by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Culture, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Reflection
Our Culture Scrapbook.
No doubt scrapbooking develop children’s creativity. Right from their preschool years, scrapbooks can hone their creative skills and thinking skills and let them be more imaginative.
It is like a memory book for them.
Good job my dear children.
by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Nature exploration, Sensorial
Smelling bottles are standard material in the Sensorial area of a Montessori classroom. The smelling bottles are a part of the early childhood Montessori Sensorial lesson sequence, focusing on the olfactory sense.
Children and adults alike can have fun with the smelling jars, and they’re easily adaptable for different spices and leaves. The purpose is for the child to develop their sense of smell. The process is simple – the child sniffs their way through the bottles trying to match two identical scents.
Making the smelling bottles is pretty straightforward and can be done with items we already have around our school compound – betel leaves, pandan leaves, curry leaves, and kaffir leaves.
by Hidayah | Sep 1, 2022 | Exercise of Practical Life, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Parenting, Philosophy, Reflection
Why Practical Life Activities are so important in a Montessori classroom?
Practical life activity is a way of life for humans. It helps the child to adapt to his/her environment. Children are naturally attracted to these activities. The graceful coordinated movement calls to the soul of this little child.
Practical Life activities not only offer hand-eye coordination for the child but also help the child to build concentration, develop independency and strengthen his/her will.
by Hidayah | Aug 3, 2022 | Culture, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Nature exploration
SNAIL NATURE STUDY.
“Education is not something a teacher does, but it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment.” – The Absorbent Mind.
by Hidayah | Aug 3, 2022 | Exercise of Practical Life, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning, Philosophy
Slicing a banana is a simple, practical life activity and a food preparation activity for children that aims to Develop CCIO (Concentration, Coordination, Independence, and Order).
Boost self-esteem. Strengthen the finger muscles.
by Hidayah | Jul 26, 2022 | Culture, Gardening, Montessori 101, Montessori Learning
Culture: Tap roots and fibrous root
Kids learn about the roots of a plant that take up water and nutrients from the soil. They also anchor the plant to the ground and keep it steady. The stem carries water and nutrients to different parts of the plant. It also provides support and keeps the plant standing upright.
We look for roots around the school.
Here are some interesting pictures to share. After collecting all the roots they record, gather them bit by bit and compile them as their scrapbook.