Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow starts a new school year. I'm excited to meet all the very cute little ones starting and see our returning children. I hope everyone has a great school year. I hope to have a little more time this year and add more pictures of materials.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Valentine's Rhyming lesson:

We have rhyming in the classroom but we've found that some of our older children that can read are still having trouble with rhyming. I purchased the hearts and the basket at the dollar store. I wrote rhyming word and put them in each heart the children had to read the word and put them back in the heart. You can make this lesson with plastic eggs now that spring is coming. They loved opening and closing the hearts. For some children I took the words out and mixed them up and had them find a match that rhmed.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hi Everyone,

I attended NJ/MAC Conference today in Edison, NJ. It was wonderful to see so many Montessori teachers in one room. The guest speaker was Dr. Dee Joy Coulter. I took a workshop on Money: Using the Montessori Math Framework given by Pamela Zell Rigg. It was great! She uses the math lessons to teach money. Take a look at her site so you can see how she does it. It's easy to make yourself. www.MontessoriRD.com.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Painting with tissue paper

We used tissue paper that bleeds, you can find it at a teacher's store or craft store. We cut the pieces of paper into small squares, we traced a flower you can make anything we've done a hot air balloon before that the children enjoy and they come out beautiful. You need vinigar and a brush. The child wets the brush and paints the paper with vinigar and then placed the piece of paper. They should brush some more vinigar on top of each piece so they are nice and wet. Then you set it over night to dry. I the morning you brush off the tissue paper and the colors have bleed through. They look just like water colors and the children love doing it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How tall is it?

I had several picture card of landmarks with the size of the landmark on the bottom, a tape measure, a clipboard and pencil and a sheet with the name of each of the landmarks and a place for the child to write his name and their height. I printed a tape measure from the internet and laminated it to make it sturdy, I rolled it and held it together with a paper clip to it would stay on the tray. The children could have a friend measure them or a teacher. They enjoyed seeing how tall they were and how they compared to their friends and to the landmarks.

Vocabulary Enrichment Cards of the Landmarks

I made this lesson to help the children recognize the landmarks and their names. The younger children could just sort them without reading them like in any other vocabulary enrichment set, the older children could read the names and become familiar with the name of each landmark. To make this lesson I purchased two calanders they were a dollar each and I used the pictures on the back cover, they were small but I double backed them to make them pop. I have a laminator but for this lesson I went to a teachers store and laminated them there, it's much cheaper then other places.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hi Everyone,

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