Friday, September 19, 2014

{this moment}


{this moment} - A Friday ritual, inspired by SouleMama, capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 






Someone has been taking lessons from her big sister, TreeClimberGirl!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Enchanted Childhood Preschool ~ Our First Week!


Everyone was excited to be back to school!

It was good to see "old friends" and make "new friends"!

Before classroom time starts we always have free play.



Beginning Circle Time


 Classroom Work









  










ending circle



Notice the shelves are fairly empty.
In Montessori classrooms you start with just a few items out .
The first week is for learning or relearning those important classroom routines and attitudes.

work rug rolling practice





and after snack clean up practice




 Our first week, we looked at the Monet prints in the classroom,
 and the children made their own Impressionist-style paintings.  
They love saying "Impressionist"!











After snack and Creative Time, if the weather is dreary, we head to the open space of the Living Room, for Wild and Crazy time.  After 15-20 minutes of running, jumping, being "wild and crazy" we settle back down with some yoga!






It was a GOOD first week!!










Each week I join several linky parties! What a fun way to share and learn!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Nesting


Bunny has heard us throw around the word "nesting" over the last couple of weeks.
Getting ready for Miss Mouse to make her arrival has felt very last minute.
 Summer daycare kept us busy and we are just now really getting things done.


The other day, after asking what it meant to be nesting and being told it was like how a mama bird gets a nest ready for her eggs ... just like we are getting our home ready for babysister,
 Bunny decided to do some nesting of her own.
She stuck with the bird idea.

Little sister helped, of course!

She gathered sticks and twigs and leaves and dry grass from around the yard,
She asked for a little help with the basic forming,


Then she added her own touches.


We looked in some books for reference.
(That was my addition to what was otherwise completely her own idea.)
Then off she went to leave the nest for some lucky birds to find next spring.


Unschooling at it finest, if you ask me.


Each week I join several linky parties! What a fun way to share and learn!
Craft & Activity ShareMonday Sharing Day on FacebookThoughtful Spot, Natural Living MondayMontessori MondayHomemade MondaysMama Moments Monday {Link Up}The Gathering SpotLittle Wonders' DaysMom's Monday MingleMommy Moments, Frugal, Crafty HomeHip Homeschool HopMom's LibraryTuesday TotsKeep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Tuned in TuesdayTeach Me TuesdayBackyard Farming Connection HopTuned in TuesdayTuesday TutorialsLife Created Tuesdays, Kids in the Kitchen,  It's PlaytimeWe Made That LinkyWhat I Learned WednesdayKids Co-OpArtsy Play WednesdayHealthy 2Day Wednesday, Wildcrafting WednesdayAdorned From Above Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids CraftsLink and Learnneedle and thREADMade U LookTender Moments with Toddlers and PreschoolersNatural Living Link-UpSmall Footprint FridayOur Days Homeschool Link-Up, For the Kids FridayFarmGirl Friday Blog HopKitchen Fun and Crafty FridayRead. Explore. Learn.Creative Learning on FridayPreschool and Kindergarten Corner,The Friday Baby ShowerTGIF Linky PartyFamily Fun FridayCreative FridayFriday Flair Link PartyShine on FridaysFriday FavsOutdoor Play PartyDo Something CraftyWeekend WhateverSaturday Show and TellTot School Gathering Place, Sharing SaturdayShare It SaturdayCountry KidsLink and LearnShow and Share SaturdayStress Free SundaySunday Parenting PointersThe Sunday ShowcaseThe Sunday Parenting PartyThe Homesteaders' Blog Hop, Making Boys MenMade with LoveRaising Memories

Friday, September 12, 2014

{this moment}


{this moment} - A Friday ritual, inspired by SouleMama, capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 




her favorite time of the day... when her papa calls to say he is heading home from work!