Friday, February 22, 2008

Run-of-the-Mill Schoolday, Part 1

Here is a pretty run-of-the-mill schoolday for us:

Ella often begins with a practical life activity. Here she is pouring rice from one creamer to another.

She is very careful to pick up any little spills of rice that sneak away!

From the very beginning, Ella's favourite activity was transferring water from one glass to another with the turkey baster. She is very adept at it now.

Her new challenge was the belt buckle dressing frame that I had just finished making. After a lot of "But I can't do its!!!" she succeeded in unbuckling and buckling them all. Oh - the room isn't very cold, but she saw the blanket and just had to wrap up in it!

Little fingers hard at work!

I bought these yellow knobless cylinders online. They are such an excellent tool.

Almost always she prefers to organise something horizontally, rather than vertically. She will, however, sort vertically if I initiate it.

She's got it going vertically now. The key at this point it to keep her from knocking it down!!! But she doesn't want the paint to chip either, which works in our favour.

"Tuh, tuh, tuh..." She's using her sandpaper letters and repeating the phonetic sound. She will repeat this with "Tuh, tuh, tuh, towel." "Tuh, tuh, tuh tambourine." "Tuh, tuh, tuh, train."

More to come!!!

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At 12:01 a.m. , Blogger Janis said...

She's getting so grown-up. I can't wait to see you guys!

At 8:53 a.m. , Anonymous Jeanette said...

This is a great blog and a resource for me. I've been learning about Montessori for a little bit now but its different (better) seeing the learning in pictures. Thank you for sharing your daughter and her learning process with us. :)

At 3:54 p.m. , Blogger Amber said...

I like your belt frame. I might just have to make one of those!


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