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Washing the Windows

09 Jul 2017

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The importance of beauty in a Montessori classroom can be clearly observed in the Practical Life area of the classroom.  To the adult eye, these activities may seem simple and repetitive, but a child who is learning to wash a table or fold napkins is accomplishing more than meets the eye. When participating in this work, a child learns that his contributions are of value, thus boosting his self-esteem and independence.

This is shown in these photos as children enjoy engaging in washing windows. They use their motor skills to wipe in all areas of the windows of the classroom. They are able to work together and see an outcome that they came to on their own. This is giving them self satisfaction when the task is complete without any adult intervention, as children know where these materials are and can do this work anytime they please.