Saturday, February 12, 2011

Our short phase of Montessori:) CLASSROOM reflections

I decided white rugs on the floor for private work space would be a great idea. It lasted for a short time, and was nice while it lasted:)!

This was the "classroom" when we were in our Waldorf Year

I miss the nature table! I think I am going to have to bring that back to our "class". My youngest just isn't into nature as the older ones were at his age. I hope to get him more interested when the weather improves.

Classroom Reflections...

Over the past 7 years of homeschooling, I've changed classrooms and curriculums almost every year always in search of the perfect one:)! I have learned what I liked the best of each and kept something from each method, and have continued to tweak it for each child and their learning style. But I have to admit, as much as I loved all the "classrooms" we created, we always seemed to end up sitting at the kitchen table. So now, we did away with the "classroom" and have a whiteboard next to the kitchen table. Looking back, I do miss the feeling of a specific classroom area in the house. Maybe when the destructive 3.5 year old gets a bit older, I might have to come up with yet another design for the family students ;)!