Children are typically fascinated by invertebrates. Invertebrates can also be a perfect theme for summer. I’m excited today to share some Montessori resources that are both fun and educational for summer (or any time of year). KHT Montessori is letting me host free invertebrate cards and presentations, including bug activities. These pages are part of the zoology manual from the KHT Montessori 12-month course.
Free Invertebrate Cards and Presentations, Including Bug Activities from KHT Montessori
These are free instant downloads, courtesy of KHT Montessori!
You can download Zoology – Invertebrates – Introduction and Cards here. These materials can be used to discuss the characteristics of invertebrates and prepare an invertebrate basket.
You can download some great bug activities (Zoology – Invertebrates – To Borrow a Bug and Building a Bug House) here. I love that the first activity reinforces the concept of invertebrates, the vocabulary that bugs are insects (and invertebrates), and the idea that we just borrow bugs and return them gently to their homes. The second activity gives a tutorial for making a simple bug home and discussing what a bug needs to live.
Free Animals & Their Feet Cards & Presentation from KHT Montessori
You can also get free animals and their feet cards and presentation from KHT Montessori!
This instant download is a printable with 7 animal cards and 7 animal feet cards along with preparation and presentation directions.
Free Math Downloads from KHT Montessori
You can also get free math downloads from KHT Montessori! The numerals and counters presentation from the math album along with printable numerals and counters cards can be used as a first introduction to Montessori numerals and counters.
KHT Montessori Course Schedule for 2017
ENROLLMENT OPENS 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE.
Upcoming 2017 Start Dates:
– July 10th 2017
– September 4th 2017
– November 13th 2017
The Structure of the KHT Montessori Online Course with Class Forum Example
If you wonder about how the course is structured, check out this information by Karen Tyler about the forum based classroom:
“Let’s be honest here, most of us are very busy with family, outside jobs, etc. We also all live in many different time zones. Most “virtual class rooms” require you to log in at a specific time to be part of a live webinar/class. Self-paced online programs do not offer the personal direction and discussion with a teacher nor classmates. We have created a Forum Based Classroom that can be accessed any day of the week any time day or night. You can log in on your schedule and read the lectures, ask questions, join in on the discussion and I check in daily to reply and keep the class moving forward. It is the benefits of a live classroom but on your schedule!”
You can see an example of the forum (answering the question: “Is Montessori education rigid?”) here. (Click on the forum image to see it at full size.)
More about the KHT Montessori Online Certificate Program
You’ll find lots more information about what’s included in the KHT 12-month online course in this post.
Free KHT Montessori Geography Album
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I highly recommend Karen’s KHT Montessori training! It’s great for all sorts of people, including homeschoolers, Montessori teachers who want to refresh their training, and preschool teachers who’d like to add Montessori activities to their preschool classrooms. Karen also has all the details at KHT Montessori.
Giveaway – KHT Montessori Online Course and 12 Albums (ARV $330)! The giveaway is now closed.
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It’s Saturday morning, June 17. I really appreciated all the comments and 1,162 entries. A winner has been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!
The winner of the $330 KHT Montessori Online Course with 12 Montessori Teachers’ Manuals is Christina K!
I’m so happy for Christina, who had multiple entries! (Note: Christina, you have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner will be chosen.)
The comment for Christina’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win the online training course) said:
“I would love to win as my oldest is on the cusp of learning so much and I am at a loss as to what direction to go with her. I am researching as much as I can and love the Montessori philosophy but I am sure I am not applying it correctly as I have no idea what to do. But even with the little I am able to do, she has already mastered so many skills!”
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