Our 4th Giveaway – Weaving Loom & Pink, Blue, Green Series!

**************This giveaway is now closed!************

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments so far. I love reading them!

Here’s this week’s giveaway (our last!):

1st Prize: From Alison’s Montessori, this gorgeous Large Weaving Loom:


2nd – 5th Prizes: The Pink, Blue, and Green Series Kit from us, as PDF files emailed to the winners

To enter, leave a comment on this post (one per person). Optional: Tell us your (Montessori) resolution for the New Year

Other details:

• GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, December 30th at 12pm CST
• PRIZE SHIPS: The United States* (Weaving Loom); Pink, Blue, and Green Series PDF files will be emailed anywhere in the world
• DETAILS: The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Friday on our blog. That’s right, come right back here Friday morning for the announcement of our winner. Good luck!

*Those of you outside the US, the 1st prize can be shipped to a friend or family member in the US, and the PDFs can be emailed anywhere in the world, so feel free to enter!

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144 Responses to “Our 4th Giveaway – Weaving Loom & Pink, Blue, Green Series!”

  • Susan said at December 27th, 2010 at 4:49 pm :

    Great giveaway. My resolution is to slow down and stop doing for my kids what they can/and want to do for themselves.

  • Christine said at December 27th, 2010 at 5:20 pm :

    I would love to be entered, thanks.

  • Michele said at December 27th, 2010 at 5:37 pm :

    Great giveaway

  • Andi said at December 27th, 2010 at 5:38 pm :

    This is wonderful. Peace begins with me.

  • Talia said at December 27th, 2010 at 6:19 pm :

    Hadn’t thought about a new years resolution yet but this loom has inspired me! So I plan to undertake some weaving and knitting with my 7 and 8 year olds.. What a fabulous prize!!

  • Tracy said at December 27th, 2010 at 6:32 pm :

    Oh, that weaving loom would be an amazing gift to have for my textile-loving girls! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Gigi said at December 27th, 2010 at 6:55 pm :

    My resolution is to try harder at following my sons interests. I do this with my daughter who is 5 but I am more goal oriented with my son who is 1st grade.

  • Discovering Montessori said at December 27th, 2010 at 6:58 pm :

    Beautiful Loom!! Love the pink/blue/green reading material!! My New Years’ resolution as far as Montessori is concern is incorporating more of the philosophy of the method with my own children. My children attend a traditional school setting. It has been a difficult task to let them beaware that learning isn’t something that is always written on a sheet of paper. The whole practical life area is a rewarding experience and when I see my own children engage in these activities my heart smiles. They are focused and absolutely amazed that they love to do the activity again, and again. The Weaving Loom that is included in your giveaway is a perfect example of work that my children could be engaged in and learn the importance of handwork. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Jodie said at December 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm :

    Another awesome giveaway! My Montessori resolution is to always have the next lesson prepared and ready to go for when my son is ready to move on to the next step.

  • TZel said at December 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm :

    My daughter would love this loom! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Sage said at December 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm :

    My daughter would just absolutely love this loom!! My Montessori resolution is to get my daughter’s playroom as organized as her classroom!! 🙂

  • Nandini said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm :

    How awesome! I would be thrilled to win this. Please include my name.

  • Dawn Del Rossi said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:45 pm :

    My goal is to organize better and be able to put out the materials so they are more accessible and rotate through them.

  • Jennifer Knickerbocker said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:50 pm :

    What a beautiful Loom! My Montessori resolution for this year is to incorporate more art into my curriculum. Crossing my fingers and toes that I get randomly chosen!

  • Psmontessori said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:00 pm :

    My resolution is to continue to mentally/spiritually prepare myself every morning before the children arrive at the classroom. It’s one of the smallest things I can do, but it so often falls away in the rush.

  • Miriam said at December 28th, 2010 at 12:28 am :

    What a wonderful material–

  • rosa said at December 28th, 2010 at 3:02 am :

    Ooo, very nice loom! I don’t have any resolutions…we’ll just keep on….

  • katdechick said at December 28th, 2010 at 6:06 am :

    Our new school would love to win!

  • Becky musial said at December 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am :

    What a generous giveaway. My resolution is to create a richer and more dynamic language area for my son and your reading sequence would certainly help in working towards that goal.
    I also would like to work on more challenging practical life materials. To all of you who are working on this…maybe we can share our ideas and pics on Montessori for everyones facebook page??
    Happy new year!!

  • anu said at December 28th, 2010 at 7:30 am :

    love this giveaway. my resolution is simplifying in all areas of life!

  • Margaret said at December 28th, 2010 at 8:17 am :

    My Montessori resolution is to give more and a greater variety of lessons.

  • Susan said at December 28th, 2010 at 8:26 am :

    What a great giveaway. My goal is to find more Montessori books for me the teacher to use and read more about Montessori. Susan

  • Martha said at December 28th, 2010 at 9:29 am :

    Our resolution is to expand, enjoy and incorporate more Montessori math into our program. Seeing that students in the U.S. are struggling in mathematics, if we give them a positive, sturdy and concrete foundation early in their education then success will prevaile.

  • Jac said at December 28th, 2010 at 9:35 am :

    My resolution is to finish making the materials that I need (or purchasing them) and put them to good use with my kiddo! 🙂

  • olives and pickles/patty said at December 28th, 2010 at 10:05 am :

    Well my resolution for the new year is use all the material I have instead of keep acumulating from more stuff. Once I am done with that make some more.
    Thanks for the chance

  • Angie said at December 28th, 2010 at 11:33 am :

    Wonderful loom. My children enjoy corking and I have been considering a loom for them. If lucky enough to win, I would give this to the Montessori school where both my children used to attend. My resolution is to work with my children to be more consistent about keeping our craft room in order by returning work & supplies to their appropriate bins, baskets and shelves!! When it’s all in order it is so much more enjoyable and engaging for them (and me :-)!

