Friday, July 15, 2011

7-11-11 Montessori Monday

So, we've been adding pennies to our "100" jar and are well on our way to the ice cream stand! It didn't take long for Max to assume a turn in adding pennies to the jar. A couple of times he has been overzealous about adding pennies and, much to Conrad's dismay, added more than the number of books that we have read. This problem is easy to correct. . . It has also given us more opportunities to count the pennies (one of the purposes of creating the jar). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Farm are currently Max's favorite books and Morris goes to School is Conrad's favorite. I'm a big fan of both of these books. The latter was a garage sale find and I remember it from when was a kid! Caden's favorite book seems to be his soft fabric farm book.

We like to go to my "big chair" to read books and the boys usually bring their B's. It's another opportunity to snuggle. The big chair doesn't seem so big when all four of us climb onto it--there is a lot of wiggling until the boys are engrossed in the book.
The other day, I started to read Where the Wild Things Are and Conrad stopped me and said that he would read it his way. He proceeded to "read" his own version of the book. What a hoot! His creativity shined and the main character still ended his journey with a hot breakfast!

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