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One hallmark of Montessori is the multi-level environment. In a Montessori school classrooms usually have about a 3 year age span. During their time in the class students get to experience being the youngest, and also the most experienced. Students learn to work with peers who they can mentor, andContinue Reading

If you’ve been reading along, you’ll know that we’ve been all about Ancient Egypt lately. To help us learn our gods and goddesses I created a new set of game cards for our Guess Who game! This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, atContinue Reading

I’m getting ready to work through the decanomial with Funball, and you need A LOT of bead bars. I have the checkerboard box, but there just aren’t enough bars! I puzzled over what I was going to do for a few weeks…and came up with files to cut on myContinue Reading

We’ve been having some fun exploring the sensorial decanomial the last couple of weeks. Both kids have been working on this – neither one has seen it before and Funball will start working on the elementary version very soon so I wanted her to have the sensorial experience first. AtContinue Reading

I have another new product! I’m struggling with follow up work. I feel like I have a fairly good handle on reading through the albums, determining what Funball is ready for, magicking up the materials, and presenting the lesson…but what I don’t know is how to come up with followContinue Reading

My 5.5 year old just spent an hour working on adjectives. Incredible, right? Only if you’re picturing a lecture, a workbook, and lots of writing. Of course, that’s not what happened. We are learning grammar through the Montessori philosophy. Now, I’ll admit, Daisy is a little young for this particularContinue Reading

Who doesn’t love a good look around someone else’s house? 😉 We’ve had a set of “Montessori shelves” in our dining room since my oldest was about 18 months old. The shelves have been through preschool iterations, and back in about February I finally took most of the work offContinue Reading

I’ve just uploaded a new product to my Etsy Store! In a Montessori environment, students are encouraged to come up with their own equations to practice math operations. However, sometimes inspiration just isn’t hitting. Especially in the case of division, it is hard for children to come up with equationsContinue Reading