Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kiddie Fonts

For some great kids fonts to make cards etc. try

Harvest Time

Fall always brings with it so many yummy fruits and veggies
all ripe and beautiful. For some nice pictures to
and good descriptions make fruit and veggie cards go to:

Enchanted Learning has some cute children's crafts
and worksheets with fruit and vegetable themes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Marvelous Mushrooms!



http://www.in-printforchildren.com/3201/4285.htmlClassification of the Fungus Kingdom Chart and Cards
This classification of the Fungus Kingdom organizes 18 representative fungi into four major groups and two important fungal partnerships: Chytrids, Yoke Fungi, Sac Fungi, Club Fungi, Lichens, Mycorrhizae. Children match the 18 picture cards (2-7/8” x 2-3/8”) to the pictures on the 2-color chart (18" x 16"). After this activity, they can sort the picture cards under the label cards for the 5 fungus groups, using the chart as the control. Description of each fungus type is printed on the back of the picture cards. Background information is included for the teacher. This chart is printed on vinyl and does not need to be laminated, and it comes in a reusable storage tube. (In-Print product code FK3)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Montessori in Utah

Hi all,
 I would like to start a list of Montessori schools and organizations
by state, province or country. Please send your list by commenting on
this post. Since Utah is my home state at present, I will start here:


 Utah Montessori Council
Thursday, 19 March 2009 07:57 | Written by Duna Strachan
USA: Utah

The Utah Montessori Council was founded in 2004 with the intent

of creating a support network for Utah Montessorians.  The

Montessori movement has been growing in Utah since the early

1980’s and today there are about 40 schools in the state.  Most of

these schools are small and find it difficult to send teachers out of

state to training programs and professional conferences.  The UMC

set out to provide support accessible to every Montessorian in the

state beginning by offering an annual professional conference.

In establishing an annual conference the objective was to keep

costs low so that every director, administrator, teacher, assistant

and parent could afford to attend. The first conference offered a

variety of workshops presented by local talent and was attended

by 100 enthusiastic fans of Montessori. Registration was kept at

$50 per person which included an evening of registration,

appetizers and a school tour as well as a full day of workshop

options, lunch and snacks.  In February the UMC held its 6th annual

conference featuring keynote speaker Catherine McTamaney,

author of The Tao of Montessori.  This was attended by 200

participants including some from neighboring states. Because of

members volunteering their labor registration remains at $50 per


New to the UMC this year is a website with links to all member

schools and services (www.utahmontessori.org). The group is also

offering consulting services and a UMC school certification

program that meets or exceeds local state daycare standards. 

UMC Treasurer, Bruce King, spent long hours testifying before the

state legislature and committees over the past year to speak up

for the self-regulation of private schools. He was successful in

establishing an exemption for Utah Montessori schools. He took

the idea a step further and created a series of certification

programs demonstrating the health, safety and environmental

consciousness of qualifying schools. “The next time this subject

comes up before the legislature,” King says, “we’ll have our own

certification programs in place which will demonstrate our ability to

remain self-regulating.”

Contact Duna Strachan at duna@soaringwings.org