Montessori Geography Experiments: What is air like?

We began the presentations in the “Work of Air” section of the Elementary Geography Album. This section begins with three experiments that were really fun and truly communicate the properties of air that it is essential to understand to be able to continue with the study of the work of air. First, we wanted to establish that air takes up …

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November Bilingual Blog Hop, and a Free Word Problem Resource!

A few other colleagues and I are collaborating again to bring you another blog hop! This time we’re sharing fall or Thanksgiving-themed content, including a free resource! While we have a daily tradition of thanking God for everything, the good and the bad, in November we concentrate even more on this theme. We’ve done the Thankful Tree, in which we …

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Daily Work 10.4.14: Nouns, Rafts, Beads, and a River

I began the noun classification presentations with Mr. Scientist last week; this was the first one, with common and proper nouns. I asked him for a book, and he gave me one, but I told him that was not the book I was looking for. He gave me another one, and I said that wasn’t it, either. After doing that three times, he …

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Spiders!

You’ll find me over at the Bilingual Teacher Clubhouse today, talking a little bit about our fine arachnid friends, and sharing a couple of resources! Enjoy!

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Toddler Daily Work 9.22.14

Since I ran out of space in the last post to show you Miss Braveheart’s work, I’ve dedicated a separate post just to her! She is 2 years and 3 months, and this is the work she has on her main work shelf this week. She uses some other materials, too, but these are the ones she uses while I’m …

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Daily Work 9.22.14

 Last week we decided to stay at a nearby lake for a couple of days; here Mr. Scientist and Miss Adventuress are exploring with Papi (Dad).     Mr. Scientist climbing rocks and looking for animals. He felt he was taking big risks, jumping from rock to rock and sometimes with water in between them! Miss Adventuress taking risks too …

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Weekly Plans 9.22.14

Sunday night ALWAYS finds me preparing for the upcoming week; what about the rest of you? I’m going to share the plans I have this week. There is one page for each child. I don’t anticipate we’ll finish all of this work in one week, and this isn’t a checklist. Many of the works listed will be done several times, …

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September means APPLES! And a Math Fact Game!

Happy September! Here in the northern hemisphere, in a temperate climate, the month of September sees the apples mature, and they’re ready to pick! We’re going to visit an orchard this month; meanwhile, we’ll begin incorporating apples into our learning. Today I have a free resource for you to practice addition, multiplication, or division math facts – and it has …

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Daily Work 8.31.14

  Miss Braveheart enjoyed using stickers; it was great fine motor skills work, too! Mr. Scientist investigating what is in his frog pond. He found frog eggs!!! Mr. Scientist filling the bird feeder. We have a poster with the most common birds in our state by the window where this hangs; Mr. Scientist always identifies them, and sometimes tracks the ones he’s …

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Where We Learn: Our Learning Spaces

Homeschool classroom

I’m finally ready to show you where we learn! I haven’t finished yet, to tell the truth (and you’ll notice), but it is SO much better than in the picture I shared five days ago!   Let’s get started! We’ll start in the living room. This is what you see when you enter the front door: When our first son …

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