Sunday, August 10, 2008

Montessori for Infants 2

With a GIANT amount of help from these PLANS!, I have come up with the following...

CARE OF SELF
  • Calming Self to Sleep
  • Feeding Self (pincer grasp)
  • Using Cup

CARE OF ENVIRONMENT

  • Adult Models Cleaning Up and Proper Use of Materials
  • Joshua Models Cleaning Up and Proper Use of Materials

LANGUAGE

  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Please, Thank You
  • Be Gentle, Be Kind, Be Safe (Our Household Rules!)
  • Recognition of their name
  • Adults using action words to describe routines
  • Discovery Basket
  • Book Basket

GROUP TIME WITH JOSHUA

  • Calendar
  • Finger plays
  • Songs
  • Stories/Nursery Rhymes/Poems/Sayings (Core Knowledge)
PRACTICAL LIFE
  • Rings on Pole Work
  • Drop Clothespins in opening
  • Supervised Large Pompoms in Egg Carton (1 to 1 Corr.)
SENSORIAL
  • Musical Instruments (Shakers, clackers, etc...)
  • Discovery Bottles
  • Shape Sort

MANIPULATIVE (CAUSE/EFFECT)

  • Pull Toys
  • ??????

PRE-MATH

  • Ring Stack
  • Graduated Cups
  • Counting, Sorting, etc...

WORK TIME

  • Farm
  • Zoo
  • Book Basket
  • Balls
  • Rings

GROSS MOTOR

  • Cars
  • Balls
  • Tunnel
  • Popper
  • Sandbox

Details and schedule to follow!

7 comments:

Julie said...

for Cause/effect: learning gravity when dropping food from high chair. *grin*

Amber said...

Congratulations Shannon on taking on this new child & all of the planning & organising you obviously are excitedly getting involved in! I wish you so much luck & look fwd to hearing more along the way. BTW I was looking at your link for the 'plans' & wasn't able to see them - is there a secret?! :)
Amber

Shannon said...

Julie
Good Point! The other suggestions listed were things I did not have, so I need to think about alternatives (ya know, cheap with out buying new baby toys).

I actually, just got rid of a ton of Josh's old stuff at the beginning of the summer...OOPS!

Shannon said...

Amber

Click on my link. Then chose any month listed. From there you can choose one of 2 links, click on the one ending in curriculum (not newsletter). Choose to download PDF. I know it is a bit of a hassle but WELL WORTH IT! Sorry for the confusion!

A said...

Thanks Shannon! I'll definitely have another look.

BTW I just took my blog public again & have listed my must-read blogs & included you :)

Cheers!

Shannon said...

I noticed you were back because yesterday you "appeared" with MANY new posts on my reader. I am so glad I did not take you off and so glad you are back!

By the way...I just ended up taking my site meter off so I could not tell how many visits I had. It works much better for me to not know.

A said...

Ooo, I'm interested to know more about why you dropped the counter. I like having the neo-counter just because I find it exciting to see people from around the world coming to my blog - but (even with my minimal experience) i can see that it's a bit distracting. I am still on a 15 day trial... so I will have to decide soon. Love to hear more of your thoughts.