Homeschooling

Montessori Homeschooling Q & A, Part 2

Recently, Meredith of the blog Sweetness and Light asked me to participate in a Q & A about Montessori and homeschooling. Here are the questions she asked me: Q. I am wondering about what time frame it takes for the children to learn how to use their work spaces (mats and trays). By “use” I […]

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Short Term Homeschooling: How it Could Work for You

If there’s one objection to homeschooling that I’ve heard from almost everyone, it’s “But what do I do when they reach _______?” Fill in the blank with “junior high”, “high school”, or especially “advanced algebra”. Sometimes we get carried away by thinking much further ahead than we need to. I recently read this very interesting […]

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Some Homeschooling Myths Debunked

The other day I was talking to another mom and the subject of schooling/homeschooling came up. She mentioned that she thought homeschooling sounded great, but she felt like she didn’t have the patience to do it. I hope I was gentle when I assured her that none of us homeschooling moms have an extra-special helping […]

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Another Homeschooling Update

Now that spring is firmly here, I thought it might be nice to give another homeschooling update. As most of you know, I am homeschooling my son (6 1/2) and daughter (3) using Montessori materials. This is in addition to my business, so I find myself staying up late most nights =) Anyway, you may […]

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Homeschooling Update

I know that many of you are interested in the types of things I’m doing with my kids (son, 6; daughter, 3) right now, so I thought I’d give a little update. My son has memorized the addition tables up to 6. I must say right off the bat that he has done this completely […]

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Why I Homeschool

One of my customers emailed me the other day to ask my why I’ve chosen homeschooling over having my kids attend a Montessori school. I thought I had talked about that in my blog, but I guess not! I suppose my reasons could be divided into two categories: practical and philosophical. Practically, the closest Montessori […]

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Working Montessori Math into Homeschooling

The other day I received this question from a customer and I thought it was an interesting dilemma. Here’s what she said: “I have a question for you, and I wonder if you can help me out when you have some time. As you know, I am homeschooling my daughter. We use Montessori materials for […]

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Socialization: Montessori School vs. Montessori Homeschool

Recently one of my readers emailed me to ask about socialization in the homeschool setting. Specifically, she wondered how homeschooling could bring about the same benefits as a Montessori multi-age classroom. Rightly so, she realized that the multi-age classroom is a hallmark of Montessori, and it can’t always be duplicated in the home. Even in […]

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Homeschool Montessori Q & A

Recently one of my readers, Dawn, emailed me with some questions about using Montessori methods in a homeschool environment. I thought our dialogue might be helpful, so I’m posting her questions and my answers here. Q. Where do toys fit into a Montessori household? How do you keep children from choosing toys over Montessori materials? […]

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How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy Homeschooling

As many of you know, I am currently homeschooling my two kids (ages 6 & almost 3) using Montessori methods and materials. This fall was the first time I worked with them together. It’s definitely been a challenge! Sometimes I feel like my whole job is to keep her (the younger of the two) away […]

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