Monday, July 22, 2013

It's coming together!

This was taken well over a week ago:

We now have newly painted walls (inside and out), new lights and a newly painted ceiling. I hope to begin setting up shelves and materials in a few days.

Speaking of materials, here is a small glimpse of what I'm working with. The pile has gotten larger since this was taken and more boxes opened!

It's very exciting to look through all of the material piece by piece. Montessori elementary curriculum is so comprehensive and individualized. I have to confess, I'm taking some time to get down on the floor and do some of the work as I cut and laminate. Much of it takes my thinking cap as well; this material is wonderfully integrative and fires up the critical thinking skills.

I can't wait for our year to begin!

Note: we will have the classroom open for viewing as soon as we can. Email me or call the school (512-428-4280) to set up a tour.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This is wonderful! And reminiscent of the elementary Clock of Eras lesson.