The Work Plan

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's Montessori Monday!!

Thank You!! to all those who came by and left comments and suggestions in regards to what you like and would like to see here. I am happy to be linking this post to Montessori Monday hosted by I added a bit of work to our shelves, non-holiday related. I love the holidays but it is time to focus on our traditional works. I did find a lot of Presidents' Day fun but it was too late and I had already ran out of ink for what was already planned. I do have some fun reads for the children though. Rhyming words. The children have had a lot of fun matching rhyming objects this is what I have next for those who love rhyming and are working on this skill. Next I will be adding the Rhyming Chain work. This work is avaliable at Montessori Print Shop, there are plenty more sets that came with this .
Art Classified Cards, a classic FREEBIE from Motessori For Everyone.
Go Together Cards, another FREEBIE from Montessori For Everyone.
The Zoology area has become a lot busier with our visiting pet parakeet. Ken has been doing lots of fun things with Sunny. The children have become very interested in Sunny and asks Ken lots of questions about her. So she started out with showing a few children how to feed her. They are happy to be able to learn more and be in Sunnys' prescence.
I set up this work area for them to be able to make a parts of the bird booklet. Ken has big plans to extend their lessons about birds. I can't wait to watch them fly with this!!
Polishing wood. Using the Geometric Solids I hope will increase their interest in this sensorial work.
Polishing shoes.
Scooping bird seeds.
Tonging feathers.
Using a ladle and a funnel to transfer sand.
Pouring water beads.
Plant nomenclature cards to go along with our new plant. The cards are from Montessori Print Shop.
Pattern blocks. The templates are from Prekinders.
We finally have the Geometric Cabinet!! Thanks to Nicole from One Hook Wonder who had a real good deal on this:) We appreciated this so much!! Can't wait to see what the kiddos think about this work.

Edited to add link to the Preschool Corner hosted by Homeschool Creations.


  1. These are really wonderful activities...I always enjoy seeing the work you have prepared:))

  2. Oh my! Glad I clicked over today to this post. My son is in love with parakeets now and so I am sure I will revisit here for ideas...

    anyway, to respond to your question at THH:

    Good question and one I answered for my kids after learning about it myself.

    To save myself some typing, cut and pasted from

    "The Alleluia comes to us from Hebrew, and it means "praise Yahweh." Traditionally, it has been seen as the chief term of praise of the choirs of angels, as they worship around the throne of God in Heaven. It is, therefore, a term of great joy, and our use of the Alleluia during Mass is a way of participating in the angels' worship. It is also a reminder that the Kingdom of Heaven is already established on earth, in the form of the Church, and that our participation in Mass is a participation in Heaven.

    During Lent, however, our focus is on the Kingdom coming, not on the Kingdom having come. The readings in the Masses for Lent and in the Liturgy of the Hours focus heavily on the spiritual journey of Old Testament Israel toward the coming of Christ, and the salvation of mankind in His death and resurrection.

    We, too, are on a spiritual journey, toward the Second Coming and our future life in Heaven. In order to emphasize that journey, the Church, during Lent, removes the Alleluia from the Mass. We no longer sing with the choirs of angels; instead, we acknowledge our sins and practice repentance so that one day we may again have the privilege of worshiping God as the angels do.

    That day comes triumphantly on Easter Sunday—or, rather, at the Easter Vigil, on Holy Saturday night, when the priest chants a triple Alleluia before he reads the Gospel, and everyone present responds with a triple Alleluia. The Lord is risen; the Kingdom has come; our joy is complete; and, in concert with the angels and saints, we greet the risen Lord with shouts of "Alleluia!"

    The Goria is sung on Holy Thursday because it is actually the end of Lent. Most people think Lent ends on Easter, but it actually ends when the Triduum begins."

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Kylie! I am glad you like these activities.

  4. I love seeing your holiday-related work, and I love seeing your traditional work! Great activities for your bird unit, too. Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Bird Unit Study Pinterest board at

    1. Thank you so much Deb!! I love your pinterest boards:)

  5. I love all the tie ins for your new bird. I wanted to add that I, too, enjoy reading about your traditional work. It's not as common to read about, most seem to post about their extension or inspired works. Sometimes, I just need to see the traditional works in action to understand how to use it with my children. Thanks for providing this resource!!

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