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I have been observing at a Montessori school nearby. I like most of what I have been seeing, although the teacher I observed was a bit snippy (She has been the only teacher in a group of 2-3 yr olds far too long)<br><br>
One thing really bothered me though. One boy had chose an art lesson off the shelf. It was supposed to be making a snowman. There were three sizes of circles, 2 rectangles for the hat, etc. The boy worked hard to make a snowman, but had used 3 same sized circles. The teacher told him that it was wrong and that it was ugly, and wadded it up and threw it away. I think that was way to harsh, especially with a 2 yr old. She then showed him how to do it properly.<br><br>
I know that Montessori work is designed to be used one way, but does it really relate that much in an artistic endevour such as this?
 

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From my understanding, true montessori activities are self correcting or correcting in a manner where the child doesn't feel as if they are wrong. I am saddened any adult would treat a young child this way<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 
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