Wednesday, April 2, 2008


How's that for a creative and descriptive post title?? Sorry... I've got nothing today! :-)

This is my favorite scene from today....
Clara was on a reading rampage today! She even took quizzes on several of the books that she read on Book Adventure.

After lunch we worked on Hawaii stuff again.

To begin we started with this fabulous book...
The Last Princess
Such an incredible story of a very courageous young woman who fought to save her island kingdom. History of the state of Hawaii that I'm sure I had never heard before. The kids were enthralled as I read it aloud. Gorgeous illustrations. It led us to some really interesting discussions over dinner tonight.

After that book, we moved on to reading about fish...
Hello, Fish!
This was a fun, light book that made for a good introduction to life in a coral reef. We frequently referenced the Hawaiian Reef Fish ID Chart that I had downloaded and printed from the Snorkel Maui site. Beautiful little chart if you need a chart of Hawaiian fish for any reason.

After that we moved on to learning about what makes a fish a fish...
What is a Fish?
This book is information heavy so we're taking it slow and reading a section or two a day.

After our introduction to fish, the kids moved on to playing with our new Parts of a Fish nomenclature cards...
I purchased them from Montessori for Everyone and you can find them here.

All in all... it was a very good day! :-)

(we even had a little bonus lesson in small appliance repair as our vacuum died today and the kids and I opened it up to see if we could figure out the problem! LOL!)


montessori_lori said...

So glad the kids liked the cards...what a cute picture!

MerrandaVK said...

Hello! I am browsing Montessori blogs as I am planning on homeschooling my son for Kindegarten next year. He is currently in a Montessori preschool in town.

And, we just red Geen Eggs & Ham today, oh about 10 times :)

Looks like you have a great Montessori plan and some darling children. (and I LOVE your rug)