Elementary

What Can You Do with the Math Basics?

One of the best things about Montessori math is that materials can be used over and over for a variety of activities. Here’s a beginning set up for 6-9 math: Addition strip board, charts, & equationsSubtraction strip board, charts & equationsBox of bead bars (55 of each, if possible) Large & small number cardsMath symbols […]

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What Can You Do with the Language Basics?

The great thing is, most Montessori materials have multiple uses for different age groups. So, here are a few things you can do with the Language Basics!

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Nametags & Such

I thought of one more thing I use to help balance mixed ages. This is something that works very well in the elementary classroom. The way it works is that each child has a nametag with their name on it. They put it on their rug when they’re working, which helps mark the work rugs […]

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Working with Elementary Kids

Working with elementary kids is both fun and challenging. Once they can read and write independently, the world really opens up to them in terms of learning and research. Kids this age are generally curious, helpful, and ready for lots of new presentations. Workplans and Choices I use monthly workplans in elementary, but I also […]

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Workplans for Elementary

Well, many of you have asked me to share more about how I work with my son, who is now 6 (just had a birthday). Basically what I do with him is very similar to what I did when I taught 6-9, just on a smaller scale. Almost everything I do is what Sister Mary […]

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