add Zero-Trash Iftar Kits to the list.
my goal is the help Muslims decrease the amount of waste
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we throw away after every iftar during Ramadan.
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the girls discovered what it take to feed the US Navy by multiplying recipes.
they also reviewed nutrition guidelines for children,
spent a day in life of a boy who consumed too much sugar via his poor drink choices,
and then planned a healthy meal of their own.
we’re studying the development of language,
and as an extension made paper like the Chinese first did.
(the Egyptians were the first to make paper,
but they used a layering technique with papyrus
while the Chinese used pulp from cloth.)
we used two Ikea frames:
one became our mold,
the other — doctored up with screening and duct tape —
was our deckle.
next we tore up colored paper scraps from our recycling bin.
we put our scraps in the blender with warm water and then…
we flipped the mold over onto felt and newspaper (to soak up surplus water) and…
the pink flecks in the blue paper above are flower petals that were added in the pulp
between blending and pouring.
even a homeschooling-rookie like me is often asked:
“where do i start?”
North American Montessori Center (NAMC) is providing another option
for those who want to get rolling quickly.
NAMC has been on my montessori homeschooling radar
even before they offered this new
comprehensive and quick-start primary homeschooling program
providing the step-by-step curriculum AND the montessori materials.
check em out: montessori-home-schooling.com
montessori tools can be quite an investment,
but the good thing about many of them
— especially the practical life and sensorial exercises —
is that, using inexpensive supplies, you can make them yourself.
one of the things i like to do
is browse catalogs like the one from montessori services.
i may not buy anything,
but i’ll go through with a highlighter
and circle exercises i can easily put together myself
or books to check out from my local library.
while it can often be convenient to let someone else do the running around for you,
i decided to put together this lacing exercise using inexpensive supplies from my local craft store.
another example, the description of this book, “the story of salt”,
looked so interesting that i searched my local library for it.
i found out why this book was a part of the montessori services catalog:
it was an entertaining and informative read, even for me.
i have purchased from montessori services before.
they have quality products and excellent customer service. request their free catalog,
but when you browse it
keep in mind that you can not only use it to purchase tools to
prepare and enrich your homeschool environment,
but also use it make some things with your own two hands.