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Adding with Doubles

Adding with Doubles

I've talked before about the importance of teaching math strategies.  Teaching about doubles is one way of helping students find an anchor for their basic facts. Double equations are 1 + 1, 2 + 2, 3 + 3 etc.  If a...

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How Montessori Miniature Environments Develop Language

How Montessori Miniature Environments Develop Language

Montessori miniature environments are a must-have for your teaching toolkit. Your language learning environment isn’t complete without them!   Specifically, they’re an essential resource for language development. They help to build sophisticated vocabulary and grammar comprehension through exploration and discovery....

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Teaching Rounding in your Montessori Class

Teaching Rounding in your Montessori Class

Teaching rounding is a vital skill for understanding place value. In Montessori we have lots of maths activities that naturally lend themselves to teaching about rounding. You may have been implicitly teaching rounding however it is important that like all...

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Multi Age classrooms in Montessori

Multi Age classrooms in Montessori

Multi age classes have long been a cornerstone of Montessori classrooms.  Montessori classrooms were built around Maria Montessori’s idea of healthy communities. Montessori thought it unnatural to segregate by age pointing out that segregating elderly people because they were old...

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Great Story Two Follow up Materials

Great Story Two Follow up Materials

The Second Great Story has so much that could be presented after it. It is important to think about curriculum coverage. If you are really interested in dinosaurs you might be naturally inclined to push the study of dinosaurs or...

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Teaching about Fossils

Teaching about Fossils

Fossils are a favourite topic of students. For younger students in particular the connection to dinosaurs is a big attraction. Giving the opportunity for students to study fossils works well after the Second Great Story.  By studying fossils children gain...

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Great Story One Follow Up Materials

Great Story One Follow Up Materials

After the first great story there are a variety of activities and resource you may want to do or present   Laws of the Universe. These are a series of experiments that show elements of the creation story. Some people...

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