Posted in Classroom, Festivals, Holidays, Montessori, School

Pumpkin Patch

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Happy Pumpkin Patch day! That you To Starbucks for making my chai latte so much better with coconut milk.

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Fall is here.  It is that time again for pumpkins and colored leaves.  This last Saturday my class went to pick pumpkins and I picked up a new scarf in honor of the event.  Here are some pictures from the farm.

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Posted in Friends, Montessori, Portland OR

On the Last day of the Congress

Emily and I went to the deepest underground train stop in North America.  
There they had a core sample and a time line.
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After the hike we wandered the Saturday Market Portland 024

After we were inspired by Vandana Shiva Portland 032 Then this man announced that the next congress will be in Prague Portland 043 Finally, I attended the Gala Portlandia! Portland 002 Portland 003 Portland 006
Posted in East Coast, Material Making, Montessori, School, Sewing

Material Making

Here is what I’ve been doing other than studying over spring break.  
First thing Monday morning all of this will be turned in for approval.
Vocabulary Enrichment cards 
Amphibians

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Reading Classification Cards 
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Phonetic Object Game

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Five phonogram objects 

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Article Game 
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Logical Adjective Game 

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Verb (independent work)

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Verb Impressions  (independent work)

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Continuation of Commands (1, 2, and 3 independent work)
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Adverb  (independent work)

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Logical Adverb Game 

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Reading Analysis Stage One 

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Word Study 

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Homomphones 
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Compound Words 
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Who am I? Stories.
Butterflies 
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Poem Cards 
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What do all of you think of the materials I’ve made for my future classroom?
Posted in Books, East Coast, Life, Montessori, School

Today

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Today…

Today, it is snowing and it’s March 25th.

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Today, I workout out to level one on the Jillian Michael’s 6-Week 6-Pack while watching season seven of the Biggest Looser.

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Today, I’m studying for my written exams.

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If the snow stops Alex and I are going to go see OZ.
Because I’m obsessed with OZ right now, for my birthday I pickup this Omnibus.

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I didn’t realize how big it was until it arrived!

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Happy Monday Everyone.  
Posted in East Coast, Material Making, Montessori, School

Just another day

I feel like all I do now a days is work on making materials.Here is my progress on a set of land and water form Definition stages.

This is the water-coloring I did for the book and the matching cards.
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I have put the two halves of the book together and added the definitions.

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I have also laminated the watercolor cards and the definitions.
Here are whole definitions.
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Definitions with the term missing.
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Definitions all cut up.
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Now to design a cover for the accordion book. If you have any ideas let me know!