Our School Environment :: Practical Life

Children are taught to polish wood, mirrors, brass and silver found throughout our school environment.

Children are taught to polish wood, mirrors, brass and silver found throughout our school environment.

Care for the environment includes washing polishing mitts with a wash board.

Care for the environment includes washing polishing mitts with a wash board.

Then the mitts are hang up to dry.

Then the mitts are hang up to dry.

Kindergarteners iron the laundry.

Kindergarteners iron the laundry.

Children are taught to put their work away.

Children are taught to put their work away.

Dressing skills are practiced on dressing frames where a skill can be practiced easily multiple times.

Dressing skills are practiced on dressing frames where a skill can be practiced easily multiple times.

Children practice how to sweep the floor so when something is spilled they can clean up without assistance.

Children practice how to sweep the floor so when something is spilled they can clean up without assistance.

Transferring activities require focusing in order to succeed.

Transferring activities require focusing in order to succeed.

Cutting skills are practiced and enhanced.

Cutting skills are practiced and enhanced.

Children take turns feeding the classroom pets daily.

Children take turns feeding the classroom pets daily.

Chair scrubbing can be lots of fun.

Chair scrubbing can be lots of fun.

Children are taught to use a small amount of glue.

Children are taught to use a small amount of glue.


    This area in the classroom aids in the development of concentration,
    coordination, order and independence. Children learn self-confidence and
    refine their motor skills. Lessons include care of self and care of the
    environment. For example, dressing skills like buttoning and zipping,
    pouring of water, spooning and polishing. The children also assist with
    snack preparation and caring for the classroom pets. Grace and Courtesy
    lessons are given on how to handle situations socially like how to say
    “Excuse me”, how to blow your nose and how to invite a friend to play
    with you.