Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Report: Montessori Monday

Today was a very relaxed homeschool day. We like relaxing and learning without sitting in front of textbooks, and following our own interest. I have some new works that I preparing for them, but the weather was too beautiful this weekend to pass up for making materials.

 Ken started a new reading book today and it is sounding real good. We are able to learn more about New Orleans. DJ is still reading Vacation Under The Volcanoe, only two short chapters to go then on to the next Magic Treehouse Book.


 Ken spent all of the morning building this lego kit. It is a great activity to go along with her study of the Branches of Government. I also hope that she will explore other governments, or legal systems in our world today.
 DJ using a constellation box.

Today DJ learned how to use a star map. It was so much fun when he was able to find the constellations on the map. Just like I was hoping he became interested in the names of the constellations. Now I will show him the materials I gathered in regards to Greek Mythology. I bet he is going keep up his interest when he finds out where the planet names come from.
                           Weighing rocks.
    Working with the Small Bead Frame while solving multiplication equations.   



DJ also has become interested in lifecycles, particular the frog lifecycle. In the picture above he is reading a book about frogs.                                                                     
                                                          

We went to a pond to look for tadpoles. We didn't find any tadpoles, but there were a lot of goldish, ducks, and a crabby thing. The crabby thing was already dead, so it will be our science lesson tomorrow!!

To see other children doing activities inspired by the Montessori Method pop over to Living Montessori Now for Montessori Monday.

                                                                                                                                                        

3 comments:

  1. love your style of homeschooling! Gave me some ideas for later this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! I am glad you were able to find some ideas here.

      Delete
  2. I always love seeing your latest work ... so many great hands-on activities! Interesting that your scale looks like the one I had in my Montessori school in 1980! It was a good one, so they must still make it! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

    ReplyDelete

Your Comments Are Greatly Appreciated!!