Sunday, December 15, 2013

Black Piano Key Design

I have many orthodox Montessori posts on this blog.
What I am developing as a new curriculum this year is a selection of free form design works like this to expand the child's view of form and construction. The calm focus students have doing these shows me the exercises fix perfectly into our curriculum. 
It is the Montessori that should be. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snowflakes and Butterflies

This mountain landscape is laid out on a very large vinyl floor mat. We are looking straight down to the floor. I cut mountains, a lake, and a moon from construction paper. 
The plastic trees and butterflies were found at an estate sale. 
From Target came the plastic snowflakes and fall leaves. 
Cotton balls, stones and natural objects finish this complex winter scene.
This is creative fun for any age person.
Objects are placed in separate containers when finished and sorted by likeness.
What a vision to see butterflies in the snow!

Reggio Inspired Wooden Flowers

My students rotate all morning to take turns at this design within a frame.
Wooden objects are highlighted by red glass while 
the rocking horse and angel adds whimsy.
Again, all from estate sales.