Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Phonics Swap: Part Three of Three


Thank you to the primary classroom at P.S. Montessori for sending us a great selection of phonics objects and pictures of Washington D.C. at the time of the inauguration!  Here is a link to her touching first post.  Her blog is an interesting read because she teaches at an urban, public, Montessori school in Washington D.C.  There are many Montessori public schools, but I wouldn't say that they are commonplace.  It is something that most people pay for privately.  Montessori tuitions vary greatly, from $1,000/yr to as much as $14,000/yr.  The median is around $4,000. (This explains why sending the boys to a Montessori school as an alternative to homeschooling is not an option for us.) 

As you can see we received ten super-tiny objects and not a drop of plastic in sight (participating in this swap heightened my awareness of how difficult that is to do). Our favorite by far is the igloo.  The igloo and nest are nice additions to our collection of "difficult" letters.  All in all we received the following:


  1. apple
  2. bow
  3. tree
  4. egg
  5. heart
  6. igloo
  7. nest
  8. pot
  9. starfish
  10. clothespins

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