Monday, October 16, 2017

Invite to Explore: Cardboard Attachments

'Art of Education' has a great visual tutorial of various attachments you can create with cardboard

After introducing some of these (toilet paper roll flange, slots & inserts, hinge) I left out materials for an Invite to Explore.

Miss O created a coconut village complete with a story, about how one family ate a bad coconut and saved the juice, which happened to be purple. Instead of wasting the juice, they used it as paint for their house!

Math Monday: Geometric Structures

After exploring our Geometric Solids, we traced some of their shapes on cardboard, created slots and inserted various pieces to create a Geometric Structure.

Math Monday: Build a Cube

Two-turned-three dimensional object.

Booty Box

A game of Booty Box is so well played with your shades on!
Set-up is simple.
Attach some elastic to a box, attach box to a person's behind, place an object (acorn will do) in the box and get shakin'!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vegan Bites: Winter Kale Falafel

Vegan Bites: Haldi Doodh (Golden Tumeric Tea)

Some recipes look amazing and disappoint.
Some recipes don't boast much potential and knock your socks right off.
This one is the latter.

Daily Doodle: My Brother

Complete with side curls

Inside the Box (Walk the Line)

Our intro to Cardboard Construction Week, was a game of 'Inside the Box' (or Walk the Line, in Montessori language). In Montessori, children are encouraged to walk the line to strengthen balance and concentration. It's also a nice way to gather everyone in one space to start the day.

We started with DIY Rhythm Sticks & Song and moved to marching with ankle bells.

The eldest of three is seeking an escape from his littlest siblings. When he goes on an imaginary adventure, he figures out that life is a little lonely without them.

This is not the first time we have borrowed 'A Pig, A Fox and a Box'.
I love early readers that are actually so well written, they would be destroyed if you added any more words.
 I own a dog-eared copy of John Holt's 'Unconditional Parenting'. I value his view on education. I felt fairly comfortable with his idea's of parenting from a very non-traditional perspective. His book 'Escape from Childhood'  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Moon Mover


A non-competitive version of the 'Knee Trembler', we moved the 'Mid-Autumn Moon' from one hoop to the next, without using our hands.

Mid Autumn Art


Moon Lady, moon cakes and moon art, to celebrate the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017