Thursday, March 31, 2016

Animal Atlas

Over the past few weeks we have introduced the children to the map of the world. They have learned to differentiate land shapes from oceans and have learned the names of each continent. Each continent is colour coded in a Montessori classroom. This helps the children to remember which is which a lot easier and they now can point at each of them on the map at circle time without any hesitation. The next step was to teach them some characteristics unique to each of the continent.
So we have started talking about lots animals around the world and where they come from. It's a great study unit during which the children not only learn about the world they live in but also learn about many other animals they had never heard of before: piranhas the black widow spider cobra llama skunk wombat pronghorn, ant-eater etc...They are so interested that we decided to make our own animal atlas. One for everyone. and let me tell you one thing: they loved it!