Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Terrific Tesselations

Did you know that tesselations are a part of the Montessori cirriculum...
falling somewhere between sensorial and geometry;or maybe better
stated a sensorial application of geometric shapes? MWEI has
a nice webpage and illustrations here:
A video presentation is here:

Jeff at Young Minds at play has made a beautiful set of wooden
shapes in trays following this idea which you can find here:

Here are the patterns for the shapes to make control cards etc. :

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas Nativity Sets

I love the variety and beauty of these nativity sets. (I include
some to play with in the mix...see if you can spot them!)
Native Nativity

Japanese Kokeshi Nativity (my personal favorite!)

Crocheted Nativity

Olive Wood Nativity from the Middle East

German Nativity

Peruvian Nativity

African Nativity

Waldorfian Nativity

Little People Nativity

Polish Nativity

Nativity on the fountain at Temple Square

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Sale at Young Minds at Play

I am excited to get my new order.  Only one more puzzle left
to own the complete the geometry cabinet. That will be my
Christmas present to my Montessori room! Jeff is great to work
with and open to ideas and suggestions. Below is their fall newsletter
and a 20% coupon! Just click on the link...
Young Minds at Play Newsletter

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Felt Food Thanksgiving!

Let's start with a turkey!

or Ham (or both)


Potatoes, Mashed and Sweet Yams

Cranberries and Chestnuts

Salads (Green and Fruit)

Dessert (Tarts and Pies)

Center Pieces and Thanksgiving Decor

Friday, November 18, 2011

montessori workjobs: Nomenclature Cards

montessori workjobs: Nomenclature Cards: free nomenclature cards by montessori workjobs: botany bulb & book
pumpkin & book
earth science volcano book (only)
human bo...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fabulous Felt Maps

Hi all,
 I'm back from Ohio (new grandson)...
(OSU tailgaters at the games, now there's a post!
I shall restrain myself...) I really did enjoy the visit
and the beautiful fall weather and huggin' my
little grandsons!!!
I've been wanting to make or purchase my own large
Montessori world/continents felt map. I have so many
nice plastic animals that would make a  great
animals of the continents. Here's what I found in my






Wool Felt:

Pre made


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Book Binding For Kids

For a how to for making mini books and
children's binding projects click:

Babies Everywhere!

It's  a baby! My third grandson got here
through mom's complications (broken
hip and c section) beautiful and perfect.
We love him lots!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beautimus Blacklines!

http://www.blacklinemasters.net/category/maps (color to match your puzzles)
theses make great extensions)
(American history and geography...I'd use these to make matching cards etc.)
(learning games)
http://www.abcschoolhouse.com/index.html (this site has free pre-views
of their purchased materials for free download...lots of cute pix here)
(christian blacklines...good for making cards, story booklets or just for coloring)
(the math and geometry motherload!)
http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/645/pumpkins-printables-and-worksheets/ (in honor of the fall season...many pumpkin themed activites)
http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/ (more of their offerings)