Garden of Francis:
Okay, I haven't even gotten my first order yet and I'm already in love with Garden of Francis! Support this wonderful Montessori Homeschooler if you can. My favorites that fit my current needs are the laundry soap, the dish soap, and the bar soap.
I think I'll end up getting the world felt map to replace my old tattered map. At some point I'll have to accept that it's time to put up the plastic animals that go with the felt map to help push my children into more upper level work (sigh) but for now even the oldest likes to handle the animals. Gee, I never even got around to marking the bottoms of the animals for the control and it's already time to move forward. I have to remember that the toy animals are probably not in the 6-9 classes (right???). Here is mine - Asia always drives me crazy because the seams pop open (I used peel and stick felt for Asia and MUCH prefer the regular felt pieces stuck on with Tacky Glue). I also wish that I had made Antarctica in the actual shape of the continent. In the meantime (and if I get around to it) I could just re-do Asia/Antarctica and run it through the dryer to get the lint and such off of the back.
Parts of Wonder:
I don't have a need for these right now but they are so beautiful that I thought I'd post the link. They are 'parts of' cards but not in 3-part card fashion. Rather, they are the 'label the picture' type of activity. I have one of this type (but not even 1/2 as beautiful) in my insect box and the dc did well with it. If the sale hasn't started yet then check back after July 15th. I'm posting a picture below (with permission); isn't it beautiful?