At Home #12: Zoom Sessions May 12-14

This week Ms. Maria continued Zoom sessions for all The Montessori House students learning at home.  She’s added language and number lessons to the storybook sessions.

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

Tuesday May 12:

  • Ms. Maria reads books  most appropriate for younger children up to age 4 and does Beginning Sounds Bingo Set #1
    VIDEO LINK –  1) Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See, 2) I Love You Because You’re You, 3) Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth, 4) I Am a Little Caterpillar
    followed by: Beginning Sounds Bingo SET 1:
    (currently available for FREE; download both the Picture Page and and the Letter Page for “a,m,n,p,s,t”)
    You can register for free and download for free at:
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Beginning-Sounds-and-Letters-Bingo-Cards-1-199199
    Some small items (pennies work great) to “mark” your BINGO squares
  • Ms. Maria reads books most appropriate for children older than age 4 and plays a number game: More or Less:
    VIDEO LINK –  1) The Tiny Seed, 2) Frog and Toad Are Friends
    followed by: More or Less
    Students can watch and learn, or you can play “More or Less” along with Ms. Maria.
    To play, you may want to have (real or paper) 10 Montessori 10-bars (10 x 10-bars) and 9 unit beads (9 x 1-bead), but these aren’t required
  • Ms. Maria does three science projects concerning the properties of liquids.
    Video of Science x 3

    • Safety: Apron and Safety Goggles (or sunglasses) — not required, but a good habit

1. Tornado in a Jar
Tall, clear glass/mug; about 2 cups of water (depending on the size of your glass); one color of food coloring; liquid dish soap (still in the bottle); white vinegar, and a couple metal spoons

2. Pushing Pepper
Small/medium-sized plate, approx. one cup of water, ground black pepper (powder, not from pepper grinder), liquid dish soap (1-2 drops)

3. Rainbow on a Plate
Packet of Skittles candy, a small/medium-sized plate, approx. one cup of warm water

Wednesday May 13: 

  • Ms. Maria reads books  most appropriate for younger children up to age 4 and does Beginning Sounds Bingo Set #1
    VIDEO LINK –  1) The Mixed-up Chameleon, 2) Bark, George, 3) Little Bird
    followed by: Beginning Sounds Bingo SET 2:
    (currently available for FREE; download both the Picture Page and and the Letter Page for “o,d,f,h”
    You can register for free and download for free at:
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Beginning-Sounds-and-Letters-Bingo-Cards-2-199731
    Some small items (pennies work great) to “mark” your BINGO squares
  • Ms. Maria reads books most appropriate for children older than age 4 and plays a number game: Counting Coins
    VIDEO LINK –  1) Good Night, Good Knight, 2) Frog and Toad Are Friends
    followed by: Counting Coins
    Students can watch and learn, or you can play along with Ms. Maria.  To play, you’ll need:
    10 each of pennies, nickels, and dimes (10 x pennies, 10 x nickels, 10 x dimes)
    4 quarters (4 x quarters)
  • Ms. Maria ends the morning with some fun movement and dancing — have space to move if you want to join in!
    VIDEO LINK – Movement and Song (Animal Action 2, Lets Go Swimming, Rocketship Run, Shake Your Sillies Out)

Thursday May 14:

  • Ms. Maria reads books and then does some lessons on Simple Addition. 
    VIDEO LINK –  1) Harry the Dirty Dog, 2) Take Care, Good Knight
    followed by Simple Addition
    Children will need items to use for counting — such as buttons, pennies, paperclips, fruit (clementines, raisins). It can be a mix of items, but you should have a total of 15 items to count. (15 all the same, or 5 buttons and 10 pennies, or 10 paperclips and 5 raisins, etc.).
    If you’re using coins among your items, use only one denomination (i.e. only nickels, or only quarters, or only pennies), since we want each item to have the same “value” for addition.
  • Ms. Maria leads students in fun movement and dancing — have space to move if you want to join in!
    VIDEO LINK Movement and Song
  • Ms. Maria leads the children preparing another We Make, You Bake! meal.

Video of We Make, You Bake! (5-Ingredient Tomato Tart):
INGREDIENTS:
1. One ready-to-roll-out refrigerated pie crust (make sure it’s not frozen when we start) (NOT the kind already in a pie pan)
2. 4-5 large, ripe tomatoes (we will cut into 1/2”slices as we prepare)
3. Fresh basil leaves (leave on the plant, so children can pull them off)
4. One 8-oz bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
5. Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

COOKING EQUIPMENT:
A pie or tart pan (9” in diameter) Clean scissors (to cut up the basil leaves)
Non-stick spray
Knife to slice tomatoes
POST SESSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Before baking drizzle 2 tbsp Olive Oil all over
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40  minutes, until crust is golden brown.  After removing from oven, let set for about 15 minutes.
Tasty warm or at room temperature. 
ENJOY!

Look for more sessions coming next week.

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