Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Week 4, day 2: Taking it easy

No new materials today.

We did get back into the Montessori room, but I took it easy on purpose. Nugget chose the animal beginning sounds first, but wasn't really into it. I tried a few tricks, but I really think I need to swap out this material.

She then took a break to jump in the piles of clean laundry my husband and I were folding. Hmm. Should have had her match socks and called it Practical Life. :)

Then she and I both went back to the material: a quick stop at sink and float, "helping" me build the Brown Stair with Pink Tower (she mostly does this independently, just needs me to start it), Smelling Bottles, and finally some cutting and tearing. We have the Fiskars beginning scissors, which I thought I'd heard good things about. But I tried them out myself, and they ARE tough to use. Any suggestions for good first scissors?

The materials I have out right now just aren't grabbing her this week. I'm going to make a couple swaps tonight, and hopefully get a good last few days in the room.

1 comment:

  1. The best beginner scissors we have? Surprisingly, the ones we bought at Walmart when all the school supplies were on sale in the fall. I don't know what brand they are. Probably just Walmart brand.


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