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Metal Insets + Extensions

Metal Insets + Extensions

I presented the metal insets just after the sandpaper letters to Little Miss. She was VERY ready to take the next step in learning to write. Prior to this, there is no formal training on writing. In Montessori we begin by preparing the hand to 

Sandpaper Letters + Games

Sandpaper Letters + Games

You guys. We are fully immersed in the sandpaper letters over here and I am SO glad we waited until further into the sound games progression before introducing them. Little Miss is fully ready whereas if we had just mastered the initial sound in a 

French Family Montessori Friendly Gift List 2021

French Family Montessori Friendly Gift List 2021

In Montessori there are four planes of developments. Both our girls are in very different stages in their development but they are in the same plane of development. How can this be? The first plane of development is called the absorbent mind and although it 

The Beauty of Year Round Homeschooling + Montessori

The Beauty of Year Round Homeschooling + Montessori

One of my favorite things about homeschooling year round is the flexibility to “do school” (if you will) when it makes sense for our family. One of my absolute favorite things about using the Montessori Method for our homeschool is that the prepared environment does 

Summer Recap

Summer Recap

It’s a little crazy that the summer is basically over. While I thoroughly enjoy the seasonal changes and all that each season brings, since we’ve had kids each season goes by faster and faster. Wasn’t it just Memorial Day? And now the autumnal equinox is 

Ocean Unit

Ocean Unit

This was supposed to be a mini unit…. how can you do a mini unit on oceans when there is so many fun things to explore and learn!?! Each unit this summer I have planned more and more for both girls instead of just my 

Summer Art Study

Summer Art Study

The art study that came with our Fourth of July Mini Unit was such a hit that we were excited to jump into another art study from Green Urban Creative. This was a part of her Summer Collection that also contained our Sunflower Art Study 

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Planning # 2 | 2021 School Year

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Planning # 2 | 2021 School Year

It’s already time to do my next six weeks of planning! I have found that I prefer looking at just six weeks at a time. It makes it easier somehow to follow the child. I know what comes further out than 6 weeks in the 

Reflections on planning & organization after 6 weeks

Reflections on planning & organization after 6 weeks

Six weeks ago I shifted a bit in my approach to our homeschool preschool planning and prepping. Perhaps the shift started sooner (with my digital tracking tool + bullet journal) but six weeks ago is when I started *attempting* to prep for the next six 

Montessori Bug Unit

Montessori Bug Unit

Parts of the Bugs! We used our Montessori puzzles to explore the parts of the ladybug, ant, dragonfly, and butterfly. The parts of the butterfly work overlapped with the Butterfly Unit. Both the three part cards and the puzzle were in the butterfly unit and