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Spring Forward With Some Free Exciting Lesson Plans

on March 4, 2008

Peruse through the entire lessons.

Then,  download the new AMC Montessori Hands-On Creative Lesson Planning Newsletter. You can also access this newsletter by visiting and clicking on the new eBook Library.

Below, is just a partial listing of the offerings included in the newly uploaded AMC Montessori Spring Hands-On Newsletter.

Part I – AMC Spring Newsletter

Georgette shows us how to use newspaper to make a festive hat for Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and shares many multicultural techniques for combining Spanish and English in the classroom.

Part II – AMC Spring Newsletter

Jan shares information about the imaginative Hippitty Hoppitty Bunny Topiary: Jan has donated a pair of gardening gloves for the March Montessori drawing. See for details and to enter.

Rae continues to show us why we should visit the Creative Process website. Her
innovative ideas will greatly add to your spring lesson planning.

Put some music in your young child’s life with Shari and Jerry – Speak and Sing. Children will love making and using the tambourine/maracas , drums, tome tests and shaker/maracas as well as participating in the Here is My Bunny – Finger Play activity.

Karen shares tips on how to make your own flannel board and homemade ice cream.

Part III – AMC Spring Newsletter

John shares his entertaining as well as educational activities entitled “I CAN’T TAKE THE PRESSURE and The Needle Proof Balloon.”

Nan shows us how to make some truly beautiful “homemade” colored Easter eggs.

Does your middle school student enjoy participating in fun, challenging puzzles? Are you looking for some activities to help your student prepare for the ACT or SAT?

If so, you are likely to find some wonderful puzzles here to supplement your language presentations in this section of the newsletter.

Part IV — AMC Spring Newsletter

Rita, from the North American Montessori Center, shares two outstanding Montessori extension exercises – My Family Tree and Marble Design Paper.

Part V – AMC Spring Newsletter

Marie and Kim illustrate how drawing helps children develop a mental map. We discover a Montessori extension exercise that is designed for age group 5 to 95. 🙂

Part VI – AMC Spring Newsletter

Dr.Borenson, from Hands-On Equations®,  offers more samples of algebraic concepts.


Download free French and Spanish songs with translations from Professor Toto.

Part VII- AMC Spring Newsletter

Ruth shares a needlepoint lesson which is designed for students 12 years and older.

Marjorie shares a lesson plan for springtime from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.

Barbara takes on an exciting journey to explore how we can use images from the web as part of a notebook approach to history.  Barbara has also generously shared her new Ancient Egypt Mini Unit.

Don’t forget to read Part VIII – AMC Spring Newsletter

Diana, from Nature’s Workshop Plus, knows that we are all looking forward to the beauty of spring, so she showers us with some springtime nature activities that are sure to be enjoyed in any Montessori environment.

Are you interested is seeing how you can integrate letter recognition, phonics and drawing into your lesson planning?  Sharon has provided some wonderful free sample lessons from her Artsy Animals Learn to Read book.

Montessorian Kathy O’Reilly uses eggs as the focus of food related exercises. Her multi-subject integrated approach is supplemented with a Booklist for additional extension lessons.

This post contains only a very small sampling of what is offered in this newsletter.All of the lessons contained in the newsletter are free of charge.

American Montessori Consulting

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