Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Elementary Montessori Training and Volunteering

Elementary Montessori Training
Montessori Training begins again this weekend after a nice break! When I started the training, the 2 year cycle had already began but they still allowed new people to begin. So, I am now starting what I should have taken at the beginning "The Primary Overview". The primary overview is 6 weeks of courses on the philosophy, theory and curriculum. I am very excited to be starting this course. After this, I will have left the Math and the first part of language. Because the baby is arriving in April, I will not be able to take the Math and what I am missing of language. But that is Ok because once I finish the classes, I have to do a 9 month internship. I do not want to do the internship until the baby is 2 or 3 years old.

Volunteering


Picture above obtained from Martin and Anna's Website.

I need to remember to take pictures of the kids garden.

I have also been volunteering at the children's school helping with making materials and helping the environmental teacher in the garden with his classes. Making materials is a great way to get an insight on what the children are doing in the classroom. We also get to make extra copies for ourselves if we wish.
In the garden the children are growing vegetables and herbs. By helping out I get to see what they are growing and learn about gardening. This is something I have been wanting to do at home with the children but just scared to start since I do not know anything about it! But from what I see, it look fairly easy!!

2 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Gigi!! I tagged on The 8 questions Meme..., If you like...it's not a must.
K-rinos
Karen

Karen said...

Hola otra vez!! Te ganastes un premio en mi, puedes pasar para recibirlo???

Un abrazo,
Karen