Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Little More Progress

This week, a persistent cold took over our classroom and we had lots of kids out on various days.   I hope it soon will pass and we will all be together again!  As seen from the pictures, however, we were still an active bunch with many new lessons presented and familiar ones practiced.  The children are becoming more comfortable with choosing their activities independently - now, we are working to be sure the materials are always replaced in their original places. Here are just a few photos:

Many children are wanting to complete the Polishing Leather lesson!   I appreciate how this simple lesson promotes so many critical skills such as concentration, coordination, order, and pride in one's environment.

Easel Washing:  another wonderful  Practical Life lesson, and the kids so enjoy it! 

Tactile discrimination with the Fabrics lesson.

Exploring dimension and size with the Knobless Cylinders.

The Mystery Bag - another engaging Sensorial lesson promoting tactile discrimination skills.

An older student working with the Trinomial Cube.

The Hundred Board

Preliminary Practical Life lesson:  Opening and Closing

Look at how carefully this mat is being rolled up!

Math work with the Number Rods.

"These two are the same!" with the red and green Knobless Cylinders.

Learning about the Earth with the Land and Water Globe and play dough.  

Lining up the Brown Stair prisms.

Concentration and fine motor skills are practiced with this colorful weaving activity.

A sensorial lesson with the Geometric Demonstration Tray.

Sandpaper Letter practice.

Fine motor development and music appreciation with a winding music box.  This particular music box plays a very familiar tune, Mary Had a Little Lamb.  I thought this recognizable song would help some of our new friends feel more comfortable in their new surroundings.  What pleasant background music for our room! :)    

Letter writing practice on the chalkboard.

Math work with the Golden Beads

Matching number cards to the Number Rods.

Number writing practice on the chalkboard.

More Sandpaper Letters.

Letter matching and fine motor practice.

A 'sneek peek' at our current group project in honor of International Peace Day on Sept. 21, 2012.   I will share more about this next week! :) 

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