Well it has been a rather busy day! I feel like I have a million things to do and I really planned on taking it easy with school work. I figured that one more week of summer before we got into a full schedule would be a good thing for everyone (mostly because I am still working on that schedule)! But the girls decided that we should do school anyway. Who am I to say no? So they worked and worked hard! Bunny worked with some money, reading, and using the insets to practice pencil control (I showed her how to do the different designs)! She really enjoyed that! Pup was all ready to go to work! I showed her some new presentations with the Pink Tower and the Brown Stair. She really loved it! After I finished the presentation, she got to work. When I told her that I needed to help Bunny, she told me to be be quiet because she was making discoveries! 🙂 How precious is that? Here is pictures of my ladies hard at work!
Pink Tower on its side
She was so proud! 🙂
Here I have sorted the cubes out on two rugs. Pup has to build the tower. Its hard because she cant see them all at the same time. She did a great job! I was shocked to find that she could do it almost perfectly the first time! She did it once on its side, and the next time in the tower!
We also tried the Brown Stair in a vertical direction. She mastered the horizontal way the first time and vertical was no different! She is really amazingly good at these works!
After that she was on to some practical life work and she really made some fun discoveries! She poured out some colors and them was so excited to show me that one was bigger then the other. I need to talk about quantity terms I think for her! She is really into finding different sizes in things! I think that I will represent the cylinder blocks tomorrow for her! She will like to see the different sizes.
She did it! This was a hard one for her!
Bunny and I really worked on money today! She and I talked about how much each coin was worth. This is actually a hard concept for her to get. I think we are going to need lots of practice!!!!
She worked so hard though and actually kick me out of her area so she could work better! Hooray! Maybe she is getting better at working independently!
After that, Bunny was on to the insets! I noticed that she is writing really hard all the time. I am hoping that this work will help her with that lightness of touch!
So there we have it! Our work day! Things are getting to a point where the school work is going well and I think that next we are going to rock the Great Lessons!!!! Be sure to stop back! I am linking up to Montessori Monday! Stop by there and see all the awesome Montessori work! Happy Schooling!
September 5, 2012 @ 11:04 am
Wow, they both did a good job! I love the look of concentration on your daughter’s face with the Pink Tower.
My Boys' Teacher
September 5, 2012 @ 2:05 pm
Oh my gosh! I thought I had accidentally clicked into your archives when I saw the pictures of Pup working. I thought she was a younger Bunny!
Good job with the money Bunny!
Am I missing something? On my monitor it looks like you are using four-bars in the money box? What am I missing?
September 11, 2012 @ 2:00 am
Thanks! Pup is getting HUGE! She is ready wear Bunny’s clothes from just a year and a half ago and she is only 3! Yikes! I dont really have anything special for the money in the box. It is just the Melissa and Doug Money set and I used the bead bars to make the values mean something.
My Boys' Teacher
September 11, 2012 @ 1:12 pm
I know, but I thought you would have used a five bar for the nickel; two tens and one five bar for the quarter. In the pictures they look like four bars instead of five bars. I wondered if you set had a different kind of money or what I’m missing.
September 6, 2012 @ 2:43 am
I love her face when she realized her accomplishments! So precious.
September 11, 2012 @ 2:01 am
Thanks!!!! I love it too!
September 6, 2012 @ 11:01 am
OMG! I love Pup face! Beautiful, so proud! There You go Pup! Awesome Job! And Bunny too! Love The goleen beads with money! We are going to Take The idea…..we used The 5 short chain to visualiza de 25 cents. Great week!
September 11, 2012 @ 2:08 am
Thanks so much!!!! It seemed to work using the beads! They had a good time!
September 8, 2012 @ 1:08 pm
Whaou! good job!
September 11, 2012 @ 2:10 am
Thanks! Gald you stopped by!
September 10, 2012 @ 10:55 am
What great work … and I love the expressions in the photos! It’s wonderful that your girls are excited to start the school year! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow
September 11, 2012 @ 2:11 am
Thanks so much Deb for sharing on Facebook! You are the best!