Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Montessori Monday…on Wednesday January 25, 2012

Montessori Monday
Almost caught up!  A couple days late, here is the week in review for the girls!  This week, our primary focus was on ancient things–pyramids, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, etc.

 

Monkey was working with the beads to make the pyramid.

 

Using a magnifying glass to look at fossils

 

Sorting dinosaurs

 

Matching fossils to the guide

 

Excavating replicas of fossils

 

Monkey and Bug excavating the fossils

 

Bug using tongs to carry the fossils from the bowl to the matching picture

 

Monkey and her sorted dinosaurs

 

Bug using the brush to get sand off the fossil

 

Using dinosaurs and sandpaper numerals to count dinosaurs

 

The dinosaurs on the numbers

 

Fingerpainting, cave style. We crumpled brown paper to resemble uneven cave walls, and then Bug used her finger to paint a design in red paint. Before she did, we looked at pictures of cave paintings in Jedi's history book.

 

Monkey will.not.fingerpaint. So, she was happy that I had left a brush on the easel for her.

 

Bug *loves* fingerpainting though. 🙂 She wanted extra stuff to paint.