I've already written A LOT about this block, detailing the why and the how. So here are the pictures!
when I pull back the purple silk
and the simple beauty of the rocks
This is really a special block.
It's simply a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of numbers. The stories, the solving of the riddles, the mystery of moving the salt, the fun of the movement verses, the beauty of creating the colorful main lesson book pages... no one was ready for it to end. I can't wait to build upon this for the second Math main lesson of the year: the Land of Numeria.
We have the Montessori math materials in the classroom, and those are so helpful for making math computation hands-on. Montessori is all about doable and concrete. But the Waldorf approach focuses on the magic, the specialness, and of making the numbers feel alive in your body and in the world. Waldorf makes it so personal. The numbers feel almost like friends.
It is interesting to watch unfold, and this block clearly appealed to the children, even though they all knew their Arabic numerals already!
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