September has been a month of getting to know each other, going over classroom rules, and adjusting to the work available in the classroom. As always, we are encouraging children to find order, coordination, concentration, and as a result, independence within themselves.
Here are some of the learning we have been doing so far!
Good morning Dayspring Montessori! Everyone is gathered for line time.
And now, it’s time to celebrate J’s 4th birthday the Montessori way!
The Directress teaches the children about sound cylinders.
Let’s try to match all the cylinders by hearing the different intensity of the sounds they make!
A. is scrubbing the dinosaur as a part of our practical life work. She is learning how to do the work from start to finish, all by herself.
W. is beginning to learn how to count. He uses the acorns to create numbers 0-10.
J. received a presentation from the Directress on geometric shapes. He has understood and memorized the names of the shapes and is now writing it out on paper.
S. is reviewing the 100 board. She is putting all the numbers in order without help!
O. is learning how to add using our special beads. He really enjoys doing math work.
SF is showing SK how to how to add numbers in the thousandths place using the bank game. We always learn from big numbers to small numbers in Montessori schools.
S. is learning with A. on cube chains. This is work that requires a lot of order, coordination, concentration, and independence.
And it’s A.’s birthday today! Happy 5th birthday!
The children are shown of the new changes that occurred in the classroom. The Directress makes sure all the children know where things are in the room.
M. loves to learn about parts of flowers. Here, she is creating her own pages in order to have it as a book to take home.
E. is learning about North America map. She loves to know about all the different countries on this continent.
A. is pasting the various countries he has traced and punched out to create his own South America map poster.
Children receive a presentation on color tablets. They can learn how to grade all the colors in the box!
The Directress is showing during line time how the globe (3D) and the world map (2D) are the same thing.
It’s amazing how we can teach this fact using an orange!
And how do the toddlers learn? E. is building the pink tower the best way she can.
They work hard in their classrooms, focusing and concentrating on the tasks they are interested in.
I. loves to do water work. She is transferring water using a large sponge.
A. and S. are enhancing their fine motor skills/ sensory skills using knobbed cylinders.
A. is learning the names of fruit that are represented in the basket.
During project time, toddlers join the older children and create different crafts.
I. is pasting the pieces of paper she cut onto a green apple.
Toddlers also join the older children for Pledge of Alligience and My country Tis of Thee.
We play out in the field and at the park every afternoon.
And M. is turning 2! Happy Birthday M.!
Drawing in front of our school on a nice day. =)