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Carolyn Hadsell
Inspired Montessori and Arts
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Light Tables
Our classroom light table is a beloved activity due to the variety of objects and even subject matter I offer the children. Collecting objects like lace doilies, clear swizzle sticks, glass gems, and any other objects that will allow light to pass through i...
Light Tables
Light Tables
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Dish Washing
Want your child to be busy for hours?  Do this. Many kids, many years of doing this has proven that to me. Dishes don't have to be dirty. Expect water on the floor and wet socks.  It is well worth it.
Dish Washing
Dish Washing
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Scrubbing Socks
Revisiting history.  Those cute scrub boards have a purpose.  Our great, great grandmothers used them. Better than a rock.  Socks are being hung on a quilt display rack.  Hardest part is wringing them out with their tiny hands. 
Scrubbing Socks
Scrubbing Socks
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Inscribed and Concentric Figures
That's the fancy Nienhaus name for this material.  We call it the shape design box. You can tell from the number of photos here that I love this work. It is a box stacked in three levels with three colors and three shapes - circles, squares and triangles. T...
Inscribed and Concentric Figures
Inscribed and Concentric Figures
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How to host a whiz-bang water fun day!
Summer.  We wait for it all year.  The time for all children to run free and play  and splash and giggle.  Dundee Montesssori has a very long driveway and it is the perfect place to construct an environment for the dreams  of children at play on a hot summe...
How to host a whiz-bang water fun day!
How to host a whiz-bang water fun day!
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Antique Tray Practical Life
Hand painted antique trays hold four of our  many small motor skill works.
Antique Tray Practical Life
Antique Tray Practical Life
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Flowers All Year
One of Montessori's Practical Life's classic works is preparing flowers from the garden into vases for the classroom. Fake flowers work also. It can be summer year around for the class. Also, very young children enjoy arranging these over and over.
Flowers All Year
Flowers All Year
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Weather Felt Board Extensions
We all have felt boards. Just laying it out is too easy.  Let's add labels and a drawn version. Of course, your students must have this level of drawing skills. Drawing skills are directly related to writing skills, so teach writing to get prekindergarten k...
Weather Felt Board Extensions
Weather Felt Board Extensions
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Handmade Season Work
I have made hundreds of works for my classroom.  This one was done over 25 years ago with simple pictures from magazines and outline drawings that children colored in. It has stood the test of time since it is still used  and is a successful prompt for draw...
Handmade Season Work
Handmade Season Work
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Beyond the Horse Puzzle
We all know the Montessori science puzzles.  We need more. Pictures. Books. How about artistic beauty? Check. See the boy in the background with the beaver puppet who is eating real downed logs from a Nebraska beaver. That too.  Sweetness.
Beyond the Horse Puzzle
Beyond the Horse Puzzle
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