Freedom Montessori » Mrs. Brantley http://freedommontessori.org Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chalk creations…. http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/27/chalk-creations/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/27/chalk-creations/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:45:56 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3834 image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

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Caterpillars http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/27/caterpillars/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/27/caterpillars/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:33:21 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3814 Read more]]> image image image image

 

We have been enjoying the experience of watching caterpillars change and grow. Everyone cannot wait until they turn into butterflies!

 

 

 

 

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Picture day lessons http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/22/picture-day-lessons/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/22/picture-day-lessons/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:06:30 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3786 image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

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Earth day!!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/22/earth-day/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/22/earth-day/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:49:58 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3792 Read more]]> image image image image image image image image image

 

 

We had a lot of fun with our sorority sisters!  They taught us about recycling, lifecycle of a butterfly, the lifecycle of a chick and helped us to plant wildflowers.   We tie-dyed shirts too–we used our pincers  to twist and put rubber bands on so that our friends could put the dye of our choice on the shirts!!!  We can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Walk to the fountain http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/walk-to-the-fountain/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/walk-to-the-fountain/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:58:26 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3787 Read more]]> image image image

 

 

We took a walk to the fountain today, and noticed they are doing a lot of work to the fountain.  We watched team work together cutting/moving concrete with various tools!  They weren’t available for conversation, but it was interesting to watch.

We played in the grassy area closeby,and had fun with our imaginations!

 

 

 

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Picture Day! http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/picture-day/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/picture-day/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:50:15 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3760 Read more]]>

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.–Maria Montessori

 

Today was a great day!  The primary classes did a really good job working together in Mrs. Noah’s class. We came together in circle time to talk about the parts of a frog, and watched a short video which had 25 different colored frogs some of which were poisonous!

See next post for some of their lessons.

 

 

 

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Leap into literacy…. http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/leap-into-literacy-2/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/leap-into-literacy-2/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:25:04 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3733 Read more]]> image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

 

We we had a great time at the come see me event: leap into literacy!  We participated in songs, activities, and story time.  There was a balloon artist that created the very hungry caterpillar book with balloons!   Princeton was the caterpillar and turned into a beautiful butterfly!   It was a great event for us all!

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Exploration….. http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/exploration/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/20/exploration/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:19:21 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3720 Read more]]>

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Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.
Maria Montessori

 

 

 

 

 

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Creating super readers…. http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/13/creating-super-readers/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/13/creating-super-readers/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:28:35 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3680 Read more]]> Madison blessed our classroom with some of her favorite books. She even read to our class this morning!

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.

 

 

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Our little bookworm…. http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/12/our-little-bookworm/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/04/12/our-little-bookworm/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:21:40 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3661 Read more]]> image

 

Lizzy was so happy to bring a bag of books to our classroom today. She wants all of our friends to be able to read them.  We are so excited.

 

Thank you so much Lizzy for donating books to our class!

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Our planets aligned! http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/19/our-planets-aligned/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/19/our-planets-aligned/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:27:35 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3397 Read more]]>

I hope that you will take the time if possible to show your children our planets.  Over the next few weeks, FIVE of our planets will be visible in the pre-dawn sky, weather permitting.  You will be able to see Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter without a telescope from January 20-Feb 20.  Two stars ( Antares and Spica) will  also be visible in this alignment!

 

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Jan19 Welcome Mateo!! http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/19/jan19-welcome-mateo/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/19/jan19-welcome-mateo/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:05:54 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3394 Read more]]> We are so excited to have a new friend in our classroom.  His name is Mateo.  We sang a good morning song and introduced ourselves in Spanish.

Everyone worked well. Mrs. Noah’s class went to the cafe for practice on the metal insets, and are trying to make a book of all of the shapes.

During Spanish class, we sang our body song.  We know eyes-el ojo , nose-nariz, ears-las orejas, head-la cabeza, mouth-la boca, belly-.  We practiced our days of the week, months of the year, colors, and learned good morning: beunos dias, and good night-Buenas noches.

We had movement and yoga in the ballet room upstairs.

 

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Pe: Animal movement http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/15/pe-animal-movement/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/15/pe-animal-movement/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:45:19 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3392 Read more]]> We tried the following things:

Star jumps:  We said “arms out” and jumped landing with our arms and legs out like a star.  Then, we shouted “arms in” and jumped  landing straight with our arms at our sides.   Finally, we tried to do as many star jumps as we could in 20 seconds.  Some said that they did 3, 20 and 100.

Funny running:  We guessed the secret animal which is grey, has 4 legs, 1 tail, and a trunk.  We were shown how real elephants run, and we figured out how we could run with four legs instead of 2.  Our classes had a race across the gym running like these animals, but they couldn’t start until we counted to 10.

Teepee-pencil:  Everyone was free to walk around the gym, but when we shouted “teepee”–they had to put both hands above their head and stand still or if we shouted “pencil”–they had to stand with their hands out to the sides.

 

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Fri. Jan 15 http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/15/fri-jan-15/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/15/fri-jan-15/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:32:44 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3390 Read more]]> We had a celebration of life for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We began by reading a book about his life.  Then, some of our friends walked around the sun with our Earth.  Finally, we all took a moment of silence because he is no longer living.  We took a deep breathe and blew out the candle for peace and love for our future.

Everyone watched a short video which showed Mr. King at the White House delivering his speech.  Then, we all made a craft with some words he used in his speech and towards those he came in contact with.

 

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Thurs. Jan 14 http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/14/thurs-jan-14/ http://freedommontessori.org/2016/01/14/thurs-jan-14/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:56:20 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3385 Read more]]> Christian Education: God tells me he provides for me.

Today we went back to a portion of our church called the Sanctuary and reviewed some parts of the Sanctuary.  We sang Jesus Loves Me and were beginning to learn “This little light of mine”.  We listened to this version by Raffi:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj2ajW-kRrQ

We prayed on the alter a prayer adapted from 1 Timothy 6:7

Winter, Spring

Summer and Fall,

The Lord above,

He made them all.

And though the seasons,

Change you see

God still provides

My every need!

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