I’ve been busy with Christmas, cleaning out unneeded curriculum, and planning for the return of schooltime in January (we’re already at 93 days!!!). So, I haven’t had time to post what we’ve been up to.
“Mom, LOOK! They are the same height when you stack them!”
Creating towers for the first time.
His own tower extension!
Needless to say, I’m in HOT pursuit of extension cards for the very NEAR future….
Here’s a few ideas that I’ve already found:
Alison’s Montessori also has 2 sets of printed and pdf pattern cards that print on 11x17” paper for $5.99 per set. (Photo credit: Alison’s Montessori).
Polestar has a free set of extension cards. (Photo credit: Polestar Montessori) UPDATE: It looks like Polestar is no longer available.
Jo at A Bit of This and A Bit of That made a set of extension cards, found here. I really like that her set has a lot of overlapping images, ie, the cylinders are stacked on top of one another… I SO wish there were more sets of patterns like these! (Photo credit: Significant noise)
Since I love the stacked patterns so much, I went looking for more. Besides the very few that I’ve already mentioned, the ONLY other ones that I’ve seen are on at ABCTeach. (Photo credit: A Bohemian Education)
I love how Montessori Spanish made a notebook with all of their extension cards in it… I do believe a similar idea may be showing up on our shelves in the near future. She also made a couple of sets of extensions cards. (Photo credit: Montessori Spanish)
I LOVE this extension, from Ms. Tracy’s blog. She shares how one of her students created this work, and learned a lot about balance and weight as he created it. (Photo credit: Ms. Tracy’s blog) It’s definitely NOT the traditional use, but I was so impressed how the child was innovative in using the lid to the box with the cylinders… and all of the preciseness, testing, and gentlemess that must have went into building that masterpiece!