Saturday, March 2, 2013

Without Missing a Beat

I think the title of this post is best way to describe our time together in the classroom this week after our vacation.  The children have been intrigued by the new Practical Life lessons which have been in constant use.  Also, some children have been returning to older lessons - like 'mini' reviews.  I suspect  this gives them a sense of stability and self-confidence as materials are revisited after a length of time.  Some pictures to share:

Reading practice with the Phonetic Object Box.

Making a Mandala with stones.

Opening/Closing practice with items from Asia.

Pin Pushing - Asia

Play dough and Asia.

Continent Stamps:  Asia

Language work:  Function of Words - Verb lesson.

Sounding out words with the Moveable Alphabet.

Visual discrimination of length with the Red Rods.

Calendar work - reading, counting, and number recognition.

Transferring with child-friendly chopsticks.

Puzzle Map of Asia.

Threading a needle.

Language Stamps - sound and symbol for 't.'

Building the Pink Tower - blindfolded!
Having seen the first child use the Pink Tower with a blindfold, another student decided to try - this is what he built while using a blindfold.

Exploring shape with the Constructive Triangles.

Metal Insets:  Shading

Stamp Game Subtraction

Cultivating inner peace with the Individual Silence Game activity.

Cards and Counters practice.

More exploration with Constructive Triangles (Box C).

Counting the Decimal System - Golden Beads (I love the pair of feet in the background carefully walking on the line...!).

A student-led Sandpaper Letters lesson.

Sealing with glue:  Asia.

Decimal System Cards and Golden Beads.


  1. What a lovely blog. There is so much inspiration here. Thanks for taking the time to share.

  2. Thank you, Alice. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment!