I absolutely love this post - so many ideas it sparks and I have learned something new!! Thank you for sharing your expertise with us!
Why are all the girls working and the boy sitting and watching? Sounds unfair. :)We use a Montessori square but love the circle more!
we have child sized mops in a bucket next to our painting easels for the children to mop up drops of paint. Helps to keep the kindergarten safe and tidy as well as encouraging independence.
My kids love to sweep, I mean, redistribute dirt!! We'll try the circle at home.
After all these years of having sweeping 'helper's and all I needed to do was draw a circle on the concrete ... of course ... why oh why are the simplest answers ALWAYS the best!Donna :) :)
what an amazingly simple yet effective idea! I will have to give this a try!!ThanksPipxx
I know - so simple yet so effective. I only discovered the trick last week but it makes so much sense.And as for the girls sweeping, and the boy watching: we usually do have a more even distribution of the sexes! It was right at the end of the day and said boy had just realised he hadn't eaten his lunch - I think the girls provided him with a floor show!
Simple brilliance! I love it; can't wait til the kids come back Tuesday so I can try it! :-) Thanks.
Yes! thanks for the simple circle idea - it's great to be able to add another level, extending an already effective activity. :)
Great idea!! I have always thought there must be be a simpler way....now I know!! Draw a circle. *facepalm*
You have such great ideas Jenny! Such a great trick to get kids focused and having fun.
Oh, this is a very useful post, Jenny. I always have several sweepers and have never known how to put that energy to real use.
This is a great idea! Because we do a lot of "moving around the dirt". thank you!
I know this post is very old, but where did you get those kid-size brooms?