Freedom Montessori » Mrs. Boulware http://freedommontessori.org Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:39:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Toddler Gym Time!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/30/toddler-gym-time/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/30/toddler-gym-time/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:28:46 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2929 WP_20150625_010 WP_20150625_009 WP_20150625_008 WP_20150625_007 WP_20150625_006 WP_20150625_005 WP_20150625_004 WP_20150625_003 WP_20150625_002 WP_20150625_001

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The Children’s Museum…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/30/the-childrens-museum/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/30/the-childrens-museum/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:27:03 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2875 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.

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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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An outside adventure…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/30/an-outside-adventure/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/30/an-outside-adventure/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:14:56 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2872 Read more]]> Monday we went to the sensory garden to see how the plants have grown.  We took our snack outside and talked about how you can grow your own veggies outside.  Since we had cucumbers from Lydia’s garden, the children wanted to plant some seeds.  We planted them and will have to wait and see if they will grow.

While outside we noticed various things that fly.  Lots of people must be traveling because we saw many airplanes flying over the school.  Then, we also saw birds and bugs flying too.  This turned into a great lesson for them.  We listened to various sounds and tried to determine what makes those sounds.

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We are artists! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/23/we-are-artists/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/23/we-are-artists/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:24:50 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2849 Read more]]> Anyone can be an artist, and you should be very proud of your child.  Everyone worked very hard on their projects today.  We were gluing objects, and painting.  They were amazing cleaning up after themselves also.  We had so much fun.

 

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To the lesson…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/to-the-lesson-9/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/to-the-lesson-9/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:29:39 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2844 WP_20150622_010[1]

Colton is working on his pincer grasp, colors, shapes, and size variation.

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Keragan is working on her pincer grasp with the knobbed cylinders. Block 1: Vary in height and diameter: the tallest is also the widest

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Keragan loved the first block and decided to try Block 2. Block 2: Vary in diameter

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Miss Crump came to help Princeton build with magnetic tiles.

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Ebony is matching picture to pictures–a pre-reading exercise.

 

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Museum Monday: Comporium Telephone http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/museum-monday-comporium-telephone/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/museum-monday-comporium-telephone/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:22:40 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2841 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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Pruning plants… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/pruning-plants/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/pruning-plants/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:16:16 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2839 Read more]]> There were lots of flowers in our sensory garden, so we just had to pick some.  :) Our beans are taller than everyone now and the tomato plants are producing tomatoes.  It is great to have a garden!

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Friday Lunch Stop. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/friday-lunch-stop/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/friday-lunch-stop/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:14:15 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2837 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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Our first week…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/our-first-week/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/22/our-first-week/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:00:31 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2780 Read more]]> We had a great week and are very comfortable in our environment.  We are practicing care for the environment (dusting, sweeping, etc), and review grace and courtesy lessons daily.  We worked on numbers 0-5 and sounds/signs for a b s t and m.

The following pictures are our kids hard at work on their Father’s day gift.  They really love you and put extra effort into making these special for you.  I hope it was a great day for all of the Dads!!!

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First day of Summer School: Be cool about Fire Safety http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/15/first-day-of-summer-school-be-cool-about-fire-safety/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/06/15/first-day-of-summer-school-be-cool-about-fire-safety/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:13:55 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2774 Read more]]> Today was a great day.  The children were happily checking out their environment and had enjoyed working on their journal and on some practical life lessons including tonging, pulling out/pushing in chairs, and pouring solids.  We practiced gross motor skills like running, hopping and jumping in the gym.  We liked to march fast and slow also.

We went for a walk to the Fire Dept. Museum with the Primary 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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