Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Soups ready!

Picnic time...."tea please"

Nature discovery tray

Let's Go Into the Woods!

A hike in the woods kept us toasty warm on such a chilly day.

What made that big hole?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm a jack-o-lantern with a great big grin!

I'm a jack-o-lantern with a candle in.

See my dark and scarey eyes.

Watch out now, a big surprise.


Cutting basket

Working on a stamp stair with Halloween stamps

Making a stamp stair with Halloween stamps

Doing a chalk transfer pumpkin

Building the train track together

Gordon Boo the ghost is joining the kids for lunch. He is visiting with us Halloween week.

Making a scarecrow on the couch

Dress-up fun this afternoon

We painted our planets today

Monday, October 27, 2008

Puzzles this morning...

Sorting Halloween shapes with tongs

Inset work-making a Halloween card

Word tracing

The kids play on a rug when they want to play alone....

Playing house was bedtime

Baking it was Harvest Bread

What do we add next?

The final stir after adding the nuts

The rain finally stopped and we could go outside....

Playing in the mud......

Love the look!

They got so muddy today....but did they have fun.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Today was mainly a play day, but after morning circle the kids took a small rest to do some work.

Cutting basket and inset work (making planets)today it was Jupiter.

One of his favourite activities is "cutting work", the Montessori activities promote great concentration skills rarely seen in such young children

Getting ready to make circle cookies

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The kids made today a "work" day....

It always amazes me how some days the kids just seem driven to "work" and other days all they want to do is play. I think that is one of the keys to the success of our program; the kids choose what they need to do for their own development each day. I provide the environment and they thrive in it.

pattern blocks

Jars and lids

Everyone loved the new water work "sink or float"

The kids weren't sure what to think of paper mache at first as it was pretty slimy. Once they got going they had fun making their own planets.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We set up some of the Litte People town set this morning

Little architects at work

For art today we painted fiery suns