Monday, April 30, 2012

Adverbs, Projects, And Weekend Sharing

I finally decided to put together a grammar box activity. What prompted me to create the Adverb boxes first were both of the kids are confusing adverbs with adjectives, also DJ is really into writing now and longing for longer creative sentences. I purchased the materials from Montessori Print Shop. I am so pleased with this purchase and the kiddos gleamed with excitement as the work was being prepared. I only put out the first two filling boxes 6-1 Manner, and 6-2 Place and Time. I just put them in an organizer box with rubberbands around each part of speech.

The definition card.

This is one of the sentence strips with the parts of speech in primary colors. I thought it was best to stick to the colors that they have learned while reviewing adverbs.

They can use the lid of the box to set up their work, or the table. The definition card should have been replaced with the sentence strips, I didn't photograph that correctly. We do not have the Grammar Boxes, and we do not need them right now in our homeschool. The purchase came with four grammar filling boxes work, and a command box that they are going to love after working with all four boxes.

One thing is for sure they are loving project time and having a special time dedicated for it. After lunch which is usually about 11:30 they jump into uninterrupted project time. They really enjoy using their hands to create awesome things! Having a special dedicated time for this allowed them to work more diligently during the morning Montessori Work Period. They would often speed through their work during this time to get to their projects so we adjusted our schedule, so that we are making the best use of the time we have avaliable. Which in return cut out mini units like learning about Greek Mythology right now unless they are working on a project about it. The best part is that often their projects keep them interested enough to work on them after dinner, until bedtime, and on the weekends!
Ken will be trying her hand at making her very first handsewed summer dress and a matching purse.

DJ will be repairing his catapult. He is understanding that Elmer School Glue can not glue everything:) Also DJ will work on putting a rocket together and have more fun with baking powder and vinegar.
We had a lots of fun this weekend in our backyard preparing for some summer.

They painted their camouflage hideout.

Ken definetly inproved her butterfly catching skills.

DJ became a proud owner of a treehouse.

Linking up to Montessori Monday.


  1. I really enjoyed seeing the outdoor activities! I especially like that camouflage hideout.

  2. I really liked how the hideout turned out too. They had major fun!!


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