We are going to talk a little about a kind of art called Abstract Art. We talked about different kinds of art before like Cubism and Impressionism. Well, what it Abstract Art mean? Abstract artist felt that paintings did not have to show things that were recognizable. Their paintings do not try to show animals, people, or places exactly how they really look. They like to use color and shape in their paintings to show images of emotions or moods. Some of the Abstract artists composed their paintings entirely of geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, or squares.Continue reading “Mondrian Art and Sewing”
Every month is filled with many activities. While one child might be working on the activity of the Morning Circle lesson, others find their interest on the shelves in many different forms. It is always good to have your activity trays neatly organized and available. I like shelving that allows the children easy access so they can see the activities, and I organize them according to their category.Continue reading “Classroom Activities”
I like to be prepared as much as possible for upcoming unit studies. A few weeks before the next month comes along, I think about any new activities as well as older ones and get started on prepping for those now. Today I am thinking about next month and know that the next continent we will talk about is Africa. I also know the season will be changing and need to plan for that.Continue reading “Planning Ahead…”
Maria Montessori said, “Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when its raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.” Children are naturally drawn to things in nature, from the smallest insect to the largest tree, all of their senses are involved in discovering the great outdoors.Continue reading “Nature Baskets”
Yes, some children are now virtually taught due to Covid-19, and will possibly continue. A teacher can use My Cultural Curriculum, but the teacher has to be organized and put a little extra time into some creative preparation before the day’s lesson. Here’s how it would work… Continue reading “Can I use your curriculum to teach online?”
The primary program is designed as a three year cycle for the 3-6 year old child. The importance of this cycle is stressed because the full potential of the child is reached after three years in the same environment with the same teacher.Read more
Preparation is always the key to staying ahead of the curriculum. Below I share some thoughts on how that goes for me, the things I think about, and how I organize the room and materials. Remember, I make a lot of my materials for works, so I have to stay organized. I have a lot that I can keep from year to year, but if you’re just starting out, you’ll have a lot of prep to do! Don’t stress, just do what you can.