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ERIC Number: EJ1077209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Work of the Hand through the Curriculum and across the Planes of Development: A Compilation of Creative Ideas
NAMTA Journal, v38 n2 p109-119 Spr 2013
This article and the one that follows, "Quilt-Making in the Elementary Class" (EJ1077043), emerge from Mountain Laurel Montessori School and provide examples of the intrinsic links between the hand and academic lessons. This article features a compilation of artful recipes for young children (Soap Sculpting Clay, Easy Flour Paste, Face Paint, Homemade Sidewalk Chalk, and Great Fun Dough), craft activities (Sponge/Potato Printing, Felt Bead Necklace, Multi-Medium Collage, and Coffee Filter Flowers), as well as primary sewing activities (Preliminary Sewing Lessons, Greeting Card Lacing--for youngest children, Plastic Canvas Decorations--for older children, and Felt Pouches). Elementary activities such as Work Pouches, Prepositional Phrases, Pyramid with Name Research, Bilateral Symmetry and Names of Triangles, and Paper Quilts from Timeline of Life are also described. The article concludes with examples of adolescent projects (Timeline of Humanities Projects, Tree--World Religions Humanities Project, and Inventions--Simple Machines Occupation Project). [This article was written by the Teachers and Students of Mountain Laurel Montessori School.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A