What to DIY, Skip, and Buy for Montessori Homeschooling (Primary Edition)

What to DIY, Skip, and Buy for Montessori Homeschooling (Primary Edition)

I have had a few people ask how I have chosen what to skip, DIY, or buy for Montessori Homeschooling. I stepped back and gave it some thought. For our home we have a budget we need to stay in, most things we need we 

Planning for Year Three of the 3-6 Montessori Classroom at Home – Materials List

Planning for Year Three of the 3-6 Montessori Classroom at Home – Materials List

This is the LAST year of the Montessori 3-6 classroom. Our oldest is will be five when she starts this part of the sequence and we will be close to fully completing the 3-6 sequence. Montessori 3-6 (also called Primary) overlaps with 6-12 so it 

Martin Luther King Jr. Mini Unit

Martin Luther King Jr. Mini Unit

This mini unit is such an important part of any homeschool curriculum. It is so important to have conversations around racism and diversity early with your children. This holiday snuck up on me last year but I am better at working holidays into our cultural 

The Montessori Math Progression

The Montessori Math Progression

I’ve been taking a bit of a deep dive in the Montessori Math Progression lately. In our homeschool preschool, we introduced the Montessori Math Materials this fall and my daughter has really dove into her number work here lately. I am also DIY’ing the complete 

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Plan for the New Year January 2022

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Plan for the New Year January 2022

Update: I shifted quite a bit so I updated this post on the 21st of January. My last six weeks detailed lesson plan was for September and part of October. I did a little look ahead at what was coming for November & December and 

Our Language Sequence for Early Writing… Part Two

Our Language Sequence for Early Writing… Part Two

This past summer I wrote in detail about our Language Sequence for Early Reading and Writing. It was very heavy on the reading side and very light on the writing side. Honestly, other than sandpaper letters and the moveable alphabet, there is no overlap in 

What did we do all day: Homeschool, work cycles, and a look at what we actually did today

What did we do all day: Homeschool, work cycles, and a look at what we actually did today

I have talked about our rhythm a bit in a few posts but I have not done a post about what we actually do all day. Each day is a little different but our rhythm is the same. We hold space for the morning work 

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 

Pumpkin Fun + Phonological Awareness

Pumpkin Fun + Phonological Awareness

We have had such a fun fall season. The month of October we did quite a bit with our pumpkin theme. We actually started it the same day we did pumpkins at Forest School so that was a fun coincidence. At home we did a