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Entries in Montessori education (2)


Decorating for Autumn

Happy all in the Northern Hemisphere!

‘Tis the season for blustery weather, brilliant colors, falling leaves, carved pumpkins, spiced cider…  Winter will be upon us soon enough. In the meantime, here is just one of a few ways to celebrate Autumn in your classroom or home. Make sure the children are fully involved in making the decorations from beginning to end, even if the cut version looks like anything but a leafy hand…after all, leaves come in all shapes and sizes!


Trace a hand on fall-colored construction paper.  Cut out. Punch a hole. Thread through hole. Hang from ceiling. Create a seasonal feel of falling leaves right in your classroom! No need to write names on each's a community effort and fun to wonder, "Who's leafy hand is that?" 



NY Times: Unpacking Imagination

It is time we unleash our imaginations on the problems children face everywhere.  What a wonderful example of this from the Week in Review, NY Times: