Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Room 2 Update

Welcome back from spring break...or was it winter break?  The children are getting back into our routine again, what a busy work day!  New art materials, matching socks, and the trinomial cube are just a few new works out.

Also, before our break, we discovered that a mama duck and her nest outside our classroom window, near our library/peace corner.  She had eggs!  We were looking forward to seeing some ducklings!  We've noticed that sometimes the mama wanders away, covering her eggs--but she always comes back to keep them safe.

We've had children reading stories to the mother duck through the window.

Finally, we have a new friend joining us this week!  Lily is 5 years old and joining the full day children.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Firefighters Visit

Thank you to three Penn firefighters for visiting us at Montessori Academy this week! We saw a short video about the life of a firefighter, played a safety game "Toy or Tool", which included a basketball, as well as matches (toys are for kids, tools are for adults) and heard what a fire alarm sounds like.

The firefighters explained to the children that if there is a fire--get out!  It’s part of their job to save pets and make sure the house is empty of humans and pets alike.

Mr. Franco (aka Firefighter Richard) showed us all how a firefighter dresses for an emergency, and why.  He then crawled on the floor to reassure the children that firefighters are not scary, in their protective gear.

At the end of the presentation, we all headed outside to see and go in the firetruck.  Even with the excitement of them leaving on a call, all the children were able to enjoy a trip through the truck.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


On Monday, March 14, room 2 had a chance to go outside.  Not to play or run, but rather to move worms!  Yes, the children picked up worms and carried them off the pavement, onto the grass or in a puddle.  A few were squeamish, but once they saw that the worms were harmless, they began to giggle as well as squeal.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kindergarteners Spend Afternoons Next Door

Great start in Room 105 with our kindergarteners. 

Stamp Game

3 part matching: parts of the car


Clock work

writing words


Author of the Week:  Story time


45 Layout

Group Work

Stamp game

Bead Frame

Friday, January 8, 2016

Dressing for Playtime Success

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Practical Life

So much concentration, coordination, and independence developing with the Practical Life works.