Montessori Work Give-away Featuring Vincent van Gogh

This is a picture of the give-away on the Little Acorn's Blog--and there is our Home State of Indiana!--Enter before November 20th!

Karen from Little Acorns blog is holding a give-away for a Montessori inspired work using the weather & Vincent van Gogh as a Meteorologist!  I’m excited about this give-away and have already started thinking about the extensions I could make for my Lower Elementary Montessori children, across the classroom.  As with all thing Montessori, there […]

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Template for Montessori 3-Part Cards

Several people have asked me if I have a template for Montessori 3-part cards. Since both of my children are technically in Lower Elementary, we now use the definition cards as well as a “fill in the blank with the word,” definition card. So for every item (card), we also have a definition card and […]

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Parts of the Mayflower & Who Am I? Game for Montessori Elementary

My 8, soon to be 9 year old (wow, does time fly) daughter absolutely loves making pin maps and pin models.  The really great thing for me is that I can make a control and she traces the control, colors it, laminates it and mounts it on foam core.  She then makes pin flags/labels for […]

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Montessori Thanksgiving Noun Sorting Work

I’m working with Aidan on nouns and articles right now.  I’m ever so grateful for the science behind the isolation of information in the work we do! I put this Thanksgiving noun sorting work together for next week.  Simply print, laminate and cut.  The direct aim for this lesson is to differentiate Thanksgiving nouns that […]

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Montessori Lower Elementary Cultural Research Forms

Unit Studies Made Easy

Within Montessori Lower Elementary, a primary focus is for students to develop research skills, utilizing a variety of resources.  Many classrooms utilize “Research forms,” to record their findings.  While journals could be used, the “Research forms,” serve as guides to help the child know what types of information they can gather on any given topic.  […]

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1st Five Items You Need to Start Montessori Homeschooling at the Elementary Level

In the little over a year that I’ve been homeschooling using Montessori Methodologies, I’ve learned quite a bit.  And there are things I wish someone would have told me before I started.  One of those things was which resources are worth my time and money.  Sure, there are lots of low to no cost materials […]

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