Learning the names of the alphabet was one of the last lessons we introduced to the preschool/kindergarten class. The sounds of the letters of the alphabet were introduced first. This approach seemed to help especially children with delayed speech.
Dr. Maria Montessori was an always observing how all children learn. I’m always astounded at her insight.
Some people use the pink, blue and green reading schemes to teach reading. Here is how to start the pink reading scheme. You can use these lessons for the more advanced blue and green word schemes.
Some children have trouble with the transition of reading phonetic words to non-phonetic words. Here are some ideas that might help.
Montessori Word List for Reading, Spelling and Writing
Here are some lessons to use with the phonetic and phonogram word list.
Phonogram words are taught to make reading and spelling easier for children. They are basically the exception to the rule of phonetic words.
Here is a list of phonogram words to help teach fluent reading, spelling and writing.
It is helpful to have a phonetic word list for spelling, reading and writing.
Here is the phonetic word list we used in our classroom.
Hurricane season is here again!
Here is a free printout of how a hurricane forms.
It’s a great time to emphasize learning about months and weeks as the year comes to a close and the new year begins.
The earth moves constantly. Sometimes it moves suddenly causing an earthquake.
Check out more and free printables at montessorimom.com
Lots of Snow this Spring in the Rockies!
Finally the snow has melted and ants are emerging from their ant hills. Check out the free ant printouts at montessorimom.com