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:

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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
• NUMBER OF WINNERS: 5
• 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!”

  • gayathri said at December 27th, 2010 at 8:59 am :

    Another great giveaway. I would love to have this weaving loom and the cards for my daughter. I am totally convinced that montossori way of education is the only way for a child to learn without tears! Merry Xmas and Happy new year!

  • Vanessa said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:02 am :

    Ooo, very nice loom! I have no resolution, just to keep on doing the stuff we are already doing, Montessori is great!

  • Jessica said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:02 am :

    Wow the pink, blue and green series would be great!!!! I love this website!

  • Sarah said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:02 am :

    What a beautiful loom… can’t wait to try out new things with our 3 yr olds!

  • Jessie said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:04 am :

    Amazing giveaway! We are loyal customers, we will pass on the info!!

  • Lisa said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:05 am :

    My favorite thing about Christmas is watching a movie w/everyone & taking a nap all snuggled up! My boys attend a Charter Montessori school and I would love to donate this great prize!

  • cara said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:05 am :

    Awesome loom! Pink, blue and green series would be invaluable!

  • Maria said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:07 am :

    This is a wonderful giveaway! It would be great in our art studio. We love Montessori!

  • Arietta said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:09 am :

    The loom is Fantastic! My resolution for the new year is the continue to find new and creative ways of inspiring my students each day. : )

  • Chelsea Meikle said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:09 am :

    Beautiful! I want to play with it!

  • Vicky Twyford said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:09 am :

    I wouId Iove to use the Ioom or the pink, bIue and green series in my cIassroom at DeIMarAcademy in Nosara, Costa Rica.

  • Kacee said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:09 am :

    As a first year teacher, in a brand new school, I would LOVE to win and my students would REALLY benefit from me winning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job and montessoriforeveryone has made my life so much easier! Thank you!!

  • Jamie said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:11 am :

    As a mom and a Montessorian, I am committed to the Montessori Method!

  • Joyce Kendall said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:11 am :

    Please include me in your 4th give-a-way drawing. The loom would be fantastic for weaving some Kente cloth for our upcoming Africa study.

  • Silvia said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:11 am :

    Love the giveaway. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway !

  • Josie said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:14 am :

    I would love this loom for my class. We are beginning our study on hibernation and penguins after the new year. We will also be discussing cold weather, snow, and ways we can keep warm. This is a great tool to have when in either practical life, culture, or the peace area. This just might inspire our children to delve deeper in to our cultural studies. Weaving can be a very peaceful exercise. The children can all contribute to our classroom blanket. My kids would put this to good use!

  • Lindsay said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:17 am :

    just perfect for my classroom. thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunities!

  • Theresa said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:18 am :

    My Montessori New Year’s resolution is to include more advanced Practical Life exercises such as sewing- so winning the loom would be perfect :)
    I am a teacher in a brand new Montessori school in Philadelphia- we have an extremely limited budget so winning the pink, blue and green series would be a much welcomed addition to our sparse classroom :(

  • Beth said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:19 am :

    I like the products from Allison and have purchased many of them during conferences over the past several years. Thanks for providing us with lovely items to use in our classrooms.

  • julie b said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:19 am :

    LOVE this loom and love this site! My New Year’s resolution is to come up with more organization in our home learning room

  • Carrie said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:21 am :

    My New Years resolution is to have my classroom clean and organized so that students know where everything is and can put the materials away without needing help.

  • Nancy Mehalic said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:23 am :

    Love the loom!! I do weaving as a hobby and every year our classroom weaves a cloth. We only have a small table loom, which is great…but this loom would be even better! It is so valuable to help the children learn how things are made. Remember in Montessori it is the PROCESS!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to get one! Happy New Year to you all.

  • Amanda said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:23 am :

    What an amazing loom! It would be loved in any classroom.

  • Meneca said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:24 am :

    My resolution as a public school montessorian is to make sure I have more of my traditional, wonderful montessori materials on the shelves in the New Year!!

  • Michael Petersen said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:29 am :

    Great contest! My resolution is to continue to introduce new and engaging Montessori works to my children. Happy new year.

