Friday, May 15, 2015

This Montessori Moment

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. photos- no words - capturing moments from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  ~m

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

More Circles this Week!

 I think this is the last of our Kandinsky inspired art projects for now.  We have really enjoyed teaching the children about Kandinsky and we have really enjoyed extensions in Sensorial work with circles and the children.  Here is a great Article in Montessori Leadership titled The Inspired Child.  It is a brilliant read and really drives home the importance of all the Montessori work.  Everything from Practical Life to Sensorial and Math and Language.  It is all very interconnected to Art and lays the foundation for Artful experiences and Art Appreciation in young children.  We used this Article as our Book Club read on Art in The Montessori Classroom.  As a mentioned last night at book club, I never really realized how prepared our classroom is.  I mean,  I know it is as we are always prepping and making but really it is really all the foundational stuff that we do and extensions that make everything come full circle.  Art is one of those areas a teacher tends to fret about.  Have I made it interesting enough?  Are my children engaged?  Do they love and appreciate art?  Art is so much more than colouring and painting?  I want our children to feel art and be able to stand back and appreciate it and talk about what they see and how it makes them feel.  If you haven't had a chance , take a minute to read the Article on the Inspired Child.  I promise you will feel different and look at things differently the next time your child hands you a drawing or a piece of paper with lines of colour on it.  ~m

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Kandinsky Installation

 Here it is!  Our large Installation completely inspired by Kandinsky's Concentric Circles.

Each of our children use their fingers to tap out the paint colours in a circular design.  We had the children wipe their fingers in between changing out the paint colour so the projects didn't get muddy.

Such a simple and easy project and yet so beautiful displayed as a large Master piece.  I am beyond happy and so are your children.  It is stunning to look at in every kind of light.  The children are especially please with it.

It has been attached to the wall with two stapes in each plate.  We will enjoy them for the month and then send them home.  ~m

single paper plate

Friday, May 1, 2015

Montessori Moment

{Montessori moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ~Ms. Michelle