DIY Landforms~ (Plan B)
Well I really wanted to make some pretty landforms that were all ready for the classroom but right now, it just isn’t happening!!!!! I had a plan and it didn’t quite work! 🙁 So….since we are working on soil this week, I needed them today! So it was on to plan B! The next part of our Waseca Study was to talk about soil and water. After the soil and water presentation, we were supposed to head into landforms. So I used what we had to make the landforms and I think it was actually a success! I took a plastic container and some rocks, and the girls and I used the rock to make the different landforms. Then we poured blue water into the container! It was fun and it really made the girls look at the difference between the different landforms!
This presentation was about how soil and water feel. It was for nomenclature purposes and Pup thought it was great!
After that we moved into landforms! Bunny made hers all on her own. Pup needed alot of help. This is a work that is better for older kids, but it was fun!
System of Lakes
When we were finished I made it a tray! I hope that this is a work that the girls repeat. I think that they will! Maybe soon I will get the landforms trays done, but until then this is going to have to cover it!
Today is also my dearest Mom’s birthday!!!! After all of our work we got to go have a lovely afternoon at her house! It was great to spend a nice relaxing day with family! I hope your week is going well! Happy Schooling Everyone!
The girl who painted trees
May 3, 2012 @ 2:20 am
I love that the girls got to create the landforms.
May 3, 2012 @ 5:02 pm
I think that there is something about letting the girls make them on their own that helps the learning! It was really fun!
May 3, 2012 @ 4:47 am
What a great idea, lovely photos, too! I hope it’s OK, I pinned you on my DIY Montessori board (with 2150 followers), and added you as a contributor so you can pin there any time! http://pinterest.com/lnmontessori/diy-montessori-activities/
May 3, 2012 @ 5:01 pm
I love pins! Thanks for pinning and for stopping by!
May 6, 2012 @ 3:43 pm
I also pinned you here and now you have 74 repins! http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/montessori-inspired-activities-and-ideas/
May 7, 2012 @ 3:01 am
May 3, 2012 @ 10:51 am
oh i am so glad i found this post . landforms are on my to do list for a while but was never able to make them . i am so happy to try this . also i like another version by chasing cheerios melissa with aluminium containers and beach sand . i even think your version and hers where kids make their pwn trays are more fun and provide more learning than the regular trays . thanks for sharing . viv
May 3, 2012 @ 5:04 pm
Hi Viv! I saw that post by Melissa too! I love that idea as well, but having that much snad isnt something I have all the time! I thought of trying it with pea gravel too and seeing how that worked! I will have to let you know! Happy Schooling!
My Boys' Teacher
May 3, 2012 @ 1:11 pm
Way to think on your feet! You may remember, my first landforms attempt didn’t go so well either:
Part 1: http://whatdidwedoallday.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-not-to-make-your-own-geography.html
Part 2: http://whatdidwedoallday.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-not-to-make-your-own-geography.html
May 3, 2012 @ 5:06 pm
Hahaha! I think that yours went worse them mine. I thought that if I used the Model Magic that it would be a foam like surface that would work in water…..its not. It tends to melt when it gets wet (who knew)! So I was going to use a sealer to get them to be waterproof, but they just wont dry! Ugh! Who knows! I may have to start over!
May 3, 2012 @ 2:56 pm
WOW!! Stephanie!! YOU ARE A ROCK STAR!!! I LOVE IT!! LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! SOOOOO original!!!
May 3, 2012 @ 5:07 pm
Thanks Karen! The girls loved it and it was simple! I guess its the easy things that are the best!
Montessori Print Shop
May 4, 2012 @ 3:33 pm
What a great idea! Nice way to incorporate nature into this lesson on natural geography. Well done!
May 7, 2012 @ 3:02 am
Thanks so much!
May 7, 2012 @ 7:54 pm
What a great idea! I wish I had thought of it before I bought the landforms. I will remember this idea for using as a work after teaching about the different land forms – what a great idea!
July 13, 2012 @ 5:01 am
Great idea, Stephanie! I LOVE simple-to-prepare versions of land and water forms! I added your photo and post to my Easy DIY Land and Water Forms post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/07/02/montessori-monday-easy-diy-land-and-water-forms/
January 2, 2013 @ 3:32 am
I chose this post as one of my ‘Montessori top 12 in 2012’. I used a Pinterest pin of your graphic so please let me know if this is not OK. You can see the post here http://montessoriconfessions.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-top-montessori-12-in-2012.html
This is a blog hop if you want to join us!
January 5, 2013 @ 2:11 am
Wow Lisa what an honor to be included! It is a truly awesome list! Thanks so much!