The Very Hungy Caterpillar Lesson, Activities and Classroom Resources from Research Based Teaching Tools on TeachersNotebook.com (67 pages) - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lesson Plan, Activities and Classroom materials!
Working with scissors - This area of the curriculum focuses on developing skills that allow the child to effectively control and deal with the social and physical environment in which he lives. There is a growing pride in being able to "do it for myself." Practical life begins as soon as the young child enters the school and continues throughout the curriculum.
The use of manipulative materials in the math curriculum enables the child to internalize concepts of numbers, symbols, sequence, operations and basic facts. The colorful and inviting Montessori math materials offer a concrete representation of abstract mathematical concepts. Through manipulating math materials, The Children’s House student begins to develop a mathematical mind without the tedium and rote of table memorization.
Behavioral Challenges in a Young Montessori Class: Gluing, Modeling, and Mentoring. Despite our best efforts, sometimes young Montessori classes can get a little rambunctious. Some real questions and answers from real Montessori teachers on how to help young students settle into normalization.