Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Year in Review

DJ started Montessori preschool one year ago when he was 2.5 years old so he has now completed the first year of the three year sequence. Since Montessori is child-led, the first year could look very different for each child but I thought it would be fun and informative to do a recap of DJ's first year.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Life Cycles for Spring

DJ's grandpa Dennis has signed him up for the subscription service from Brainy Kits. We received the third set last week and it is their best one yet, by far. Although I might be a little biased because I needed to be putting together a study on life cycles but I was dragging my feet as I wasn't really sure where to start. Brainy Kits solved that for me!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Letters & Numbers

As we're winding down the first year of DJ's preschool, the work is all about letters and numbers. He still occasionally chooses cylinder blocks, geometric solids or lacing cards but those seem to be more like downtime for him rather than real, challenging work. In addition to the official school time work, I hear DJ counting his toys during playtime and he's analyzing the sounds in every word throughout the day... t-t-tiger, scared-d-d-d.