It’s no secret that homeschooling is growing, and with that explosive growth, the number of people wanting to implement Montessori at home is growing too. Most available resources, especially Montessori albums (instruction manuals) are geared towards classroom teaching – few are targeted to homeschoolers. But now a new resource has entered the field!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, my family recently moved to a new house and I have had a great time setting up a classroom in the basement for my children, ages 9 and 6.
Today I’d like to cover what I’ve done for their language studies; while this is in a home classroom, it’s very similar to what I did in my school classrooms, just smaller.
As many of you know, this past fall my husband and our two children and I moved to a new house. We had lived in our previous house for 10 years, and while it was a lovely house, we felt that with homeschooling and a home-based business, we needed more room.
One thing we were looking for was a basement that could be a combination classroom/playroom for the children. The house we chose not only had a spacious basement, but it was a walkout with sliding glass doors leading to our backyard and a large picture window (lots of natural light!)
It’s been awhile since I talked about where we are in our homeschooling efforts. My children and I have continued to work every day in spite of the move to a new house and the construction going on as we finish our basement. It’s been wild, actually!
As many of you know, I homeschool my children using Montessori. A little while ago, I was approached by Sharon Caldwell, a representative in South Africa for The Montessori Foundation (and one of my longtime customers!), to write an article about Montessori and homeschooling for one of their publications. I jumped at the chance, and […]
Homeschoolers in California and across the United States are reeling from the ruling of a California appeals court declaring that state law requires parents to send their children to full-time public or private schools or to have them taught by credentialed tutors at home. This ruling has the potential to affect more than 150,000 children. […]
I receive many, many questions from people who are interested in homeschooling with Montessori. Even though I’ve addressed this topic before, I thought it would be helpful to answer some of these questions in one big, comprehensive blog post so that I can refer people to it as a resource.
I truly value all of my readers who have made the commitment to homeschool their children. This post is my greeting card of praise and encouragement to each of you! 1. Your child is spending the majority of her time with the people she loves best in the world – her family. 2. Your child […]
Exactly a week ago, my kids and I started another year of homeschooling. I was pretty excited about it, since they are one year older and ready for new, exciting materials. I do use the workplans with my son, although I make some changes to account for the specific materials we have and his own […]
Here’s the last of the questions from the recent Q & A at the early childhood learning forum at 4RealLearning. I will be on vacation for the next week, and I’ve promised my family that I won’t blog (it hurts to stop!), so you’ll have to wait a little while to see me again. More […]