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Pollination Unit

Pollination Unit

  I have become a big advocate for listening to the child and hearing what is important in their world. That is the starting point for this unit on pollination.  My son, who is very empathetic towards living things, had...

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How I teach the Fundamental Need of Culture

How I teach the Fundamental Need of Culture

Recently we continued our study of fundamental needs. We introduced a 5th need today - culture. We discussed what culture was, it is a bit of a tricky one as it is a little more abstract. We used the culture...

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Skip counting in 2

Skip counting in 2

Skip counting with 2 is a really important skill. I'm sure you can probably recall times you have used it recently. >>scroll down for a freebie to help teach this skill Once children learn this skill they can apply it...

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Skip counting in five

Skip counting in five

When teaching skip counting traditionally in Montessori students would use bead chains and then move onto the multiplication bead board.  Here is how I take those traditional Montessori ideas and show how they can be adapted and extended to work...

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The big picture road map

The big picture road map

As a Montessori teacher and current homeschooler, I have a tendency to get stuck with the nitty-gritty behind the day too. From organising resources to behaviour management. However, it's pointless to move at rocket speed if you're moving in the...

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Diary of the First Great Story Part 2

Diary of the First Great Story Part 2

Read Part 1 here Each year I have a different focus for the Great Story. The focus is really for my benefit so that I can weave in key ideas so that the students get curriculum coverage. This means that...

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