Montessori Monday

We’ve actually been quite productive in our lessons…though you couldn’t tell from my lack of posting. But here’s a few things we’ve been doing in the last month:

I am so excited that Joey has finally taken to the spooning work. I’ve had it out before, but this was the first time he actually spooned from one bowl to the next and back again without any direction. Yay!

As part of studying transportation, we made this little shape train. He did all his own gluing and shape placing. Here he’s covering the red “wheels” with green ones.

I’m finding that Joey’s at the age where he can safely do the “big kid” things that I use to say “no” too, like climb a ropes ladder all by himself. He’s growing up so fast!

Sensorial is probably my favorite area in the Montessori classroom and I’m enjoying seeing Joey make up his own extensions.

Such a serious face, but he does love to paint. He often asks to paint with his fingers.

I love this picture. Our zoo recently revamped and reopened their arctic exhibit. Joey was at the window when one of the grizzly bears came right up to him nose-to-nose! He was a taken aback at first. What’s also neat about the grizzly exhibit is they have an old pick-up truck with the bed built into the enclosure and the cab on the other side of the wall, so that when the bears sit in the truck bed you can sit in the cab and feel it move too.

And…Mother’s Day…hope you had a good one!



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9 comments… add one

  • Our Country Road May 10, 2011, 4:30 pm

    Your train is so cute!!

  • Shay Newland May 10, 2011, 7:36 pm

    I love this post! Joey is getting so big and it is so fun to see him learn and grow!

  • Nicole May 15, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Now I’m very interested to hear where you live, as “your” zoo is “our” zoo too! We also went to see that exhibit the other week! It was CRAZY busy the day we were there. If you don’t want to post here shoot me an email letting me know where you’re at. 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Montessori Monday.

    • Jessica May 31, 2011, 3:43 am

      I’ll send you an e-mail! 🙂

  • Jen May 28, 2011, 11:47 am

    I live in your city (not sure if you saw my comment months back…I googled Montessori blogs and our city and found you) and haven’t been to see the bears. A must-do this summer! Great shot!

    • Jessica May 31, 2011, 3:42 am

      Jen – The bear exhibit is great. And, yes, I saw your comment. I’ve been meaning to get back to you for awhile now. Maybe we can try to get together sometime…?

  • Jen June 5, 2011, 1:47 pm

    That may be nice! I don’t think I got an email. Hmmm…maybe it went to my spam box… I will look and maybe you could try again?

  • Jen June 5, 2011, 2:41 pm

    Ahh, I see the problem…my email is incorrect…I made an error. I’m always typing too fast. Fixed now under this comment!

    • Jessica June 5, 2011, 7:01 pm

      Alright, I’ll resend. 🙂

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