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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Woohoo! It's done!
I've finished my timeline of life! This has taken MONTHS because, apart from the heading words and information cards, it was all done by hand as opposed to just printing off the computer. I had to do a heck of a lot of cutting, sticking and laminating. I started it but then put it away for a bit because I felt a bit overwhelmed!
Anyway, it's extremely simplified and doesn't look much like the "proper" Montessori version (see Moteaco!) but it does the job. I did an unlaminated version with the pictures glued on - it ended up being enormous and taking up nearly the whole length of the room - this is loosely taped together so that it can be folded back and forth for easy storage. There are also blank, laminated pieces so that Rosie can build her own timeline and these are separate to allow her to work on one section at a time (it's a lot to learn!). There are also a set of laminated pictures and labels and information cards for each period.
The timeline was so huge that there was no way I could include the whole thing in a picture so I made a little vid - you'll see how long it was at the end! Then there are a couple of photos of the other bits that go with it.
Oh, and here's April playing with the picture cards which she adored - she spent a LONG time doing stuff like getting the woolly mammoth to eat the coral!