This week, we opened the Writing shelf and introduced the Metal Inset Frames. This classic Montessori material is foundational and allows the child to strengthen fine motor skills and pencil grip in preparation for writing. We also began a new Science Unit, Trees and Leaves. Works include matching leaves, sorting types, 3-part nomenclature cards, writing booklets, tissue paper tree art, and tree rubbings. We also introduced ‘Changing a toilet paper roll’ and ‘Floor sweeping’ to practical life, along with the balancing eagle to the Peace Corner. Finally, students enjoyed the Medicine Ball, a new movement work. This two-person activity utilizes a weighted ball to focus on strength, concentration, and coordination.