The Work Plan

Monday, February 28, 2011

Montessori Monday

Last week was a very light week. Children were in and out due to illnesses.  By Wednesday morning I was a nurse and sending kids home quickly. The verdict flu and strep throat. So I have been continuously cleaning our materials to keep this illness from spreading. Now it is Monday and I am praying for another light day because now I feel ill. This season has been quite different I have never had this high of a illness rate when all of the children succumb to sickness at once. I have been carrying around disinfectant like it is a weapon of mass destruction around here. LOL. Well here are some pictures to give you a glimpse of how our week looked like last week.

                                  Practical Life

                                        Wet pouring.

                                  Transferring beads using pincer grasp.


                                 Spooning  rice.


                          Matching object to object.

 F is for fish. Jay decided to do the matching object to object with the sandpaper letters.

                        Pinpunching Asia.

                      Working with phonogram ee.

                                Writing the letter f.

                 Sensorial/ Mathematics
 First up, do you remember when I said that the children were mostly just interested in practical life, animals, and the language lessons? Well I was wrong! Two weekends ago I rearranged our enviroment again. This time it was a success. The children ran to the math materials immediately. I have to say the prepared enviroment is the key. I moved the math area to the other wall in our practical life area. We are loving this new set up.
                                     Pink tower extension.

                                     Making patterns.

                                  Working with sandpaper numbers.

                 Doing an addition booklet with the small number rods.

                                      Golden bead place value work.

                                      Number rods.

                                            Bead stair.


To see other children doing activities inspired by the montessori method please visit One Hook Wonder  for Montessori Monday.                                                                        



  1. Looks like a wonderfully productive week even with the illnesses thrown in! Hope everyone is on the mend. Is that a dog/cat food water and food bowl for sponging - if so that's a great idea! Thanks for linking to Montessori Monday.

  2. Wonderful works! I really like the sponging activity too!! Kerri


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