Montessori

Today my little and I laid out the 100 chain. We used the flags to mark each 10. Then we pulled out some of the other flag boxes for other chains, and laid them out on our 100 chain. All of a sudden the 100 chain is now a numberContinue Reading

As a homeschooler, $350 for a few plates that demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem is not realistic for our family. FunGirl will most likely see the material once, internalize it, and never want to look at it again. Daisy is more likely to come back to the puzzle a few times,Continue Reading

Looking back we did quite well with the Montessori Geography sequence last year. The more time I spend with the albums, the more I understand how everything weaves together. However so much of the geography albums cover what I’d consider “science” topics. It’s amazing, but we didn’t learn much actualContinue Reading

The Montessori peg board is used with Elementary students for a few different math topics: factors, common multiples, square roots. It could also be used for geometric multiplication work, and other work besides. As I’ve mentioned, FunGirl doesn’t love working with materials. She likes to move to paper work orContinue Reading

My goal was to write one of these “Our Work” posts each month. Whoops! Here’s our wrap up post for the end of the year. I gave no new lessons this week. The girls had a two-week work plan listing all the projects that needed completing before school “finished” forContinue Reading

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

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

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