One thing is for sure my children gravitate towards projects. This makes them Project Based Learners. In effort to guide them along I have added project boards to their offices. Our first couple of weeks back when we start our Fall session willl be dedicated to showing them how to document their progress, take notes,etc. I have included an option during their three hour non interrupted work period can be used for projects if they like. I am also realizing that they actually work longer then three hours at a time, it is the not interrupted part of it that makes a huge difference.
They choose the tiles over the board because they would like to add on and make it bigger as they go. By the way have you seen the Dry Erase tile in the stores? The kids would like to add them to their boards, in fact Michelle has one already picked out.
In my next postings I plan to share how the kids' offices are set up and exactly what they have chosen as projects. In " Our Day In The Life" post I will be able to share more on how the Montessori Method and Project Based Learning are complimentary of each other.