Wednesday, March 23, 2016

a week of home








I am trying very hard to keep things still this week.
Any day that I don't have to leave the house feels like such a treasure. My children can't handle more than two days in a row at home (and usually that second day is full of bickering). It's a delicate balance getting them days out and me days in. Spring break. It's going well.

I have been, almost constantly, daydreaming about summer.
I just can't wait for the warmth and the time outside. We have more big plans for those few short months, and I can't wait to enjoy last years project.

I have been substituting as an assistant teacher at a Montessori preschool this year. Mostly, I would cover when someone was sick, had an appt, etc. Now I am working a full schedule covering for a teacher that just had a new baby. It has certainly been a busy time for us, but what an incredible place and equally incredible group of women. The project above was inspired by one of their activities. I gathered beautiful objects from around the house and printed the matching words on card stock. My little readers go through and pair each object with it's matching card. So easy, so fun, and so visually appealing. 

I am really hoping to start some new projects over this "break." I had this sad feeling that the week is almost over, but then I reminded myself that it is only Wednesday morning... and one full day at home is full of possibilities. 

7 comments:

Kim said...

Oh wow, congratulations on the Montesorri position, that is exciting! And I love the exercise with the objects and words, so going to do that with my little man. Enjoy the rest of your spring break.

Place Under The Pine said...

That is a fun idea - matching up words with objects.

Angela said...

Congratulations on your job, it's a very rewarding job teaching children. Wishing you a happy Easter!

Rachel Weaver said...

That balance between out and in is one of my life's greatest struggles.
Sometimes I just want to clear the whole calendar, but you're so right that just one day can hold so much.

Yanic said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your on-hands experience learning about the Montessori schooling. I've been diving more into it with Little Man because their structure suits him so well. My daughter has asked if we can start learning to read this summer. I will have to keep that little activity in mind. :-)

jenny said...

thank you friends! it is a wonderful opportunity. i hope to share some more "activities" in the near future.

mb said...

i totally feel you on the busy schedule! :) love love love the word matching activity, so engaging and aesthetically pleasing.

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