Category: Teaching Ideas

Category: Teaching Ideas

Top Tips for lighting fires the Forest School Way
April 2, 2017 Forest Schools, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Lighting fires the forest school way! I have learnt alot in my forest school training.  Who knew that you could use pixie pillows (cotton wool), dragons snot (vaseline, although this wasn’t allowed during my assessment) and dragons breath (from a fire steel).  But, what I have really learnt is how to make a good controlled

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Easter Egg Pinata
March 19, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

  We had so much fun making this Easter Egg Pinata for an event at school.  It was really popular there too! I was inspired by a post from Studio DIY for DIY Egg Popper Tree.   I have adapted this idea slightly though – see details below. To make this Pinata you will need the following.

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Why we have Seasons and Solstices
December 21, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We were discussing that today is the shortest day and what that means.  This lead to us doing lots of experiments about the planet earth and how it goes round the sun.  How this creates the seasons and longer and shorter days. We started reading the book: Christmas a very Peculiar History. #affiliate link to

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Glitter Slime – Borax Free – 4 simple ingredients
December 4, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

This has been an absolute hit this weekend with all ages!!  Freya and Seb loved making the slime – the glitter has been contained and not spread everywhere and they have played and explored for hours!  That’s a win-win-win for me!! This is an amazingly simple recipe without and borax and uses ingredients that can

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Learning about the layers of planet earth 
November 12, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We are learning about the planet earth at school at the moment. Freya and I have had fun tonight making play dough versions of the planet earth. We have made different colours of play dough using our 3 minute play dough recipe. Once we had made the play dough Freya made the planet like this. First

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Laminated Poppy pictures for Remembrance Day
November 3, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have been asked about books for Remembrance day. This book is absolutely beautiful. It has a nice repeating refrain through out and the illustrations are out of this world. It shows the life’s of 2 friends that are young when the war breaks out and their time in the war and then when they

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UK slime recipe
October 16, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

  We were so excited to find this new slime recipe – it works brilliantly and the addition of shaving foam gives it a lovely fragrance too! We saw the original recipe on Instructables – but we’ve tweaked the recipe a bit for the U.K. Market. The secret ingredients… Ingredients: For ease I have included

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UK slime recipe
October 16, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

  We were so excited to find this new slime recipe – it works brilliantly and the addition of shaving foam gives it a lovely fragrance too! We saw the original recipe on Instructables – but we’ve tweaked the recipe a bit for the U.K. Market. The secret ingredients… Ingredients: For ease I have included

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UK slime recipe
October 16, 2016 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

  We were so excited to find this new slime recipe – it works brilliantly and the addition of shaving foam gives it a lovely fragrance too! We saw the original recipe on Instructables – but we’ve tweaked the recipe a bit for the U.K. Market. The secret ingredients… Ingredients: For ease I have included

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UK slime recipe
October 16, 2016 Teaching Ideas, Uncategorized montessorisoul

  We were so excited to find this new slime recipe – it works brilliantly and the addition of shaving foam gives it a lovely fragrance too! We saw the original recipe on Instructables – but we’ve tweaked the recipe a bit for the U.K. Market. The secret ingredients… Ingredients: For ease I have included

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