Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Why Montessori ROCKS...

Grayson has been going to Montessori school 3 mornings a week for two months now. It's amazing the difference we see in him already. His vocabulary has EXPLODED...not sure if this is because of his age or because of school, or maybe a combination of both. He was only saying single words when he started school and he's now putting words together and saying phrases---some of our favorites are "bight dare" (right there), "night night toys", "gank gue daddy" (thank you daddy), and "yes ma'am" (I'm always working on manners with him so I'm happy when he says yes ma'am or yes sir without prompting). He says something new every day and we are constantly cracking up at what comes out of his mouth.

Grayson also has started cleaning up all by himself! If it's time to go upstairs or outside, he starts singing, "nee nup, nee nup" (clean up, clean up) and putting his toys away. LOVE THAT! :)

And finally, this morning I had my proudest Montessori mommy moment...Grayson was sitting at the table eating his breakfast and I was on the couch feeding Emma Claire. When he was finished eating, Grayson got down from his chair, took his plate and emptied the rest of his banana and waffle into the trash can, and then put his plate into the sink. I did not teach him this---Montessori school did! I bragged to his teacher when I dropped him off a little later and she was even prouder than I was. Yay, Grayson! Yay, Montessori!!

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow! How amazing! He sounds like he is really growing up! I will definitely have to check into a school around here in a couple of years for Savannah!

Marie said...

I'm ready to get V signed up right now...amazing...

Leah said...

Wow, sign us up too. That is amazing. WTG Grayson!!!

Wilma (not Fred's wife) said...

That's so cute! I'm glad it's working out so well for you guys. It's so amazing when all of a sudden they have experiences apart from the rest of the family, and bring that back home.