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Today, we’re going to look at some fun grammar extensions that can be done inexpensively, using the grammar materials you already have or common items from around your classroom. I like the sound of that! I’ve also included some recommendations for helpful story books about grammar.
In Montessori, we have many different kinds of activities to teach the parts of speech. Some may be a bit of a surprise – who would think that a farm play set could be used to teach grammar? I love the idea of kids using familiar objects and animals to learn more about language. Here […]
As I talked about in the last grammar post, learning about grammar can be fun the Montessori way. The shapes and colors of the grammar symbols help the child to remember the different parts of speech and their meanings. In order for the child to begin the study of grammar, there is a fun, beginning […]
Okay, okay, I know I shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition (although I’ve heard that rule is more relaxed now than it used to be). Some of us remember grammar studies from grade school with all the joy of a dentist visit. The thought of teaching it is daunting and unpleasant. Fortunately, just as […]
In Dr. Montessori’s day, children were made to practice forming letters by first writing an almost endless series of vertical strokes. Montessori immediately saw that this method completely ignored the fact that so many of the letters in our alphabet are based on curves (think about ‘o’, ‘c’, ‘b’, etc.).
I love craft stores! When I step inside, I immediately feel more artistic and creative. I love to walk down each aisle slowly, imagining all the wonderful things I could make if I had the time—and money! Craft stores are a gold mine for the Montessori teacher. Of course, we all need art supplies in […]
The Pink, Blue, and Green Series work is an integral part of Montessori language. Many people have questions about these materials, though. They don’t seem quite as self-explanatory as other common Montessori work. There’s a lot to know about the history and usage of these materials – so read on for more info!
My favorite “Montessori Basics” post so far – I think this could be very helpful. I’ve done variations of it before, but this one is definitely the most comprehensive. I’m delighted to say that for every website listed here, I have either used their materials or know them personally (or both), so I’m confident in […]
I guess it’s okay, after over two years of creating and selling Montessori materials, to call myself a bit of an expert in this field. The materials, naturally, have long been one of my favorite areas of Montessori and I like to keep an eye out to see what other Montessori companies are offering. Lately […]