  • Gina said at December 28th, 2010 at 3:25 pm :

    We are so thankful for your resource site. With 5 children (2, 7, 7, 9, 9) one with a physical disability and one with a mildly autistic issue, the Montessori method is absolutely a wonderful way to include all the children in discussion and learning together. Our resolution this year is to fully embrace the Montessori method in our artistic/home and nature/science studies. The loom would be perfect in our artistic/home studies and the pink/blue/green series will enhance the younger childrens studies beyond measure. Thank you for your commitment to spreading the Montessori method and spirit of learning.

  • Ida Lane said at December 28th, 2010 at 4:09 pm :

    This year I have resolved to introduce sewing to the practical life materials/exercises and I am planning with the help of one of my parents(a carpenter) to introduce the children (31/2 – 41/2 yrs) to some simple carpentry skills. I am planning a raised bed in the garden for the children to plant flowers,vegetables herbs. I love seeing the children being so engaged in their work, I love seeing them achieving their goals whether it be pouring,sieving,putting on their coats,painting a picture, building the pink tower,matching colours etc. I love seeing them taking pleasure and pride in their own and each others achievements and breaking into spontanous applause. For myself I resolve to continue my studies and attain my FETAC level 6 ( study level here in Ireland) in childcare. I will also continue to find new ways to introduce ideas to the children and continue to encourage them to explore their world. Thank you at Montessori for everyone for helping me to find these new ideas and for giving us early years educators a forum to exchange ideas (that have worked)with one another. Wishing everyone a great 2011.

  • Ayelet May said at December 28th, 2010 at 4:55 pm :

    here’s hoping….!

  • Jacqueline Muscha said at December 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm :

    My Montessori resolution is to incorporate more Montessori materials and teaching into my home. I have a 15 month old and a baby on the way that I want to be Montessori raised!!

  • Mary Vales said at December 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm :

    My resolution is to see our ballet program grow and prosper this year. Montessori education has always nurtured the brains and minds of children by emphasizing the fine arts. I have seen our students evolve into children at peace and lovers of refinement as a result. The loom would be a wonderful contribution toward my goals as it would help the children to develop an appreciation of beauty as their work unfolds through patient labor.

  • Susan Barber said at December 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm :

    Hi Lori! My Montessori resolution is to continue to follow the teachings even as my chidlren get older. Mine are 10 and 7 ( close to yours I believe) and we are beyond the 3-5 stage, but there is still plenty to incorporate into the home as they get older. Time to move out some of the materials and bring in new interests and “follow the child”!

  • Christine said at December 29th, 2010 at 6:59 am :

    Clean and Organized. My resolution is to keep the environment orderly. The loom is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Zonnah said at December 29th, 2010 at 10:13 am :

    relax and let the method work.

  • Kelly said at December 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm :

    My montessori resolution is to refresh my teacher made materials and this would be a wonderful place to start!

  • Shloka said at December 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm :

    My Montessori resolution this year would be to include more practical life activities in my classroom…..

  • Linda said at December 29th, 2010 at 9:52 pm :

    I am so happy I found this site, to supplement my kids public school curriculum. I really miss the math materials from montessori, you can’t beat them for teaching the fundamentals, looking forward to more great finds here in the near future!

  • pia said at December 29th, 2010 at 11:24 pm :

    I love how the loom combines finemotor, math, senses. This loom would be a great addition to our classroom. For my resolution …not be so stressed out. better planning better organization.

  • blanca said at December 30th, 2010 at 7:17 am :

    Happy New Year! Resolved: Play, pray, work and read everyday, the Montessori way.

  • Angela said at December 30th, 2010 at 11:23 am :

    I don’t make New Year resolutions; just always try to give my best with all that I do. This is a beautiful loom and would be a wonderful asset to our public Montessori school environment. I can vision our staff sharing and using it particularly during our Native American cultural studies which is very popular with our primary and elementary grade level classes. Our children would love to get their “hands” on it! Always remembering that “the hand is the key to intelligence”. Thanks for sharing all of your materials, lessons and free downloads with us. It has truly been a gift in helping us keep Montessori alive in the public sector. PEACE to you.

  • Alexandra said at December 30th, 2010 at 12:56 pm :

    Wow! The loom is fantastic. Montessori resolution: Tackle the storage closets and cabinets which are overflowing with pouring vessels, bowls, transferring items, paints, papers , and anything else you can imagine!

  • Rachael said at December 30th, 2010 at 6:08 pm :

    I don’t have a new year resolution but the last few years I have dedicated my everyday life to making my sons’ school a better place. It is hard with it being a parent-run school so these would be a great addition.

  • Kathy Danko said at December 30th, 2010 at 9:44 pm :

    Your site has been a tremendous resource to twenty first-year Montessori primary teachers scurrying to finish our training, gather materials and create a prepared environment for our students at a new public school child development center in South Carolina.

  • Dina said at January 7th, 2011 at 3:52 pm :

    My new year resolution is to find a peacefull way to meet all the needs of a full time, DCFS certified montessori classroom in one of only a few affordable montessori centers in Chicago. I am happy to be in a truly diverse working class neighborhoods on the s. side of Chicago. I determined to give my students and parents a true head start. I am gratedull to give back to a neighborhood of immigrants near where my own family began their journey in the 60’s. I will go back to the roots of how Maria started and find my inspiration there. It was my long time prayer to land a job in such a challenging place and now it’s time for me to “bring it” and I can’t wait to begin!