Using a tackle box with lots of Montessori materials is the way to go. It’s compact and so easy to use.
Check out Teaching from a Tackle Box for a great deal.
Here is another newsletter with printouts for fraction fun the Montessori way!
I love to drink herbal and green tea. Sipping tea all day keeps my energy level up. I found this article about Dr. Braverman’s research interesting. Herbs, spices and tea help keep you slim, young and your brain and body functioning. I don’t use salt, but spices when I cook. Garlic, onion and a small pinch of cayenne makes your food very tasty.
You can make a hands-on fraction wall using box shaped containers. Tape together the sections before covering them with paper. Make the sections proportional to the amount of fractions you are using. The whole number will be the largest section. Here is a lesson about the fraction wall. There is a picture of the wall made from paper.
Montessori uses the pink tower to teach vocabulary about size. Here is a free printout to help your child learn about size.
Astro Mike is twittering about his mission in space. Check out his daily updates. It’s the next best thing to being there.
One of the virtues of Montessori education is the development of self-control. The “marshmallow” experiment of the late 60’s found some interesting facts about self control.
1. Children who had good environments had better self-control.
2. Later in life, self-control aided with success in school more than I.Q.
3. Self-control can be taught to preschool children.
Read more at Don’t the secret of self-control.
If you want to hear what sounds different animals actually make, there are samples available at Cornell’s Macauley Library. I have been listening to house finches, raccoons, mourning doves and robins. It’s a great way to listen to nature with your children and recognized the call of wildlife around you.
Happy Mother’s Day! It doesn’t matter if you have children or not, we all have a Mom inside of us.
Here is a free printout for Montessori nomenclature and 3 part cards teaching concepts of size. Use the 3 period lesson to teach new concepts.