## Saturday, November 12, 2011

### Montessori Wrap-Up

We did these a few weeks ago and because we spend too much outdoors these days... I forgot to write about it.

Learning how to read using the pink series objects and Melissa and Doug’s magnetic letters.  What we did here is that I would make the sound of each letter of the word via segmentation and Mavi has to form that word using the magnetic letters.  I use the our CVC objects as his guide... but here he has to form the correct order of letters on his own according to the sounds I make.

Learning to count from 10 to 20.  Here he has to put the correct number of buttons on the sheet based on the number card I show him. This is just to enhance his counting skills for the ‘teens number.  We did an introductory to the ‘teens number here.

A matching game using number cards and beads.  He has to match the number cards to that on the beads on the felt sheet.

Using bear counters in practicing counting 11 to 20.

Skip counting by tens.  From here we will practice counting 30 to 50.. then to 100.  I will also start giving him skip counting activities by 2’s, 3’s and 5’s.

Guess the letter game.  He has to guess the letter that he is holding through his sense of touch.  It’s similar to mystery bag game.  This one he liked so much but he peeks through the eye mask most of the time... but it was really fun.  We should be doing this more often as it involves the use of his other senses.

Then he did lots of cutting and gluing.  Mostly he wants to do things on his own and doesn’t want to be instructed.  He would just ask me for a paper, colored pens, scissor and glue and would do free play.  He would pretend he’s ion Artzooka and doing crafts.  But I insist that I supervise as he is using scissor.

He loves to draw... he loves to create trees, grasses, the sun... then there’s drawing of his family, with houses and cars :)