Monday, September 1, 2008

All the prep is over...the fun begins

Practical Life...some faves are on the bottom shelf. There is baby washing & place setting. I love art. I teach the Elements of Art at the beginning of the year. So I intro lots of artist...then I get specific with a monthly artist. In the pic are cutting,gluing,punching (thanks for that idea Laura), pencil sharping, & since our class is named The Blooming Cactus...there is gluing flowers on a cactus cutout. I wanted something special to represent our class. Also, I have rock crayons & rock painting since that'll be themed for the beginning of all art...Cave Art!!
This is Geography. I made individual continent boxes...inside them are a continent punching, 3 part cards, & objects that represent that continent. Thanks Lorie @www.montessoriforveryone.com for that idea. Also, I made with my friend Hilary, landforms with sandpaper. I'm excited to see how the children will like them.
Children love this area..even if they don't know how to read.
And of course, the peace corner (more like...area)..there's a personal CD player with peaceful music, pictures, a globe, & a box with a special music box inside that I use on the first day of school with my silence lesson. Tomorrow is the first day...

5 comments:

Gigi said...

Your classroom is beautiful!

N from the Learning Ark said...

Your class is lovely I am sure the children will love it.

A said...

The Blooming Cactus is a beautiful classroom! Instead of baby washing this month, I set out carrot scrubbing(parents have been donating dirty carrots from their garden). It's been a big hit! It's nice to hear from another P.L. addict... I barely blink when I'm in the thrift store! :)

The Morris Fam said...

wow! i love seeing pics of your classroom. i think it's beautiful and love how simple things are with Montessori school. i'm glad i can see the pictures close up when i click on them. amazing! you've created such a wonderful learning environment.

Gigi said...

I was wondering if you could take a picture of one of the continent box contents so I can see what you include!
Thank you!