Wheaton Montessori News
Some of our students love painting at the easel. Bright paints, a paintbrush, and a large empty canvas call to them as they select their work. Others love the colored pencils and a blank sheet of paper, alone at a desk to practice making marks.
Some prefer the chalkboard. Many of our teachers prefer the chalkboard, too! Students can practice over and over, brushing aside any mistakes or less-than-perfect shapes with the child-sized eraser that fits *just so* in their small hands. Even when a student has mastered the metal insets, you may see that same student return to the chalkboard when practicing a particularly tricky letter shape.
And some students see the chalkboard as a huge canvas, ready for them to craft a larger-than-life chalkmonster to share with a friend: