Today I had the priviledge just to sit and watch a 3-6 class at our local Montessori class. Our local school was so kind to offer an observation and Sarah, the gorgeous directress, let me just sit for about 2 hours. It was just wonderful.
Here are some of my observations (mainly written so I don’t forget):
1. Display of sandpaper letter – Instead of the sandpaper letters being in a box, they were laid out on a set of shelves. This meant the whole alphabet was laid out. I’m starting a writing wall, made from peg board. So my thoughts are to adapt this shelf idea, was to have a few letter displayed on the wall – as we don’t have the luxury of space.
2. What! In Cycle 1? I didn’t know, but the sentence analysis and small & large bead frame are introduced in Cycle 1.