Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Montessori Monday January 31, 2012

Montessori Monday

Last week, we primarily focused on our study of Vietnam and the Lunar New Year.  But, there were a few other activities that the girls worked on that I haven’t blogged about yet.  So, here’s the rest of the girls’ week in review!

Bug cutting her banana for breakfast one morning. She LOVES cutting her own bananas!

 

Monkey is really in a math sensitive period right now, and in particular, addition. So, she has asked for me to put out as many addition things as I can. Here she is making equations with numeral cards and bowls of marbles.

 

Close-up of her equation

 

Bug loved working with the penguin math set from All Things Wonderful: http://myshaenoel.blogspot.com/. Bug and Monkey both used this work--Bug counted the penguins and tried to match the numeral cards with the number of penguins she had go swimming in the pond.

 

With Monkey, I read the story problems that were included with the math kit, and Monkey acted them out with the mini penguins and came up with the answers. She loved this!

 

Bug sorting objects by shape.

 

Monkey with the addition board

 

Monkey and Bug making pinch pots out of real clay

 

Monkey pinching the clay

 

The girls also did a science experiment this week to see if plants could drink water. Celery sitting in a bowl of water and blue food coloring.

 

They were amazed to wake up the next morning and see that the celery had "drank" the blue water!

 

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One Response to “Montessori Monday”

  1. Great activities, Ally! The penguin math looks like a lot of fun … perfect for this time of year! 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.


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