This week was like Christmas! Earlier this month I spent some time ordering our "school supplies" for the new year. The boxes were arriving in earnest this week. Some of the boxes were pretty routine (colored paper anyone?) and some were downright fascinating (volcano!). I ordered the basic and advanced history sets from Montessori Services.
I decided that I am too burned out this year to attempt making all of the timelines and impressionistic charts for Montessori elementary myself. Even after purchasing the items that are available, I am still left with a lot to do (I am really not looking forward to doing my own watercolor paintings of rain cycles people!).
I spent a long time last night puzzling out what was in the box. It came with the five posters for the creation story and one of them doesn't seem to be featured in any of the versions of the story I have. I also now have "age of fish", "age of reptiles", and "age of mammals" posters but have no idea which lessons they go with.
Some days I wonder if I am up to this!
I spent three hours in the basement tonight turning our primary storage space into an elementary storage space. As always, the more work I do the more projects seem to pop up. I realized while I was down there that I can probably get rid a lot of the boxes of practical life materials now that we are beyond tongs and lacing cards!