Julia 8 years Feed

Today, we will be creating a water lily pond (my children can never have enough sensory play) and we also will be conducting a kids science experiment called "Magic Flower." Drop an easy-to-make DIY paper lily bud in a bowl of water and watch it slowly bloom before your eyes!... 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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Inspired by our 🐝Bees Unit Study, today we are painting a Goldenrod flower, which is one of the bees' favorite nectar sources. We are using materials you probably have in your cupboard, along with some watercolors and sprinkles of imagination. What you will need: Goldenrod 🌼Flower coloring page (download here)... Read more →

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🌐Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22. Although we pay tribute to this National Holiday by educating our children on the importance of conservation and caring for our environment, there is still so much that can be done in terms of reducing pollution, making sure we all live in... Read more →

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This recycled DIY from cardboard will help your child learn the shape of the number by hands-on making numbers from pipe cleaners. Then, through the sense of touch, the child will reinforce numeral vs quantity association by counting pom poms, thus developing sensorially tactile understanding of quantitative measure of number,... Read more →

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Montessori materials can be 💰costly, so I love finding an alternative. Below I will show you some of the DIYs I have created to substitute some of the materials you would generally purchase. DIY Color Matching + Fine Motor Pegging This DIY resembles matching Montessori Color Tablets ~ similar to... Read more →

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Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive ❤️️ Valentine's Class gift? Julia needs to make 38 class gifts this year, and this super quick and easy Heart Pencil Topper DIY is a perfect fine-motor craft, which will keep those little fingers busy and classmates happy! These Heart Pencil Toppers... Read more →

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Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the 🎄Christmas 🎅🏻 Holidays. Books by Lori Evert (left column): The Reindeer Wish (buy here), The Christmas Wish (buy here), The Brave Littel Puppy (buy here). Rudolph series by Robert May (middle column): Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 📚 book (Part I)... Read more →

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Please meet our EMOTIONS/FEELINGS puppet friends! Many people use the words “emotions” and “feelings” interchangeably. However, although highly related, the meaning of emotions and feelings is distinct. An emotion is a conspicuous physical bodily response to a common change, while a feeling is a mental reaction to an emotion that... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring colors while creating patterns on a paper towel, and thereafter experimenting with water and color mixing, coming up with a new art piece, different than the original. What you will need: paper towel (we are using Bounty), Sharpies (buy thin point here and thick here), markers... Read more →

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Montessori education has been referred to as "peace education" and even Gandhi praised Montessori's approach to world peace. "If we are to teach real peace in this world... we shall have to begin with the children."—Mahatma Gandhi. So, how is PEACE cultivated in a Montessori environment? Maria Montessori believed in... Read more →

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One of the six main categories of Montessori Practical Life activities are social lessons on Grace and Courtesy which include developing social skills such as saying please and thank you, learning how to take turns and listen to others, proper table manners, how to interrupt someone, how to speak with... Read more →

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Who said that 🍪 cookie-cutters are just for baking? How about creating a 🍁 nature-inspired craft with🍂 treasures we have found during our nature walks like leaves, pine cones, and acorns. And we will be using the 🌽 corn kernels too. We are using natural play dough (buy here) which... Read more →

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