Monday, December 27, 2010

Bought Me a Cat American Folk Song

Old American folk song that is a good start in making your own song cards to prompt your kids to join in.
I cut up an old children's dictionary for these pictures.

Watch the Rockets Song

The perfect song for a solar system or space unit.
I simply cut up magazines to make the song pictures to prompt children to join in and memorize the words.
Click on video to get to youtube.com/inspiredprek
where I post ideas like on this blog.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Easy Japanese Christmas Song



This is a favorite song of ours that I created.     Feel free to copy the pictures for your children.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Children Make Clay Angels and Trees for Christmas!













Ocean Life Unit

              Here are shelf works that represent the many choices we have in our Ocean Unit.


I am a collector of  nature objects and turn them into works for the students.


I taught Montessori in Baltimore for years and collected much of this unit then.


Now in Nebraska, our land locked kids find these creatures amazing.




























I envy you who are near an ocean. Take advantage of it to collect creatures and create matching cards, vocabulary cards, and hands on lessons. Most of us can find shells to match to cards, or at least a plastic crab from a party store. 



Helpful sites to start your biology specimen unit:

Toys R Us has a nice collection of bugs in resin

Become a collector of nature and build a unique science area for your pupils. My past students have often told me that these science experiences are what they remember the most from my Montessori school. It leaves a lasting impression!








Friday, November 26, 2010