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Montessori Encyclopedia: Walking on the Line

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? The Ellipse is a line on the floor of the classroom. It is sometimes in tape, and sometimes painted. Occasionally, classrooms will have different or additional shapes, but the choice of an ellipse is very purposeful; more on that later. A child removes their shoes to carefully walk on […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Dish Washing

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? Dish Washing is a big material in the Practical Life area. It is presented to a child who is confident with pouring and able to follow a long sequence of work. Much like we do at home, a child washes the dishes that are dirtied through normal classroom activities, […]

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Cursive in Montessori

Montessori Activities

For many of us, cursive is a mainstay in our lives. We grew up diligently practicing our handwriting in school and watching our parents write in cursive at home. Our role models lived out our efforts in notes and checks and love letters. I have a very distinct memory of sitting next to my father […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 3

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? Color Box 3 is a large wooden box in the Sensorial Area, containing 63 color tablets: gradation sets of 7 tablets of each of the following colors, blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, grey (including white and black), brown, and pink. This material is presented after success with Color […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 2

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? Color Box 2 is a long wooden box in the Sensorial Area, containing 22 color tablets: pairs of blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, black, white, grey, brown, and pink. This material is presented after and nearly identically to Color Box 1. The guide will invite the child to […]

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