How to Draw a Jellyfish

In Parts of a Jellyfish – Nomenclature Cards, we learned about the anatomy of a jellyfish with the intention of gaining more respect for this beautiful, free-flowing (but sometimes painful) creature. We used The Montessori Company’s beautifully illustrated cards, which can be found HERE. Jellyfish have also been depicted in tons of different kinds of …

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Parts of a Jellyfish

Hello, Mr. Jellyfish. You are quite a mystery… do you have a brain? A heart? Eyes to see who you’re free-floating into? I think you’re a pretty fascinating creature, but your long stringy things sure do sting. I’m curious to learn more about you so that I can respect you more… because you are one …

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Tinker Crate – Automation

This Tinker Crate was really awesome, and it reminded us of a vintage toy. Here’s our finished product, followed by our progress in pictures. (Thank you for the support: Please note that most links on my blog are affiliate links at no extra cost to you. I do get a minuscule percentage if you purchase the …

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Parts of a Fox II – Making Clay Foxes

Once upon a time there was a cheeky little fox named Foxy Sasha who loved playfully pouncing on little anoles in the forest… After learning about the Parts of a Fox using beautifully hand-drawn nomenclature cards from The Montessori Company, creating this clever little fox creature with clay is a great follow-up. Using clay is highly …

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Parts of a Fox I – Nomenclature Cards

Foxes have always been a special animal on my family’s totem. You can most often find them in children’s literature based on fairy tales and magic. To go along with our Parts of the Fox adventure, we thoroughly enjoyed watching The Little Prince, researching how the spirit of the fox can help emotionally in times …

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Rainbow Ice – A Science Experiment

Have you ever made rainbow ice? Neither had I until recently. This was a fun experiment that can teach chemistry  or chemistry terms on all different levels, such as how sodium (Na) from salt (NaCl) reacts to ice by heating it up and melting it, how salt diffuses in water – quicker if the water …

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Tinker Crate – Fiber Optic Stars

  Our new Tinker Crate came in recently, and we were excited to find that it was an astronomy theme – Fiber Optic Stars! This was way cool, and two sixth graders had a really great time collaborating and cooperatively putting this thing together. Because it was astronomy, I had a great time cheering them …

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