We are polishing a shoe in school!
Step 1 is to get the polish from a teacher and put it on the applicator brush. Step 2 is to brush the polish in with a different brush. Step 3 is to shine it with a lambswool buffer.
Dr. Montessori thought it was important that children do purposeful activities. She advised teachers to include in their classrooms “objects which are designed through their use to achieve some definite purpose..objects which invite the child to do something, to carry out a real piece of work having a practical goal to be aimed at.” The Discovery of the Child p. 77.