Thursday, February 03, 2011

Showcase and pictures

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.
Stacking and

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!


Stacey said...

I think she definitely has artistic talent--love the drawings. All of this reminds me of Riley's days at Montessori. Her favourite lesson from there was folding.

Mallory said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like she's doing a great job!

Margo said...

I can't wait to show this post to my toddler tomorrow. She just started at Montessori this past fall and loves, loves, loves it. She especially loves working on the mats and now pulls down all our dish towels, plays on them, rolls them up, and then puts them in bookshelves.

I keep meaning to send you a comment thanking you again for this blog. (I've been reading since before Kylie was born and before my partner and I ever started ttc). It means so much to my 2 1/2 year old to be able to follow the adventures of another little girl with two moms. She'll flip when she sees that Kylie is in Montessori school too!