Friday was a day of great success in the learning and presentation department for everyone!! We had ALL kids of Geography Fun!
First off I presented the Sandpaper Globe and all noted the vast amount of water. Sean-Paul kept saying, "See mommy, it's smooth." I also presented the Continents Globe and I pointed out that each Continent is a different color and that that would be important for them in a few minutes. After everyone had a turn with the Globes, we moved on to the Puzzle Map of the World, we also call this the Map of Hemispheres! We talked about how this is what the Globe would look like if it was cut in half and laid flat, and that the colors of the Continents on the Globe are the same as the colors of the Continents on the Puzzle Map as well as each Color Control Map (All of our Geography Materials are from Alison's Montessori and we are SO pleased with their excellent quality and their friendliness towards Montessori Home Schoolers)!!
As you can see in the picture above, Seamus is working on matching the Continents Puzzle pieces to the Color Control Map, he did it perfect the first time!!
This was a nice review of the Continents Material for the oldest two and Matthias asked if we could DO Geography everyday, and of course I said you can CHOOSE it whenever you WANT!!! Yippee! Seamus who is just getting the Continent Material for the first time was just elated!! Even Sean-Paul was focused and NOT disruptive for once :) After Seamus had finished placing all of his puzzle pieces, I named all the Continents for him as the first lesson in the Three-Period Lesson.
Violet moved to coloring and labeling her own Continents Map and Matthias switched to the arrow markers and control map. Seamus also decided to begin work on coloring his own Pre-Labled Continents Map and made it about half way!
Meanwhile, I kept Sean-Paul happy reading him The Umbrella by Jan Brett. Afterwards, we got out the South America Color Control Map and Rainforest Toob Animals and boy did he go to town placing them on the area of the Amazon River and Rainforest!! He delightfully worked on this for quite some time!
The big kids all decided to have a turn as well and then this led to pulling out the Biomes Cards and Animals. You could say, it was a "Toob" kind of day!!
After lunch and during Sean-Pauls nap, Seamus and I did the third period of his Dinosaur Cards. He did great naming almost all 9 Dino's and then he wanted to match cards and words (names) and then (you guessed it) the Toob Dino's!! He also looked extensively at this great Dinosaur picture book we have and we talked alot about how fierce and big the Dinosaurs were. He next chose to do the Rainforest Animal matching to the South America map (as he missed that before lunch). I just LOVE these Maps!!
Whew, it was quite a day, I do hope our next week's plans work out so smoothly. Have a blessed week ahead and thank you so much for visiting today!!