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Monday, March 21, 2016

M is for Montessori


I don't necessarily follow any Educational philosophy to a T, but there are generally a few great things to pull from each one, and today, as we introduced Little Miss to the letter M, we were all about the Montessori method. 

Mostly because the letter M is Little Miss's special letter.  Her name begins with M so I wanted to make sure we had lots of fun with it.  We began by sharing the story of how Glimmercat found some milk in the forest, and loved it so much she said, "Mmmmmmmm", which is of course, the sound of M.


Then, we drank some milk.  Because anytime we can connect munchies with letter sounds and our little stories that go with them, it is magnificent.


Then, we sang our letter M song...


And then, we went to have some Montessori fun, learning about our letter by playing with our Path of Motion M sheet, and discovering fun ways to make Ms.


I had pulled out pom poms, and so, first she filled in her Letter M with pom poms. 



She came up with the idea long ago to use big pom poms for the big letter and small pom poms for the little letter, so that's what she did this time, too.


Then we experimented with playdough, since we had recently picked some up.  And this was novel and very fun for her.


But then, she wanted to get down to business.  She is used to these Path of Motion pages now and knows how to use them to draw her letters.


But we were really trying to keep this day all about play, so I pulled out the crayons so she could color her sheet. 

I think Mrs. Montessori would still approve.  :)

All the Letter M printables seen in this blog are available at our store:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Letter-of-the-Week-M-2085302

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