Some readers of this blog may remember a cross-curricular learning experience that we started last school year (read about it HERE). At that time, we began a two-year journey beginning with the colors of the Montessori Short Bead Stair as our inspiration. Throughout the school year, the children completed a series of collaborative art pieces representative of the colors and quantities of the numbers 1-10 in the Bead Stair. THIS post documents the beginning of the process.
As the children worked together throughout the rest of the school year, four more pieces were created. As a result, we now have the numbers 1-5 represented in a colorful display in a long hallway leading to our outdoor play area.
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5… on the way out,|
|…5, 4, 3, 2, 1 on the way in!|
|Here is closer view of “Number 4” to show the fun textures and details of the piece. Next to each unique canvas is a corresponding card depicting the beads from the Short Bead Stair, number word, and number symbol. The cards can be obtained at The Helpful Garden blog.|