The pictures from this week remind me how important it is to step back, observe, and reflect.  Our group has made such tremendous progress since the beginning of the school year.  I have to remind myself that all but four of my students are new to the classroom!  I am so glad I have these photos that show such beautiful work happening everyday (because sometimes it’s easy to forget)!

Exploring shapes with the Constructive Triangles.

Reading and ordering the Days of the Week.

Matching the Smelling Bottles by their aroma.

Beginning sounds with objects and Sandpaper Letters.

Phrases and sentences with the Moveable Alphabet.

Writing practice.

Phonogram work.

Reading the ‘October’ poem with a friend.

Carefully lining up the edges of the Pink Tower cubes…

…and using the smallest cube to measure the spaces.

Using the smallest Brown Stair prism to measure the others.

A bit of exploration of pattern and shape with the Brown Stair.

Developing concepts of odd and even numbers with the Cards and Counters math activity.

Exploring size and dimension with Knobless Cylinders.

Using a gluestick to create a collage.

Name puzzles and tracing.

Langauge development:  Vocabulary Cards

Language development:  Matching animal cards.

Reading and writing practice with CVC word booklets.

Addition with Number Rods – here the student is recording work using number stamps.

Number writing practice.

Matching colors with the Second Color Tablet Box.

Three-part continent cards.
Organizing work, practicing coordination and concentration, and attention to detail with the Leather Polishing work.  I just love the attention this student is giving to wrapping his two fingers with the polish cloth.

Setting up materials for Washing the Table.

A major point of interest with the Table Washing activity is moving the chairs and placing them back afterwards.

Encoding words with the Moveable Alphabet.

Labeling odd and even numbers with the Cards and Counters math lesson.

Exploring concepts of time with the Seasons Timeline.

Seasonal art activity – we made these pumpkins with potato stamps!

Tracing the line in the Folding lesson…

…then carefully folding to match the corners and edges.

Tracing the various sizes of circles from the Geometric Cabinet.

Writing numbers on an unlined chalkboard.

Learning the names of the continents with the Puzzle Map of the World.