The children were truly inspired when I showed them this.
This is published by the Now I'M Reading! series. It comes with the following.
As they were browsing through the materials, they were saying how we can build the houses, make our own costumes. They were very excited! Everyone wanted to be a certain character. This is when I shared with them some of the ideas I had when I found this material. I said we all need to participate and here are some ways; Making the story prop materials, maybe we can present a lesson about how houses are built, and different houses around the world. They loved this idea. So now we have those who want to present lessons about homes, those who want to build homes, and those who still want to be a character. I ensured them that their hard work will pay off and we may perform this in front of different groups of people so everyone may get a chance to perform their favorite character.
So we are going to use other books to collect information regarding how houses are built, and about different houses around the world. I have printed off classification cards for the parts of the house like the living room, bedroom , kitchen. I also purchased this Parts of a House work from Montessori services.
Front of the replicard
back of the replicard.
I still need to find the materials for our props but I am loving their creativity and how I am able tie in many learning opportunities for the children, The toddlers are able to help with the making of the props, the preschoolers will be encouraged to want to read and the schoolagers are doing research. I have gotten a positive response from my childrens' school that they would allow us to do a monthly performance. Our parents can't wait to see the performances. We will officially begin our new endeavor the second week of September and hope our first performance will take place the latter part of October. All of my school age children return to school on September 7th. They all attend the same school and return back to me when school is dismissed, this is a wonderful opprtunity for them to still be exposed to the montessori method daily.