The children last week were ready to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. There week started like all other weeks staying in the practical life area for the majority of the time. As the week progressed they begin to sense their liberty of freedom to go ahead and practice what was being presented to them. The activities that I have photos to share are: Using chopsticks to sort and count, scissor practice, matching the world map puzzle pieces to the control map, number rods, and bead stair work. Six months ago when I had just begun this montessori discovery, I would introduce the presentations, encourage the children, and observe. I have to be honest I thought I might not be doing the right thing. I feel as I guide I have developed a patience I thought I had before but really didn't. Following the child requires observation and wait -and -see. I am so glad I waited!!! They have worked up to a two hour uninterrupted work period.. I love you Dr. Marie Montessori your legacy is alive and well here in Michigan. Please go see what others are doing with their children using the montessori method at OneHookWonder.