Montessori Monday~ Human Body Week 1

Well Bunny’s family birthday party was on Saturday (you can see all the pictures here). So Sunday I was able to put together the new trays for our new theme we are starting this week! We are heading into a study of the Human Body and the girls have really gotten into it so far! What inspired so much passion right away? Well, we watched the Magic School Bus Human Body Movie. There is a TON of really great information and it is so much fun! I love it when there are great movies that help the learning become effortless! 🙂 Anyway, we are going to jump right into this full force! I was able to make a few trays for the theme. Most of them are heart related, and that really fits well with Valentines day coming up and with the body theme! Two birds with one stone! 😉 So here is what we have on the shelves so far:

We have a make your own Body System’s Booklet.
Here are the example pages that I made. The systems that I put here are:
~ Circulatory
~ Muscular
~ Nervous
~ Digestive
~ Skeletal

Here it is on the tray ready for work!

Spooning Blood Cells
(OK….pompoms! Tadpole is really into scooping, so I am hoping that this will be fun for him! I wanted to give him something like beans, but he is still eating things randomly!) 

Tracing and observing your hand
( I know that everyone will like the tracing, but I hope that adding the details of their hands will give them a new point of interest.)

Trace and Observe the Foot

Punching hearts
( I found this lovely little heart shaped hole punch at Walmart for a $1! It is perfect for little hands because you push down on the top to punch it! I think that if they punch enough we may have a project to do!)

Sorting Blood Cells
 (I used red Pony Beads with the holes in them so that they look like red blood cells, and I use clear white beads that are round for the white blood cells)
Today the girls jumped right into work. Bug and Tadpole were sick today, so it was just us! They worked really hard today. Bunny made the Body booklet and spent a very long time trying to get it just right, and Pup tried everything! 😉 Here are a few pictures that I was able to get.
Tracing the Body!

Bunny has also been having a wonderful time learning to sew on the sewing machine that she got for her birthday. 🙂 She really wanted to learn how to sew, but my grandma’s machine that I use has a leg petal that would be too tricky for her to use. So on Black Friday, my sister waited at walmart to get one that was on sale for $50! She loves it and Its great that I can put it at a level she can reach! So in addition to learning how to sew in a straight line, she is also learning to iron! This was today’s task and she really did a great job! She told me that she felt like she was taller and she felt like she felt all grown up! 🙂 It was so sweet! I loved that her gift made her really feel like she could do anything!!!!

Isnt she so cute and all grown up!
That was what we have been up to today! I really have had some fun today and I think that they did too! If you want to see more wonderful Montessori work, pop on by to Living Montessori Now for the Montessori Monday Link up! Oh, and if you have any other ideas for some great Human Body trays, let me know! I would love some ideas! Happy Schooling!
PS: I have been so busy that I havent had time to respond to all of your wonderful comments and messages! 🙁 I am SO sorry! If you sent a meaage, please send it again if I forgot reply to you! Again I am so very sorry! I will do better next time!