Monday motivation w/ this reverse table top pose.
Beep! Beep! Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Hip-hip hooray (despite the heat) our harvest fest was a hit today!
Table for two? Love this glimpse of morning snack in the primary classroom. The children serve themselves, wash their dishes & clean off their table when their done. It’s never perfect, nor should it be. Normalization takes time, trial & error, lots of observation & carefully preparing the environment. #childrenshouse
It’s Friday folks! Another busy week captured here in little squares. 1.Flower Arranging 2.Hex Board 3.Tap & Tack 4.Table Sweeping 5.Rolling Halloween Eyeballs Down the Broad Stair
The hand washing exercise is so much more. It’s filling up water pitchers just so, carefully moving through the room with a pitcher full of water, precisely pouring water from the pitcher to the bowl, from the bowl to the bucket & the bucket to the sink. It’s filling that young child’s sensory need for water & improving their concentration. The bonus? Clean hands!
We’re loving all of the fall fun in the classroom, on the shelves & in our sensory activities. 1. Fall leaf posting 2. Paper leaf gluing 3. Seasonal sensory bag 4. Pumpkin hammering w/ tees 🍁🍂 #fallfun #fallactivities
Knobbed cylinders blindfolded✔️ This has been a very popular exercise lately & so good for trusting & refining their senses!
It starts with the sandpaper letters where children learn the phonetic sounds of letters. It progresses to writing & movable alphabet word building. This multi sensorial approach is vital. Seeing, hearing & feeling the phonetic sound organically leads to reading! 💡 What are ways that you introduce or support successful early reading?
Seasonal sorting 🍁 Thinking about the vast amount of information that’s being absorbed by these little people is always fascinating to me. They’re just learning the names & purposes of thousands of objects & already able to sort them into different classifications.
Mini photo sessions with Cindy Chen are still available through Friday!! Pricing, details & sign-up sheets available at the front desk.
The most precious gift we can give to our children is to allow them to reach his or her fullest potential through independence.
It was a beautiful day for autumn painting🍁🍂
I spy with my little eye some beautiful plant care & a.... photo bomber!
Mmmmondays can be manic but this one was magically mellow 😊 Hope yours was too!
Happy Saturday friends! Here’s a little glimpse of our beautiful, busy week. 💚
Some people just have that IT Factor. This gal is one of those people. I adore how big her heart is, how passionate she is about learning but mostly how much love she has for children. We’re so excited to support Ms. Amanda as she begins her AMS Montessori training & internship this month. I know she has a wonderful journey ahead!! #missionmontessori #montessoriguide #montessoriteachertraining
Sometimes we have to physically bring autumn to California 🍂🍁 We offer activities like this to strengthen the child’s pincer grasp; an important fine motor development.