1st Full Day!

Discussion in 'Montessori' started by MzMooreTeaches, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. MzMooreTeaches

    MzMooreTeaches Cohort

    Jun 26, 2010
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    Aug 30, 2010

    I am so excited! Today was my first full day with all my kids. I have it pretty good despite the pressure I am feeling from a couple of parents to push/challenge their children. But on the flip side it will help mold and shape me into a better teacher! So I'm looking forward to the challenge.

    Also I have 8k's and 7preks which is awesome! On Friday and Thursday i prepped my k's that they will need to help out the new friends that come and that they are now leaders in the classroom! My k's did a great job with stepping up to help them. I am truly going to fall in love with the Montessori approach. It saves me from having to do so much extra because I have 8 extra hands who can help give a lesson, teach how to roll a rug, carry a tray and "leave work ready for the next person."

    So exciting... today I made it through and actually ran out of time... go figures!
  3. tracykaliski

    tracykaliski Connoisseur

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    Aug 31, 2010

    Awesome! I'm glad you had a good first day. Being a Montessori teacher is sooooooo different from traditional education, I can't imagine teaching any other way.

    Glad you're enjoying it so far!

    What do you mean you ran out of time?
  4. MzMooreTeaches

    MzMooreTeaches Cohort

    Jun 26, 2010
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    Sep 3, 2010

    Ran out of time to fit everything in... My morning goes really quickly.

    Arrival 730-8 they do morning work (coloring, reading, writing, math... this is traditional i know.)
    Announcements at 755
    Breakfast 8-830
    Group Bathroom Break
    Morning meeting, group, calender, weather, story by this time it is 915... work cycle until 1030 cleanup for lunch.. yes lunch 1040-1115.
    Bathroom Break
    Gross Motor 1130-12ish
    Prekinders rest
    Kinders quiet work cycle journal writing either math or reading based journal.
    Preks wake up
    Snack and work cycle continues
    Packup and time to go home.

    I believe I'm going to have to do cultural/math lessons on alternating days. But of course math is incorporated throughout the day... because I'm losing time during the PM work cycle trying to squeeze in a daily journal writing.

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