The students’ bedazzled their square nail boards in an impromptu craft lesson on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Using rubber bands supplied in their “I Love Math” tool box, they were able to spell their names all on their own! One student started and others quickly followed. Prior to this, the students’ had been using popsicle sticks borrowed from the Montessori corner to spell their name. That exercise inspired them to take on a more hands-on, self-led class project.
Not only have the students mastered spelling their names this semester, but they are able to read and call out the names of their peers each week while distributing classroom materials. Each week we have a new set of helpers, or “little teachers” as I like to call them.
It has been an honor to work with fourteen creative minds in Oak Tree’s newest K3 classroom, Juniper Tree.