|This will be the Math shelf once I have it all organized. The blue drawers are my craft supplies.|
|This will be our Language shelf.|
|The shelves in the back contain scrapbook supplies. Under the sheet are boxes that I need to go through. Some have already been unpacked.|
|This will be our Sensorial shelf. This photo was taken before the Math shelf was added to the room. The wooden desk has been moved out now.|
|This is my area for my work.|
|This area contains photo boxes that one of our friends kept getting into. I covered it and it seems to make a huge difference.|
|My office area. Not sure if there is help for this area or not......|
|Our dining room table. The things here are all to be made into lessons. It seems that the more I take off the table to put out on shelves, the more things that migrate to the table.|
|Music with Mrs. Brittany|
The kids also enjoyed music time with a dear friend of ours last week and will be continueing that each week throughout our school year. They really enjoyed this! We took our first field trip, very impromptu, and went to the pet store to purchase new fish for our aquarium. The boys had a great week at school so Daddy gave them each $10 to purchase more fish, so we went back a 2nd time. In the first trip, we talked about the habitat of frogs (the boys wanted to put one into our aquarium) and that frogs will eat our fish when they get bigger. We also talked about salt-water/fresh-water fish as we decided which fish we wanted to put in our tank. On our second trip, we discussed this again and then wandered over to the other side of the store to look at the birds, rats, ferrets and other pets. Thankfully, the only pet that has made the Christmas list so far is a frog.
We got several new lessons throughout the week and will continue to add new lessons throughout our school year. Each box that gets delivered stirs up a frenzy in our house as we all rush to the door and tear the box open. I'm pretty sure that most of our Christmas list this year will be filled with materials for our classroom.
|Rooty loves looking at his photos in our Practical Life area.|
|Sweet Friend doing her first Montessori lesson.|