Freedom Montessori Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:33:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gratitude: Day 5 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:00:03 +0000 Read more]]> Mrs. Brantley:  I’m thankful for Family Trees and the pink tower!!!

Ms. Noah:  I’m thankful for Nature.

Mrs. Cherry:   I’m thankful for my spouse and Saturday mornings when I wake up bright and early for no other reason  than just to talk. We call that throwback Saturday’s, because the oldies but goodies are next.

Ms. Laymon:  I’m thankful for my mom, dad, brothers and sisters!

Ms. Turner: I’m thankful for the Freedom Montessori staff who work tirelessly to nurture and educate our children

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Gratitude: Day 4 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:36:24 +0000 Read more]]>  

Ms. Laymon: I am thankful for Health.

Ms. Turner:  I’m thankful for God’s grace!

Mrs. Brantley:  I am thankful for Malisa Boulware’s halo:) What an awesome friend, mother, TEACHER!!!!

Mrs. Noah:  I’m thankful for the growing partnership between our staff, the students and their parents.

Mrs. Cherry:  I am Thankful for my family.  We are spread so far apart but I love them too the moon and back. Family!

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Gratitude: Day 3 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:22:16 +0000 Read more]]>

appreciativenesswarm friendly feelings of gratitude

Mrs. Cherry:   I appreciate that God continues to give opportunities to make today better than yesterday.

Ms. Noah:  I appreciate the enjoyment I receive from the little things in life.

Mrs. Brantley:  I am very appreciative of the unexpected delivery of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!  Thanks to Aiden’s grandmother-Ms. Moore.

Ms. Laymon:  I appreciate the breathe of life.

Ms. Turner:  I appreciate having a sound mind.

Miss Dawkins:  I am appreciative of my roommates and friends for their guidance everyday!


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Jesus feeds 5000 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:20:59 +0000 Read more]]> We had an awesome lesson on the miracle of Jesus feeding 5000 people.  We discussed that Jesus used 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread to feed many people.  Then we explained the concept of 5000 with pictures of 5000 people and the 1000 cubes.

Everyone had the opportunity to go fishing.  We had a fishing rod with a magnet and two fish with paper clip mouths.

We practiced counting the 2 fish, the 5 loaves of bread and the 12 baskets/disciples.


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Turkey art Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:06:39 +0000 Read more]]> Our class is working on singing the words to Feliz Navidad.  We practiced a lot today on pronouncing the words.

We worked on making a turkey.  We fed the turkey (a paper bag) lot of corn (stuffing) to become nice and fat.  We also drew with markers on a coffee filter and used a pipette with water to spread the marks.  Our coffee filters were folded with some newspaper to become the tail feathers of the turkey.  Everyone was proud of their hard work.

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week of Nov 16 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:25:07 +0000 Read more]]> We’ve been walking outside after lunch, and were on the hunt for Christmas decorations.  Everyone thought the tree near City Hall was awesome and we took a picture with the kids there.

We walked to Fountain Park and noticed that it has not been working lately.  Today, we found out that mud infiltrated the system, and workers were trying to find out how.  SaRiyah stated that all you have to do is “click” to turn the water back on.

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We showed everyone where the ice skating park is going to be since we went ice skating during class on Monday.  We skated to the Skaters Waltz.



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Gratitude: Day 2 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:49:54 +0000 Read more]]>

Grateful:  feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.


Ms. Noah: I am grateful for my daughter, Isabella, who is the most giving, caring, and spiritual being!

Mrs. Cherry:   I have much gratitude for each day I am able to touch at least one person’s heart, with a smile, or a word. For me, when one of my students calls my name, gives me a big ole hug, and a smile that’s what I am Thankful for.

 Mrs. Brantley:  I am grateful for French vanilla coffee and fried chicken.

Miss. Dawkins:  I am grateful to be able to have food to eat and a house to sleep in.

Ms. Laymon:  I am grateful for my beautiful and smart children, Cameron and Kacelyn.

Ms. Turner:  I am grateful for love and support from my family and friends.


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Gratitude: Day 1 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:13:03 +0000 Read more]]> With Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, we have been teaching the children about being Thankful for all of the things in their lives.  All of the teachers have many blessings, too.  For the next 7 days, you will see posts about what we are most gracious for.

Mrs. Cherry:   I am full of gratefulness, in my heart knowing that God gives me grace and mercy daily. Thank you, Lord.

Ms. Noah:  I am thankful for the love, support, and spiritual guidance of my family, especially my Mother.

Miss Dawkins:  I am thankful for my family whom is very good to me.

Mrs. Brantley:  I am thankful for Zay Zay, Jazzpooh, and Natboogey!

Ms. Laymon:  I am thankful for my God, my lord and savior.

Ms. Turner:  I am thankful for a blessed life and my son, Devin.


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Creation: Day 7 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:23:27 +0000 Read more]]> We read through the seven days of creation in our children’s bible, counted to seven, and colored the number 7.  We rested in resting pose just like God may have rested on the seventh day.

