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The Study of Animals – Some Hands On Lesson Planning

The American Montessori Consulting website contains some hands on lessons about animals that you can use right now in your school and home classrooms.

In Part III, of the AMC Montessori Hands On Newsletter, Montessorian Dale Gausman contributed the Acting Out How Animals Survive Winter exercise. This exercise will greatly aid children in their understanding of hibernation, adaptation, and other key science terms.

For additional information about how animals survive during the winter months, please visit Animals in the Winter – Links for Montessori Unit Study

Anna, from Wood, Etc., suggested that young children make Zebras that can be used in an Animal Safari unit study This project is indeed easy and inexpensive to make. Click here to download the instructions for this and other general hands on exercises.

To plan a unit study about wild animals please visit Let’s Go on an Animal Safari!


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Christmas in Australia – Links for a Montessori Unit Study

How is Christmas in Australia celebrated today and in years past?

How is it celebrated today (Compare and Contrast)

Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia – Overview
How to Celebrate an Australian Christmas
Christmas Traditions – History of Christmas
Christmas Australian History
Christmas in Australia – Food, Music, Traditions, Church Services
Christmas in Australia – A Child’s Point of View

A Look at Australian Christmas Flowers and Plants

Australian Christmas Plants
Christmas Bells – Blandfordia

Australian Christmas Recipes

Anzac Biscuits
Aussie Cooking – Christmas Recipes
Australian Christmas Recipes

Free Maps of Australia
Map of Australia
More Maps of Australia

Let’s Write and Discuss – Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia
Write Your Own Books – For K – 3rd Grade(Part I)
Write Your Own Books – For K – 3rd Grade (Part II)

Christmas Around the World (Part I)
Christmas Around the World (Part II)

Copyright 2007-2010 American Montessori Consulting

To access these links, please visit Christmas in Australia Unit Study


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Kids in the Kitchen – Montessori Style

Sherwood Montessori teaches kids about food culture. Visit to read this just released article.


Heidi Anne Spietz
American Montessori Consulting

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Preschoolers will get chance to learn in Spanish

Salem-Keizer School District plans to open its first Spanish-immersion Montessori preschool in January.

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This is wonderful news! 🙂
Heidi Anne Spietz
American Montessori Consulting

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