Last weekend, I spent a couple of mornings in the classroom setting up for our study of Africa. I am excited to share some of the lessons and activities which will introduce my students to this dynamic continent.
| Practical Life: Dry Transfer activities.|
While shopping at a local store, I came upon a Montessori teacher's dream for African-themed Practical Life spooning and pouring lessons:
|Teff, a traditional grain of Ethiopia and kamut, another grain from Egypt. Who knew? I am excited to share this information with my students!|
|Spooning teff. It is quite granular, yet soft. I also used teff in a pouring activity using a funnel.|
|Spooning and sorting various beads.|
|Play dough mat with green play dough.|
|Practical Life: Wet transfer lessons.|
I have incorporated the color green to correspond with Africa on the Montessori colored globe and world map.
|A rich assortment of African-themed books (among others).|
I look forward to sharing additional lessons and materials as we learn more throughout the coming weeks.