Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Catching Up and Earth Day Fun

I haven't been posting about school much lately, but we've been meeting faithfully and getting quite a lot accomplished.

Among the many Circle Time themes Miss K has introduced since my last post (cringe) - including Spring, community helpers, Palm Sunday, and Easter - Miss K's Circle Time theme for last week was the zoo. I used it as an opportunity to introduce all of the lessons I recently bought/printed out from Montessori for Everyone: Living vs. Non-Living, The Five Six Kingdoms, Plant vs. Animal, Vertebrate vs. Invertebrate, and the five categories of Vertebrates (amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, and reptile). We also took a class field trip to the zoo - a little crazy, considering we were visiting the National Zoo during high tourist season, but still very fun and memorable.

Miss K's Circle Time theme for this week was Earth Day. To celebrate, Miss K got each of the kids their very own terra cotta pot and packet of seeds (which they chose at random), and today they decorated their pots and planted their seeds.

Over the past many weeks, we've continued to read and enjoy My ABC Bible Verses. The verses and stories we've read:

T: "Thou shalt not steal." Exodus 20:15
U: "Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks." Psalm 75:1
V: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath everlasting life." John 6:47
W: "We love Him because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

I continue to be amazed at how easy it is for the kids to learn these Bible verses. At the end of each school day, we go through the alphabet and say the verses one by one, and even though we're all the way up to W, with only very little assistance, they can say each verse from memory!


Anonymous said...

How do you like the lessons you purchased form Montessori for Everyone? Do you think it is better than the
I love the ABC bible verse idea, I would love for you to e-mail me them if you don't mind!
Looks like you are doing a great job!

N from the Learning Ark said...

Hi There,

I left you a blog award on my last post.

montessori_lori said...

So glad you like my materials! What lovely pictures of the children. Looks like they're having an awesome time :)