I was thrilled to see that the leaves had finally started changing colors around here. Yippee, we can finally do some fall themed activities! But then the weather turned quite warm, with high temperature reaching into the 80s. Somehow talking about cool fall weather just didn't make sense. So, I set aside most of what I had planned and we spent a lot of time playing outside and even snuck in an awesome trip to the zoo. Even so, Lauren enjoyed her tot trays and a few mommy directed activities.
Her objectives this week were:
- Fine motor control: using tongs, squeezing a sponge, cutting, pin pushing, stamping, manipulating playdough
- Counting up to six objects
- Sorting objects and pictures by color and shape
- Identifying opposites
- Identifying letters
- Examining leaves and acorns
Here's a peek at her week:
stamping letters into orange playdough,
pin pushing an outline of a leaf (This is another great activity from My Montessori Journey. Unfortunately Lauren didn't enjoy it very much.),
examining leaves and acorns with a magnifying glass,
and sorting pictures by shape.
Mommy Directed Activities