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We are continuing our North America unit study with this sensory bin while learning about animals which are quite exotic to the continent. To set this invitation to play and learn, I used clear hydrogels (buy in bulk here). Just add food coloring to the water during the expansion process... Read more →

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Today, we are continuing our North America study by making an America Indian craft while referencing to American Indian Crafts Kids Can Do! book. What you will need: brightly colored cardstock dark crayons (we are using these oil pastels) a toothpick and a sprinkle of imagination. First, color in the... Read more →

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While up until now, we have been studying 🌍geography in general, from 🌌solar system to our 🌎Earth, to the world's continent, 🌊oceans, and biome, now, we will begin to focus on one continent per month to be able to explore 🙌🏻hands-on its maps, ecosystem, native animals, people and their customs.... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Solar System craft from homemade no-cook natural play dough. To explore our solar system and the planets, we read National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space which... Read more →

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Today, we are learning about polar regions of the Earth, also known as the Earth's ❄️frigid zones that surround Earth's geographical North and South Poles. These regions are very cold, covered by snow and polar ice caps: the northern resting on the Arctic Ocean and the southern on the continent... Read more →

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Today, we are learning about the water cycle by making a terrarium and simulating rain, while understanding a very basic concept of how clouds hold water. Did you know that the amount of water on Earth is finite and has been the same since the early formation of the Earth?... Read more →

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On June 14th, we celebrate 🇺🇸 Flag Day by paying tribute to the Stars and Stripes and also to all the flags of the world. We love using Holidays as themed unit studies, and today, we are learning all about flags. This World Flag Board is a Montessori Geography material... Read more →

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In a Montessori education, there is usually an introductory geography lesson focused on land, air, and water. Today, we are exploring animals' natural habitat through a matching activity, by sorting animals according to where they live: either on land, water, or air. To introduce this lesson, I have put together... Read more →

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As seasons change, from winter to spring, Adrian is becoming more and more aware of the surrounding environment, and awareness leads to questions. Why do seasons change? Are seasons ever late? When will it be 🌨winter again? So, I dedicated a shelf to 🌸🌳🍂☃️ seasons, where Adrian can observe nature... Read more →

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“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” ~ Dr. Montessori. April 22nd is 🌐Earth Day! Senator Nekson declared this day a National Holiday so that we can educate our children on the importance of conservation and... Read more →

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Welcome to 💚Africa! Jambo means "Hello" in Swahili! Springbok is African National animal. Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park. The Savanna in Africa Disney is a completely natural habitat, carefully crafted to resemble closely Africa's ecosystem. It is 800 square miles of natural terrain, including forests, wetlands of... Read more →

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In continuing with our Geography 🌎 Theory 📖 Curriculum Lesson on 🗺 Mapping (read a post here), today, we are putting theory into practice by assembling some of our favorite interactive map puzzles. We are also using miniature replicas of U.S. monuments (buy here) to add a 3-D to our... Read more →

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Today, we are learning about maps and the process of mapping. We are currently reading National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas which is the next level reading after the National Geographic Our World: A Child's First Picture Atlas ~ the atlas you would start reading with your child at around... Read more →

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During our last lesson, we learned about 🌎 geography (which is the study of our Earth, people and places in our world) through the representation of concrete objects such as soil, compass, and a map (read here). Today, we are continuing by learning about the study of geography more abstractly,... Read more →

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Happy 💐International Women's Day! March 8th is an annual holiday dedicated to celebrating all women: young and old, mothers and single ones, working and SAHM! I am so blessed to be who I am and where I am, and I hope you are too! This holiday was originated in Russia,... Read more →

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Today we are welcoming🌸Spring with Martisor Day, a traditional celebration of spring, ❤️love, and peace. Mărțișor is a festival held yearly on March 1st in Eastern European countries like Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), Albania, and Italy. The word Mărțișor is the diminutive of marț ~ the old folk name... Read more →

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International ❄️Polar🐻Bear Day is an annual event celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the conservation status of polar bears and the impact of global warming and reduced sea ice on polar bear population. So, we started our unit study by reading about polar bears and the dangers they... Read more →

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The predominant difference between the two polar regions (North and South) is that Antartica, or the South Pole region, is a continent covered with an immense ice shelf, where is the massive ice cap of the Arctic at the North Pole lies on the Arctic Ocean. Julia confuses the two... Read more →

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With Adrian turning three years old, in addition to other geography lessons, I am also adding a theory curriculum, to introduce new terminology and other concepts. I have to be mindfull though not to be too wordy as Adrian will not sustain his attention if he is bombarded with many... Read more →

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In continuing with our World Animal study, we are exploring herbivore vs carnivore animal eating behavior. Adrian was very perplexed that some animals eat other animals: "Why?" he kept asking. I explained that all animals depend on one another for their survival, directly or indirectly. To illustrate, we separated African... Read more →

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