While I was in Greensboro NC attending the US National Figure Skating Championships with my Mom, Karen and Kylie got to attend her school showcase.
When they arrived at 5:00pm on Thursday 1/27, Karen was given this paper to help prompt Kylie on what she was supposed to show her Momma.
Kylie walked so proudly from lesson to lesson. There are almost 30 kids in the class yet the schoolroom is fairly quiet. The children are taught to do their lessons quietly and peacefully.
For the bead lesson, Kylie sorts the beads into the different boxes. Then she shows her work to a teacher. Then she removes all but one of the beads in each box. In doing so, she prepares the lesson for the next student.
A big thing for Montessori classrooms are the white mats. Children are taught that some lessons are done on a table and others are done on the floor. For floor work, children are taught to get a white mat and roll it out. In this lesson, Kylie sorted silk flowers. After completing the lesson, she rolls the white mat back up as precisely as she can and then returns it to the mat basket.
Here is the snowflake counting exercise
And here are a few more exercises not listed on her sheet.
Kylie was so tickled to show off all the things she's been learning.
I thought you might also be interested in seeing some of Kylie's artwork.
This sheet is from school. Kylie comes home with two or three of these each week. She has learned how to glue the proper shapes onto the guide page. I think this would be a great exercise for homeschooling.
Kylie also comes home from school with her punching exercises. This is where she has made holes by using a large tack. Once she has the drawing punched out, a teacher helps her by cutting the rest of it out.
Here are some of her coloring sheets. I love that in Kylie's world, people have blue faces.
Here are two of her recent drawings. I love that her figures have lately been holding hands and standing near trees.
I like that she does drawing like this too which she calls scribble-scrabble.
And lastly here are some watercolors.
My sweet girl loves her artwork. She completes 3-4 sheets of artwork at home each day as well as what she does at school. It makes her happy!