What "works" are in your practical life area?

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  1. Pattypoo

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    Sep 19, 2004

    I need some new ideas! Is there anyway we can take pictures of each others classrooms and share them with each other in some way? Do you have any internet resources that you can share? Thanks!
     
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    Hello pattypoo,
    I just saw your message now. I have a webshots account which you can check out for some ideas. Here's the link:
    http://community.webshots.com/user/thepoet1
    Not all my pictures are uploaded, but I hope it helps with what I have up. Let me know if you want any help with making any of the materials.
     
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    http://www.preschoolfun.com/pages/teacch work jobs.htm

    this may give you a few ideas for lessons
    As for practical life- I would take a look at the catalogue for Montessori -n- such to get some ideas. http://montessori-n-such.com

    jenny chen albums are on line- not the best in details but heres the link for more ideas
    http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfsjy/mts/life/_link.htm

    http://members.optushome.com.au/monthome/pl.htm
    this site has great photos also!

    I hope this gets you a few new ideas- good luck! If there is an item you are looking for and DONT have in your area let me know. (I have mailed the soap holders with suction cups to be used for transferring of beads and eye dropping liquid, to Australia!)
     
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    Thank you both for your help. Do you change out the practical life works on a regular basis?
     
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    Basically you need to change the activities as and when it is needed, making sure you don't take an activity away too early or leave it long enough to get boring. Observation is the key. The possibitlites for Practical Life are endless, so go by the child. For example, if a particular child likes banging and bashing things around, he may be in need of a hammering activity..etc. Observe and see what they want and need.

    Hope that helps! :angel:
     
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    i would like to point out too that in a classroom not to change the material placement around.
    changing material or adding new stuff is good but moving the shelves and the their cubbies or the mats to new areas is confusing and the child has a sensitive period for order.
    make sure to have your prepared environment before school year begins.
    in my teaching practice the supervising teacher changed her classroom around in december and was very confusing for the little ones to remember where things were on the shelves .
     
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    Nov 15, 2004

    i attended a montessori workshop awhile ago and i picked up some flyers
    one good one on extra material

    www.bbschoolsupplies.com
     

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