Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zoology Nomeclature

Today in our training we did the 6-9 zoology nomenclature and folders.
The folders are red with the parts being highlighted in red like this:
You can make your own nomenclature with blacklines or purchase the
cards or download materials here:
(freebies and member files...scroll down for all the goodies)
For a nice explanation of the role of Zoology in the Montessori classroom
click here:http://montessorischoolhouse.org/content/zoology
A free album (curriculum) is here: http://www.moteaco.com/albums/biology2.html
Puzzles are here:http://www.montessorioutlet.com/cgi-bin/item/510600130/5106/Montessori-Outlet-Animal-Puzzle-Activity-Set

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Oh The Places You Will Go...No. 2

Fostering the spirit of independence and inquisitive exploration in our 
children is the goal of a Montessori Education...so here's to you my children
now in England and Italy and Michigan!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Giant Geometry

...the NOMENCLATURE, that is! Wow what a huge set of cards
and concepts. I am debating which company to order all my
geometry nomenclature from, now that I've had the training...
here are the options:
(scroll down...lots of free goodies here as well, highlighted in red)
A Montessori Blogger explains (Montessori Spanish):
Here's another Blurb about the Geometry Cirriculum:
Geometry in Montessori follows the historical development of the subject which began as a concrete experience with abstractions following at a later time, as with the Egyptian pyramids. Each child follows the same sequence, first by exploring the concrete materials and later moving on to abstract formulae and principles. Both plane and solid geometry are explored through sensorial experience. The geometry nomenclature material provides the child vocabulary with which they can further classify their world.http://www.voyagerschool.org/curriculum_geometry.html
A great Printable Free Scope and sequence for each lesson for 
the Montessori Geometry!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Test Tube Division

Hi All,
 We've been busy working with a material in training that I have been
curious about how to use for some time...it is known as Test Tube
Division or Racks and Tubes. Here are some links to how to do the

http://www.montessoriresources.com/Long-Division-MaterialBoardsBeadsTest-Tubes-P890C13.aspx (Gonzagareddi is much more expensive, but you can
take a look here at the materials and Albanesi support materials)
Here is their blurb:
This material is used for both short and long division, with dividends up to the millions and divisors of 1 to 4 digits. The complete set of material consists of a) seven wooden racks (3 white for simple units, 3 grey for thousands, 1 black for millions) each containing ten glass tubes, each of which holds exactly ten beads; b) 700 hundred beads in green, blue or red, for the glass tubes; c) seven cups in white, grey or black on the outside and with the appropriate hierarchical color on the inside; d) four wooden division boards, hierarchically color-coded; e) four sets of wooden skittles in hierarchical colors, 36 in all, in a wooden box; f) a wooden tray for holding the material and a wooden box for storing the material. The printed notes of this Montessori presentation from our CME Teacher Preparation Course are available for purchase from this webpage. Please search for: Long Division Game