Please visit https://montessori21stcentury.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/spring-forward-2013-with-timely-lesson-planning-ideas/ for the updated 2013 issue!
Heidi Anne Spietz
Welcome to Springtime at American Montessori Consulting
A sampling of what is featured in the 1998 issue appears below:
• interdisciplinary lessons involving shape, color, science and math.
• new color gradient learning ideas
• Butterflies – Lessons and Observations
• categorize gems according to color.
• lessons in shapes and mathematics for middle school students
Visit Springtime Celebrations to access the following:
Gardening & Other Springtime Nature Activities
and Theme Lesson Planning
• Ampersand Press – Games and Wildlife Stamps
• Childsake – Nature and the Environmen
• Farm Country General Store – Open Pollinated Seeds
• Fun Felt Newsletter Article Loaded with Free Butterfly Lesson Planning Ideas
• Fun Felt – Science Theme Lesson Planning with Felt
• Free Birdhouse Plans and Patterns
• Free Gardening Tips and More
• Free Information Source – Seashells for Classified Reading Exercises
• Free Lesson Planning Butterfly Links
• Garden Artisans – Newsletters, Projects and More
• Garden Forever for Gardeners of All Ages and Abilities
• Joyful Noise – Theme Related Materials – Wonderful Selection of Science Materials
• Lab Essentials, Inc. – Microscopes for Science Investigational Studies
• Nature’s Workshop Plus!
• Priority Montessori Materials – Hands On Science
• Schoolmasters.com Science Kits and Activities
• Spring Gardening with Children – Make a Tepee (Free Instructions)
• Wildflowers – Free Lesson Planning Ideas
Springtime Art Activities
• allartsupplies.com- For School and Home Classrooms
• Chinaberry.com – Find the Perfect Nature and/or Springtime Theme Books
• Creative Care – Ideas Books (Jenny’s Spring Crafts)
• Free Making Art from Seashells Activity
• Free Seashell Painting
• Nature’s Workshop Plus
• Paper Mache Pinata
• Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at The Holiday Zone
• Lesson Plan – Subtopic – Cinco de Mayo
• A Unit Study Lesson Plan About Mexico in?Spanish
• More Interdisciplinary Lesson Planning ~ Spanish Lessons and Cinco de Mayo
• Cinco de Mayo ~ Excellent Background Information
• Cinco de Mayo Recipes
• Creative Care – Ideas Books (Jenny’s Crafts)
• Free Mother’s Day History and Activities
• History of Memorial Day
• Memorial Day
• Free Father’s Day Projects
• Free Easter History and Activities
• Free Passover Ideas
The activities found at the following links will provide hours of hands-on holiday fun for the family and can also be integrated into a holiday lesson planning unit study.! 🙂
Christmas in Australia Study Unit
Montessori Service Projects for School and Homeschool Classrooms
Holiday Frozen Salad Delight
Montessori Holiday Grammar
Pine Cone Christmas Trees
Holiday Math Crafts
Is your child learning French? Does he speak, read and write it fluently?
If you have had an opportunity to peruse through the different posts here at
Montessori 21st Century Weblog you will notice that I have posted often about origami and how it can be used in conjunction with art, math and pratical life lesson planning.
If your child can read French, he is in for a real treat. Below, is a website that offers instruction in origami plus other related French arts and crafts.
Basic French Vocabulary
Make Your Own Montessori French Lessons
Visit Montessori 21st Century Weblog for some step by step beginning holiday origami projects for winter, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and other holiday themes. Then, get ready for some additional origami lessons and crafts at the sites listed below.
I love the lessons at Origami Great Ideas. At this link you will find the following:
PARTY TIME IN THE MATH ROOM
SCANDINAVIAN ORNAMENT TREE
FOLDING STRUCTURAL UNITS, NO CUTTING
ADJUSTING OCTAGON STARS
DUTCH TRANSLUCENT PAPER STARS
UNIT ORIGAMI BALLS
FOLDING AND CUTTING
GERMAN SCHERENSCHNITTE, CHRISTBAUMSCHNITTE,
FALTSCHNITTEBANDER, POLISH WYCINANKA
GERMAN FOLDED STARS
CONSTRUCTING AND CUTTING
GYROSCOPE ORNAMENT (CONCENTRIC CIRCLES)
MORAVIAN HERRNHUT STARS
SCANDINAVIAN WOODEN ORNAMENT TREE
Many people visiting this blog really seemed to enjoy the winter holiday hands on math and origami activities, so I decided to find some similar projects for St. Patrick’s Day and other upcoming holidays. Visit St. Patrick’s Day Origami and receive step-by-step instructions for making a four leaf clover. Geometry really comes alive as young students complete this activity. Once completed, you can hang the clover at work, in your room or use as a decoration.
Easily, make a shamrock box, by following the instructions at Shamrock Origami.
For additional St. Patrick’s Day projects for children and teens visit the just revised AMC Montessori Spring 1999/2008 Newsletter and scroll down until you see the St. Patrick’s Day lessons.
Have you seen the prizes this month to be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place February winners??
Don’t forget, all year long, American Montessori Consulting is celebrating 20 years in Montessori education. Each month different prizes will be awarded. Enter the Montessori drawing by visiting http://www.amonco.org!!!!!! Scroll down until you see *New and Notable*
The January winners were Leonard Presberg of Hill Country Montessori School, Palmetto, GA and Amanda C of St. Paul, MN
Many people visiting this blog really seemed to enjoy the winter holiday hands on math and origami activities, so I decided to find some similar projects for Valentine’s Day.
Recently, I discovered a Valentine art activity that will really help children see geometry in action. The instructions are easy to follow, and the images needed to complete the project are ready for you to print out and use. Just add some tape or glue to make some colorful Valentine ornaments. Visit Valentine Heart Ball Geometric Model for complete details. To see an actual visual presentation of Valentine origami visit Traditional Origami Heart and How to Make an Origami Heart (with video) – wikiHow.
I also recommend visiting Make Your Own Valentine Origami Greeting Card. Download this .pdf to view the diagram with instructions on how to make your own Valentine origami greeting card.
For additional Valentine projects for children and teens visit January and February Lesson Plans and scroll down until you see the February Valentine’s day lessons.
Heidi Anne Spietz