I feel like I am putting together a Son-Rise Montessori Preschool. Last week Ruby asked that I sit on the floor and help her put the alphabet train puzzle together. I would pull each puzzle piece out of the box with great excitement, enthusiasm, and energy. Ruby was beyond excited. She could hardly wait to tell me what animal was on the puzzle piece, sound out the letters with me, and tell me what letter was on the puzzle piece. I held the puzzle piece at eye level, I acted out some of the animals, and I cheered her on. Much to my surprise I discovered that my little girl knew a few of the letters. We spent a 45 minutes doing this activity.
I have spent some time researching and making activities for Ruby. I have to say at the age of 32 putting vinegar in baking soda is still super fun!!
|Ruby dropping colored vinegar into baking soda on top of the light box|
|Hayden joining Ruby after a 11 hour day of therapy|
|Salt box with a sheet of different colored tissue paper laminated underneath the salt|
|This is what it looks like with out the flash|
|Plexi Glass art board that Papa built. Super fun to paint on!!|
|Scooping and pouring in the sand box (well outside the box in this case)|
|Ruby's homeschool area in the living room. We put a dry erase board over the fireplace|
|Two shelves, work table, reading chair|
|Magnet board on wall. Currently I traced around animal magnets and Ruby matches the appropriate animal to the tracing|
|Lock Work. Ruby has to match the right size keys to the right lock and un-lock them|
|Color matching and fine motor skills. Ruby takes the right coloring clothes pin and clips it on the matching color on paint stick|
|Cutting, glueing, and coloring work or hair cutting as Ruby prefers|
|Play doh work|
|Cleaning work. Ruby loves to spray and clean her table and dry erase board. Even Winston Wiener Dog gets a little cleaning ;)|