Ponds

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We’re having Ponds Theme this week because we’re spending too much time at the park watching the animals at the park’s pond. 

Mavi was so thrilled to see this mini-waterfall!

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Admiring the swans.

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We also fed the ducks.  Ducks can walk on the ground...

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and swim too!

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More “Ponds” related activities coming soon :)

B4FIAR: Ask Mr. Bear

Monday, May 21, 2012

A few weeks ago, we rowed Ask Mr Bear and pull out a Farm Animals themed as well. My son loves this book to pieces and he can almost memorize it.  There were times I can here him do a monologue using his animal figures (Safari Toobs) basing on the story.  
Here are some pictures that best describes the activities we did to go along with the book.
Story sequencing. To make it more interesting I added the objects the animals offered to Danny as a gift for his Mom.  This printable was downloaded from Homeschool Creations.
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Identifying beginning sounds using the printable pack which I downloaded as mentioned previously.
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Where’s the Birthday Cake game which has the same mechanism as Where’s the Easter Card game.   Another favorite math game!
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Oh and this is exactly the reason why I seldom have time to post.  This is out of topic, but we really really love playing outdoors.P1040913
Animal farm family matching game.  The cards can be downloaded here.  Well this is just my version, I made this because I was inspired by My Montessori Moments who has a COMPLETE set of animal families for download.    P1040945
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Lastly, we sort zoo and farm animals. 
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I am looking forward of rowing this again, and hopefully by then I have enough idea, resources and time to carry out additional activities.
Linking this to:
Montessori Monday

Parts of an Apple and Tomato

Monday, May 14, 2012

We explored the parts of the apple and tomato after we did a couple of fruits activities.  Here’s the link for our apple crafts and fruit stamping.

A brief discussion of the life cycle of the apple tree. Got this file from Montessori For Everyone.

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We worked the 3-part cards of the Parts of an Apple using the ones I bought from Montessori Print Shop

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I took out samples of each parts of the apple and placed them on the cupcake cases.  After the “touch and feel”, I let my son match the pictures and labels to the control cards (not shown).

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Same goes with the tomato. 

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He was fascinated with the tomato.... he can’t stop touching the funiculus LOL.

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So happy that I get to show him what’s the real thing... as comparison to what we have in the cards :)  It makes it more attractive and interesting to the little boy.  Hope I could do that to the rest of our nomenclatures.

 

Linking to:

Montessori Monday

The Colorful World of Fruits

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This was inspired by this post from How We Montessori.

The printed materials were downloaded from At Home with Montessori.

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This was one activity my son totally loved! What’s not in the picture was when we ate the other half of each fruit LOL.

Linking to:

Montessori Monday

The Life Cycle of Apple – Preschool Version

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Here’s what we did last week, how apples came to be, and where did they come from.  We did lots of work on fruits last week due to the bad weather.  Will post the rest next :)

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He did all the coloring and cutting.  I made him use the glue stick instead of a liquid glue for a change.  He loves using it, “it’s not messy Mommy” he said.

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Below is another version of the life cycle.  Instead of a printable, we used colored cardstock to recreate the first one.  This is inspired by a pin in my Pinterest page. Sorry I forgot the link  but you can find the source there under the Spring Theme board.

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Here’s what he ended up with.  He placed both works in his room :)

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Linking to:

 Montessori Monday Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets

 

Counting to 100

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Using some scraps of colored cardstock, I made these..

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Each set of “tens” are color coded for control of error.  We use these to practice counting from 1 to 100 and sometimes for skip counting. 

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There are a lot more possible activities that can be played with it of which I have to discover yet. 

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Happy weekend!

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