When you make your next pie, show your child how to pinch the crust to flute the edge of the pie. Here is a great video to show you how to do this. This is a fun and tasty practical life skill for your chef in training.
Monthly Archives: August 2008
Great Lesson Idea
The formation of the earth is part of Montessori’s Great Lessons. Here is a newsletter that could be used as a key lesson idea. There are free printouts too.
AMI Setting Table
Montessori Primary AMI has a great step by step lesson for setting the table.
Setting Table Activity
Sunflower Before the Storm
Sunflower before the rain.
Here are how my sunflowers grew in pots
They did really well in this hot and wild climate.
Non Toxic Copper Polish
I use all the leftover ketchup packages from restaurants as wonderful copper and brass polish. Ketchup is a non-toxic way children can polish copper for Montessori practical life skills. The packages don’t dry up and are ready to use. Make a tray with the ketchup packages in a small basket, a damp piece of sponge for cleaning, a copper ornament and a duster for polishing the cleaned object. I find that you need to wash the ketchup off the cleaned piece with soapy, warm water and then rinse well.