Today’s guest post is by Disha Patel of Lotus Montessori Extensions. She has some fun pictures of the variety of ways in which they explore planets in her class.
Click the images below to see some of the activities we do here at Trillium when learning about Space in the following posts:
by Disha Patel
“Cosmic Education is that form of relating the child to the universe and to humanity that will enable him to realize in himself all the developmental potential that is his own particular birthright”
One of my favorite lessons to give is the “Exploration of the Planets”. Children learn the names of the planets and explore them in a variety of hands on ways.
A closer look at the Planet Mat (Source: Lotus Montessori Extensions)
Make the solar system with clay
Solar system sewing work
Solar system on a stick!
Books about space
Song to teach the names of the plants: We are the Planets and this is our Song.
Planets cut-out worksheet from Best Coloring Pages for Kids
The fabric Planet Mat is available at Lotus Montessori Extensions
About Disha Patel
Disha Patel has been teaching in a Public Montessori School for years. She holds a MACTE accredited Early Childhood Montessori Certificate from the Center of Guided Montessori Studies and is completing her Master’s degree in Montessori Education from Plymouth State University. Prior to becoming a Montessori teacher, Disha Patel was an ESE teacher for years. She has a lot of experience working with special needs children and loves to explore innovative ways to help her students. Disha is also the Founder and Writer at Lotus Montessori Extensions. Lotus Montessori Extensions offers products to complement, support, and enhance the way children learn Montessori lessons. We make beautiful Montessori mats to foster independence. These mats are proven to minimize errors for the students. For more information on the Lotus Montessori Extensions, please visit www.lotusmontessoriext.com.