Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Montessori Monday August 30, 2011

Bitty Bug is 2 years 7 months old.  Monkey is 4 years 6 months old.

When we were at the art museum a few weeks back, we saw an exhibit by Alexander Calder. It was an interactive exhibit where the children could build their own mobile sculpture out of shapes. At home, Monkey & Bug did a similar activity using foam shapes and pipe cleaners stuck into a foam block.

 

Sorting some foam shapes that we found in T@rget's Dollar Spot.

 

We decided that since Monkey was having so much trouble learning her letters and sounds, we are stepping back from the Montessori sandpaper letters & early literacy lessons and instead going with Letter of the Week. We are using Confession of a Homeschooler's Letter of the Week curriculum. Here is the letter A for pin punching.

 

Cutting practice with a paper apple.

 

A letter 'A' matching game... On the tree, there are lowercase A's and uppercase A's. In each apple, there are the same. Monkey put the apples on top of the letter to match them.

 

Monkey decided that she wanted to draw one of the feathers on the "please touch" table.

 

Using the dot markers to paint letter A's.

 

Monkey pin punching the letter A

 

Matching textures on the texture board.

 

Matching sandpaper grades

 

Jedi working with Monkey on "heavy & light"

 

Monkey adding the letter of the week to the coconut tree (modeled after Chicka Chicka Boom Boom)

 

Capital & Lowercase A on the Coconut Tree

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One Response to “Montessori Monday”

  1. Lots of great activities to focus interest on letters! I love that you even have letter A pin punching! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow.


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