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Saturday
Jun112011

Helping Each Other

The children always delight in helping to care for the environment. Here is one way to make sure everyone gets a turn in the Montessori classroom.

This chart lists daily classroom responsiblities with assigned names and can be posted on the wall. This, by the way, also prevents the classroom animals from being over fed by too many eager helpers!  

Tasks Indicated:

  • Count Total (how many children)
  • Crumb Catcher (cleaning up snack crumbs)
  • Dusting Shelves
  • Fish Care (may be other animals as well)
  • Laundry
  • Lights (turn off when leaving to save energy)

For the non-readers in the classroom, you may post a photo of the child next to his/her name for easy recognition. 

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