Our classroom explored new sensory experiences this week with sound on our sensorial shelf. Students explored matching sound cylinders, mystery bags of differing sounds, and using a quiet rug. The quiet rug is a special work in the Montessori classroom where the child practices making silence-which is one of the most challenging movement works at this age! On the practical life shelf, we added lacing cards and putting on gloves and snow pants. As we approach the holiday season, our first cultural study will be on the traditions and customs of Hanukkah. We explored a Menorah, the Dreidel game, and painted the Star of David on our easel.