Today I thought I would highlight a couple of my favorite lessons using Montessori materials. My all time favorite is the land and water forms. This is a really great way for children to visualize land and water formations and I love, love, love that it is all about opposites! This is such a fun lesson that it… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
O.K., so there really is no such thing as a perfect lesson. Even if you were to create the perfect lesson plan the moment you add children to the equation it will never go as you envision! I have created lessons that I have been so excited about, but when I gave them to my… Continue reading The Perfect Lesson
Pumpkins. Cooler weather. The smell of crisp leaves and the rush of sound as feet move through them. Shorter days, longer, colder nights that make the warm glow inside even cozier. Apple cider, donuts, parties. This is October: Fall in Full Swing! Our preschool theme this month will be… Pumpkins! Real pumpkins and pumpkin décor are… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice, or Planning for October 2016
I took my own advice. I chose five words to embody my vision for homeschooling my toddler and preschooler this year. The words I chose were: Fun Hands-on Relaxed Child-led Discovery Those five little words have been a haven from the raging tempest of perfectionism, ambition, and over-planning that so often overwhelm me at times… Continue reading Apples and Five Little Words
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