Monday, November 16, 2009

Montessori Pick for the Week of November 15, 2009

Below, are just some of the highlights of the AMC Fall/Winter 2009 Hands On Newsletter.

Part 1

In Part 1 you will discover the following: has contributed Make-A-Food-Mosaic. This fun activity incorporates art and larger geometrical shapes. This is an excellent extension practical life exercise that can be used with any food unit study. KidzClix has also donated a bonus activity that children can do for FREE right at their website. Don't miss out. Visit Part 1 for details.

Also, included in Part I is Rita Arpaia's Start with the Winners Book List. She will show you the recipe for making just the right match for your children. Then, take some time out to discover Mollie's Collage Paste Mix activity. Mollie has probably used this activity many times in her Montessori classroom.

Rae, from the Creative Process, has offered three free activities that will spark the imagination of your students. Scribble Designs, Masks and Mask Making, Sharing Food unit study and a wonderful, brand new Teaching Alternative Energy Ideas will all add some zip to your winter lesson planning.

Part II


Linda, from the Storyboard , submitted the Rain Stick or Rain Maker. This fun filled activity, designed for young children, is sensorial and an imaginative art exercise. When the project is completed, children will enjoy making the sound of rain with their rain sticks.

Rick, from Fun With Languages, contributed a Miami style Pistachio Poppy Seed Cake recipe. This recipe would be a great addition to any holiday gathering. Speaking of recipes, renowned Montessori teacher, Kathy O'Reilly, from Cooking With Children Can Be Easy, submitted a yummy Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie Cutouts. This recipe is also perfect for your holiday celebrations.

Heidi Anne Spietz