Learn Geography with Global Address Nesting Boxes

Daisy is struggling to figure out where she fits into the world. She knows she lives in Canada but the smaller details are fuzzy.

“We have to drive all the way from Kuwait to Canada for my ballet”
stated Daisy as we were about to leave the beach (in Manitoba)!

Yikes, I thought we had the whole ‘where we live’ thing well explained. Apparently not! My best friend, who I met while teacher training, currently teaches in Kuwait. Her home is in Manitoba, Canada and we spent time there with her during the summer and recently for a holiday. On the last day of our holiday, my husband was getting ready to leave with the kids when Daisy exclaimed her dismay at the prospect of a long drive back to Winnipeg. For her, 1 hour is still long. She seemed to think she had to travel all the way from the Middle East to Winnipeg. We will be focusing on Geography activities over the next month.

I found this idea at Mommy Moment and thought it was great. I am new to Montessori but am finding I have used a lot of the theory and teaching ideas in the past without knowing. I am enjoying learning about this style of education.

I collected these boxes we had kicking around the house (yes I am a hoarder; it is the teacher in me) and made sure they all fitted inside each other.

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Boma is visiting from Luxembourg so she and Daisy worked together on this activity. There was a little bit of friction initially as you can see here on Daisy’s face. They are very similar characters. They both wanted to do the same part of the activity. Boma is an amazing artist in clay and therefore a perfectionist. Daisy is too. As soon as I saw the conflict starting I began to sing I’m Not Perfect from A Mom with a Lesson Plan‘s blog. I love this song and I am hoping my 2 Flowers will too! Daisy identified with the song and relaxed and Boma became aware of how Daisy was feeling and tried to help her work through it.

Boma made the 2 flowers from scrap card.

Daisy decided to make the Rural Municipality look like a cow. We saw some gorgeous cows at the weekend. I will share what we got up to next week.

By the time we got to the Canada box we were singing The Wonderpets Theme Song. What’s gonna work – teamwork!

Gluing the napkins on. I will put a layer of watered down glue over the top to secure it all in place.

This Manitoba flag was a challenge, or rather the Union Jack Part of it was. This was the 3rd attempt but everyone was happy. Again a little glue will make it last longer.

Our Global Address Nesting Boxes:

  • Daisy and Rose
  • Live in a Pumpkin coloured house
  • In an RM where cows live!
  • In Manitoba
  • In Canada

Check back to find out what we do with this creation.

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