Category Archives: Montessori

The Basics

I’ve been stewing for the last however many months now about Kindergarten and the “official” beginning to our home school- at least as far as the state is concerned.   I’ve worked to foster a lifestyle of education and a … Continue reading

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Toddler Alphabet Work

  Ezra recently hit a sensitive period for letters and sounds. He started pointing out words to me about a week ago. Everywhere he sees letters, he announces that there are words to read. He also pretends to “sound out” words like he has seen … Continue reading

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Learning at Our House

Ready for something educational around here? I know. Me too. Thanks for tolerating all the knitting and list making around here lately. I promise it’s a vital part of my educational philosophy and process.   I’ve posted here in the last few … Continue reading

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Ender’s Current Work

 This has been an interesting month for Montessori work for us. For the first time in a very long time I haven’t rotated any work in or out for Ender because he has been using every work every work period for … Continue reading

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Buttoning Turkeys

  I linked these turkeys from Montessori Journey last week, and I made ours over the weekend.     I doubled up the felt for a little extra durability, and my favorite part is the wood buttons. I have a … Continue reading

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Our November

  Some of our fall/November/Thanksgiving plans:   Thanks and Giving Trees   What’s Alive?   Learning to Button with Turkeys   Candy Making   Superhero capes (shhhh! don’t tell- these are for Christmas!)   Leaf projects: collections, rubbings, drawings, paintings … Continue reading

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Lacing Things

Ender has requested again to learn to sew, but admitted he didn’t want to use a sharp needle, so we did the next closest thing. He’s using yarn, a child’s plastic needle and a smallish square of plastic canvas. He … Continue reading

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