Our New Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Ana & Aidan Baking

We took a break from blogging over the summer, fall and part of winter as we began a new adventure in gluten-free living.  I’m a foody from way back, so learning how to recreate my favorite recipes as either gluten free or grain free has taken up quite a bit of our time.  It has […]

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Bobbing for Apples

Bobbing for Apples

We hope to share more of the things we do “just for fun.”  Aidan had requested that at his 8th birthday party in October, we bob for apples.  He–along with his sister and cousins had a great time. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.–Maria Montessori

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Montessori Homeschool Laminator

A friend just asked me for an opinion on a laminator. This is the laminator I bought for $150 in February of 2010. I thoroughly abuse this machine and it is now available on Amazon for $59 plus $11 shipping. One of the great features of this machine is that it does not require the […]

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Teach Me to Do It Myself, Part Two: Creativity in a Montessori Environment

Montessori Puzzle Map of Asia

Smurfett recently posted a comment on my last blog post entitled, Montessori Child: Teach Me to Do It Myself. Below is her comment and question: Perhaps you can help me w/ this concept. My friend is opposed to Montessori because she doesn’t like an adult telling the child how to use a tool. Her child […]

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Montessori Child: Teach Me to Do It Myself

montessori in school

In the many publications and message boards I subscribe to related to a Montessori education, the topic of freedom within the classroom is very often discussed and debated. The concept of freedom in terms of education is relatively easy to accept for a preschool student.  The concept, however is much more difficult to envision for […]

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Montessori Elementary Leaf Study

Found this document on Scribd tonight. Very thorough study of Leaves for the Montessori Elementary classroom. Covers leaf shape, leaf margin and leaf venation and includes wall chart & booklets. Make two copies of the booklets and you can use one copy for three-part cards. Thank you to Kelli Dantin for this work! Leaves

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