Montessori Speck Inspection
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with school-age children.
- Glue one very small white pom pom to a larger pom pom.
- Put a handful of pom poms in one bowl and leave one empty.
- Set out both bowls, pom poms, tweezers, magnifying glass and elephant.
- Read Horton Hears a Who! with the children.
- Ask the children if they could have found the speck.
- Invite the children to inspect the bowls to find the speck using the tweezers and magnifying glass.
- Were the children able to pick up the pom poms with the tweezers? Did they move them to the other bowl or set them around the table? Be sure to take pictures during the activity to put in the children’s portfolio.
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