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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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Laws of the Universe and The Story of Creation

Laws of the Universe and The Story of Creation

The Laws of the Universe (LOU) experiments are a series of experiments that are designed to be appealing to children and introduce ideas about the "nature of things" to students.  In a "traditional" presentation the order might be: -First Great...

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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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