A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!
This week was all about PUMPKINS. We held them, danced around them, read about them, and discussed their life cycle all week long. But the best part about learning about pumpkins is getting to visit a real life pumpkin patch at Ramseyer Farms!
A new enrichment for us this week – Library with Ms. Cat! We will visit the library here at Absorbent Minds every 3 weeks. Ms. Cat talked to us about the library, introduced us to the vocabulary words: cover, spine, and author. We even went on a bear hunt and practiced mindfulness by pretending to be a tree.
In the classroom, we introduced work plans to our older students. Work plans are an important organization tool for students in the Montessori classroom. We have listed the different academic areas of the classroom on the work plan, with pictures that match the labels on our shelves. The students use their work plan to help them choose a work from each area of the classroom. They then place a checkmark on their work plan and periodically check in with a teacher who assists with writing down the name of the work. Students will be using work plans daily in Kindergarten and the Elementary classroom, and the work plans we use in our classroom are a wonderful, age appropriate, introduction!
Peek Into Next Week!
We will be learning all about Fall/Autumn and the Seasons. We are very excited to watch the leaves change colors and fall from the trees.
Sight Word: she