Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poinsettia, Free Downloads and More Holiday Works

I added a small unit on "Poinsettia" on D's shelves.  I placed a live Poinsettia plant and the following tray on our culture shelves.

The tray holds "Parts of the Poinsettia" 3-part cards and a small booklet that D can read by herself.  The booklet is my test to see if she would be ready for the Classified Definition work.

You can download both the 3-part cards as well as the booklet here. If you end up using these cards, you will have to color in the parts and the booklet is meant to be printed back-to-back. 

I created this tray so, she could also make her own booklet.  The tray contains 4 Poinsettia pictures and blank labels.  The basket contains stuff she can create and color her booklet with.

You can download the page to make the booklet here.

I had to help her punch holes and create a label for the book.  But she was able to complete the rest by herself.  Here is her finished booklet and an page from inside.

We followed this culture work with the reading of "The Legend of the Poinsettia", to understand the significance of Poinsettia and Christmas.

Here are a few more new trays on D's shelves.  D is free to choose any work from M's shelves, so these are just a couple of new trays for her.

Shape Tracing and Pin Punching those out

Some Christmas themed Sticker Work
This post is linked to Montessori Monday.


  1. I love this poinsenttia booklet!! It's beautiful!! Thanks for share it!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I pinned one of your holiday trays to try with my Boogie. Your ideas are great! I have your blog in my google reader so I don't miss any future inspiration :)

  3. I love that you have a real poinsettia with your poinsettia work! And thanks so much for sharing your lovely 3-part cards and booklet! I always love seeing your link at Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  4. Thanks so much for sharing the 3 Part Cards! This is great!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing! I am definetly putting this work on our shelves. Thank you.

  6. Thanks, Karen, Sierra, Deb and Sasha, my pleasure!

  7. Great ideas!!! What a hard worker you have.

  8. What fun!! I love that you focused on the poinsettia =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

  9. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Thanks for sharing. We've used your poinsettia booklet as part of our learning, and it has worked great!

  11. Thanks all of you. Glad you found this helpful.

  12. Thank you very much for sharing this! I found you on a Google search and will be looking around your blog.


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