"Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future." Dr. Maria Montessori
Several parents have asked what types of foods they can contribute to the classroom for snack. We would love to have families send in a favorite cereal, homemade breads or muffins (gluten free appreciated), and any fruits or vegetables (prepared or unprepared). Our favorite things to prepare at the moment are strawberries, cucumbers, and pears. During the winter we would also enjoy a bag of potatoes for roasting. Thank you for your interest in giving to our classroom community!
The stacking and nesting boxes aid in the development of visual discrimination of size. A child first takes the smallest box out, and turning it over, sets it furthest to the right. They follow this process with each proceeding box, making a row of boxes of decreasing dimension from left to right. Then the child can stack the boxes in a tower. If ordered correctly, the tower is built with ease. The tower is disassembled carefully, returning each piece to its place in the row. The boxes are then nested in diminishing size.