MONTESSORI LESSONS -A Gardening Unit Study (With the Focus on the Summer)

Below, are links for a complete summer gardening unit study. These PreK and K-8 links will lead you to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises that are compatible with the Montessori classified reading cards, phonics, grammar, creative writing, science, social studies and other extensive lesson plans found in Montessori lesson planning.

Montessori Classified Reading Cards and Other Aids to Learn About Summer and Year Round Gardening

Make Your Own Classified Reading Cards for PreK - Grade 5
Nurturing Budding Botanists - Learning and Teaching the Basics
of Plant Science

Names of Flowers in English, French and Latin
Names of Vegetables in Spanish with Pronunciation Key
Names of Fruits in Spanish - Spanish Vocabulary
Names of Fruits in Spanish - with Pronunciation Key
Free Flash Cards - Vegetables - French
Fruits and Vegetables - Frutas y Verduras
Vegetable Names in European Languages
Names of Flowers in English, French and Latin
Mature Flower Diagram Clip Art
Plant Cell Wall Diagram Clip Art
Summer Flowers - Names and Facts
The Garden Game
Northwest Coloring Book Scientific Plant Name Index
Let's Study About the Cycle of a Flowering Plants and Trees
- Extension of Montessori's Classified Reading Cards for Elementary Students

Plant Identification by Characteristics (Reference Guide)

Sensory Exercises/Motor Development Involving the Study of Summer Gardening

Sunflower Seed Activities (Pre K - Grade 6)
Seed Match
Collecting Seeds - Fun for the Whole Family
Learning Center Grdening Table for the Classroom
A Close-Up Look at Seeds
Backyard Detective

Practical Life Exercises Involving the Study of Summer Gardening

Summer Flower Bulbs
Itching to Plant (Germinating Seeds)
What Shall I Grow?
Home-grown "Fast Food" for Busy Families by Sara L. Ambarian
Gardening Year Round - Tips from an Expert
Learn What Mulch Can Do For You!
International Gardening Information - Scroll Down Half Way through Newsletter
A Child's Garden
Grow It Cook It
Planting a Gardem - Lower Elementary Ages
Garden Planters and Containers
Preparing a Container Garden
Gardening Tools
Homegrown Vegetables in Any Space
Complete Gardening Archive
Organic Garden Seeds
Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions - Wildflower How-to-Guide

Language Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

My Vegetable Gardening Diary
Special Summer Food Fun - Word Puzzles for Middle Schoolers
The Secret Garden
Garden Tales
Montessori Gardening Grammar Bingo
Growing Poems
Experience of Nature (Flora: Plants & Flowers) PreK - Grade 2
Recommended Children's Poetry Books (Ages 4 - 8)
Recommended Children's Poetry Books (Ages 9 - 13)
Figurative Speech: Analogies, Similes, and Metaphors

Science and Social Science Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

Growing Plants Unit Study - Upper Elementary Level
Vegetable Planting Guide Worksheet
Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes (Grades 2 - 6)
Comparing Leaves
Growing Plants Unit
Science With Plants
Cultivating Hope
Microscopes for Observation and Science Experiments
The Garden Game
Cultivating History Lessons Gardens for Schools
Planting a Gardem Thematic Unit Study - Lower Elementary Ages
Vegetable Guide to Planting in Late Summer
Seeds to Plant in Late Summer/Fall
Farmers' Almanc Gardening Calendar
Plant a Summer Crop of Beans
Curriculum Connections
The Science of Gardening
Harvest of History - The Farmers' Museum
Aromatic History
- Herbs in Colonial Life
Hands On Flower Model

Music and Art Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

Let's Make Pressed Flowers - Elementary Level
Draw Your World - Drawing Enriches the Curriculum
Flower Themes, Flowers in Art
Sharing Food, Food in Art
Changing a Flower's Color
Seed Collages (Scroll down until you see this activity)
Painting a Garden (Scroll down until you see this activity
Flowers Posters, Prints, Charts, Photographs & Calendars
Garden-Inspired Performing Arts
Sing and Learn About Science

Math Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Students

Exploring Math in the Garden
Sprouting Math Activities - Algebra
http://www.kidsgardening.org/article/grappling-data
Sprouting Math Activities - Problem Solving
Flowers: Graph & Graph Again
Inside hte Coordinate Grid

Business Marketing Activities

Plant Sale Grows Kids
Peddling Plants
Cultivating Funds with Indoor Plants
Fungi Fever
Label It, Sell It (Nutritional Labeling and Marketing

Additional Extension Exercises - Let's Write, Discuss and Talk About Gardening

Granny's Garden School
More Fruits and Vegetables
How To Pick Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Season
Farmer's How to Pick Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Spanish
Farmer's Market Fruit and Vegetable Bargains
Curriculum Connections - Incorporate Selected Ideas for Montessori Environment
Write Your Own Books - For K - 3rd Grade(Part I)
Write Your Own Books - For K - 3rd Grade (Part II)

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