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Keep On Rolling

Keep On Rolling

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you ever thought about how many things have wheels?  We didn’t even get to them all and saved a few for Back In Time next week.  We learned the history of cars.  We had both an electric train set and a wooden model of a covered wagon in our classroom.  We made a parking […]

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Digging Dinosaurs

Digging Dinosaurs

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dinosaurs are always a favorite subject in our classroom.  About half of our students can rattle off multisyllabic dinosaur names with ease.  We practiced every morning with a set of Montessori dinosaur cards nonetheless, because it’s a great opportunity to articulate phonic sounds in new and unusual combinations.  We dug for dinosaurs in the sand, […]

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Famous Artwork

Famous Artwork

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a reverse of our usual week, we had art and crafts every day except Fun Friday – and of course, Splash Day on Wednesday. Monday, we read artist Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach, a book of narrative paintings based on her quilt series from the Guggenheim collection.  Using markers the children drew pictures based on […]

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Acting Up Week

Acting Up Week

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Improvisation was the theme of our Acting Up Week in Children’s House #2.  Each morning in circle time, we worked with a set of acting cards and increased the complexity of our improvisation each day.  One set of cards  was comprised of adjectives : serious, happy, sad, mad, excited, relaxed, shy, brave, silly and scary.  […]

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Marine Life

Marine Life

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Marine Life week, we read chapters from The National Geographic Big Book of Oceans  during circle time.  We learned about the oceans of the world and their temperatures, sharks, dolphins, coral reefs and jelly fish. The jelly fish were a special request from students.  Montessori education encourages teachers to follow the curiosity of the […]

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Exploring the West

Exploring the West

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Exploring the West is a topic deep and wide as the Missouri.  We read books on the cowboys who wrangled herds on the plains and the Native Americans who lived in the Southwestern pueblos.  Other topics of circle time included the pony express, the building of the transcontinental railroads and the expeditions of Lewis, […]

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Shapes in Nature

Shapes in Nature

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Shapes in Nature week, we read three books: Jane Yolen’s Shapes Me a Rhyme, Betsy Franco’s bees, snails and peacock tails and Joyce Sidman’s Swirl by Swirl.  All week during reading time, our students looked at the pictures and prepared for our special group collages that now hang on our wall.  We brought out […]

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Bugs!!!!

Bugs!!!!

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Winter began our week as we finished the seasons curriculum from last week.  Then Tuesday we began learning about bugs.  We acquired a set of Montessori insect flash cards and the students have been so entranced that we planned a week of classes around them. Maria Montessori highly recommended following the path of students’ […]

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Tis The Seasons

Tis The Seasons

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring, Summer and Fall were the seasons we studied this week in our big book of Seasons.  Our first day, we used our small globe to revisit how seasons are created and read our pages on Spring.  Summer included a long lesson on honeybees and next week, we’ll be talking about pollinators again when we […]

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SPACE!

SPACE!

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Friday when we asked our students what their Memorial Day plans were, half of them said they were going to look for constellations.  Each day this week, we learned about a different aspect of space.  We introduced a new Montessori work of the solar system cards and a guide that helps students put the […]

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