My buddy Kalunda (not his real name) stopped by last night to return my Tivo and borrow some toilet paper. We hadn't chatted in a while, so we grabbed a few beers and headed out to the patio.

He says he is dating this new chick who has a son at a Montessori School. The K-man says that the mom constantly raves about the six-year old's ability to pour water from a pitcher into a cup. She is always having the little kid show off his ability to pour water from a pitcher. It is almost like a circus act. He is getting annoyed by it all, but he is sticking with this chick since he thinks it may be his best chance to end his long dry spell.

This isn't the first time I have heard about the water pouring thing. I had some friends (yes, I have friends) who used to brag about their kids' ability to pour water from a pitcher.

Do the kids actually learn anything at Montessori schools or do they just pour water from pitchers all day?
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My buddy Kalunda (not his real name) stopped by last night to return my Tivo and borrow some toilet paper.


You start off your threads with this a lot. :lol:
Reply126 months
I went to public school and learned how to roll a tight joint in 3rd grade. Same difference I guess.
Reply126 months
:rotflmao: you amuse me.
Reply126 months
Oh, and sure they can pour water into containers well, but can they tell which container will hold more water if one is skinny and one is wide?

No. I don't think they can.
Reply126 months
I have no idea what this chick's idea of success is or what this particular school teaches, but my daughter went to a Montessori school from 3 years old through K. By 4, she could count to 100, read short books, speak Spanish (songs and simple sentences), recite the pledge, and could easily pour water from a pitcher.

Now, she used a container which held water. If this other kid is pouring water from a college or professional leage baseball pitcher, she might have an argument from showing said kid's abilities to others.
Reply126 months
This blog seems to explain it but I still don't get it.
LINK
Reply126 months
My five year old can do that.
Reply126 months
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My five year old can do that.

Montessori student?
126 months
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so we grabbed a few beers and headed out to the patio.



a couple of your stories have started this way. must be a neat patio.
Reply126 months
I don't remember doing a lot of pouring @ Montessori...of course, this was over twenty years ago.

:dunno:
Reply126 months
To be a fly on the wall at the cluckster's house.

Color me envious
Reply126 months
With the littlest kids, Montessori schools work on physical coordination a lot and hand-eye stuff. Plus pouring water involves some quantitative judgement.

It's good fo dey brains.
Reply126 months
You and K-Dawg have the coolest chats
Reply126 months
is this for real?
Reply126 months
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