It’s a new year and a new month and time to put out some new materials! Here are some of the Wintery works we have on the shelves for January.
On the Pre-Literacy Shelf
We love the Question Game for vocabulary development and improving inferencing skills. These questions are little more advanced than the ones we’ve had before. There is more factual information for the children to process. But, there is still at least one easy clue on each card to help them identify the picture. (Source: Montessori Activities for January)
Close-up Matching (Source: Montessori Activities for January)
Wintery Go-Togethers. (Source: Montessori Activities for January)
On the Reading Shelf
Initial Sounds Picture Cards. This is always the toughest but most fun set to put together. Hunting down wintery photos to go with each letter is quite a challenge! The last set I made had a Fall/Halloween theme and this one is all winter. There are letter cards to go with these, but I like using them with the Movable Alphabet letters or even the Sandpaper Letters. (Source: Montessori Activities for January)
Some wintery CVC 3-Part Cards. Don’t you just love the picture of the elk? I printed out the set with the pink border so it would match our other “pink series” reading work. A light blue border is also available in the packet. (Source: Montessori Activities for January)
Phonetic Reading Sentences(Source: Montessori Activities for January)
A Few More …
We changed up the cards in our Living & Non-Living and Plant & Animal Sorting baskets. (Source: Montessori Activities for January)
And finally, the chilly weather always inspired us to explore Antarctica and penguins in January! Here’s another Trillium post with lots of ideas for a penguin unit study.
Seemi holds a Master's degree in education, and an AMS Early Childhood credential. She has twenty years of experience in Montessori as a teacher, school administrator, and school owner. Seemi is the founder of TrilliumMontessori.org.