Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Magical Montessori Manipulatives

We have been having a great time this week playing with the beginnings multiplication. We have been using the bead box to show how multiplication is simply adding groups together~I am always amazed at how Montessori can be so simplistic yet so higher level at the same time~just elegant!

San Francisco Trip

We went down to the city to celebrate my dear husbands birthday. Tried to squeeze in some learning with all the fun. Here are some photos of what we saw at the
Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park~
We also visited the Japanese Tea Garden, and of course the Children's Play Park.
It was the most amazing warm and sunny spring day.

Monday, April 7, 2008


We got back into things today finally diving into Ancient Greece, I have to admit, I was ready for a change of scenery from Egypt. We studied about Grecian vases, did some mythology, and looked at books about Crete & Greece. We took on the Greek vase project, and I am hoping to get all the paper mache off my kitchen counter before my mom gets here Friday~

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Another sick day.....

Spent time playing games....
This one is a favorite around here.
We also played Somebody. but this one is her fave.
Good for sum practice and strategy.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Well I am back after a hiatus of writing. We went on a trip to see family, got sick, went through Easter, and all got sick again.
I feel like I have been reborn as an unschooler, and I am liking it.......no really, spring fever has set in, and we have been relishing in the glory of nature, Charlotte Mason style really~
We have been to the pond down the trail many times to catch tadpoles. Ok~my kids have the lifecycle of the frog down, but somehow it is always magical.
We planted a "Peter Rabbit" garden the other day complete with carrots. Will post pictures when it starts to look a bit more exciting.
And Sophia had been very busy making fairy houses everywhere.

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Christopher Robin to Pooh by A.A. Milne

I love this~it is so true~