The Work Plan

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Following Mr. E: Practicing One To One Correspondence With The World Flag Map Puzzle

We only have so much room. It can be a difficult task to shelf all of our materials, it is especially challenging when you have to add in elementary materials as well. I have to be somewhat creative and also allow my little people to be creative too. Ideally Mr. E wouldn't be allowed to touch the World Flag Map Puzzle until given a proper lesson that would include the purpose of the material. However we are different here and YES I allowed him to work with it as long as he showed respect for the material.
Mr. E is placing the flags in the holes, while practing one to one correspondence. Along the way he learned what a flag looks like. I also was able to find out that Mr. E knows the names of the continents without using the traditional Montessori colors to help him identify them.
Mr. E's Happy dance after he successfully placed each flag in a hole.
Removing the flags from the puzzle and returning them to the flag holder. I love that the children here are interested in trying out new things. One day Mr. E will know where the proper flag should go, but for now it is a great start that he wants to know what a flag is, and treats the material with respect.


  1. I think early exposure to some of the materials is great, even if the children don't completely understand the purpose yet! They will find their own purpose. I have let my son Logan play with the 1st knobbed cylinders since he was 6 months old! Now at 13 months he can complete almost the entire block and he understands the concept of size very well.

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