Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Visiting Sourdough

 A new face in the classroom is exciting for everyone!
 Coming to school to enjoy lunch, be part of a birthday celebration, practice a lesson together, or just observe your child, grand child, niece or nephew provides enriching experiences for everyone.  The children feel so special when they have a visitor, and they LOVE teaching adults lessons. Visitors get a chance to see what their loved ones day is like while spending this quality time together.  We welcome family members to join us for their child's birthday celebrations and featured family line times.

Grandma Arlene and her birthday girl spend some quality time together

Monday, September 27, 2010

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” - Maria Montessori

Charlie Concentrates on this challenging pattern

AJ and Jessica learn Color Mixing

Cam practices the Pink Tower

Mia Opens and Closes Bottles

Lizzy practices building three letter words

Hannah uses her muscles!

Hanalie focuses on beadwork

Quinn practices pouring from a Teapot

Radd the Mathematician 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Found: Inchworm

We found a new sort of friend!  He was about one inch tall, green, slinky, and very fun to observe.  We loved the way he inched along.

In fact, he was so good at inching, we thought we should build a walking trail for our new friend.  You might be surprised at how far an inchworm can walk.

Of course the time came to say good-bye.  But we found a nice safe place, camouflaged in the pine needles.  Maybe some day we will see him when he becomes a moth!  

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Seeds of Fall with Annie

The children (and teachers) love it when Annie visits our school.  She always shows us exciting new things about nature; tadpoles, worm habitats, and today a collection of seeds.  The children used their senses to examine seed pods from all different types of plants. They also learned how seeds spread themselves out in the fall to become new plants in the spring.  Thanks for the wonderful projects Annie and have a great time in Costa Rica!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Exploring the Zucchini

Chilly fall weather is coming and it is time to pick the zucchinis from our garden.  What a perfect opportunity to get to appreciate this lovely vegetable.  Today the children got the chance to pick, observe, draw, and EAT a zucchini that we planted at the start of the summer.  We have really come to appreciate the zucchini, with the "tiny yellow seeds" on the inside and the "dark green with yellow stripes" on the outside.  Something else we came to appreciate is the tastiness of the veggie. According to Kell "It tastes very good good good!"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sourdough Scavenger Hunt

Peaceful work outdoors!

What a beautiful autumn Monday morning! Today we took advantage of the fair weather for a playground scavenger hunt!  Working together to track down objects commonly found in our environment gave new friends a chance to acquaint themselves with the playground!


        Fall is in the air and everyone here at Sourdough Montessori School welcomes the new school year! With the new year comes this new blog.  Here you will find a connection to the classroom with daily happenings, lesson explanations, exciting events, and of course tons of photographs and quotes.  
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