Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Learning With the Children

I keep finding something new to learn from the children.  Many can entertain themselves endlessly while being alone and find enjoyment from the most basic of things.  They can create games with only cups, or sticks, or markers.  They can find joy and entertainment in anything and everything.

"A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm."  ~Bill Vaughan

Ryan pretends to be the teacher & reads a story to his class of 3 year old boys & stuffed animals.
Rylin & Lucy take a ride on the sled.    
Walter works on a project.

Ryan paints with a balloon.

Robbie enjoys getting messy.
Fergus, Mia, & Hazel are a good sledding team.
Too much fun! Ryder fell asleep on the cubby room floor.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and caught up on rest and family time over the break.  It is apparent that the kids needed a break, because they have returned refreshed, refocused, and excited to be at school.  And we are excited to have each and every one of them back, as they make Sourdough such a special place.

Kade works on the Big Display, counting quantities from 1 to  9,000

Josie and the yellow tower.

Hannah focuses on the color wheel.

Kamiah is a hard worker.

Robbie teaches Jen opening & closing boxes.

Lucy built a big tower!
Maya works on the North America map.

"The soul is healed by being with children" -Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian Novelist