I love this time of year..getting the classroom ready for returning faces & new friends. Come with me around the room & peek into what a day looks like in The Blooming Cactus :)
Hello Practical Life! Whatever the child can do for himself...should be done by himself.. The Montessori Approach. On this shelf you'll find pouring exercises, spooning, tweezing, pinching, lacing....care for the person (folding, ironing, buttoning, tying) & care of the environment (table setting, flower arranging & so much more)We Love Art!!
Daily they have experiences in cutting, pasting, tracing, free art, color mixing, & Painting & Playdough!! What!!! :) Happy times! I will, very often, have a special project that can be done ..a craft of sorts...today was finger painting fall colored leaves onto trees with paper towel rolls.
Can you feel that? Sensorial, it is!
Children get to use their senses in this special area. Learning colors & shapes (2 & 3 dimentional) , feeling with textures & listening to sounds.
Language, here we come!
Whether the child comes into my room knowing sounds or just likes to be read to...there is much here...SEE ..the bottom shelf even has Science...& the Writing Table has fun things to do!
Shhh! I'm trying to read here!