Monkey is 4 years 4 months old
Monkey is 3 years 8 months old
This week, Monkey’s concentration was a bit short…but part of me thinks it’s because she knew the Halloween party was coming up and she was excited. Instead of our usual 3 hour blocks in the school room, we were only down there for 2 hours at a time this week because she was losing focus and wanted to do other things that weren’t in the school room. However, she did do a lot of good work during her shorter periods. One thing that I’m noticing is that she’s starting to develop a huge interest in writing…especially her name. She doesn’t have any letter recognition yet, but I think we’re going to start moving forward with more pre-writing and writing things while she has this interest.
Monkey is 3 years 6 months old
While we’ve been doing some work in the Montessori room all summer, this week was our first official week. Before this week, we were sort of testing the waters, allowing Monkey to use the basic materials in order to get her used to her new school room.
The first week went fairly well. Monkey stayed in the room for about 2 hours each day (before getting distracted and deciding she was done). Unfortunately, Monkey knows the train table is right outside the school room, so she decides that she’s done with school and wants to play with the trains instead. But for the most part, Monkey has been doing really well exploring the new work.