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Summer Gardening - A Free Montessori Unit Study

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  • Heidi
    Because this free unit study incorporates art, I am posting it to this list. :-) MONTESSORI LESSONS -A Gardening Unit Study (With the Focus on the Summer)
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2011
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      Because this free unit study incorporates art, I am posting it to this list. :-)

      MONTESSORI LESSONS -A Gardening Unit Study (With the Focus on the Summer)
      Below, are links for a complete summer gardening unit study. These PreK and K-8 links will lead you to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises that are compatible with the Montessori classified reading cards, phonics, grammar, creative writing, science, social studies and other extensive lesson plans found in Montessori at Home, Modern Montessori at Home and Modern Montessori at Home II books. Please visit
      http://www.amonco.org/montessorisummergardening.html to access these links.

      Montessori Classified Reading Cards and Other Aids to Learn About Summer and Year Round Gardening

      Make Your Own Classified Reading Cards for PreK - Grade 5
      Botany Montessori Exercises
      Names of Flowers in English, French and Latin
      Names of Vegetables in Spanish with Pronunciation Key
      Names of Fruits in Spanish - Spanish Vocabulary
      Names of Fruits in Spanish - with Pronunciation Key
      Free Flash Cards - Vegetables - English
      Free Flash Cards - Vegetables - English
      Free Flash Cards - Vegetables - French
      Fruits and Vegetables - Frutas y Verduras
      Vegetable Names in European Languages
      Names of Flowers in English, French and Latin
      Mature Flower Diagram Clip Art
      Plant Cell Wall Diagram Clip Art
      Summer Flowers - Names and Facts
      The Garden Game
      Northwest Coloring Book Scientific Plant Name Index
      Let's Study About the Cycle of a Flowering Plants and Trees - Extension of Montessori's Classified Reading Cards for Elementary Students
      Plant Identification by Characteristics (Reference Guide)

      Sensory Exercises/Motor Development Involving the Study of Summer Gardening

      Sunflower Seed Activities (Pre K - Grade 6)
      Seed Match
      Collecting Seeds - Fun for the Whole Family
      Botany Cabinets for the Classroom
      A Close-Up Look at Seeds
      Sensory Table (Sunflower Seeds)
      I Love Dirt!

      Practical Life Exercises Involving the Study of Summer Gardening

      Summer Flower Bulbs
      Itching to Plant (Germinating Seeds)
      What Shall I Grow?
      Home-grown "Fast Food" for Busy Families by Sara L. Ambarian
      Gardening Year Round - Tips from an Expert
      Learn What Mulch Can Do For You!/a>
      International Gardening Information - Scroll Down Half Way through Newsletter
      A Child's Garden
      Grow It Cook It
      Planting a Gardem - Lower Elementary Ages
      Garden Planters and Containers
      Preparing a Container Garden
      Gardening Tools
      Homegrown Vegetables in Any Space
      Complete Gardening Archive
      Organic Garden Seeds
      Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions - Wildflower How-to-Guide

      Language Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

      My Vegetable Gardening Diary
      Special Summer Food Fun - Word Puzzles for Middle Schoolers
      The Secret Garden
      Montessori Gardening Grammar Bingo
      Growing Poems
      Experience of Nature (Flora: Plants & Flowers) PreK - Grade 2
      Recommended Children's Poetry Books (Ages 4 - 8)
      Recommended Children's Poetry Books (Ages 9 - 13)
      Figurative Speech: Analogies, Similes, and Metaphors

      Science and Social Science Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

      Growing Plants Unit Study - Upper Elementary Level
      Vegetable Planting Guide Worksheet
      Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes (Grades 2 - 6)
      Comparing Leaves
      Growing Plants Unit
      Science With Plants
      Microscopes for Observation and Science Experiments
      The Garden Game
      Planting a Gardem Thematic Unit Study - Lower Elementary Ages
      Vegetable Guide to Planting in Late Summer
      Seeds to Plant in Late Summer/Fall
      Farmers' Almanc Gardening Calendar
      Plant a Summer Crop of Beans
      Curriculum Connections
      The Science of Gardening
      Harvest of History - The Farmers' Museum
      Hands On Flower Model

      Music and Art Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

      Let's Make Pressed Flowers - Elementary Level
      Draw Your World - Drawing Enriches the Curriculum
      Flower Themes, Flowers in Art
      Sharing Food, Food in Art
      Changing a Flower's Color
      Seed Collages (Scroll down until you see this activity)
      Painting a Garden (Scroll down until you see this activity
      Gardens for Schools
      Flowers Posters, Prints, Charts, Photographs & Calendars
      Music and Gardening (In Tune With Nature)
      Sing and Learn About Science
      Sings for Every Season (Click on Recordings)

      Math Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

      Inside the Coordinate Grid (Ages 8 -13)
      Flowers: Graph & Graph Again (Ages 5 - 13)
      It's Juice! Reading and Interpreting Graphs
      Sprouting Math Activities - Numbers and Operation
      Sprouting Math Activities - Algebra
      Sprouting Math Activities - Geometry
      Sprouting Math Activities - Data Analysis and Probability
      Sprouting Math Activities - Problem Solving

      Business Marketing Activities

      Plant Sale Grows Kids
      Theme: Growing a School Garden Business
      Thematic Unit Study - Plant Sale Project
      Label It, Sell It (Nutritional Labeling and Marketing

      Additional Extension Exercises - Let's Write, Discuss and Talk About Gardening

      Granny's Garden School
      More Fruits and Vegetables
      Farmer's Market Nutrition Program in Spanish
      Farmer's Market Shopping for Fruit
      Farmer's Market Shopping for Fruit in Spanish
      Farmer's Market Fruit and Vegetable Bargains
      Farmer's Market Fruit and Vegetable Bargains in Spanish
      Food for Thought - Newsletters in English and Spanish
      Curriculum Connections - Incorporate Selected Ideas for Montessori Environment
      Write Your Own Books - For K - 3rd Grade(Part I)
      Write Your Own Books - For K - 3rd Grade (Part II)

      Visit American Montessori Consulting and look under New and Notable for other unit studies. Copyright 2007-2011 Heidi Anne Spietz. American Montessori Consulting - http://www.amonco.org
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