weaving the paper through the precuts mats. They folded it to make the wallet, then I stapled it closed for them.                                                                    
                                               Cutting the paper strips.


                                                      Colored the finished weaving wallet.

                                                Cutting money to put in their wallets!!

  During DJ's afterschooling time he has been independently working with the North America map puzzle. DJ created his own map . I don't have pictures of him tracing the puzzle pieces, but here is pictures of everything else he accomplished.
                                              Painting the countries of North America

                   Using the label maker to make the labels for the names of the countries.

                                           Labeling the names of the countries on his map.

                                                The finished product.
To see other children doing activities about geography and history please visit  Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn .