- USA Explorer a.k.a. “Forbidden USA” . Object: Save 4 major USA landmarks before the United States sinks from Global warming.
- Candyland type “journey from Start to Finish” Games.
Why not have a vocabulary parade?
Poetry is like….
Other poetry resources:
Sarah Kay says, ” I write poem to figure thing out.”
Kay Sarah Sera
“I am young enough to know about Magic Cats” and Fairies. Are you?
Poet, Sarah Kay, reading one of her poems:
Here’s another of her poems, that actually became a short picture book called
“If I should have a daughter…”
(Teachers, Check out “Ten Things I Know to Be True”
Why do you think she decided to call it that? Do you think she would say the same things to her son? Why or why not?
What verse will you add to the cosmic story ?
What will be YOUR gift to this wide wise world?
“Hopelessness is the enemy of justice…. And Montessori is about hope.” -Bryan Stevenson
We need more justice !
These are the workshops I attended and what I am learning:
We got lessons presented to us from this amazing book:
Sonnie McFarland, the AMS 2011 Living Legacy, has been a Montessori educator for over 40 years. She is an international speaker, consultant, and workshop leader on educating for peace, personal transformation, community building, and Montessori parenting. She has written Honoring the Light of the Child and Shining Through: A Teacher’s Handbook on Transformation. She and her husband, Jim McFarland, PhD, received the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for their co-authored book, Montessori Parenting: Unveiling the Authentic Self.
Patricia Yonka is a member of the AMS Peace Committee. She is also the creator of the CD Peace Through Music. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).
Amy Croel-Perrien, MEd, is a graduate student instructor at Michigan State University and a former Montessori elementary teacher in Holland, Michigan. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).
He taught us about identifying and managing our
HW: for adults, teachers, parents, and students:
Write down 5 triggers in each of those categories
How do they manifest in your thoughts, your bodies, stomach head, actions
Think of a number 1-100:
For example, right now I’ feeling about a 60. I’m happy but not relaxed. I’m excited about this workshop and I’ve had a lot of coffee.
Workshop 2: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts for Word Study
Workshop 4: 8-9:30
AMS CHICAGO DAY 1:
What I learned today:
We are leaves on one tree,
Pieces of one puzzle,
What else ?
What verse will you add to the endless song of the universe?