Our Montessori-based class, Spirit Play, is a lot of work to set up. The idea of a "prepared environment" does pretty much imply that, of course.
But we've been using this method for many years, and so this year I feel well-prepared. Today my kids and I cleaned the classroom, putting away last year's stories and preparing the shelves for the new year. I'm especially proud of my new shelf place-markers, so that everything really does have a place and it should be easy for the kids to put things away properly. Doesn't it look nice?