New!! Free Sizzling Art, Music, Gen Education Summertime Lesson Plans
- New Sizzling Summertime Montessori Creative Lesson Planning
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SUMMER KITE FLYING
Learn how to make and fly a kite in your neck of the woods.
Planning a trip to Southern California? All the fun is not necessary had at the amusement
parks. Take a side trip to Seal Beach, a quaint beach town, that has much to offer. While
there, you won't want to miss the monthly Seal Beach Kite Club meetings. Click here to see
what the city of Seal Beach has in store for you and your family. Then, venture to Hobby
City for some additional free hands-on fun.
GO AHEAD MAKE SOME MUSIC THIS SUMMER
Learn how to make a band in minutes. Yes, you and your children can make a coffe can
drum and yogurt container shakers by following the easy instructions provided by
The Blow Ye Winds , Paddle Wheeler and Erie Canal - and Wabash Cannonball are free
extension activities from the guide written by Dr. Kathryn A. Short, for Kimbo's new CD
release: "Songs About America," Celebrating America Through Song.. See Kimbo for
Georgette, of Cantemos, offers some unique Latin music lesson planning to make your
summer sizzle! Try the new CHOCOLATE DANCE routine Click here to view Georgette's
complete multicultural lesson planning information
Talented Marty Layne offers some delightful summer poems set to music. See Sea Change
EASY, BREEZY, SIZZLING SUMMER RECIPES
Montessorian Kathy O'Reilly, author of Cooking with Children Can Be Easy, will show you
how to prepare a food unit study for children featuring the yummy Watermelon Blueberry
Banana Split recipe.
Dale Gausman, owner of the North American Montessori Center, shows how children can
plan, prepare, and execute a Spring or Summer Tea. Click here for details.
DIanne Knesek, Montessori teacher and owner of Conceptual Learning, shares a mouth
watering Summer Fruit, Cheese, and Meat Kabobs recipe. Visit this link for complete
Mary, from the Montessori materials company Hello Wood, offers the delicious recipe,
Onion Pie, perfect for your holiday celebrations. See
Planning a unit study about pirates? Karen , from Fun Felt, shares her three pirate snack
ideas - Treasure Chests, Pirate Ships and Cannoballs, all of which, can be easily integrated
into any pirate unit study. Click here to access the recipes.
Don't forget to make some delicious potato salad for your family picnics. Use Bill's recipe
for Father's Day and Fourth of July celebratios. See the MindWare entry to access the
Montessorian Cathie Perolman employs the Montessori practical life technique with her
recipe scrumptuous gingerbread muffins recipes. Access this recipe by by clicking here
Larry, from Farm Country General Store, shares an equally delicious cinammon roll recipe.
What a perfect addition to a homemade Father's Day breakfast or just a lazy Saturday
morning con su famlia (with your family.) See
Plan a unit study about Stalactites and Stalagmites by visiting from the
Captivation/Teaching Tank lesson activity.
John, from Exploration Education, presents an excellent, fun-filled simple and effective
activity about static electricity is for children six and up. Click here for details.
Hurricane Unit Study by Michelle of Treasure Box Press
The 2007 hurricane season has been busy and destructive. Hurricane Katrina left
thousands of people without homes and jobs. The United States and the world came
together to help with food, clothing, shelter and psychological support. The lesson and
activity was created to help us understand how such a devastating storm surge forms and
the need to prepare for it in the event of future hurricanes.
Visit http://www.amonco.org/summer4/montessori_summer4.pdf to learn more about
this complete, well written lesson plan.
Summer gardening can be fun if you plan ahead. Garden Aristans offers help you will
need to customize your garden lesson planning. Find everything from planning an herb
garden to bird psychology by visiting
Richard, from the Montessori Materials LORD Company, is offering FREE
reading books, Montessori land and water labels and a math bank activity
MTE incorporate several unique features to build understanding and enhance critical
thinking. The materials include exercises that support the understanding of math
vocabulary and facilitate the reading of mathematics texts as well as open ended questions
to promote discussions of math concepts. The series also includes the traditional sets of
drill and practice exercises and problem sets when appropriate.
In this AMC summer issue, Mel, from MTE, also explains the term `critical thinking', and
provides a FREE transversable cubes exercise. Click here to access the information.
Receive some free hands-on alegebra exercises. See Sea Change for details.
Mariaemma, from Coaching for Learning Success(tm), feels that kids who are tactile-
kinesthetic, whole body learners, and/or like basketball love the Basketball & Whole Body
Memorizing activity!" Click here for details.
Make geography come alive! Joan McGivney, provides a fun filled geography guessing and
geography catching games. Visit this link for complete information.
Stillsonworks offers more unique puzzles designed for middle school students. Try your
hand at the free exercises included by clicking here Acess addiitinal FREE puzzles for
children/teens by visiting http://www.amonco.org/summer7/montessori_summer7.pdf/
Marjorie Kiel Persons presents TWO marvelous integrated lessons for your summer music
presentations. - Water Music Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel. and Oh, How I Love
Italy Music, Art, and Food seasoned with History and Geography See Click on this link to
access both lesson plans.
Be sure to check out the cooperative games by Rae from Creative Process. See
THIS and THAT .Additional unique, creative lesson planning info.
Rae from Creative Process generously has provided the following free activities ], articles,
and lesson plans:
Calendar Activity, Teacher as Curator : Setting up a School Gallery, Sharing Food, Food in
ArtÝ:Access this information by clicking here
Cindy Wiggers contributed an outstanding article about family heritage and timelines. Her
suggestions will help make history and geography truly meaningful. This is a must read!!
Visit http://www.amonco.org/summer5/montessori_summer5.pdf for details
Sharon, from Visual Manna, shares helpful information about auditory, visual and
kinesthetic learners. This article is perfectf for many who are busy planning lessons for the
upcoming months. See http://www.amonco.org/summer7/montessori_summer7.pdf
Wenda, from Birdcage Press, provides some excellent viginettes featuring Botticell, Fra
Angelico, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael..Click here for to acccess the information.
For additional lesson plans featuring Renaissance artists and musicians please visit
Planning a trip to Washington, D.C. or Europe this summer? Read Bicycling From
Gettysburg Battlefield To Washington D.C. , A Trip to the Aleutian Islands and Ý
Family Bicycle Adventure Across Europe To access this information please visit
Taking your class on a literature journey? Why not start with the classics. Let Rita Arpaia of
litreature.com show you how. Point your browser to
MAKE SOME GIFTS and GIFT BOXES
Jaye, from Creative Care, will show you how to make a double frame. See
Janet, from Chinaberry, will guide you step by step on how to make some beautiful gift
boxes. See http://www.amonco.org/summer/montessori_summer1.pdf
If you experience any difficulties, you can also access most of the above links at
Now, with these fun activities, recipes and lessons, you are set to go out and make this
summer the best yet!
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P.S. Many of the participants of the AMC Montessori Resource Center have generously
donated prizes for the monthly AMC Montessori drawings. Visit http://www.amonco.org
and http://www.amonco.org/directory for details.