England Unit: British Pound Sterling Currency Study

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As part of our England unit, we studied the Pound Sterling, often referred to as the Pound. The Pound Sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence. … Continue reading England Unit: British Pound Sterling Currency Study

England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]

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We combined our gross motor activity and our indigenous game/toy for our England unit. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game in which a large hoop is rolled along the ground, generally by means of an object wielded by the player. The aim of the game is to … Continue reading England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]

England Unit Study: Montessori Practical Life Sewing Activity – Tudor Rose

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I remember as a young child, my mother taught me how to sew. Although my oldest is only three, I wanted to start teaching her the basics. I had seen some activities floating around Pinterest of sewing simple shaped projects with felt and thought this would be perfect. First you need to cut out the … Continue reading England Unit Study: Montessori Practical Life Sewing Activity – Tudor Rose

England Unit: Tudor Rose Cootie Catcher

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Kids growing up in the 1980s and 1990s may remember what we called a Cootie Catcher, which was a origami design that fit over the fingers like a 4-fingered glove and one could manipulate it open and shut. Not sure where the inspiration hit, but thought this would be a perfect foundation to explain how … Continue reading England Unit: Tudor Rose Cootie Catcher

England Unit: Tea Dying Activity

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Tea is very important to the English culture and for centuries they have been one of the world's greatest tea consumers. While it is usually served with milk, it is not uncommon to drink it black or with lemon, with sugar being a popular addition to any of the above. Strong tea, served in a … Continue reading England Unit: Tea Dying Activity

ENGLAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

It was a lot of fun to find animals to include in our Montessori-Inspired matching cards this month. Much of Europe has similar animals, so it was a fun challenge to pick a few for our England unit. Did you know the Barbary Lion that has been extinct for decades? It's amazing that England has … Continue reading ENGLAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

England Unit Study: Montessori-Inspired Foam Map

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I love to include a foam map of all our country units - it's a great visual to see the land mass shape these countries include as well as see where the different towns/cities are in relationship to each other. For our England unit, it was only right we use a sparkly foam because England … Continue reading England Unit Study: Montessori-Inspired Foam Map

Sherlock Holmes Discovery / Sensory Bin [England Unit]

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When my husband and I were in London in 2012, we visited a pub dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, which had a room set up like a museum. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Discovery / Sensory Bin [England Unit]

England Unit: Paper Plate Royal Crowns

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A study of England is not complete without a discussion about the crown jewels. When my husband and I visited London in 2012, we visited the Tower of London and in a small room in a part of the wall was a few crowns, and we thought we had seen them and were already impressed. … Continue reading England Unit: Paper Plate Royal Crowns

England Unit: Stonehenge Diorama from Sand Playdough (Recipe Included!)

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I learn best when I'm actively participating in creating something - I have a sneaky feeling my daughter is too. When we visited London seven years ago, my husband and I took a day trip to Stonehenge - the iconic site of large stones set in a circle. It was incredible to see this in … Continue reading England Unit: Stonehenge Diorama from Sand Playdough (Recipe Included!)