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Monday, September 3, 2012

Circle Time!

I absolutely LOVE <3 this picture of Maria Montessori in circle time. Notice how the children are sitting close? Nobody is sitting in the dreaded 'criss-cross applesauce' position! The children are engaged, comfortable and so is Maria...

The "World's" Best Playdough

2 cups  flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
4 tbsp cream of tarter
2 tbsp baby oil
15 drops blue food coloring

Whisk flour, water, salt, cream of tarter in a pot. Add baby oil and food coloring. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. As the mixture cooks, lumps of dough wil form. Continue stirring. When there is one large unstirrable lump of dough, remove from heat and dump the dough onto a heat safe surface. ***BE CAREFUL IT WILL BE VERY HOT. Knead until smooth. Store in ziplock bags. Use for the Globe to Map lesson.