I’m back from California. The weather was beautiful and the Pacific Ocean was a spectacular sight for a land-locked person! We went to Santa Barbara for my niece’s graduation and celebrated my mother’s 83rd birthday. Life is good.
Anytime is a great time to observe the phases of the moon. Here are some free Montessori reading cards of the moon phases.
Colorado Springs is a great place to find free concerts. Here is a list of local, free concerts for the summer of 2009.
Check out your local message board or paper to find free concerts for a summer of musical joy.
(I love outdoor concerts because you can bring your kids and dog!)
These free Montessori nomenclature cards have beautiful graphics of our 8 major planets.
Using a tackle box with lots of Montessori materials is the way to go. It’s compact and so easy to use.
Check out Teaching from a Tackle Box for a great deal.
Here is another newsletter with printouts for fraction fun the Montessori way!
I love to drink herbal and green tea. Sipping tea all day keeps my energy level up. I found this article about Dr. Braverman’s research interesting. Herbs, spices and tea help keep you slim, young and your brain and body functioning. I don’t use salt, but spices when I cook. Garlic, onion and a small pinch of cayenne makes your food very tasty.
You can make a hands-on fraction wall using box shaped containers. Tape together the sections before covering them with paper. Make the sections proportional to the amount of fractions you are using. The whole number will be the largest section. Here is a lesson about the fraction wall. There is a picture of the wall made from paper.
Montessori uses the pink tower to teach vocabulary about size. Here is a free printout to help your child learn about size.