Homeschool Montessori - Practical Life Curriculum


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Sample Lesson - How to Pour Water

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how to pour water purpose to teach a child how to carefully pour a liquid e.g water age 2 1/2­3 years old prerequisite how to pour grain you will need · · · · plastic mat a tray with the following items three transparent cups glass pitcher drying cloth 3-6 homeschool ­ practical life 15 © namc north american montessori center


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preparation on the three transparent cups draw a line at three-quarter height with a permanent marker on the glass pitcher draw a line that is slightly higher than the height corresponding to the combined volume of the three cups presentation · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · invite your child to accompany you to the shelf where you will introduce the activity ask him to place the plastic mat on the table carry the tray holding the materials to the table take the materials off of the tray and arrange them on the plastic mat so that you can pour easily explain to your child that the cloth is for wiping the cups and pitcher and any spills point out the lines on the cups show your child how to carry the pitcher to the sink and fill it with water ask him to tell you when the water reaches the indication mark on the pitcher at the table slowly pour the water from the pitcher into the first cup stopping at the three-quarter line after filling all three cups to the three-quarter line carefully pour the water from each of the cups back into the pitcher encourage your child to repeat the activity when he is finished empty the pitcher of water into the sink using the drying cloth wipe off the cups and pitcher before placing them back on the tray if any water has spilled wipe it up with the drying cloth show your child how to hang the wet cloth on the clothes drying rack ask your child to get a dry cloth and replace all the items onto the tray when he is done remind him to return the tray to the shelf 3-6 homeschool ­ practical life 16 © namc north american montessori center


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tip colored water may be used for interest and variety when using colored water the drying cloth should be put into the laundry basket after each use 3-6 homeschool ­ practical life 17 © namc north american montessori center



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