The materials should have particular meaning to my students as they discussed my whereabouts during my absence from the classroom and they learned much about Russia. It is important that a special place in our environment be created given the special significance of the topic for my students. With a few things rearranged, there was space for, you guessed it- more shelves:
It should not come as a surprise that many items were collected for the classroom during my family’s stay in St. Petersburg last winter and spring. In addition to numerous books, cultural artifacts, and souvenirs, I purchased a coveted set of Cyrillic Sandpaper Letters (to be introduced to the children later). While preparing the classroom over the summer, my thoughts kept returning to the same theme, “Where am I going to put these items as they are introduced?” I think many Montessori teachers face the same challenge – Do we ever have enough shelf space?!
Posts By Month
“The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination.”
– Maria Montessori