Skills and life skills are not to be developed in isolation and are not ‘add on’ activities, rather, these are to be developed in an integrated and infused manner.
1. Personal, Social & Emotional Development
2. Physical and Motor Development
3. Cognitive Development
4. Language and Literacy
5. Art and Creative Development
Teacher & Parent Note
Divide the class into 2 groups,each group with number cards 1-10.
The teacher will show a picture card and the children have to show the corresponding number card.
Continue the activity till all the numbers are done.
Now ask the children to “Count the carrots” Give them time to come up with answer.
Then talk about that particular vegetable,its colour,taste, etc
Teacher and Parent Notes at the beginning of each unit of work and extra notes at the bottom of relevant pages, make it much easier to implement the myriad activities. These are easy to carry out at school or home.
Theme vegetables are integrated in Wonder Me! The teaching of numbers, and arts & crafts combined with the teaching of animals, as examples.
A list of all materials required is provided. These can be obtained locally or provided by Edison Education.
Integrating Vegetable Theme & Numbers
List of Materials & Notes for Teachers & Parents
Integrating Theme Vegetables & Hands-on
LEARNING BY DOING
Association pages make Wonder Me! child-centric.
Children follow the lessons largely themselves.
Colours are integrated with the teaching of fruits, for example.
Tactile learning materials, cut and paste activities develop physical and motor skills.
Teacher notes at the bottom of each page suggest extension activities, for example, making and sharing sandwiches made of jam.
Team work, taking turns and values are built-in.
A companion rhymes CD comes with a rhymes & action songs on each theme.
Integrating Tactile and Hands-on Learning experiences
Colours & Fruits
Pickles & Jams with Integrating Montessori Vegetables & Fruits