At Home #10: Zoom Sessions April 28-30

This week Ms. Maria continued Zoom sessions for all The Montessori House students learning at home.  She introduced several new formats for at home learning (see Zoom Primer for Parents), including a Science Demonstration, Show & Do Cooking at Home, and Follow the Leader (movement and songs).

Each week, we’ll post links to video recordings of select sessions.   For this week:

Tuesday April 28:

  • Ms. Maria reads three books  most appropriate for younger children up to age 4.
    VIDEO LINK  –  Gaspard in the Hospital by Anne Gutman, Mrs. Nosh and the Great Big Squash , and The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomeranz.
  • Ms. Maria reads two books most appropriate for children older than age 4.
    VIDEO LINK – Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears and Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish, both by Cynthia Rylant
  • Ms. Maria demonstrates how create enough gas to fill (and pop) a plastic bag by mixing a solid (baking soda) and liquid (vinegar) (BALLOON BAG).  She also shows how to experiment with marker-made figures that dance on a liquid surface, using different vessels and liquids (MAGIC MARKER DANCERS).
    Video of Science Demonstration: BALLOON BAG  & MAGIC MARKER DANCERS 

    • Safety: Apron and Safety Goggles (or sunglasses)
    • Materials Balloon Bag Project: sealable plastic sandwich bag, toilet paper, measuring spoon, measuring cup, tape, baking soda, white vinegar
    • Materials Magic Marker Dancers Experiments: dry erase markers (several darker colors), clear glass plate, white ceramic plate, enameled pan, water, milk, toothpick

Wednesday April 29: Ms. Maria conducted three Show & Do Cook at Home sessions making two different snacks. Ingredient List

Thursday April 30:

  • Ms. Maria reads three books  most appropriate for younger children up to age 4.
    VIDEO LINK  –  There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Simms Taback, Sheep in a Shop  by Nancy Shaw, and Watch Me Throw the Ball! by Mo Willems.
  • Ms. Maria reads two books most appropriate for children older than age 4.
    VIDEO LINK – Make Way for Ducklings  by Robert McCloskey, and Julius  by Angela Johnson
  • Students follow the leader (Ms. Maria)  in fun movement, dance and singing activities — be sure you have room to move if you want to join in!
    VIDEO LINK  – Movement and Song: We are the Dinosaurs, Let’s Go Swimming, and Shake, Shake Your … 

Look for more sessions coming next week.

 

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