Today we celebrate Maria Montessori's Birthday! We celebrate her advocacy for children and how she taught us that children love to acquire skills and knowledge and are to be treated with respect and kindness. Children are our hope for a brighter more peaceful future. Who was Maria Montessori?
Sharing our favorite items from each area of the classroom
The practical life area is where a teacher can really be creative and put together works that entice the child, while also isolating different fine motor skills. Currently we are excited about our wooden bowls, trays and containers. The natural materials are just so beautiful, while also being durable.
The 4 Season Object Sorting is one of our favorites for the beginning of the school year. These small objects are fun to touch and sort. This work is simple enough for a 3 year old and an older child can have conversations around what they are looking forward to in the next season. This work can be a jumping off point for a writing activity or moveable alphabet story!
Our ten frame counting works are back in stock! The ten frame supports the practice of counting, while also having children recognize numbers through visualization. Children will enjoy exploring and counting these miniature butterflies.
Our color tablet box is beautiful and durable. All the color tiles are made of wood. Children refine color discrimination through grading shades of color from darkest to lightest. This box can be used to recognize colors and match colors of other objects in the classroom. We love the versatility of this activity!
In the classroom art is all about the process and not the product. Our favorite art product is this Buddha Zen Natural Stone Board and Calligraphy Brush. Students use water to create art and can practice designs without the mess and no waste! This art activity is great to have out all year and can be located in the art area, peace area or language area of the classroom.