Freedom Montessori http://freedommontessori.org Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:06:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Toddler Yoga http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/28/toddler-yoga/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/28/toddler-yoga/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:06:44 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2633 Read more]]> yo4yo6In today’s yoga class, we practiced Sun salutations which included the following poses: Mountain pose, Forward bend (hello feet), Downward facing dog, plank, upward facing dog, forward bend (good bye feet).

We also tried to balance our knees on our elbows in egg pose, and some of our eggs tried to roll away!

Then we flew away on Mrs. Noah.  Nolan was nervous at first, but couldn’t leave without giving it a try.  Our friends were so kind to help each other fly!

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Montessori @ Home….. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/montessori-home/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/montessori-home/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:34:43 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2628 Read more]]> Thank you for attending the Montessori Parent Workshop. We hope that you found the workshop informative and worthwhile. Our primary goal was to increase your understanding of the Montessori method and to introduce and provide resources that will support our classroom instruction.  

You were a great group and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. Thank you for your comments and we hope future workshops will be even more of a success.

If we can be of help in any way, or if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Noah

Mrs. Boulware

Ps…. If you didn’t come tonight, we hit on some of the points in this video, and you are welcome to get a handout in the morning.  We have some apples for you if you want one also.

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To the lesson…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/to-the-lesson-8/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/to-the-lesson-8/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:23:55 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2620 Read more]]> p p2 p3 We have a had a lot of interest in painting this week.  There were students that chose blank paper, an Eric Carle ladybug, or a tape resist Easter egg.  This led to a couple of our students changing the way they cleaned the easel.  They took the sponging lesson with water and scrubbed the easel clean instead of using the spray bottle and sponge.  This captivated many of the other children’s attention, and they couldn’t wait to get their turn.

Violet mastered the matching fabrics lesson! Look how she is admiring her work! I hope you see the beauty of her lesson.

 

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Happy Birthday Colton…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/happy-birthday-colton/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/happy-birthday-colton/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:14:20 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2616 Read more]]>

o5 o7I love that the Montessori birthday celebration gives a concrete way for young children to understand the months of the year and the earth’s revolution around the sun each year. It also is a way for children to feel special and to connect with their place in the world.

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Exercise…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/exercise/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/26/exercise/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:11:24 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2610 Read more]]> We were visited by the therapy dogs today.  They are so loveable and most of the children love to pet them and talk to them.  Some children took them on small walks.

We were surprised outside by Mrs. Valenza whom drew hopscotches on the ground in the alley.  We were practicing jumping with one foot or two feet.  o2 o4 o3 o

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Happy Spring!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/20/happy-spring/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/20/happy-spring/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:01:41 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2599 Read more]]> It is an amazing day to have a Super moon, Solar eclipse and Spring Equinox on the same day.  We were able to watch the eclipse on video since we weren’t able to see it in person.  If you want to watch, this site recorded it: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/8724297/events/3807156/player?width=560&height=315&autoPlay=true&mute=false.

We began by either practicing yoga or using watercolors.  Then, we went on a bear hunt before Mrs. McFadden came to read “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus”  and “5 little monkeys washing the car”.  She made this time very interactive and the kids loved telling the pigeon “No”.  Next, we had races in the gym.  We raced all together, girls only and boys only.  Afterwards, we took plastic eggs, paper, paint and marbles to make art.  Each child chose their own colors to mix and enjoyed shaking the eggs to create a masterpiece.  Some of them didn’t want to get paint on themselves, but I assured them that is ok and that sometimes artists get dirty!  1 2

 

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Hablo español ! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/20/hablo-espanol/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/20/hablo-espanol/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:46:22 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2597 Read more]]> We are working on a new good morning song by Mi Guittari by Joel Valle.  Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gCmn3UGB78

 

We also were counting from 1-10 and then counting down from 10-1 in Spanish.  You could practice with this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ydJr1Is8xI

 

 

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Library http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/18/library-3/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/18/library-3/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:08:40 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2593 Read more]]> Friends are enjoying walking to the library and picking out new books! The weather is beautiful and we love being able to get outside!

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Readers and work cycle….. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/17/readers-and-work-cycle/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/17/readers-and-work-cycle/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:16:16 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2591 d2 d4 d3 d c12 c11 c10 c9 c8 c7 c2 c3 c4 c5 c

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Writing practice…… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/17/2565/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/17/2565/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:04:03 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2565 Read more]]>

Writing in shaving cream is a fantastic sensory activity – perfect for learning letters, numbers and words. It’s both educational, irresistible & great fun.

 

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