Monday, 7 September 2015

Lillibug's First Day of Montessori

Today was a big day for our Lillibug, she started Montessori!


The excitement was in the air this morning and Lillibug so proud of her schoolbag. With a bit of hesitation from me I eventually left her off as she got stuck in and made friends straight away. While I wasted my morning in shock at the quietness of the house I eventually got my act together thanks to some words of encouragement from friends and family. It was only later that I realised I was super excited to go and collect Lillibug.

Time flew by this morning......except for the last fifteen minutes, and I couldn't wait for Lillibug to tell me all about her morning! On our way home she told me about the fun she had, her new friends and how she liked her teacher. It might take me a few days to find my rhythm with all this time I have now but one thing is I'm very proud of my Lillibug as she takes another step growing up!

We chose Montessori for it's educational approach which was created and developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and she opened her first class in 1907! The main objective is to develop the child's independence where they have freedom of movement within the classroom, kids get to work independently without direct instruction. This creates choice, independence and finding what they like. Also practical activities like pouring, washing, etc is also taught. All the senses will be stimulated within the Montessori class.

How did your kids first day go? Are they enjoying the new social aspect of being with their peers?

12 comments:

  1. Her backpack is so cute! It's going to be such a huge change for you and will take some getting used to, but you'll get there :) What are you planning to do with all your free time though? xx

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    1. She looks so grown up with the backpack!!! I'm going to be getting productive and I'm looking for a morning class either swimming or photography to keep me going xx

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  2. Aw...delighted she had a great 1st day, here's to many more. We really will have to have coffee some morning soon while our girls are off learning :)
    Nicola xx

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    1. Now that's a fantastic idea and we really have to meet again soon. I'll be in touch real soon xx

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  3. She sounds as if she is going to totally blossom huni. Gonna take time for you to adjust xxx

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    1. She is a little social butterfly so I think she is going to love it! Yes I think it might take some time for me to adjust :-) x

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    1. She really enjoyed herself and keeps telling us all about her teacher and her new friends :) x

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    1. She was so so happy Sharon, and when she came out she wanted to go back in haha xx

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  6. Ah so cute and special for you! Our little lad is only 15 months, hoping the time won't go too fast!

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    1. Thanks so much! The time flies by so so quick I can't get over how fast. xx

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