Monday, February 15, 2010

Yet Another Snow Day...

When I realized that it was QUIET and everyone was entertaining themselves, I went to investigate with my camera in hand. This is what I found.

It looks like THIS outside...


This is what it looks like inside...

Elijah is typing a story on the kids' computer

Leah is creating a 'dinner party' by emptying out the drawer of plastic ware.

Hannah is playing with her Littlest Petshop animals.

Pete is grading tests (in his pajamas at 3pm...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine Bags

I made these cute little bags for the kids' Valentines present. They are filled with candy, of course. I also made some for my Sunday School class (all girls). I think they turned out really cute!! I know my kids love to have little bags to keep their treasures in, so I'm sure they'll be well received. Oh, and no, Elijah won't mind that his is pink and flowery, at least not yet. Having two sisters he's used to all things girly.

Valentine bags

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Latest and Greatest Montessori Pictures

These go back to November... so there are quite a few pictures.
October 21,  2009 005
Elijah with the map of the world

October 26,  2009 007
Elijah and friend work on the squaring chains

October 27,  2009 004
slicing wooden vegetables

November 2,  2009 010
the one hundred board (one of his favorite works)

November 3,  2009 012
working on prepositions

November 5 & 6,  2009 035
Sleeping on the bus to or from a field trip (Miss Sarah always seems to get a picture like this of him... she must find it as amusing as I do!)

November 9,  2009 001
mixing colors (a gluing pattern work is also on the table)

November 12,  2009 002
gluing a pattern

November 10,  2009 007
the squaring chains

November 16,  2009 003
categorizing animals (I think)

November 18,  2009 011
map of the US (he knows an amazing number of states!)

November 20,  2009 008
making words with the moveable alphabet

November 24,  2009 004
another map of the US

December 3, 2009 028
I think this is called the 'snake game'

December 14, 2009 018
Elijah's close up

December 11, 2009 001

December 15, 2009 009
The 45 layout (I believe this is the first time he completed it by himself)

December 17, 2009 002
cutting wooden sushi from the bento box

January 5, 2010 004
sewing (it's like a 3D sewing card)

January 6, 2010 009
nuts and bolts

January 11, 2010 005
he loves using that laser pointer for the 45 layout!

January 13, 2010 004
once again with the 45 layout... it's quite an impressive work for a 4 year old and he certain is proud of his accomplishment!

January 15, 2010 003
off to another field trip

January 15, 2010 017
waiting for Tales and Scales to start

January 20, 2010 004
the mystery number

January 28, 2010 002
putting the months in the correct order around the sun

January 27, 2010 006
putting together a puzzle of the solar system

Hannah's class has done some fun things, but there are fewer pictures
2009Nov4Archery 004
One of the dads taught archery

2009Nov4Archery 001
sitting during the archery lesson

watching another dad do a science experiment

demonstrating the letter H in sign language


2010Jan12Zack Drills a Hole
watching a classmate attempt to drill a hole, which is really hard for 1st graders!
getting off the bus for the very stinky field trip to the water treatment plant

2010Jan25Quilt Squares
Hannah's quilt square is A4, and is "don't let the cat out of the bag"