  • Bess said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:30 am :

    My resolution is to come up with a better material rotation schedule and stick to it!

  • Debi King said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:37 am :

    My new years resolution for my 3-6 classroom is to have more practical life activities available for my students, such as sewing, dish washing, polishing, cloth washing, etc.

  • Beth Yates said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:38 am :

    Love reading all of the comments on FB. There have been many helpful tips. Would love to hear from Public Montessori teachers about how they are able to integrate NCLB and Montessori. Would love to introduce the weaving loom on a larger scale to my inner city students.

  • karen said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:44 am :

    This loom is amazing. So creative and inviting even to me so the children would definitely be attracted to it like moths to a flame. This is one giveaway I am dying to win!!

  • Debi said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:45 am :

    okay . . . this must be what I’m going to win . . .thank you! . . . love your stuff

  • Jenny Lee said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:47 am :

    This loom is incredible. Would love to use it in my classroom!!

  • Shelina said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:48 am :

    This weaving loom is so neat! I am in a training course to become a Montessori Guide and recently one of my classmates was assigned to do a lesson on Weaving. Such a wonderful activity and children love it :)

  • Patti Burns said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:49 am :

    I am right there with Debi King, my resolution for 2011 is to have more practical life activities for my 3-6 year olds. I already made up a new sewing activity that will be demonstrated when we go back in 2011. Hope to work on more this week and Happy New Year Montessori for Everyone!!!

  • katy said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:51 am :

    The little ones (and me) would love this! This year I will try to bring montessori to those not familiar with it.

  • Sarah said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:52 am :

    How awesome!!! I would love to win this and donate it to our wonderful school in Deland, Fl. I know it would be well used and cared for :))

  • Tiffany said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:52 am :

    New Year’s resolution – to use my creativity more in the classroom – this loom would be great for collaborative work

  • Amanda said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:55 am :

    Oh how fun! My new year’s resolution is to think of new ways to inspire my daughter creatively.

  • Heather Chandler said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:56 am :

    Our resolution?
    Our toddler will be starting preschool at a local Montessori in less than 2 weeks. Our resolution is to support him in every endeavor at school.

  • Katie Wolver said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:58 am :

    We have 4 children ranging from 2 1/2 to 8 and would love if their Montessori had a loom. The materials are beautiful and would be so cherished by their classmates!

  • Evelyn said at December 27th, 2010 at 9:59 am :

    My new years resolution is to start using the Montessori method with my 2 yr old and to get better organized with having a 2 yr old and a newborn!!!

  • Beth Johnson said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:03 am :

    My Montessori New Years Resolution…hmm. I’m a first year teacher at the public Maria Montessori School in Rockford, Illinois. I have so many resolutions. Last year I taught in a classroom with kids that have Autism, and this year has proved to be just as challenging. I have some very challenging kids in my classroom. Although some of the challenging behaviors have improved, I need to come up with some good strategies to help the students that are still struggling with some challenging behaviors. As we return from winter break, I will be able to represent some of the ground rules of the classroom. I also must learn to better balance and adapt the public school reading curriculum with my Montessori presentations. The district focuses so much on language and math, that I feel like I have let the cultural and practical life areas slide somewhat. I think this loom would be an excellent addition to my classroom as I am in need of more advanced practical life activities for my 4 and 5 year old students.

  • kylie m said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:07 am :

    My new years resolution is to start my daughter in montessori. She just turned 2 and starts school january 3rd! I’m so excited for her. Montessori is the best way to go! Id love to donate this loom to our tiny montessori school in minot nd. They are growing so fast and changing the minds of the people around here. They could use all the help they can get!!

  • kari han said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:10 am :

    my new years resolution is to start my 2.5 year old in montessori at home like her pre-schooling montessori brother!

    great giveaway!

  • Therese said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:21 am :

    My kids would love this. Love Montessori methods in our homeschool!

