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

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 … Continue reading England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor 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 … Continue reading ENGLAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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

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

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Ireland Unit: Grow a Potato (Great Irish Famine Activity)

The Great Famine was a period in Ireland between 1845 and 1849 of mass starvation, disease, and immigration. During the famine, about one million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island’s population to fall by … Continue reading Ireland Unit: Grow a Potato (Great Irish Famine Activity)

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

Much of Europe has similar animals, so it was a fun challenge to pick a few for our Ireland unit. I tried to find some that were specific to just Ireland or came to mind when one thinks of Ireland. … Continue reading IRELAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Straw Shamrock Sun-Catcher

I love activities that allow me to upcycle or reuse things that would normally be thrown away. Instead of throwing away plastic straws, rinse them out and save to make colorful plastic “sheets” to upcycle into fun crafts. This month … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Straw Shamrock Sun-Catcher

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#TravelingThroughLearning – IRELAND Unit!

March we started studying Ireland (because St. Patrick’s Day, lol) and are really enjoying it! The first week of the month we were on vacation in the Caribbean as a family (yeah I know, rough), so we had a somewhat … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – IRELAND Unit!