This post tells about using Amaryllis plants for fun measurement project. The Amaryllis is usually planted around Christmas time, and will bloom about Valentine’s Day. The stores have these bulbs in kits for holiday gifts. They take about six weeks to bloom. It is said there are few bulbs easier to
Cranberries Revealed by Wayne R. Martin is appropriately named: Cranberries Revealed: From the marsh to the table . . . a visual journey. This book is a winner of two Midwest Independent Publishers Association book awards categories. It won the Arts Coffee Table and Cookbooks, Crafts, and Hobbies awards. At our house, we have
This post has a free printable for North American Wildlife animals with family names such as buck, doe, and fawn. The cards also provide animal group names such as herd or bevy. The instant free download PDF is the everybody prize for day 4 of my 9th blogiversary. The giveaway today had
This post has a free sequencing cutting strips printable PDF for Pre-K and up, as well as the day 3 prize entry for the Blogiversary. Today’s prize is a kit to create a hummingbird “house” and informational DVD about the lives of hummingbirds. I purchased this prize myself and am
This post has a review of water testing kits given to me in exchange for my honest opinion. There is a free instant download PDF with letter sized teaching posters that may be used in small or large group class discussions, or as a bulletin board display. It also has
Weather calendars through June 2020 for students are now available in our premium eMember area, on the math page. The calendars help students keep track of weather by making tallies for which type of weather happens each day, recording the number of school days, and making notes of events of particular interest to the classroom.
This post is a round up of links to the free Montessori instant resource downloads on this site. This page has links to instant free downloads as well as free eMember password protected pages of resources. To access the free eMember pages please subscribe to our newsletter which has the latest
Is it a Flower or Butterfly? Flowers and butterflies have so many common attributes such as beauty, vivid colors, and being ephemeral nature. They are often seen together. When children first notice both, they may be somewhat confused. It helps to point out the attributes that are different, such as that
Is that an insect or a spider? For children learning about the differences between insects and spiders, hands-on activities can be engaging and helpful. This post has a free PDF with play dough mats, sorting photo cards, and coloring pages which can be used in science centers or on trays.
This post has an invertebrates and vertebrates card sort free PDF. It is intended for Pre-K and primary grades and could be used in a science center. It would accompany a lesson about the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates after children have learned some of the information. It is fairly