Friday, October 31, 2008

Bug Works

i know, much like my friend Deanna, when it rains it pours blog entries. I recently came across a fabulous blog that is all about teaching montessori style and has regular updates on different works trays to use called My Montessori Journey. This blog had a recent post for a Halloween work with bugs(i think hers was spiders but all i had was little ants). I thought it was timely and it would be a fun thing for Mitchell especially, since that boy loves the bugs! Here is ours all set up...the glass cup with the ants, tweezers to transfer them over with and a small muffin tin to place them in. They dove in right was such a hit there was even some fighting. Not that i like the fighting but at least then i know they really like it. I am going to keep this one going beyond Halloween for Mitchell to use when Ave and i are doing school so he stays busy.

***I had a question about this i will add this revision..You use the tweezers to transfer the bugs from the glass to the tin and back again. It helps with coordination and sorting, etc.***
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The Tripp Family said...

looks like fun. I just saw a Montessori school here a few days ago - I keep meaning to get online and see if it has a website.

Teri said...

So how does this work Les? Do you just have them use tweezers to sort them into the tins? Have you tried much else in the Montessori style? What's worked with Mitchell?

Leslie said...

sorry, i will revise with a explanation in the post...but yes, you use the tweezer to transfer the bugs to the tin and then back again. it helps them with coordination and sorting, matching that kind of thing. ave used to go to a montessori preschool, and it was wonderful. I have a few other works trays like this one. They can be changed for seasonal activites. take a look at the blog i referenced. Sorry about the book everyone.

MaryMary said...

You are such a creative and good mommy. :)

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