Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Love this poem

While the content of this poem is related to the primary (3-6 year old) classroom the essential idea fits any age Montessori classroom. ENJOY! :)

Today I did my math and science.
I toasted bread, halved and quartered, counted, measured, and used my eyes, ears and hands.
I added and subtracted on the way.
I used magnets, blocks and memory tray.
I learned about a rainbow and how to weigh.
So please don't say -


You see, I'm sharing as I play, to learn to listen and speak clearly when I talk
to wait my turn and when inside to walk.
To put my words into a phrase, to find my name and write it down.
To do it with a smile and not to frown, to put my pasting brush away.
So please don't say -


I learned about a snail and a worm.
Remembered how to take my turn.
Helped a friend when he was stuck.
Learned that water runs off a duck.
Looked at words from left to right.
Agreed to differ, not to fight.
So please don't say -


Yes, I played the whole day through.
I played to learn the things I do,
I speak a problem, find a clue and work out for myself just what to do.
My teachers set the scene, and stay near-by to help me when I really try.
They are there to pose the problems, and to help me think.
I hope they will keep me floating and never let me sink. All of this is in my head and not in my bag.
It makes me sad to hear you say -


When you attended your meeting today and do your work I will remember not to say to you -


- author unknown

Friday, July 1, 2011

Field Day Pictures

Field Day was a little chilly but the children didn't mind! We had a great time and all felt like we needed a nap afterward! (You can click on any of the pictures to make them larger to see).
Blob Tag!

Cup and Bowl Race!


Ms. Kacee's Class VS. Ms. Jill's Class

3 legged races!


Hello Families! I hope you are all having a great summer! I've created this blog to help keep you up to date about what is going on in your child's classroom. I also hope to be able to share links to fun stuff I find that will help you help you and your child be successful in the Montessori environment. I am new to the blogging world but trying to learn quickly. Please let me know if there is information you would like or questions you may have.  We have a great group of kids! Thanks for sharing them with us!.
Love, Ms. Kacee and Ms. Cindy