Nov 242015
 

Montessori Lesson
AGE2 ½ to 3 years

MATERIALS
Two identical jugs, beans, tray and mat.

DIRECT AIM
Pouring beans from the right hand jug into the left hand jug then from left jug into right jug.

INDIRECT AIM
Concentration
Eye–hand co-ordination
Patience
Hand control
Eye convergence.

PRESENTATION

  1. Invite the child to begin Work Cycle.
  2. The child places the tray on the mat in front of the adult.
  3. The adult pushes the tray to the top edge of the mat.
  4. Remove the jugs one by one from the tray to the mat with the dominant hand in fluid movements ensuring the full jug is on the right.
  5. Grasp the handle of the jug with the index and middle fingers of the right hand.  The right thumb is placed on top of the handle.
  6. Stabilise the underside of the jug with index and middle fingers of the left hand.
  7. Gently tilt and pour.
  8. Replace on mat.
  9. Repeat for other hand.
  10. Replace jugs one by one on the tray ensuring full jug is on the right.
  11. Place tray on centre of mat.
  12. Invite the child to have a turn.
  13. End the work cycle.

CONTROL OF ERROR

Noise of spilling of beans.

EXTENSIONS

  • Use of smaller grains i.e. as rice.
  • Pouring into smaller jugs, containers.
  • Picking up (with fingers) spilt beans/rice.

VARIATIONS

Different types of beans, rice.
 

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