Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursday Homeschool Resource Day -- Link up -- Landform cards

We are finishing up a unit on basic geography knowledge.  Instead of doing what the book suggested and do a workbook page, I decided to get the land form pans and land form cards out and have the children build geographical terms with clay.  I bought these cards from a Montessori catalogue ages and ages ago when M. was in kindergarten or first grade and when I went back to try to find the link to share with you, it seems they are not carried anymore.  Never fear!  I have something better.  In my searching I found a link to a free, printable version of nearly the same thing.  That's much better, huh? 

Not only do the children really get to see what the geographical features are in three dimensions, they get to play with clay and water (always a plus) and the cards really demonstrate how different geographical features of opposites of each other.  For instance, did you ever think about how a lake and an island are opposite?

Here is the crew working on building some lakes:

P6 and D.

TM and P7

P. and P9

Remember, I have some extra children this week while their mother acts as costume lady for Much Ado About Nothing.  (Plus, I don't have to drive A. to her tech rehearsals!)

Here is a sample of the cards I have.  The free ones I found for you do not include the definitions, but you could easily write those yourselves.

And finally, here is an example of an isthmus in clay:

Now it's your turn. What are your great learning resources to share this week?

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Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment, I am glad to have found your blog! You have lots of great stuff here. I love your daughter's hair in this post.

thecurryseven said...

I should clarify, if only because my braiding skills are not even close to my friend's, the mother of the P. family. P6, P7, and P9 are friends who are spending significant time with us this week. I will pass along the compliment to the one who has the mad braiding skills.

Maybe someday I will have to develop them myself... who knows?

Thanks for stopping by, Jen.


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