## Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sharing pictures of what we did last week (aside from reading books).  We only worked a few activities as to most days, he prefers playing alone... pretending to be Mister Maker.

LANGUAGE

• We practiced reading of word families for ‘ot’ and ‘ow’
• Identifying beginning and end letters for our CVC words.  This is still part of our Pink Series unit.  I was hoping to wrap this up by the end of 2011 but by the way I I see it, he still has difficulty identifying ending letters.  We will be doing this activity a lot so he can practice learning ending sounds.

SCIENCE

We sort his toys whether they are magnetic or not.  Oh he loved this activity!

Then we did the 3-part card for Turtle I bought this from Montessori Print Shop.  Supposedly, this is for our Pond Unit but since I didn’t have much resources to go along with the theme, I just whipped a few turtle-related activities.

Learned about the Life Cycle of a Turtle

MATH

Turtle sizing activity.

Turtle jumping game using number cards.  Here I would tell him whether to jump by 2’s or 3’s or at times, I would just command him to jump to a certain number.  Great way to learn numbers, counting and to have fun using motor skills.

I don’t know the name of this game but this is certainly a favorite during parties and get together in the Philippines.  Here, I placed the same Turtle number cards on the floor, then have my son followed my instructions.  Something like:  place your right foot on 4, then have your left foot on top of number 8, place your right hand on 10 etc etc.  When the game was over, this is how he end up on the floor.

It was fun fun fun! He kept asking me that we should play it again! (All turtle cards were downloaded from Confessions of a Homeschooler)

PRACTICAL LIFE

Lots of writing practice using our Kumon lowercase write and wipe

And sorting his toys by beginning letters.  He did this all by himself.

1. So many great Montessori-inspired activities - and I love your creation project! Your son reminds me of my son when he was little with his love of matching letters and small objects! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

2. What fun with word families! And I love your magnetic/nonmagnetic activity!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
Beth

3. Wow your kiddo must be a smarty to sort those animals by the first letter.

I love the turtle jumping. My 4 year old would love this activity. I'll write this one down.

-Veronica @ http://watchmeplaynlearn.blogspot.com

4. @Veronica, we've been doing that activity since last year and I guess he get used to it already and tried to incorporate it in his daily life lol Yes, the turtle game was so much fun!

@Beth - thank you!

@Deb - although he still has a lot to improve when it comes to ending sounds/letters. But I'm more than happy tat he's doing this activity all by himself now.