Setting Up a Montessori Classroom

When you walk into a traditional preschool, the first thing you might notice is the classroom decore. Bright, colorful decorations often fill the walls in a traditional classroom. Plastic toys may clutter your view. In a traditional Montessori classroom, on the other hand, you will see only a few carefully selected Montessori materials on the …

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Homeschool Rooms – Inspiring Decorating and Organizing Ideas

All great homeschool rooms have one thing in common: Beautiful and functional homeschool decor that inspires learning. Whatever method you are using to homeschool (Montessori, Charlotte Mason, Waldorf or your own method), chances are you already know the value of a beautiful classroom at home. But, like many of us, you might be struggling with …

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Best Homeschool Supplies – 34 most useful items

Whether you have been homeschooling for years or have become an unexpected homeschooler due to school closures, you probably already know: Having the right homeschool supplies on hand is essential to a stress-free day. After years of homeschooling, running a preschool and running a homeschool supply company, I created a homeschool essential supplies list. The …

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Montessori For Everyone: Involving the Whole Family

Why not implement Montessori for everyone? Enjoying Montessori inspired activities with your whole family is a great way to spend time together while building a lasting connection with your loved ones. The Montessori method is all about learning by doing, natural learning and allowing each child to grow at their own pace. Although many think of Montessori …

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5 Maria Montessori Quotes That Hold True Today

Maria Montessori was an Italian educator who was passionate about the natural process of education. Her educational philosophy is based on developing an environment that is child-centered and one that allows the student to explore and progress at their own pace. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Montessori lead the way in alternative education. …

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Viruses and Germs – A Practical Lesson Plan for Elementary School Students

This fun, easy to put together experiment is designed to teach students ages 3 and up about washing hands, how germs spread and how they grow. It is also designed to teach older students about the scientific method and record keeping. Please note this post may contain some affiliate links. Lesson Materials 5 pieces of …

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Free Homeschooling Resources For Families Affected By School Closures

If you are affected by school closure due to the ongoing emergency, you might be wondering: What in the world am I going to do with my child for the next few weeks (or months.) To help with this dilemma, we put together this list of FREE resources for homeschooling. Some of these resources are …

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