What a cold and bumpy start – stop - start we’ve had to the new year! Thank you, everyone, for hanging in there with us as we continue to hone our pivoting skills. If there is one thing I’ve learned from this pandemic, it’s not to get too comfortable with anything, and be ready to shift at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, we are getting more and more graceful with all this practice! I’m grateful for everyone’s patience and diligence with safety. Here's a glimpse at what we were facing after a storm came through a day before we were supposed to come back from break! Of course, Covid had other ideas anyway...
At conferences, many of you heard about the “Montessori Skyscraper”. This is a wonderful new addition to our classroom in the language area. It includes 240 individual activities that are housed in individual drawers within 4 cabinets. When everything is put together, it does indeed resemble a skyscraper.
This work came to us as a box of sorted but only partially laminated cards, so it took months of laminating, cutting and then re-sorting to put the whole thing together. The children were so excited to help sort the individual activities into their groupings and then help put them into the drawers.
As you can see, the word study lessons cover so many concepts. The children can work through them from beginning to end or start in the middle with something that interests them.