Saturday, November 5, 2011

'In November'

We have been reading In November, by Cynthia Rylant with much intrest during these first few days of November.  I thought it would be a fitting title for this week's collection of photos of happenings around the classroom:

Practical Life Tweezing:  Indian Corn - always a classroom favorite!

Clothespin turkey feathers - in perpetual use all week long!

Weaving on a sewing hoop with seasonal ribbon.

Understanding quantity and symbol with the Number Rods and Cards.

Number line of leaves - so pretty!

Mastery of the Bow Tying Frame!
A fun game to play with a friend - our Autumn Math Game.

Watercolor Leaf Painting - I plan to share a separate post about this activity soon.

Hammering golf tees into clay.

Reading labels to match to our Setting the Table activity, similar to the Phonetic Object Box lesson.

More pin-pushing - this month with leaf shapes, of course! :)
Working with the Decimal System Cards.
Here, another child who had the same lesson with the Decimal System Cards, told me he wanted to "draw" his work! :)
Teeny-tiny button stringing on a teeny-tiny pipecleaner! :)
Autumn Tree math work  with numbers 1-10:  What a seasonal delight for the classroom!



  1. I always love your seasonal activities, Sasha ... and I love the photos of your students at work! How great that a boy wanted to "draw" his decimal system work! I featured your adorable clothespin turkey feathers photo in my Montessori-Inspired Thanksgiving Activities at

  2. Thanks, Deb! The kids are always teaching me new ways to see things! Also, the turkey is very popular and is rarely on the shelf! Thanks for featuring the picture and for your kind comment.