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
We started studying ENGLAND for the month of April, and honestly we could have spent a lot more time than one month because England has such a rich and diverse history because it's been around for so many years! My husband and I visited London back in 2012, as well as took a day-trip to … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ENGLAND Unit!
One of the things I like to do with our unit studies is make a model or diorama of a major landmark or place. In 2015 I visited Ireland and loved Dublin castle, and thought it would make a fun project for my oldest and I. First, we gathered some parts - I used a … Continue reading Ireland Unit: Dublin Castle Model
Our study of Ireland wouldn't be complete without our signature foam map! We used our pattern (the detail of the country simplified to make it easier to cut out) to trace onto paper and then cut it out. You can download your copy of the map HERE. We used map pins to attach the different … Continue reading Ireland Unit Study: Geography
My girls LOVE sensory play. Every time I make a sensory bin, my kiddos go nuts for a long time feeling, sorting, arranging, etc. Most of the sensory bins I make are geared for my oldest because my youngest (17 months) likes to put most everything in her mouth and so I have to watch … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Themed Sensory Bin
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 we are also studying Ireland, and as the shamrock is the national flora, this was … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Straw Shamrock Sun-Catcher