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Our Ancient Egypt Unit Study went so well, now that we’ve moved on a little bit, we were excited to dive into an Ancient Greece Unit Study! Between unit studies we’ve carried on with listening to History Quest Early Times (HQET) chapters, and I’ve been supplementing with Story of theContinue Reading

Fungirl seemed to implicitly understand squares and cubes. She had so much experience with the bead chains in Kindergarten and first grade that when they started coming up in equations she just got stuck in. However recently we had a blip where she got a little confused. When asked toContinue Reading

Here’s a list of just about all the books we used in our Ancient Greece Unit study. We didn’t read all of these books cover to cover – some didn’t get used at all, but most got flipped through at least. Several of the non-fiction books I read, and thenContinue Reading

Have you seen the gorgeousness that is the ETC Atom board? It’s so very pretty. And so very expensive! My kids want to do some work with electrical circuits, and I think we’re going to do some chemistry with our science buddies. Starting at the beginning with stellar nucleosynthesis andContinue Reading

Daisy is beginning to get excited about some of the elementary works and wants to work with the same materials as Fungirl. Because we’re at home, we’re making that work. A few days ago I had an idea that I wanted to get her started on the unit division board.Continue Reading

We’ve been exploring Ancient Greece for about three weeks now. The kids have been so into the mythology and the hero stories we haven’t covered much else besides the geometry and mathematicians. And that’s OK, the mythology, Iliad, and Odyssey are so huge to the foundation of the civilization thatContinue Reading

If you follow me on Instagram (@_StarLitDay_) you’ll know that I’ve been posting a ton about the Montessori Equivalence Frames. This set of material introduces geometric concepts of congruence, similarity, and equivalence. It provides sensorial introductions to the Pythagorean Theorem, and also sensorial introduction to formulae for area of differentContinue Reading

Sandpaper letters are essential Montessori material for the Primary student. The letters give visual and tactile input – auditory too when combined with a teacher or student sounding out the letter. Today I’m going to show you how to make really fun, better than the original, glitter letters using aContinue Reading

Sometimes, you just need a good font. Below, I’ve compiled a list of great FREE printing, D’Nealian, and cursive fonts. These are great for use with young children so that the text they see matches the writing they are trying to create! Printing Fonts AbcPrintArrow – a solid font withContinue Reading

One of the wonderful things about Montessori education is the emphasis on global awareness right from the Primary level. Three to six year old students work with puzzle maps, experience festivals from around the world, and explore continent boxes. Second plane students continue their geography study in a hands onContinue Reading