As teachers in the Montessori classroom, we always look forward to the look on a child’s face when they are presented a new work. During our morning circle time in the Seedlings room, the children were recently shown a new work- basting. This work can be found in practical life and includes a small plastic basket with two glass vessels, a large, whole hand grip baster, and a sponge to clean up spills.
Miss Stephanie set up her presentation table and carefully carried the work tray over with two hands. The children watched in silence as she carefully used the baster to squeeze up the water from one small vessel and transferred it to the other.
One child was very excited about the process and called out “Squeeze and let go!” After the presentation the children were free to choose this work off the shelf.