June is all about understanding the difference between LIVING and NONLIVNG THINGS. What is outdoors that you and your preschooler would love to explore? A national park? A garden? Maybe a trip to one of our local parks would be fun. Visit our Family Fun Adventures blog for June and download our EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS WORKBOOK and... well... have FUN exploring as a family!
Montessori is about learning naturally through play and observation. At Casa Montessori, as a family-owned and operated company, we also know the importance of working (and playing) together as a family. We believe in encouraging families to play together, make memories and have adventures.
You can also find our adventures on our social media platforms. We would LOVE to see your family's adventure. Upload some pictures to your social media platforms and tag us and use the hashtag #casafamilyfun We will keep an eye out! You can also encourage your friends to join our Family Fun Adventures too. They will be so glad that you did.
The Staff of Casa Montessori Preschool.
Weekend Family Fun Challenge
What is outdoors that you and your preschooler would love to explore? A national park? A garden? Maybe a trip to one of our local parks would be fun. Visit our Family Fun Adventures blog for June and download our EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS WORKBOOK and... well... have FUN exploring as a family!
Casa Montessori Reading List
Join our NEW 30 day reading challenge. You can start your challenge off with the books listed below or just choose some of the books you have at home. The goal is to read a book every day. We have a 30 day reading challenge worksheet for you to download with the very unique places to read, people to read with and book subjects you can read about. Once you have completed a "challenge" enter the information into a Google Form (CLICK HERE) and then submit it to be entered in to win one of the books below (the title is a SUPRISE!).
BOOK #1: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Written by Susan A. Shea & Illustrated by Tom Slaughter
A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids' imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch into a clock and a shovel into a plow. The interactive format of question and answer will entrance young readers as living things that grow are compared to inanimate objects that don't. Ingenious!
Each Living Thing
Written by Joanne Ryder & Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
This poetic celebration of animals large and small reminds us that while some creatures are cuddly and companionable, others can be ferocious, helpless, or shy. No matter how creepy, slimy, mean, or odd an animal might seem, they all need us to be considerate of them. As a day moves gently from morning to night, a variety of children interact with--or keep a respectful distance from--creatures in their natural environments. Ashley Wolff's luscious, exquisitely detailed illustrations and Joanne Ryder's lyrical text inspire a sense of wonder at the animal world around us.
BOOK #3: Living Things and Nonliving Things
Written by Kevin Kurtz
Using a wide variety of stunning photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving. For example, if most (but not all) living things can move, can any nonliving things move? As part of the Compare and Contrast series, this is a unique look at determining whether something is living or nonliving.
BOOK #4: What Do Living Things Need?
Written by Elizabeth Austen
This book introduces students to the things that humans need to live: food, shelter, water, and air. With images that are easy to identify and clear, simple sentence structures, this science reader simplifies scientific concepts for young students as they improve their reading skills. A fun and easy science experiment and Your Turn! activity provide more in-depth opportunities for additional learning. Nonfiction text features include a glossary and an index. Engage students in learning with this dynamic text!
Helpful Articles and Resources
Living and Nonliving Things By Staff Writer Living things are things that are alive. People, animals and plants are living things.
Living things need a few things to stay alive. These essential things are air, water, and food. Both animals and plants need water. Look at the following living things that make use of water and food, to say alive. SOURCE: kidsworldfun.com READ MORE >
By Staff Writer Talk to your child about the difference between living things (like plants, animals, insects) and other non-living things (like rocks, toy cars, balls). Tell them that:
1) living things can grow. 2) living things need energy (plants from the sun and water, animals from food) 3) living things reproduce (plants shed seeds, animals have babies). 4) living things are sensitive, so need to be treated carefully. SOURCE: Helpmykidlearn.com READ MORE >
Living vs. Nonliving By Staff Writer Explore the characteristics that distinguish living things from nonliving things. SOURCE: pbslearningmedia.com READ MORE >
Living vs. Nonliving Things By Staff Writer Living things grow, take in nutrients and reproduce.
Non-living things don't do those three things.
There are many living and non-living things all around
SOURCE: generationgenius.com READ MORE >
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