Tuesday, February 16, 2010


This is a Tot School/Montessori Monday mish-mash kind of post. What can I say, I'm feeling lazy about separating them out this week. :)

We've spent the last 2 weeks taking it easy and having fun with all the V-day activities I created earlier in the month. I suppose I went a little overboard because we still have a week's worth of trays to work with!

Practical Life:James' favorites last week. He especially enjoyed the felt rosebuds I made! Hooray! ::Click here for more information about these activities.

I made some homemade meatballs and sauce on Valentine's Day (both of my guys l-o-v-e Italian food). James helped me prep the meatballs. :)

In this pic James is using the smallest cube from the pink tower to check his work. Once the tower is aligned on one side, the smallest cube should just fit along the open rim of the opposite side. I showed him how to do this quite a while ago and this is first time I've seen him do it on his own accord.

The heart size sequencing activity was thisclose from being a total flop. After completing it once he set it back on the shelve never to be touched again. In the upper second pic, James decided Grover should join in on the fun. :) ::Click here and here for more information on these activities.

Unlike every other time, James was more interested in playing with the letter objects than matching them with the correct letter. He did match them, but only once. :) And I wished I had printed more pages for the letter-heart-stamper activity; he finished it in no time. ::Click here for more information on these activities.

Math & Misc:
All of these activities went over extremely well. The top left activity I do not have posted anywhere as i came up with it at the spur of the moment. Easy and fun, it's stamping hearts onto pink paper. :) James continues to amaze me with his math skills - the quantifying activity was a breeze for him. ::Click here for more information on these activities.

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Susan-Chasing Marcus said...

I love the picture of James making meatballs. Too Cute! You all definitely had lots of fun!

Angela said...

Looks like lots of fun!

Ashley said...

Love, love, love the picture of him making meatballs. You have so many wonderful idea. Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

What a fun week! Love the meatball picture and him checking his work w/ the pink tower!

Kylie said...

Wow you really have some great ideas. :) I love his little beanie, it is gorgeous!

Paul said...


Gidget Girl Reading said...

cute little chef you have there! :)

what a fun school week!

Theresa Mezo said...

♥ James helping in the kitchen, in his own apron too! You have the cutest little chef! :)

Elise said...

Hooray indeed that your beautiful felt rosebuds were a hit. I love the photos of James all decked out in his red hat, red shirt and red and white apron helping you cook. What a handsome little chef.

Mari-Ann your homemade dot stampers are brilliant. I actually had a read of that post last night when I was dead tired and couldn't figure out how the contents of the tube didn't run everywhere. I was thankful to see your update tonight. I love the pieces James created with them. They are perfect for your school room - so cheery and bright.

What a gorgoeus series of photos with James wearing the knitted hat you made. I am so impressed - first a scarf, now a hat. Maybe when James sees you wearing this hat (which totally suits you), he may want to claim it as his own!

Karen said...

Hi Mari-Ann!!, that was a fun week!! love the language work letter-objects!! and James at the kitchen, what he's making, hamburgers???mmmmmmmm so nice!

Karen said...

ps. ups sorry!!! Meatballs!!!!!!mmmmmm.

XYZZ said...

Thanks for linking up to Montessori Monday! Looks like you two had another great week. Sometimes it's nice to just take it easy and re-do lessons, isn't it?


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