Tag: Montessori

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Plan Summer I

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Plan Summer I

If you can’t tell… I am loving the six weeks detailed lesson plan approach! I do my yearly outline and track progress in my digital portfolio/tracker BUT this truly has been a game changer. I am almost a year in to doing this approach and 

Valentine Mini!

Valentine Mini!

Initially I had planned to do a few little Valentine themed works but I found so many cute ideas that we had a full blown mini unit on our hands! We have had fun this week. We had Valentine themed works for math, writing, sewing, 

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Plan February/March 2020

Six Weeks Detailed Lesson Plan February/March 2020

Update: I felt I was slowing down the math sequence a bit. I reached out to the creator of my main album for 6-12 (overlaps with 3-6), Pilar Brewley and have added sessions (one time that you sit and do work with the child – 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

2020-2021 Year in Review

2020-2021 Year in Review

I can’t believe it is already time to put together our Year in Review! We have had so much fun this year. We wrapped up our first full year in the 3-6 Montessori materials officially this past March and I am putting the finishing touches 

DIY Montessori Cards and Counters

DIY Montessori Cards and Counters

We have not yet started the Montessori 3-6 Math Materials in our home but we LOVE counting so I have included DIY Montessori Cards and Counters on the shelf on and off. The counters are popular (for a bit!) but not the cards. We are