Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I did a bit of work on the farm this fall. A colleague offered up the short barn-board table. I made a sitting pillow, a label holder for the nouns, and one for the descriptive phrases. You can't see it well in the photo but the larger holder has a rick-rack embellishment--the first time I ever made that work! I used a large covered button to enhance the small holder, centering the farm. The pieces (animals, trees, farmers, etc.) reside in a coordinating fabric-covered box. While my barn is well-worn, (on its tenth year!) I'm fond of it. I hope these embellishments add to an already favorite activity.
I am a Montessori teacher who just completed my 10th year. I feel lucky to have found a calling that incorporates so many of my interests: music, theater, art, literature, and sports. I adore singing, tennis, and gardening. I have three fabulous children ranging in age from 14-21 (all Montessori-educated). Montessori opened up the world for me. I found out I love practical life and making beautiful things, which I have dubbed "Jane Austen Time."