Freedom Montessori http://freedommontessori.org Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:30:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wacky Wednesday…..to the lesson http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/04/wacky-wednesday-2/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/04/wacky-wednesday-2/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:04:35 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2521 Read more]]> Our friends were busy at work. Gavin was tweezing shamrock shaped pasta and planted many sunflower seeds.  Eula was practicing her beginning letter sounds and matching objects to the letters.  Colton enjoyed magnetic vs nonmagnetic, and the red knobbless cylinders.  Kamdyn was working with the yellow knobbless cylinders while Princeton used the blue knobbless cylinders.  He was also pouring liquids with a funnel.  Abby was concentrating on Math and was counting with shamrock shaped pasta.  SaRiyah was busy brushing teeth, and working with various latches.  Josiah poured liquids using a funnel.  Maximus was a sweetie and helped his friend with recognizing numbers. Nolan was strengthening his fingers by tonging.  g g2 g3 g4kid8kid9 kid7 kid6 kid3 kid2 kid k3 kid5

 

 

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Wacky Wednesday reader: http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/04/wacky-wednesday-reader/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/04/wacky-wednesday-reader/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:55:28 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2503 Read more]]> reaMiss. Rea came to read,”Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb”.  She brought a special surprise gift (bongos) for the classroom along with her book.  All the children took a turn playing, and they can’t wait to explore it more.

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Planting a seed….. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/03/planting-a-seed/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/03/planting-a-seed/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:53:56 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2489 Read more]]> kid15

 

k6kid11Spring will be upon us before we know it and we are beginning to plant seeds in our classroom.  Everyone was given the lesson on how to plant a see and what a seed needs to grow…. soil, water, and sunlight.   The seeds that they started with are sunflowers, and then we will plant vegetables.  They will plant these in our sensory garden when they get bigger.

 

A special THANK YOU goes out to Mrs. Mouille for reading, “Are you my Mother?”.  Everyone was enthralled with the story!!

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We removed the large carpet from our classroom.  Everyone is now in charge of their own carpet square, and they had a lesson on using it.

 

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These are some new lessons:  off and on, small/medium/large  shamrocks, tonging, and brushing teeth.

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To the lesson…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/to-the-lesson-7/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/to-the-lesson-7/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:18:59 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2477 Read more]]> We are busy at work!

m4Princeton had a lesson on various locks.

 

m3  Lily was having trouble with the people puzzle and Maximus decides to help out! What a good friend.

 

m9Cadence was intensely working caps and bottles.

 

 

 

m8Gavin loves to work with play-doh or the frog stamp.  We kept the stamp the same, but changed the mailbox and put shamrock shaped paper inside.

 

 

 

m7Josiah was working on pouring solids.  If any solid spills, our friends go straight to get the broom and dustpan to clean up.

 

 

 

m6Colton chose tweezing today with shamrock shaped pasta and bowls.

 

 

 

m5Samuel was counting.  Some of our friends use this for a calming activity.

 

 

 

m2Abby was using watercolors to paint the top of the truffula tree (Dr. Suess inspired).

 

 

 

mEula had a lesson on matching objects to letter sounds.  She was practicing saying letter sounds and signing the letter.

 

 

 

 

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A magical March… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/a-magical-march/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/a-magical-march/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:45:22 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2471 Read more]]> We are beginning this month with Dr. Suess’ birthday, and storytime with books written by Dr. Suess.  Today our special reader was Mrs. Adair.  She read “Mr. Brown can Moo, can you?”.  It was a great book and she read it multiple times and the children copied the sounds that she was saying.  They really enjoyed this book.  She also brought a special Cat in the Hat treat.   Many thanks to her for helping us to continue to show the children a love for reading.  Please continue to sign or color in squares on your USA map for every 30 min of reading to your child.

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In like a lion… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/in-like-a-lion/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/in-like-a-lion/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:19:25 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2469 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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Goodbye February! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/27/goodbye-february/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/27/goodbye-february/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:57:11 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2466 Read more]]> Once again we have had a wonderful, busy month here at the Freedom Montessori School.  February, the shortest month of the year, was full of activities and experiences. The children enjoyed their Valentine’s Dance, arts and craft activities, special snacks, and birthday celebrations.  We have been studying the color red, sandpaper letters (c, h, r, e, g), Antarctica, and animals which live there and nearby.  The month ended with lessons for achieving a healthy smile by improving daily brushing habits.

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To the lesson http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/24/to-the-lesson-6/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/24/to-the-lesson-6/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:01:46 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2462 Read more]]> As an extension, the brown stairs are often used with the pink tower to allow the child to make many designs.  We had multiple children help with this activity.  We built the pink tower and then built the brown stairs as a tower right beside it (which isn’t shown in the photos).

The pink tower has ten pink cubes of different sizes, from 1 centimeter up to 10 cm in increments of 1 cm. The work is designed to provide the child with a concept of “big” and “small.”  The child starts with the largest cube and puts the second-largest cube on top of it. This continues until all ten cubes are stacked on top of each other.  The control of error is visual. The child sees the cubes are in the wrong order and knows that they should fix them. The successive dimensions of each cube are such that if the cubes are stacked flush with a corner, the smallest cube may be fit squarely on the ledge of each level.

The broad stair (also called Brown Stair) is designed to teach the concepts of “thick” and “thin”. It comprises ten sets of wooden prisms with a natural or brown stain finish. Each stair is 20 cm in length and varies in thickness from 1 to 10 cm. When put together from thickest to thinnest, they make an even staircase.

 

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To the lesson! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/24/to-the-lesson-5/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/24/to-the-lesson-5/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:54:00 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2459 Read more]]> We had a lesson on how to crack and peel an egg.  Some of us really eating the whole egg, some like part of the egg, and some didn’t like it at all.

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Today was “EGG”citing!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/24/today-was-eggciting/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/24/today-was-eggciting/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:51:11 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2427 Read more]]> I just wanted to say that we had an egg-citing time today with our egg-speriment!  Since we are talking about dental hygiene this week, we did an experiment to help show the children the similarity between the enamel on your teeth and the shell of an egg.  It is there to protect the soft inside, or dentin, from damage.  Unfortunately, some of our eating and drinking habits make it difficult for the enamel to protect our teeth from damage. We soaked hard boiled eggs in soda for about 1 hr.  Then, each child was given an egg, toothbrush, and toothpaste to clean their tooth.  After their egg was clean, they had a lesson on how to crack and peel the egg.

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