Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hundreds and Hearts

What an eventful week with the celebration of the 100th Day of School on Monday and Valentine's Day on Thursday!  The children enjoyed our special activities (especially wearing our pajamas on the 100th day of school!) and of course exchanging Valentines.  Some photos from the week:

Making 100th Day of School necklaces
Memory Game of Numbers with items from around the classroom.  Here, the child has counted ten Knobless Cylinders and seven flags.

An extension activity using two blocks of the Solid Cylinders.

Caring for plants.

Pink Tower/Brown Stair exploration.

Painting hearts.

A new gluing activity:  Sealing tissue paper squares.

Keeping our floors clean (at least trying to!) with the Floor Scrubbing lesson.

Reading affirmation cards.  The child doing this activity wanted to copy them  by writing each one down.

Sandpaper Number writing practice.

Map of the World

Feeling differing weights with the Baric Tablets.

Writing practice with on the chalkboard - "Wet, Dry, Try."

Sewing practice with the lesson using the First Box of sewing activities.

Knobless Cylinder extension work.

Listening to the bells.

An older student giving a writing lesson to a younger one.

Table washing.
Making a special a Valentine surprise with colored water...

...and freezing them to make beautiful Valentine ice sculptures!


  1. Beautiful! I love everything!!

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much. I enjoy reading your posts, too!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I stumbled across your blog while looking for ideas for my kiddos. I'm a stay at home mom with two biological boys ages 4 & 6 with autism and an adopted daughter (through foster care), age 3, with Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. We started homeschooling just a little over one year ago. A couple months back I felt inspired to look more into the Montessori teaching methods & classroom set up. After reading several books over the 6 weeks, two weeks ago I finally decided to try out what I could. It has been amazing to see the difference in all three kiddos and what they're learning. I'm not certified and still have SO MUCH to learn, but I really appreciate sharing all you do, so people like me can learn more and apply it. It has been very interesting to see how Montessori works with autistic kids. Thank you for sharing!

  3. It can be very overwhelming in the beginning - it's wonderful you have been able to see the benefits already. If you haven't already done so, you should visit Deb Chitwood's blog, Living Montessori Now - it is a rich, valuable resource for homeschooling Montessorians!