Sunday, January 15, 2012

What We Have Been Up To: Montessori Monday

On Friday we had planned to go to the Planterium, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the weather, we didn't find out until we went there:(  We got snow!! We live in Michigan and in my opinion it wasn't that much snow, but we were piggy backing on a another schools' trip so that is what happens sometimes. Ken and DJ still did some work on Friday morning and also over the weekend.

They were happy to start their new Life Of Fred math books, they really like these books and it keeps them interested in many topics.

 DJ is determined to put this hand together. He starts all over everytime, because when he is done working he takes it apart to put it away on the shelf correctly:)
     Working with the World Flag Map Puzzle.
 DJ is all about multiplication again and begin making his own chart complete with a fact and the answer!!

  I put together some work, just because I wanted to they are still working on things that are already avaliable to them.
               Putting words in abc order then recording the work(DJ)
 Ken is all about finding out the truth behind the facts, and becoming very interested in writing articles, especially regarding advertisements. I thought this would be up her alley,it is learning about the different sections in the newspaper. I found this on teachers pay teachers.
 A couple of photos of the work. It is 33 pages of stuff I know she will enjoy writing about.

 It also came with a Bingo game that she will help her learn some terminolgy.
 This week we also will be reading Dr. Matin Luther King Jr's " I Have A Dream Speech in its' entirety, and to go along with it they will write their own speech. Sorry I can not link back to the person who created this template, because I can't find the blog any more:(

I put this activity together to go along with Kens' reading book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. In the story there is a lady who is blind. Ken had several questions about how someone lives with this disability. The book has several fun activities that can help her learn to read braille. I also set up the tray with the pin puncher and some cardstock for her to make her own braille cards with raised dots.

 To add some flavor to DJ's new love for multiplication I put together a couple of trays that came from a packet called Multiplication Situations found at teachers pay teachers.   

He will create multiplication number pictures using the templates that in the tray, based on the book If You Give A Cat A Cupcake. I know this is going to be a hit, because he got excited and read the book and made a cat while I was preparing the work.                                                                                                          


Making multiplicaton bead bracelets, and then recording the groups, the mutiplication fact, and the answer.                                                    

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  1. Wonderful activities ... I love the multiplication bead bracelets! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I added your post link to my Montessori Inspiration for Martin Luther King Day post at I had the MLK speech template on my Kids' Martin Luther King Day Activities Pinterest board. Here's the link to the free printable:

  2. Keep up the good work. You have some wonderful ideas. It makes me realise I have so much to learn and discover about schooling my children.


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