It appeared that not only do I have a lot of presentations to give, but a lot of materials to make. Here are the results of my search for files:
I was disturbed to find that the 5 living kingdoms are now the six living kingdoms. At this age I really think the only kingdoms I want to sort are plant versus animal and will use some of the cards from this five kingdoms file from Homemade Montessori.
If you use the Gettman, the first activity in this category is "Classifying Animals." This activity involves the making of twelve sets of Classified Animal Pictures. Thank goodness free files for all of these are now available over at Walk Beside Me.
"Animals" in the Gettman is code for "vertebrates." He does not address invertebrates in his 3-6 sequence. If you are looking to deal with invertebrates, vertebrate versus invertebrate cards are available over at Homemade Montessori.
An overview of the early life science materials is available over at the Learning Ark and she has a file available for less than $5 through Lulu that includes "living vs non-living," "types of vertebrates," and "types of invertebrates."
I printed and laminated "living versus non-living" tonight. Jo's pictures are gorgeous. I want to put collection together from our miniatures to go with it. Hopefully you'll see these things in the classroom soon.
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