The following is an extension activity based on our Living/Non-Living science lesson on the shelf.  It allows students to practice classifying objects and reading the word while promoting fine-motor and cut/paste skills:

Copies of Living/Non-Living items – This paper was given to me last fall by the kind teachers at Kennebec Montessori School who gave me a copy when I visited during a workshop; green construction paper folded in half.

The completed activity.
This lesson has been in active use since it was introduced last week.  It has been a joy watching the children complete the process and hear them exclaim, “I did it!” when they have finished.