Ok, I am making a rule that no one in this house is allowed to get sick again; it's putting a serious crimp in our Montessori lessons! Short Pants was feverish for a few days, then passed his cold on to me, so we were only able to do lessons twice last week.
One of his faves was a new sink or float lesson. We've done this before, but he loves "testing" new objects:
We also worked with his new materials from Handwriting Without Tears. Since Short Pants loves to put things together I thought he'd be all over these wood pieces for building letters. Unfortunately, we only built two before he was done. I'm going to go ahead and leave the lesson out for next week, as I think part of the problem was that he wasn't feeling all that great:
We also did some sort of a cross between Mystery Bag and Sterognostic Bags. I took several pairs of matching objects and divided them up - one into the bag, the other into the bowl. Short Pants matched them up object by object by reaching in the bag and using his sense of touch. We've done this a few times before and he always enjoys it:
I think I've mentioned before how much I prefer the toys from the Chick-Fil-A kids meals as opposed to other places - if we've got to eat on the run I'd much rather my boys recieve something useful versus a plastic toy that breaks the next afternoon. This neat little stamp matching sticker set came from there, and Short Pants had a lot of fun putting the stickers in the proper places and listening to me read the animal facts: