The Work Plan

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dare I Say Normalized?

Yes, we are very close to being a normalized class. The kids are busy,busy,busy. They are completing works as soon as they are avaliable. Next week I will be officially guiding through created lessons for each child. I am working on saving money to be able to become a trained Montessori Guide!  The children deserve the very best!  I have much respect for those who have gone through the training and the certification to become a trained Montessorian. Up to now I have managed to read through some amazing books, follow Montessori blogs that are just incredible, and invest in some montessori materials. All of this has helped me to be able to offer montessori activities, but honestly I have been doing this with just a whole lot of faith, that something is better than nothing. My heart and soul are so involved in the Montessori Method I can see a long future, if God is willing in offering this concept to all children that I may be blessed to work with. The best resource I have had is actually the beautiful children that I care for everyday. If I forgot to put a control of error on a work, I quickly was reminded by the child by observing them while working. If the activity really didn't have an direct aim, well it was left untouched by the children. I can go on and on but the reality of it all  is The Prepared Enviroment here has only been achieved with the help of the children. Normalization has begun and now folks, they are ready to learn the parts of the apple, why leaves change colors, where are we in the world, is that a lake or a pond, and most importanly " I can do this by myself".  So heads up we are late according to others, but right on time for us. Next week we will begin our Apple/Pumpkin unit and I am so excited about this. These kids are ready to really absorb and understand concepts, not just for memory, but for food for their brain. Watch out world because these children have the "Montessori Bug"

Here are some pictures of the children working this past week. This week I was only able to take pictures of the kids two days.

                         The Name Tray a total success with the children!

                                      Completing the work cycle.

 Learning the names of the continents. Colored in the continents according to the Montessori Continent Map Puzzle.

                                                  Number collage work

                   Pin punching the shape of a leaf from the Botany Cabinet.

                                       Using tweezers to transfer pom poms

 Writing the number one with drawing compass in the serious sandbox.

 I would like to thank the following blogs that gave me the inspiration and guidance to go ahead and start doing montessori activities with the children, Leptir, the moveable alphabet, One Hook Wonder, and My Montessori Journey. I owe you ladies big hugs, I stalked your blogs for a long time before I started even blogging myself. My readers I owe you hugs and kisses also for all the sweet and encouraging comments you leave on this blog. What a difference you made in my day when it wasn't going the way I planned to read such loving thoughtful comments. Thank you to Jojoebi the author of The Montessori Goldmine who put The Work Plan in the spotlight several round ups and helped our fellowship to grow. If I failed to mention you just know I mean thank you when I used your ideas(linkedback), Its truly is a pleasure to know that I can visit your blogs and become busy with your inspirations. Lastly to the parents of the children that I care for, what a loving load of blessings you bring inside my home everyday, thank you for listening and trusting all my crazy ideas.
I am linking this post to Montessori  Monday where you can find loads of activities done by children inspired by the Montessori Method hosted by One Hook Wonder and Living Montessori Now. Another thank you to these two ladies who connect me with others that used the montessori method and send loads of traffic to our little blog every week.


  1. Yes!! Jessie Yes!!

  2. I am so happy for you as you take the steps to begin your new journey!!

    Also, I am LOVING the name tray!! That is going to be the next definite addition in our home!



  3. Kerri- Thank You! Your activities are awesome! I just have a difficult time leaving comments on your blog:( I sure hope this problem won't last long.

  4. What an exciting point you have reached! I do believe that, as you say, "something is better than nothing," but I think your passion will make training so worthwhile for you! Of course you give those children so much than just "something" already ;) I love the photos, as always - the children really do seem to be absorbed in their work. I look forward to following your, and their journey as it unfolds.

  5. I can relate to the appreciation you feel for other bloggers, thank you for keeping the inspiration going!

  6. What amazing work the children are doing! And you've done an amazing job both with the children you teach and with your own children! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your inspiration at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  7. I keep my fingers crossed for your dreams to come true. You should be very proud of yourself. You are doing an amazing job with your children ;-)
    And last but not least, congratulations on the process of normalization your kids have accomplished.

    Warm hugs

  8. Thank you so much Ewa and Deb!!

  9. Your activities are awesome! I love all the ideas I am finding out here in the blogging world =-)
    I'd love for you to come link up at my Linky Party -


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