Grocery Store Addition! Someone wanted to create a grocery store! So we did! She kept adding items to her original three slices of bread and kept track of her inventory with addition! Now she is ready to sell! Combining addition with play and keeping the interest high!
We use imagination with the numerals! One, a big long thumb! Classic fun activities! Addition Necklace! Paying for Pizza with Ten Bars! Paying for tea! Serving tea after being paid 100 pennies! We love to learn about numerals! We use imagination to make it fun and interesting. With the sandpaper numerals we like to tell… Continue reading How we do Math!
Painting a Menorah Painting a St. Nicholas Stocking Leaf painting for the Fall Equinox Painting as a selected activity Because everyone loves to paint and being creative is so important, we offer daily art projects for the children to express themselves and have an opportunity to play with vibrant colors!
https://videopress.com/v/uIqW16aj?preloadContent=metadata Video #1: The Montessori Rug. A little rug is great at bringing order. When we place objects on a rug they become more visible, saving us all from the painful mishap of accidentally stepping on a wooden toy! Small pieces are less likely to get lost too. https://videopress.com/v/3u6GSNF2?preloadContent=metadata Video #2: Wooden Play figures. These… Continue reading What to have in your child’s environment and why!
Apple sauce, french fries, baked asparagus, pasta, tomato sauce, oh and don't forget the oatmeal and maple syrup! We seem to be spending our time either inside cooking or outside digging and looking for worms for Tikka! Our lives are revolving around the simple wholesome task of feeding ourselves and our little pet chicken. Christina… Continue reading Peel, Cook, Bake, Blend!
Dear Friends, During these days of the Corona Virus Pandemic, I am offering to you circle times, activities, backyard adventures to hopefully inspire your day with your little one. Today we had a lot of fun with worms! Christina found two worms as I was planting succulents and she had them in her hand all… Continue reading Fun in the Mud
Memory can be a difficult muscle to strengthen. It takes dedicated time and effort. But with Lynne Kelly's book, Memory Craft, it's no longer a task. We started a memory palace a few days ago! It will be the home of all the countries in the world! It will also be an anchor for great… Continue reading Memory Palaces
As a teacher I always pondered on why children, including myself, had to fidget or draw or move while listening to a lecture. It wasn't until I did my Waldorf Teacher training that I understood why! We have systems in our body that feed information to our brain, letting our brain know where our body… Continue reading How Movement Can Make You Smarter!
I love "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep!" This movement circle puts a lot of pressure on the wrists, when the feet are being kicked up. This pressure on the joints helps with the proprioceptive system. Stimulating the proprioceptive nerves feeds information to the brain. It tells the brain where the body is in space. This permits… Continue reading Relax with “Three Bags Full”