Monday, March 26, 2012

Montessori Monday with Charger

Charger has been completely in to language the last week or two.  He stops me in the middle of playing a game to say B!  Ball starts with B!  Or how to spell a word.  One night, as he was going to sleep, he yelled down asking how to spell moon.  It's pretty fun to watch.

It started when I brought out the sandpaper letters.  

He has been doing sound sorts over the last few weeks.  

M is for music box :).

So, today I pulled out the Moveable Alphabet to see what he would do.  His first word was 'jet.' 

Dog was next.

Followed by duck.  He was spelling the animals from Word World, lol.  Now, he didn't know that duck ended in -ck.  At first he had duc because those are the sounds he heard.  But, having seen duck written he knew that it was missing a letter.  He tried l because he knew it was a taller letter.  Finally, I just told him.

Then he ran out of words that he could think of (he was very excited and having a hard time concentrating), so I grabbed some CVC objects and he used those.  Sun and bib.

Pan is on top, ant he came up with on his own.  I did have to help him 'hear' the sounds, but he figured them out on his own.  I was very proud of him and he was so excited!!  We have been spelling words all night, I'll have to come up with more for tomorrow!

Other things that Charger has been up to:

Practical Life:

Lacing people beads.

Lacing transportation sewing cards.

Lacing shape beads (are you seeing a theme?)

Cutting food. 

Dry pouring!  He never chooses pouring, but apparently this little set attracted him.


Number rods

And extensions.

He really gets into his work.

And is very excited when he completes it.  I am so thankful for the Montessori Method because I can tell you he would NOT sit still and learn these concepts with worksheets!

Table top rods.

Introduction to addition.

Spindle boxes.

He also worked on cards and counters, but I don't have a photo of that.  I am not sure if we will move forward yet or not.  He CAN count to 10, but he gets bored or distracted and just starts quickly placing his counters or spindles.  This usually results in boxes 8, 9, and or 10 having the incorrect number of counters.  We may keep working on it, but for now all he wants to do is spell anyways :).


Geometric presentation tray blindfolded.  

One day, we tried the experiment of rolling a marble down the brown stairs.  I wish I would have had my camera that day, because he LOVED it.  He liked the musical part, but just rolling the marbles kept his focus for a good 45 minutes!!  

So, those are some of the highlights (or at least the things I caught on camera).  I am very interested to see where the next few weeks take us!

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

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Stefanie said...

Love all his excitement!! The learning to read stage is so much fun.

Discovering Montessori said...

Wonderful works Charger has been doing! I especially liked the sound sorts. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow Charger's schooling has exploded lately!! What fun he is doing great!

The girl who painted trees said...

It is so neat to watch them through a sensitive stage. My favorite thing about Montessori:)

Eryn said...

Thanks for sharing all of these! I'm thankful for the Montessori method, too, for many reasons, but there's no way I see my son sitting still to learn all these things, either. He is a very active little guy.

Deb Chitwood said...

It's exciting just to read about Charger's spelling! Lots of other great work, too! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: