2009 Spring Hands On Lesson Planning Newsletter Recently Uploaded
- I recently revised and uploaded the new 2009 AMC Montessori Hands on Spring Hands-On
Peruse through the entire topics.
Then, download the new AMC Montessori Hands-On Creative Lesson Planning Newsletter.
You can also access this newsletter by visiting http://www.amonco.org and clicking on the
new eBook Library.
Below, is just a partial listing of the offerings included in the 2009 edition.
Part I - AMC Spring Newsletter
Georgette shows us how to use newspaper to make a festive hat for Easter, Cinco de
Mayo, Mother's Day and shares many multicultural techniques for combining Spanish and
English in the classroom.
Dr. Alexandra Delis-Abrams shares her Life Change Lesson - Tools that Change Your Life.
We learn how to distinguish between the ego consciousness and soul/spirit consciousness
attitudes. This is a must read article for teachers and parents!
Part II - AMC Spring Newsletter
Jan shares information about the imaginative Hippitty Hoppitty Bunny Topiary: Jan has
donated a pair of gardening gloves for the March Montessori drawing. See
http://www.amonco.org for details and to enter.
Rae continues to show us why we should visit the Creative Process website. Her
innovative ideas will greatly add to your spring lesson planning.
Put some music in your young child's life with Shari and Jerry - Speak and Sing. Children
will love making and using the tambourine/maracas , drums, tome tests and
shaker/maracas as well as participating in the Here is My Bunny - Finger Play activity.
Karen shares tips on how to make your own flannel board and homemade ice cream.
Part III - AMC Spring Newsletter
John shares his entertaining as well as educational activities entitled "I CAN'T TAKE THE
PRESSURE and The Needle Proof Balloon."
Nan shows us how to make some truly beautiful "homemade" colored Easter eggs.
Does your middle school student enjoy participating in fun, challenging puzzles? Are you
looking for some activities to help your student prepare for the ACT or SAT?
If so, you are likely to find some wonderful puzzles here to supplement your language
presentations in this section of the newsletter.
Part IV AMC Spring Newsletter
Rita, from the North American Montessori Center, shares two outstanding Montessori
extension exercises - My Family Tree and Marble Design Paper.
Part V - AMC Spring Newsletter
Marie and Kim illustrate how drawing helps children develop a mental map. We discover a
Montessori extension exercise that is designed for age group 5 to 95.
Part VI - AMC Spring Newsletter
Dr.Borenson, from Hands-On Equations®, offers more samples of algebraic concepts.
Download free French and Spanish songs with translations from Professor Toto.
Part VII- AMC Spring Newsletter
Ruth shares a needlepoint lesson which is designed for students 12 years and older.
Marjorie shares a lesson plan for springtime from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
Barbara takes on an exciting journey to explore how we can use images from the web as
part of a notebook approach to history. Barbara has also generously shared her new
Ancient Egypt Mini Unit.
Don't forget to read Part VIII of the 2009 AMC Spring Newsletter
Diana, from Nature's Workshop Plus, knows that we are all looking forward to the beauty
of spring, so she showers us with some springtime nature activities that are sure to be
enjoyed in any Montessori environment.
Are you interested is seeing how you can integrate letter recognition, phonics and drawing
into your lesson planning? Sharon has provided some wonderful free sample lessons from
her Artsy Animals Learn to Read book.
Montessorian Kathy O'Reilly uses eggs as the focus of food related exercises. Her multi-
subject integrated approach is supplemented with a Booklist for additional extension
This post contains only a very small sampling of what is offered in this newsletter.All of
the lessons contained in the newsletter are free of charge.
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American Montessori Consulting