Friday, September 18, 2009

busy hands


using tweezers
to pluck seeds from a sunflower
{we'll toast the seeds and eat them for a snack}

finishing up a bracelet made from
cut straws and a pipe cleaner

play dough!

using gentle hands to admire
fragile objects

reading and writing /ee/ words
{long vowel e}

constructing a tower with
the knobless cylinders
{big to little}

2 friends building short vowel words
with the movable alphabet
{I love this photo}
See those little yellow pouches?
There's one for each vowel
{a, e, i, o, u}
Each pouch has
three ever-changing objects
that share the same middle, short-vowel sound.
I made the blue felt on the right last year...
it's just a rectangle of blue felt
embroidered {ish}
to mimic the lines on
beginning writing paper.

{Let me know if you'd like instructions to make one of your own!}

14 comments:

  1. Love, love, love, the rugs. I'd love a tutorial!

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  2. I love your blog!! You are so creative and share the most wonderful ideas...thank you! I would love a tutorial for the rugs. :)

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  3. Now that is inspired! I love the beginning writing rugs! What a great way to practice. please give us a tutorial

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  4. Love those rugs and would be so happy to have the tutorial :)

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  5. Wonderful ideas! I too would like a tutorial. Thank you for always inspiring me.

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  6. I have the same activity with sunflower! Children LOVE it! I'll post about it on my blog these days.

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  7. great fun! you probably save some of the sunflower seeds, but if you don't, it would be fun to save some for germinating and growing again next year!!

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  8. so simple but great idea with the sunflower. we did it too after seeing this at your blog!

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  9. Hi there, I left you a little award on my blog

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  10. I love your idea with the Alphabet box. I have a preschool in my home in Bentonville AR and I am going to implement that idea. Way to go! Susan

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  11. Anne, I just wanted to thank you for your blog. You have inspired me to start a blog 3 months ago. I lost your bookmarked page but found it through searching last night. I was so thrilled. Your the most creative person and you inspired me to make my creative montessori ideas on my page. I wondered where you got your yello knobless cylinders or did you make them. I never seen a set so small. They are adorable. Have a great 2011. Are you going to blog more. I will be visiting often to see if you have more great ideas to help us all with our teaching small children. Sincerely, Lisa

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  12. Did you hot glue the non dotted lens to the felt?

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    1. Hi there! I think I did something like a chain stitch for the non-dotted line and a running stitch for the dotted line. Hope this helps! :)

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