Saturday, July 14, 2012

Montessori Science: All About Horses

Hi!  It has been a little while since I posted.  I've been busy planning the new school year and decluttering the house.  Hopefully your summer is going well!  We school through the summer but still took a week off for the 4th.  It was nice!  

A few weeks ago we learned about horses.  It worked out nicely that the Just Montessori  culture curriculum we loosely follow, and Mustang's interest both came to horses at the same time.  She had her name before her love of horses, but it seems to fit her well!

What started Mustang's interest was a movie called Horse Crazy.   It's an adorable film about three little kids who go in search of wild Mustangs.  Highly recommend it! 

We read The Little Fellow by Marguerite Henry.  Excellent living book about a young horse in the pasture.   We also read about the Assateague Island Wild Ponies in the Creation Magazine that we were reviewing.  

I purchased the horse definition set from Montessori Print Shop.  It includes three part cards, booklets, and definition book.  
Charger did a great job with the 3 part cards.

Making a parts of a horse book.  I had him glue the labels on since his writing isn't that advanced yet.

Mustang wrote her labels.

I also had her read and match definitions.

We enjoyed exploring the parts of a horse puzzle and the control chart.

Exploring the horse Toob.

Matching and gluing horses.

Clipping legs on the horse.  I found this idea from Just Montessori.

Mustang spent a lot of time exploring the Usborne book of Riding and Pony care that I found at a yard sale.  She loves to read about what she is interested in.  

It was a fun unit and I think that we all enjoyed it!  Thanks for stopping by to read about it.

God Bless!

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Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had fun! I love the clipping the legs on the horse activity!

Deb Chitwood said...

What a great idea for a summer unit study! I love seeing the activities you have for each of your children's levels, and I appreciate all the helpful links. Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: