This last week was a bit slow because I was not feeling up to par. But yesterday, I took an idea from One Hook Wonder and used the parts of a root cards with wingnut. A while ago we grew an onion but recently it started to look like this from tons of manhandling.
But then One Hook Wonder’s Montessori Monday post gave me an idea to let him discover it’s roots before it went in the compost. Not sure if he connected the cards with the onion root but he at least enjoyed looking at a real life root.
I was able to paint my red rods red
Also, something interesting happened that reminded me why I am putting all this effort into the Montessori method and how all the materials just lead naturally from one thing to the other. I had on the shelf three geometric shapes, circle, square and triangle.
He first used them for some time then moved on to the geometric shapes that I had on the shelf, cylinder, triangular prism and rectangular prism.
All of a sudden while using them he realized that the geometric shapes matched the solids. So he went back to the shelf and brought the shapes to his mat to match them. I never showed him that or even tried to explain anything beyond the correct names for the items. I was impressed.
I got him the Lego magazine since he has been into his Lego’s lately and he loves it.
While I was visiting my grandma she got out a basket that had random little toys in it for wingnut. After closer inspection I saw this.
This is something that shows the differences in generations. I don’t think you would ever see something like this in a toy basket from our generation. The funny thing is, this was wingnut’s favorite toy out of all of his options.
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