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A Scope and Sequence is not the Law

A Scope and Sequence is not the Law

If you are just starting out in Montessori, you may be jostling to find some documents to help you work out the epic curriculum.  There are many scope and sequences available that walk you through the progression of lessons and...

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What do children get out of play and work?

What do children get out of play and work?

 How come children repeat a play sequence over and over? Why do children repeatedly build a similar tower over and over? Why does a child repeatedly read a book on the same topic?   The importance of work and play...

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Three Quick Kitchen Science Ideas

Three Quick Kitchen Science Ideas

These three science activities are perfect for home science studies. When I did them with Mr 5 we used them as a focus for increasing vocabulary.  With another child I am tutoring aged 8 I use the three question model...

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Top Tips To Get Through Impromptu Homeschooling

Top Tips To Get Through Impromptu Homeschooling

I've drawn together some of the wisdom of the Montessori Homeschooling Community and asked them for their top tips to get through schooling at home at this time. We are all in this together and as these experienced homeschoolers would...

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Fostering Independence At Home When Homeschooling

Fostering Independence At Home When Homeschooling

Having an independent learner who is self-motivated is an important aspect of homeschool education. There are a few different ways to foster independence in your child. It could be set up in the work plan you create with your child...

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Cheap Solutions for Homeschooling

Cheap Solutions for Homeschooling

By Maria Burke             One question I know is asked quite frequently is how one is able to homeschool on a budget. Sometimes the cheapest way to homeschool requires more time spent on your part in the planning stages. There...

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Reluctant Homeschooling, A Reflection.

Reluctant Homeschooling, A Reflection.

When I first started teaching, more than a decade ago, I worked in a school where a child's parents had been through divorce. The father in the family had abruptly left his high paying job and spent all day, every...

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