  • Stacie said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:22 am :

    During our summer program, my co-worker taught the children how to crochet and they loved it!! We want to incorporate more opportunities for the children along these lines but we are a small school with a limited budget therefore it would wonderful to win the loom!! I have been a teacher at the school since 1992 and just love the Montessori approach to teaching and learning!!

  • Patty Helm said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:22 am :

    What a wonderful giveaway. Our Montessori Art teacher would love to have the loom! My Montessori resolution is to try to continue to try to live up to the Maria Montessori standards in the classroom and in my personal life!

  • Jen said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:29 am :

    I don’t know that I have a resolution really, other than to keep going what is already happening in my classroom. What an amazing addition both of these materials would make! Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

  • Angela J Floratos said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:36 am :

    We are a small Catholic Montessori preschool in our 2nd year. Our resolution: we will be working this year to introduce music & handwork skills to our students that will be provide a foundation for many years of creative expression. We are finally ready to introduce the Bells and are working our way towards sewing! A loom would be a great asset to our program – and definitely well used :)

  • Carolyn said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:39 am :

    I really enjoy your materials and have used them as a mom and as a directress. My Montessori resolution is to finish my AMS training! My family has been dealing with medical issues and death this past year, it has been really hard. Every day is truly a chance to do something positive for a child or family member. Happy New Year everyone!!

  • Jeannette said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:43 am :

    My Montessori resolution, as I am doing MORE training through NAMC, is to incorporate MORE Montessori with my children. Particularly in language arts, where they both could use the extra boost of understanding!

  • Jaclyn said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:44 am :

    What a fantastic prize. That would be a beautiful gift for anyone! Somoene will get a lot of use out of it. Hope its me ;)

  • Luloli Flores said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:47 am :

    My Montessori resolution is to continue to find peace within myself as I begin my second semester of teaching primary, and to live up to the Montessori methods that I’m still learning. I think that is the best gift I can give my students. Along with a weaving loom, too, that is! ;) Thank you!

  • Janae daines said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:48 am :

    Such beautiful materials. Thanks for making Montessori easier to implement.

  • tisheli said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:49 am :

    My Montessori goal for the year is to finish up my 6-9 certification this spring. I’ve been working on it for some time now, and it’s just about done. I can’t wait!!

  • Chris said at December 27th, 2010 at 10:53 am :

    I love your website and blog. What a great resource for all Montessorians.

  • stacy said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:00 am :

    Would love to win this for my classroom! My resolution? To incorporate more Montessori ideas into my preschool classroom.

  • Cara said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:05 am :

    Thanks once again for offering such beautiful materials. Your work is a year-round gift.

    Cara

  • Cimbria said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:05 am :

    Yay! I hope I win the loom! Happy New Year!!!

  • Kathy said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:08 am :

    My New Year’s Resolution is to continue to make my school a world class Montessori school. To do son I must fill the classroom with wonderful materials that inspire creativity. Thank you for helping this become possible!

  • Damaris said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:13 am :

    I would love win the loom to donate to my daughter’s class!!!! This website has been a wonderful tool for me as a parent to self educate myself beyond the parent education that the school provides.

  • Amanda said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:13 am :

    Wow! What a giveaway! The loom or the PBG series would be a WONDERFUL addition to our homeschool Montessori classroom. I have spent soooo much time drooling over your PBG items and your continent files (really everything on your site to be honest!). My goal for early 2011 is to set up an easier to access and utilize area for my girls to make there own breakfast/snacks including making/buying some of the pre-reader step-by-step cooking card recipes.

  • Amy said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:20 am :

    This would be so great to have in one of our classrooms. We have been slowly replacing everything in 7 clasrooms since a fire totaly destroyed them last year, June 2009. We are a public Montessori school and funding is hard to come by. I keep telling our teachers about your blog! Thanks for being here.

  • My Boys' Teacher said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:21 am :

    What a FANTASTIC giveaway. I am taken aback!

    Our Montessori New Year’s resolution is to play more sound games together. My three-year-old is really at the right stage for these and we need to be more consistent with them so that he can get ready for sandpaper letters. Another resolution is to always listen to and learn from my children.

  • