Fall has arrived. The leaves were lovely but most have now dropped. The air is cooler, and everywhere there is that wonderful fall aroma of roasting green chiles (one of my favorite sensory experiences here in the Southwestern United States). My children are eagerly awaiting Halloween. They are debating costume choices and strategically planning their trick-or-treat route. My class just enjoyed a muddy, blustery trip to our local pumpkin farm and returned with many lovely round pumpkins…
I have been missing the blog and hope to be back in a few months with some more frequent posts about some fun things I have discovered for my class and for home. In the meantime I must content myself with this quick, little check-in.
At school this year, I took advantage of an unexpected opportunity to move up to teaching the Lower Elementary Montessori class. This older age group (7 to 9 year-olds) have such excitement and enthusiasm for learning. I enjoyed my little ones last year (3 to 6 year-olds), but this year I find I can go into more depth with the material and the children are of course more capable of independent work. So far I am delighted with my new adventure!
At home we recently moved into a house on more land with a barn and no golf course behind us! That means no 4AM lawn mowers, no rude golfers searching the back yard for lost balls, and most importantly, no “homeowners’ association” … which means we finally have some chickens! Chickens are a new experience for us, but we just love our two very friendly and hilarious hens! The fresh eggs are a nice gift also.
Once my Lower Elementary training course is over in February, I would really love to make more frequent appearances here. I have found so many wonderful ideas and resources on the internet and via my coworkers, that I really would love to “pay it forward” and share them here for all to borrow. Perhaps someone will stumble upon the very idea that they are looking for and will have a better day because of it!
~Happy Fall (or Spring, depending on where you live) to all!~