Space Unit Planning & a Few Other Great Ideas {link love}

Our next unit is going to be studying the solar system. I’m pretty excited about it, partly because I know Joey will really enjoy it and all the ideas I’m finding on space units from other Montessori blogs.

Here’s just a few of the great ideas I’ve come across:

Formation of Stars

Formation of Stars via Homeschool Escapades 

Homeschool Escapades has a lot of great ideas in their space unit. Be sure to check them out!

Homemade Solar System Mat

Make Your Own Solar System Mat via Let it Be Montessori

I have some random black fabric that’s been sitting around for a while, it might have just have a new purpose.

Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon cards via Counting Coconuts & Printable from Montessori Print Shop

Making Moon Sand

 Moon Sand Recipe via Irresistible Ideas

And a few non-space related ideas that we’ll be putting into practice:

Journals with 3 year olds via Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

I love this idea. Joey has a journal he writes and doodles in regularly, but I like how this teacher has made them more purposeful and a bit artistic. It may take some more planning on my part, but I think it’ll pay off in the long run.

10 Ways to Make Your Homeschool Day Run Smoothly via The Homeschool Classroom

Great tips for a more effective school time. We already do some of these, but others I’m still working on.

What’s your favorite finds from the week?

1 comment… add one

  • Emil May 23, 2012, 10:30 am

    Thanks so much for your comment! Actually, if I could only get one book, I think it would have to be Young Children and Worship. The other most pciatrcal books are The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volumes 2-4. Even though Godly Play has evolved since Young Children and Worship, the book still has a wealth of ideas. It has scripts for telling stories as well as patterns for making materials.I think there are so many ways children can benefit from Godly Play that it isn’t that important if some of the story scripts have changed a bit. I’d be sure to study the YouTube Godly Play videos because they’ll give a feel for how to present the stories. How exciting that you plan to share Godly Play with your children!Deb Chitwood recently posted..

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