A new lesson in our learning environment awaits the children when school begins in September. This is an activity that has been in the planning stages for quite some time. Needless to say, I am thrilled it is finally on the shelf! During my time overseas, I found and purchased the most perfect wash board while visiting a Montessori factory store in St. Petersburg. The small size of the board is ideal for washing the small polish cloths used in our polishing lessons. "Why laundry?"one may ask. I invite you to read more about the importance of these types of lessons in the classroom HERE.
I am looking forward to introducing this lesson and observing how such an activity helps nurture in children a personal sense of accomplishment while building classroom community.
|Once the polish cloths are clean, they can be hung to dry on the small wire rack. A small basket of clothespins sits underneath.|