- Spontaneously being gifted two pieces of art work
- Hearing, “Ms. Bev, you are my best friend.”
- Watching a child take off with skip counting through the bead chains. She was so ready for this work!
Lately, I have been asking the children to tell me their current three favorite things at Montessori. Then I pass this information on to the parents – in either a note or an email. This is my second month to complete this activity and I am noticing some trends.
- For three year olds, whatever they are doing at that very moment is likely to feature in their list of three favorite things. They live in the moment.
- The children’s personalities and learning styles come shining through. For some children their favorite things include helping others, playing with friends, eating snack, making people feel better . . . This suggests to me that these children are the social learners. Other children may have very specific favorite works ~ golden beads for addition, the pink tower, metal insets.
- The older children in Maple room (kindergarten and first grade) tend to choose favorite curriculum areas – cultural, math, language.
- Bob books are favorites in Aspen, Willow and Maple rooms. Reading books to a teacher is a top favorite. Our reading program is going well.
- The wedgit building materials are also a big hit in the Oak, Willow and Aspen rooms.