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Language and Special Activities May 8, 2014

Filed under: Montessori Work,Projects — dayspringmontessori @ 1:29 pm

With Spring season coming in, our Dayspring children have been very productive in their learning.  In particular, a lot of the children are passionate about learning the language area and how to sound out letters, words, and eventually write and read.

This 2 1/2-year-old child is building vocabulary, as well as matching to its proper beginning consonant sound.

This 2 1/2-year-old child is building vocabulary, as well as matching to its proper beginning consonant sound.

After mastering all initial consonant sounds and vowel sounds, children begin to spell out the words (using VEC cards and movable alphabets).

After mastering all initial consonant sounds and vowel sounds, children begin to spell out the words (using Vocabulary Enrichment Cards and Movable Alphabet Box).

Story reading is also a big part of learning language.  Here, children are entranced with the story and the illustrations involved.

Story reading is also a big part of learning language. Here, children are entranced with the story and the illustrations involved.

They learn that the words and sounds they hear and see is meaningful and learn to understand that stories have a beginning, middle, and end.

They learn that the words and sounds they hear and see is meaningful and learn to understand that stories have a beginning, middle, and end.

They can't keep their eyes off the board!

Focus and concentration 100%

Another way to learn language is through Show and Tell time.

A child has brought a beautiful butterfly to show and tell the class.

A child has brought a beautiful butterfly to show and tell the class.

After simple facts are told, children on the line get to raise their hands and ask questions one at a time.

After simple facts are told, children on the line get to raise their hands and ask questions one at a time.

She then goes around the line and shows the butterfly to each child.

She then goes around the line and shows the butterfly to each child.

Each child gets to see the butterfly up close.

Each child gets to see the butterfly up close.

Can you see the butterfly and its wonderful wings?

Can you see the butterfly and its wonderful wings?

In the afternoon, Dayspring children get to experience creating unique projects to bring home.

Using gift wrap paper, an oval shaped colored paper, and small colorful tissue pieces, children get to create their own mosaic pineapple!

Using a large tissue paper, an oval shaped colored paper, and small colorful tissue paper, children get to create their own mosaic pineapple!

This child is carefully gluing her yellow oval onto the gift wrap paper.

This child is carefully gluing her yellow oval onto the tissue paper.

She is putting the small pieces of paper in the middle.

She is putting the small pieces of paper in the middle.

The children are busy creating their masterpiece!

The children are busy creating their masterpiece!

And we finish the day with fun gross motor activities, such as walking on the line!

"Walking walking on the line..."

“We are walking on the line, walking walking on the line~”

 

“It is true that we cannot make a genius.  We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities.”  -Maria Montessori

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration.  The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”  -Maria Montessori

 

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