Friday, 15 October 2010

Plans for 3 year old Mu-Mu

My nephew Mu-Mu is three years old and I have decided to find away in which I can incorporate him in my 6-9 years classroom. He has excellent fine motor skills, great memory, good concentration and an inner built desire for order. All these are essential skills needed if I am to bring him into my classroom. My plan is to meet him 3-4 times a week, each time for just an hour. At first he will come when there are no other children so that there are no distractions. I will present lessons in practical life, Sensorial and grace and courtesy. I will explain to him that the other materials [for 6-9] are for Little-N and older children and that he should not touch them, redirecting him to his activities. His activities will be stored on two shelves, practical life and sensorial. Once he has settled in the class and has become normalised I will have him come from 1.30-3.00 while the older children are having the afternoon work cycle. I will insure that there are suitable activities that he can do with them and Little-N is eager to present to him. He will continue attending the afternoon sessions until he is ready for the morning session.

I am not sure how long it will take him to get normalised, hopefully not long as he already has many characteristics of a Montessori child! It's really exciting for me to work with him and I do hope that all goes well. If all works then there maybe one more three year old that I may introduce to my classroom. Has anyone tried this before? Do you have any tips?

1 comment:

Gigi said...

I would love to hear more on how you do this. I know many of us have a challenge on having primary and elementary in one classroom.