Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What a morning?

Today was the first day of school. Notice who is happier to go!! Off they went in their new outfits. Isaiah more trendy & Kobe was sending a message for perspective friends. He's a Star Wars fan. One enjoyed their day more than the other, can you guess?

Mom: "Kobe, line up with your class & I'll take your picture."
Kobe: "I don't want to go!"
Mom: "Smile, Kobe!"
(Moments of his first morning)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Now the work begins...

I haven't been sleeping well lately...mostly because of this. The baby will wake up in the middle of the night & I'm up for good. I'm training other teachers & I want to get everything ready. Our school allows 20 kids per class with 2 teachers. Let's start with Sensorial...

Can you believe I forgot to take a picture of the third shelf? Jeez..
I really am impressed by the simplicity of this area. The concepts go way deeper than face value. :) I love how it prepares the child for math (using sets of 10 & geometry) & language/writing skills (pincer grasp). What's great about this area is all ages love it? The younger will explore, while the older child who has master alot of these materials will create further extensions. I've had children use both set of rods & all knobless cylinders to create a large & beautiful pyramid. These materials teach the child alone. I show how to respect it & give it language.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy baby

Look at that happy face! He is on the move...he doesn't crawl but army pulls. That's the reason for dirty shirt.

These pictures are for a book we are making for him. It's to show concepts using pictures of Jonas. I saw this idea from Montessori Mama. I loved the idea, so thank you. This is for the concepts of near & far.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Are you like us?

2007 Trick o' Treat Party..Party again this year!!!

Probably so...We have a small collection of costumes that the boys are growing out of. I am planning at my school in the fall a costume swap. I believe that other parents will benefit from the trade. So if you are interested, you can post...I'll try to have pictures up soon of our collection. I will donate the rest. Can you believe we are already planning ahead? The fall is one of the busiest times of the year & add a vacation...I need to be planning ahead.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Waste not, give some

This year, our school will be participating in a recycling program. When the children are done with their juice pouches, we will be sending them to Terracycle to create bags. They will become super cute Capri Sun bags that are sold on Target.com. The children at MCA & my own love to help reduce. Without sounding too green trendy...:)

Friday, August 1, 2008

A busy mommy finishes something???

Since I've had the baby, I wanted to read more. So I just finished this great book. Actually, I've read 3 of Nicholas Sparks' books plus another book since Jonas came along. (I'm patting myself on the back) All mothers know its very hard unless you make the time to finish anything. I recommend it highly. It's very sweet & not graphic.