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Re: Fwd: shoe tying

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Elizabeth Stroud (stroud0718)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 16:22:29 -0400

I wrote and sent a message about this very thing, but it has not appeared
anywhere. If this one gets to you, I teach K-12 in a Montessori school. As two
of you have mentioned, they use frames with fabric and holes for lacing and
tying; this improves fine motor skills and helps in activities such as cutting,
writing, and shoe tying. No one is at the school this week, but I will get the
name of the place to order these and post it.

I was not a Montessori-trained teacher, but have gained so much from the
methodology and have integrated a great deal of it into my art teaching. It is
an ideal environment for the cross-curricular study of art as teaching is
approached on an individual basis. I would use many of their ideas if I ever
teach in a public school again; especially from a parent's perspective, it makes
so much sense.

Sages7 wrote:

> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject: Re: shoe tying
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:05:22 EDT
> From: Sages7
> To: jggrant
> In a message dated 7/12/99 8:54:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> jggrant writes:
> << having Montessori frames made >>
> I used to work at a Montessori school also. We bought frames for such things
> from educational supply catalogs, but I do not remember which one! However,
> sometimes we made our own from a simple wooden frame. We used duck fabric or
> anything heavy, put grommets in them just like a shoe and had a shoestring
> attached at the frame. The children loved them! They would lace up, tie and
> untie all day! We did the same with zippers and buttons. There were two and
> three year old that were experts at tying and zipping!
> Hope this helps,
> Heather in GA