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Are your kids fascinated with earthworms? Well, mine are (although I was not as a child)! So, we are taking a closer look at worms this week. And summer is a great time to study earthworms especially after it rains since they tend to get to the surface due to... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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We are beginning our 🐝Bee Study to defy any misconceptions and fear of these amazing insects (closely related to wasps and ants). Bees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the same flower, thus allowing a plant to... Read more →

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We are longing for Spring, so today, we are upcycling by making a DIY Bird forest habitat craft with recycled toilet and towel paper rolls. As a base, we are using a white iPad packing insert. We are also using marbles, stones, moss and other finds we have collected during... 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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While most adults do not have a deep affection for bugs, children, on the other hand, spend hours in a backyard flipping over rocks and inspecting blades of grass in search of the coolest caterpillars and tiny crawlers. And little ones are smart to befriend bugs since without little creature... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy unit study. Today, it is all about 💉blood! Recently, Adrian, after getting a scab, asked me: "What is blood made of?" 🤔The cells and particles that make up our blood are so minuscule! So I wanted to break the blood down into its components,... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy Unit Study by exploring how the amazing body mechanism works. It can be hard for a child to conceptualize what goes on the inside when most of the process remains unseen while taking place on a very small scale. So I try to make... Read more →

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We need to eat and drink in order to survive, but it is the taste and smell that make these essential everyday activities so enjoyable! A tongue, our taste detector, is a big muscle covered with more than 10,000 clusters of taste! Under a Tongue Taste Map theory, each cluster... Read more →

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In continuing with our 💉 Inside of the BODY Anatomy Unit Study, today, we are exploring the inside of the giraffe, an animal to whom we all hold a true and innate affection. Relative of okapi, antelope, and cattle, the giraffe is a hoofed mammal, and the tallest animal living... Read more →

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How mysterious is the inside of the body! Children are simply fascinated to learn all about our body-machine that works day and night, without any rest, performing tasks no computer is capable of performing. Our eyelids blink reflexively, our lungs are constantly expanding and contracting, delivering fresh oxygen throughout our... Read more →

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June 8th is World Oceans Day, and we were inspired to start our Ocean Unit Study. As always, we begin any unit study by referring to books while exploring our animal figurines. Children love National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (buy here). The book is a... Read more →

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Children are excited to begin our 🐸 Frog Unit Study. Frogs are amphibians (meaning "two-lives"). Toads, newts, salamanders and caecilians (blind worms) are also members of the amphibian group. "Two-lives" means that frogs begin their lives in the water as eggs and then tadpoles, and when they are fully developed,... Read more →

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We love our feathered friends, and we love celebrating Bird Holidays to learn more about them and to advance bird conservation. Here are few Bird Holidays to note and put on your calendar: National Bird Day is celebrated in the United States annually on January 5. International Bird Day is... Read more →

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Did you know that only birds have feathers? That is what makes a bird different from other animals. Feathers, such as soft down keeps the birds warm, while wing feathers allow flight and tail feathers are used for steering. The color of the feathers can be used to hide the... 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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We love nature and animals, and we love to explore. However, we cannot always visit all the beautiful places to admire all the living diversity on this land. There is so much to see - so much to explore! However, we can come to Disney's Animal Kingdom zoological theme park... 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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Recently, we found My First Book of Baby Animals (buy here) at a local library, and we knew we had to have it! With sweet introduction of cutest baby animals, this sturdy board book will be enjoyed even by a very little ones. Boasting with bright photos of baby animals... Read more →

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