We sang this song together which is sung to the tune of Frere Jacques:

God Created

God created!  God created!

Night and day, night and day.

That was on the first day.

That was on the first day.

And it was good!  It was good!

God created!  God created!

Sky and clouds, sky and clouds.

That was on the second day.

That was on the second day.

And it was good!  It was good.

God created!  God created!

Land and plants.  Land and plants.

That was on the third day.

That was on the third day.

And it was good!  And it was good!

God created!  God created!

Sun, moon and stars!  Sun, moon and stars!

That was on the fourth day.

That was on the fourth day.

And it was good!  It was good!

God created!  God created!

Fish and birds!  Fish and birds!

That was on the fifth day.

That was on the fifth day.

And it was good!  It was good!

God created!  God created!

Animals and people!  Animals and people!

That was on the sixth day.

That was on the sixth day.

And it was good!  It was good!

Then He rested.  Then He rested.

From His work.  From His work.

That was on the seventh day.

That was on the seventh day.

And all was good!  All was good!

Let’s sing thank you!

Let’s sing thank you!

To our God!  To our God!

Thank you for Creation!

Thank you for Creation!

God is good!  God is good!


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Happy Veteran’s Day (part 2) Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:38:22 +0000 11222398_10204935502372233_7078700951484193275_n

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Happy Veteran’s Day!!! Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:24:12 +0000 Read more]]> We were visited by two veterans today.  Mr. and Mrs. Byars (Zakai’s Mom and Dad) were in the Marines.  Everyone had interest in the clothes and how they kept them camouflaged.  We learned how to march, stand at attention, salute and how to jump over walls!  When they talked about discipline and what that means, Colton said the flag.  They know that our flag is important and that people work hard for the things we have in our lives.

We also showed pictures of Mr. Boozier (Owen’s Dad) in uniform.  He is a drill sergeant for the Army and in the Army Reserves.  We talked about the branches of the military and read the book, “We salute our military” by Donna Peacock Hanczaryk and Ginger Peacock Preston.

Afterwards, everyone was given a flag to take a walk around the school.  It was great to see such proud children!unnamed

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Greet the week: Nov 9 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:32:10 +0000 Read more]]> We are not letting the rain slow us down today, and jumped right in to working on our lessons.  We thought it would be great to talk about caring for each other, our families, and the military since Veterans Day/Remembrance Day is Wed.  We had a great poetic book about the various branches of the military, and we were talking about the flag.  Some of us even made a flag of our own.  This weekend, everyone was asked to create a card for a veteran.  These cards are being delivered to veterans which live in a local nursing home tomorrow.


  • Monday-ABC yoga
  • Tuesday-Spanish colors with focus on Verde/green
  • Wednesday-Turkey art
  • Thursday-Day 7 of God’s creation
  • Friday-PE: Kicking far

We will be focusing on the following Montessori lessons for the rest of November:

Practical Life:

1. Control of Movement
a. Pouring, Scooping, & Spooning work
b. Transferring work (both for whole hand and fingers)
c. Sorting (colors, shapes, sizes)
d. Stringing Beads & Lacing Cards
2. Care of Person
a. Dressing Frames
b. Folding (napkin, washcloth, paper towels)
c. Scrubbing and Washing
3. Care of Environment
a. Sweeping
b. Polishing
c. Dusting


1. Brown stairs
2. Cylinder Block Set 1
3. Color Tablets Box 1


1. Wooden Puzzles of all kinds
2. Matching Work (picture/picture, object/picture, etc)
3. Picture Sequencing
4. Sandpaper Letters ( a b s t m )
5. Classification Materials


1. Sandpaper Numbers
2. Number blocks and puzzles 3.Sorting and Counting Materials

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Yoga & Spanish Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:37:20 +0000 Read more]]> During yoga, we used breathing exercises to go on an adventure to an island.  Large muscle groups helped us to prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to eat before we turned into frogs leaping to catch flies and fleas, snakes, butterflies, and dogs.  We relaxed on our way back with fairy dust.

We read a book, ”  ” which has a lot of Spanish words in it, and we also talked about the colors orange, black, and white.  Our clothes were used for examples for the colors and they repeated or said the Spanish word for those colors.  :)


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Friday Encore…. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:28:41 +0000 Read more]]> We had a great time observing nature in our sensory garden.  We noticed insects, plants, leaves, roots, dirt, each other, etc.  Then we scooped dirt into a pot to plant part of either a bean or a mum.  Pouring skills were used to water our plants which we were able to take home.

In the gym, we worked together to create a large floor puzzle.  Our cooperation led to a great completed piece!


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Colours… Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:31:49 +0000 Read more]]> During Spanish class, we covered the topic of COLOURS.  We found various objects in our room which were red, yellow, blue or green and named them in Spanish.  We will continue until all of the following colors have been taught.

This is fire safety week.  We have been reading books on the job of a firefighter and the clothing that he/she wears.  Today, we talked about how to STOP…DROP…and ROLL, and why we would do this.  Everyone had a chance to try.  They were shown pictures of fires, firefighters and given safety tips with music.


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