Friday, October 16, 2009

two variations...

of two favorite lessons:

The children arrived at school and discovered
that their snipping paper
{strips of colored copy paper - some with lines, some without}
had been replaced by paint color swatches!
{donated to the school by an interior decorating mama}

Their sponge squeezing bowls
{two ceramic cereal bowls}
had been replaced by abalone shells!

The children were pleased to discover that
paint swatch strips are really fun to cut.
{The paper is nice and thick, and it makes a satisfying sound as it's cut.}
Right now the children are just cutting snips to cut snips.
{I plan on adding the option of glue and paper later on,
so they can use the snips for mosaics.}


The children quickly realized that the abalone shells are a little wobbly,
so they have been extra careful with their sponge squeezing.
{The nooks and crannies of the shells and their beautiful iridescence
have made up for any spills the children have had to wipe up!}

6 comments:

  1. I love your blog! I've been lurking for a few weeks now and have read almost all of your posts. I'm a mom of 4 and now work in a preschool class. You are so inspiring! Thank you!

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  2. There is so much you can do with paint swatches!
    We've done memory games, color matching games, math activities, and now I'll add this one to my collection.
    Thank you!

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  3. I know that you have probably been asked this so many times and I just being blind, but was wondering how old the children in your class are? Coming from the UK I get a bit confused with the different grades and the ages.
    Thanks.
    ps I love the blog I'll be making the pumpkin matching activity tomorrow ready for monday!

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  4. how about a group mosaic, like Laura did (a raibow) at My Montessori Journey?

    ohhhhhhhhhh the shells are so pretty :)

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  5. The shells filled with water are beautiful - what a super idea! And I love the idea of cutting the paint sample strips and using them for a collage - I will be using this idea for sure - thank you!

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  6. Your blog makes me smile lady! You rock. I really like your book list on the sidebar too. great post.
    PEACE

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