Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Montessori Monday, Thanksgiving edition November 28, 2010

Filed under: Preschool,Uncategorized — Barefoot in Suburbia @ 8:33 pm
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Jedi is 7 years 0 months old, Monkey is 3 years 9 months old, Bitty Bug is 22 months old

Most of this week’s Montessori work was done in the kitchen.  Thanksgiving’s a lot of prepwork here, especially when you’re dealing with multiple food allergies (which takes out all of the “shortcuts” like boxed stuffing…LOL!).  It was amazing how much little ones could actually do in the kitchen to help though!  Bitty Bug scrubbed sweet potatoes and arranged decorations (pictures on that tomorrow for Tot School Tuesday).  Jedi & Monkey folded napkins, crushed the cookies for the “oreo” truffles (made out of K-Toos, enjoy life chocolate chips, and tofutti cream cheese), crushed the crackers for the pie crust, and cut bread for the stuffing.  There were a couple other jobs I had for Jedi in the kitchen, but since his birthday was also this week, he was preoccupied playing with his new toys. LOL!

Playing with some play dough I made with pumpkin pie spices

Folding the napkins

Sweeping the crumbs off the table

Cutting the bread into cubes for stuffing (with a butter knife)

Crushing the crackers

Crushing the cookies

Taking a break from the Thanksgiving work...Jedi was playing the auto music on his new keyboard and the kids were having a dance party

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5 Responses to “Montessori Monday, Thanksgiving edition”

  1. Nicole Says:

    I love how much you involved them in the holiday! It looks like they’re having so much fun. Thanks for linking to Montessori Monday. 🙂

  2. Amy Says:

    What kind of bread is that?

  3. This is so fantastic! They all look like they were focused and proud of themselves for truly being a part of such a wonderful celebration. I would have loved to be at this dance party. Thank you for sharing.


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