Hello everyone! Sorry for my absence, but I’ve been sick over the past few days. I’m glad to be back and feeling better. The weather has been pretty nice here lately, which has been my one saving grace. The boys have been playing outside a lot. We even took our learning outside…and I’m glad we did because “Sifting Snowflakes” was a lot of fun, but a bit of a mess. *Especially for Asher.*
A little while ago, one of our Christmas cups broke. It was one that had water in the lining of the cup with glitter and snowflakes. I saved the snowflakes, because I knew they would come in handy for a Montessori work. All of the other items came straight from my kitchen. I purposely placed 10 snowflakes in the snow (aka flour) so they could count them when they were done sifting. It was their self-correcting way to know if they got all of the snowflakes.
JR (5.5) only did this work once, but Asher (2.5) did it 5 times in a row. He loved everything about it. He even loved the messy part. He tried really hard to keep it in the bowl, but every time the snow blew out of the bowl he couldn’t help but giggle. Plus, I loved hearing him repeat, “tap, tap, tap” as he tapped the side of the sifter.
It’s already feeling like Spring here, but knowing Texas weather…we’ll be hit by a blizzard next week. How’s the weather where you are?