This month the continent of Africa is introduced. Up to this point North America and South America have been discussed. Children continue to stamp their ‘passports’ as each continent is introduced. A variety of lessons such as those on Egypt and the different biomes that make up Africa can be highlighted as you discover this continent over the coming weeks.Continue reading “Africa”
As this month continues with the continent of South America, it is an excellent time to talk about the rain forest. I introduce biomes in the coming weeks and include rain forests as a reminder of a biome already discussed. Learning about different animals and providing a variety of art activities on some of these animals are much enjoyed by children.Continue reading “Rain Forest Animals”
Children enjoy working with the land form materials. Different kinds are able to be purchased on many Montessori website that sell materials. Some teachers and homeschool families make a set of their own using small foil tin trays and hardening clay. Small booklets can be made as children color the water and land parts of each landform. Small land and water animals to use along with a landform is always a popular activity in the classroom.Continue reading “Land Forms”
During the first week of each month, I like to introduce a new continent is and various lessons continue with it for the remainder of the month. This month features the continent of South America. Children keep their little passports stamped with each new continent we talk about.Continue reading “South America”
During this last week of the month it may be a good time to review some lessons from the past weeks. This is one on where we live. We sang a song having the sequence of our school’s city, our state, our country, continent, and ending with our planet. The children can choose to make a, “Where I Live” booklet. We also looked at the parts of a flag and flags of North America.Continue reading “Geography Review on “Where I Live””
During Week 9 we read about Mexico and North America. We have jicama and orange slices with cinnamon as a snack choice. We also sing some Spanish songs and practice animal and color names in Spanish. We include discussions about travel and transportation.
People travel many different ways and to many different locations around the world. The children learn new ways to get around, how to use passports to travel to other countries, and even signs they may encounter traveling domestically.Continue reading “Mexico and Transportation in Week 9”
I decided to present some lessons from the past school years. I will choose some from the weeks and days of the curriculum pages, as this school year progresses. I will also choose some pictures of children working with materials that are on classroom shelves during that month of the lesson presented. This is the lesson on the Hemisphere Map found in Week 3 Day 5 of the curriculum pages.Continue reading “Hemisphere Map – From the Archives”