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Great Science Curriculum Resource

My material-making focus has veered from music to science. (But don't you worry - one of these days I will finish the tutorial for the world music curriculum CD pouches. I just feel the need to procrastinate a bit and give in to the magnetic pull of physics, biology and botany!)

In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you a nice resource I happened upon the other day. Lori, a trained Montessori teacher who is now a full-time mom, has a website where she sells some quality printable materials. I especially like her offerings in botany, biology and zoology. For reasonable prices she will either email (PDFs) or print and send to you a wide range of 3-part reading classification cards. If you order the vertebrate nomenclature series (parts of a mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, and fish) with each 3-part card set also comes a definition for each part. This can easily be used to make AMI-style definition stages. Just print off two extra sets of pictures.

In addition to her online store, Lori has a great blog on Montessori topics. Check it out when you have a chance!

:) Meg

P.S. Have you signed up for our little swap yet? You don't need to have ethnic children's clothing sitting in your closet. Perhaps you could buy it, or buy some ethnic fabric and send a pattern!

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