Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thing kids do when we let them - Build a model of the White House

An article by Julie Scelfo for the New York Times describes the benefits of woodworking at the kindergarten level.  This group of Brooklyn students takes carpentry to a whole new level.  Using appropriate caution, the exercise shows the amazing power of young students and allows Kinder students to use their hands to orchestrate their learning.  As evidence continues to pour in on how crucial our hands are in our intellectual and social development, the Montessori classroom becomes an even more obvious leader of new 21st century schools. 


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog today. So glad to add you to my list of blogs I follow. We're actually looking at adding woodworking to our K curriculum for next year!

  2. Thanks Leann! Yeah adding it to the K curriculum is ambitious but ultimately the right move I think, good luck!