Friday, February 18, 2011

Kingdoms of Life: Figures and Pix

Hi Again,
 I am on a roll when it comes to  animal
replicas. Did you know that Schleich has "screensavers"
that would make good matching cards to their
animals. There are also coloring pages here:

The farm animals and other figures can be found here:
I have been also looking for good cell and microscopic animal
models. I found these nice colorful plastic models through
Tedco Toys here:

There is print material included that could be used to
make description cards for the elementary level.
If your children/students are younger, simple
picture matching cards or three part cards would
work to match the models.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Classification with Safari Animals

Today I went to Red Ballon and found some toddler sized
plastic animals for classification. Then I went online
and found these pix  on their website. I will make
matching cards to go with these items. I was
so excited to find really cute versions of a
jellyfish, crab, snail, ladybug, starfish and
butterfly. I will be adding to this set as I
go along...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sensible Storage for Space

Plastic Tool Drawers
( with Free Labels for Pink, Blue and Green Reading Schemes)

Cubby with Containers Small, Medium, Large

Botany Cabinet with Puzzles
(Everything in one Cabinet!)
Hi All,
 I've wanted to do a post regarding storage and space savers for
some time, so today I shall tackle the subject. Some suppliers
are becoming aware of the limited space of some Montessori
environments and addressing the issue. In order to leave open
space in the middle of the Montessori room  I am always on the lookout
for great and innovative space saving solutions!
(I'll be adding to this I guess we could call it
officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION for a few days at least...)
For Practical Life storage I found a great post on this blog:

Curved/Circular Montessori Shelves

Assorted Presentation and Storage Baskets

Washing Stand

Pink Language Materials Box
(Also available in Blue and Green)

Cubby on Wheels

Stand for Red Rods or Red and Blue Rods
(Love this...gets the rods vertically placed)

Canvas Number Pocket Chart
(Use with your wood or paper number cards)

Cart for the Golden Bead Materials

Stand for Cylinder Blocks

Folding Shelves

Trays for Bead Chains

Free Standing Language Shelf

Long Division Cabinet

Large Moveable Alphabet Stacking trays

Paper Map and Chart Storage

Sandpaper Rough and Smooth Boards in a Stand
(Love the rounded shape of this set!)

Language Card Storage
(Also could work for other color coded materials)
Table or Shelf Top Land Forms Cabinet
(You can pour water into the forms!)

Display for the Sandpaper Landforms
(Good for Sandpaper Letters or Numbers Too)

Stackable Wood Boxes (Pink Reading)
(These come in other colors)
Double Stand for Insets for Design
Double Stand for Fraction Circles

Language Objects and Cards (Green Level)