Well, it's been one of those weeks when it feels as if one can hardly keep up with everything that's happening...! Thankfully, this was due mostly to fact that many of my students were ready for new lessons which is yet another sign of positive developments in the classroom. And then, in the midst of all this activity, we had a snow day! Additionally, I've been fortunate to be participating in a trial with Montessori Compass, an online record keeping system for Montessori schools and teachers. Consequently, I've been inputting information and data regarding our lessons and activities in the classroom while learning the details of the program. I'll let you know more about that as I become more familiar with the system and its impact in the classroom. Meanwhile, here are some highlights of our week:
It appears I'm left with fewer pictures than usual this week with the combination of many lessons unfolding in the classroom, me learning the latest record-keeping system, and the snow day. Next week will bring new works on the shelves and the completion of our latest group art project!
|Mittens and Snowflake math.|
|Celebrating Chinese New Year by making good luck banners.|
|More word building with the Moveable Alphabet.|
Numbers 11-19 with the Teen Beads.
Numbers 11-19 with the Teen Boards and Beads.
|The Article lesson.|
|Painting on canvas (which are are reusing from a past project) for the second part of a group art project. I'll post about it in the near future! :)|
|Table Washing lesson - always a favorite with the children!|
|Dynamic Addition with the Golden Beads.|
|A "Puzzle Party!"|
|Exploring shapes with the Geometric Solids. Two children in the back were reading a set of Phonetic Word Cards - you can see the word 'stop' in the background...|