Today I am bringing a series of photos of Patty Eaton's classroom - an amazing early childhood educator/expert in my area. It is a blend of Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Constructivism. It is wonderful!
Patty has agreed to co-teach an eWorkshop with me online - - -and it will happen next month! Woot! Stay tuned for the wonderful details! It will be all about creating dynamic classroom environments.
Here are a few of the trays in Patty's Practical Life center. I love the mix of basket, tin and silver trays for the work.
These trays provide the following benefits for children:
- it develops concentration
- it develops fine motor skills (to ready children for handwriting)
- it builds eye/hand coordination
- it builds dexterity
- develops control of movement
- and more.
Wide tongs to pick up small wooden blocks from one basket to another.
A wooden box of flour to spoon into the bowl.
A flour sifter. (Love this!)
A bowl of rice to scoop with a little ladle into a silver bowl.
Two containers with cotton balls to pick up with the tongs.
Two baskets of nuts and bolts.