Monday, June 29, 2015

Around the World in 10 Weeks- Introduction, Mapping, and Landforms

For our summer learning this year we are doing Geography. 
Last year's writing summer didn't go over well, even though the girls love to write. 
So I let them decide this year and they said they wanted to do Geography. 
A few days before we started I put up some extra maps and decorated the areas where we would hang their work. 
 We are using a "Oh the places you will go" theme and calling our program Around the World in 10 weeks. 

For our first day we read some books on maps from the library. 

And then some of our own books. 
I love the Usborne lift-the-flap Picture Atlas. It is a really fun book for kids to flip through. 
Also, the Small World books are really fun. 

We used construction paper to make our luggage to use on each of our "trips". 

The girls did some mapping activities. 

We talked about all that we would be doing in the program this summer and where we would be going. Then we moved onto landforms. 
After talking about them, reading about them, and looking at pictures it was time for a snack. 
I colored some frosting blue to form the different landforms on graham crackers. 
Then I had them match their cracker up to the correct landform on the Montessori sheets. 
If they got it right they could eat it.

It was a little tricky to do it with the frosting but the girls could tell what they were and had a lot of fun with it.

Their finished packets: 

To end the day, we played a few rounds of this eeboo Memory game with children from around the world. 

It was a great start!


The Kings said...

Such cute ideas! You make learning fun!

cheryl said...