We are starting the new "school year" with 3 kids: an almost 16 year-old Zosia (1st year of high school), almost 11 year-old Jaś (5th grade) and a just-turned-three, Ania.
A lot has changed already. I had to take out all the old materials, toys and books that years ago older kids used. Fortunately I kept all the Montessori sensorial materials, almost all the books, puzzles, games and a few toys. I also prepared many practical life exercises. The years of teaching using the Montessori method and the Montessori materials are back!
|Practical Life materials shelf - |
sorting colored beads, spooning pasta,
transferring water with a sponge, sweeping,
using dropper and pouring.
|Math/Sensorial/Practical Life materials shelf - |
pegging, threading wooden beads, Duplo, counting.
|Threading and setting table exercises, games|
|Play-dough, drawing and matching work.|
|The unbreakable toys! |
They survived Zosia and Jas and now Ania is playing with Little People.
|Nothing better for hot summer days than playing with water. |
The water/sand table is still waiting for the sand ...
|Jas' old tool work bench|
now also serves as a stove for cooking :-)
|Some old, but still good, books |
(in English, Polish and Chinese) for Ania.
In the next few posts I will be showing you how the whole homeschooling a 3-year-old thing is done. So do come back soon for more info and photos.