Freedom Montessori » Mrs. Brantley Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:14:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Children’s Museum…. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:27:03 +0000 Read more]]> I absolutely love that this museum is based on Vernon Grant’s artwork.

Vernon Grant was an illustrator best known for his creation of the  SNAP! CRACKLE! AND POP! characters for Kellogg’s and his whimsical magazine covers for  “Collier’s”, “Ladies Home Journal”, and many others.

The children had so much fun using their imaginations to create scenarios  and adventures.  They loved cooking and cleaning for the other children.  Violet, Eula, and Colton were adamant about making sure everyone was fed and had enough to drink.  I know they fed me well!! :)

There were dress up clothes and Madisyn turned into Cinderella.  She was sweeping and said “This isn’t any fun!  I want to go to the ball”.    She was waiting for her fairy godmother to send her off to the ball.  We had knights, and princesses, dragons and pirates too.  Gage and Aiden made the biggest trains and had them drive all around.

Thank you to Miss Mobley and to Mrs. Adair for joining us on this adventure.  We appreciate your hard work today!

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To the lesson…. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:32:13 +0000 Read more]]> WP_20150618_013

Numerals and counters: 1-1 correspondence


Brown stairs extension: The brown towers!!!

I just thought these lessons were beautiful in Mrs. Brantley’s class.  I hope you can see how hard they were working!!!!

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Museum Monday: Comporium Telephone Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:22:40 +0000 Read more]]> We took a walk this morning to the Comporium Telephone Museum.  Everyone did well listening to their tour guides (Mr. Bill and Mr. Pete).  The children saw and operated a telegraph, a wind up crank telephone, a rotary phone, and a pay phone.  They liked all of the pictures and displays.

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Friday Lunch Stop. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:14:15 +0000 Read more]]> We went out to the Friday lunch stop to hear some music while we were eating lunch, and then we had fun dancing in the grass.  The musician was great and really catered to our group!

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Be cool about fire safety…. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:15:07 +0000 Read more]]> We went for a walk to the Fire Dept. Museum with the Toddler class.  There was a video on fire safety and we talked about the following topics:

  • telling an adult if they see matches/lighters
  • checking for smoke detectors in their house/checking to see if they needed batteries
  • fall and crawl:  If there is smoke in their house, they should fall and crawl to safety.
  • stop, drop, and roll:  This is what they practiced doing if they were on fire.
  • Nearest escape:  Everyone was asked to talk their parents/families at home about fire safety and the escape route.  We practiced this in the museum also, and will practice our fire escape route at school also.

Some of the children put on some fireman’s gear and slid down the fire pole.  Most of us practiced the fall and crawl procedure through a dark tunnel.  They were hesitant at first to try this, but gained confidence and enjoyed it afterwards.

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Astronomy week…. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:58:10 +0000 What do you see in the sky tonight?   The Lyrid Meteor Shower  will have between 10-20 meteors per hour.

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Read across America…. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:13:42 +0000 Read more]]> flo8  We are thankful for all of our volunteers who read during class for Read Across America!!  It was so much fun for all of us and you have help us fall in love with reading!  Stay tuned for our classmate who traveled from California to Maine on the reading adventure.flo6 flo5

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In like a lion… Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:19:25 +0000 Read more]]> out like a lamb! We are so excited for March and spring! Today we had an exciting day celebrating Dr. Seuss and getting to walk to the library!

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Yoga Benefits Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:50:18 +0000 Read more]]> Yoga registrations are due Feb. 20, with your payment made in the next week.

Yoga is an exercise, meditation and life practice that helps you to be closer to the inner self.

Benefits of Yoga:

  1. Enhancing concentration: When your child gets used to the asanas or postures of yoga, they automatically improve their concentration skills. Ancient sages used yoga as a form of meditation, and their powers of concentration are legendary. Your child learns how to sit still in one place and focus on what’s important as opposed to letting their mind wander and be distracted easily. This helps them in their lessons and at school, boosts their attention span and improves their grades.
  2. Increasing flexibility and balance: Yoga helps improve flexibility and balance and tones their muscles too. It makes them stronger and less likely to suffer sprains and fractures through accidental falls.
  3. Improving general well-being: Kids who practice yoga regularly feel good about themselves and are healthier and happier than those who don’t. They feel both mentally and physically rejuvenated after a yoga session and this improves their mental and physical health.
  4. Boosting confidence: When your child is able to display great agility and flexibility, it does wonders for their confidence. Their improved performance at school also helps boost their popularity and their self assurance. They become more poised and start to believe in their abilities. This feeling provides them with the adrenaline they need to achieve success in all their endeavors.
  5. Relaxing their minds: Even kids are subject to a great deal of stress these days because of their workload at school and the high expectations that their parents have for them. They are pushed to be achievers at every single point of their lives, and when they fail, they take it to heart and become depressed. Yoga helps them relax and de-stress when they feel upset or depressed. It soothes their frayed minds and helps them get back to a normal mental state.


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Valentine’s day dance… Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:17:48 +0000 Read more]]> We had so much fun dancing with the children!  Most of them enjoyed the parfaits and had fun passing out their valentines to their friends.  Some pictures were posted on  Special thanks goes out to our parents for decorating and spending time helping out today.  Your work is greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Boulware celebrated her birthday today.  Thank you to those who thought about her on her special day.  (Her birthday is actually on Monday, but we won’t be in school)

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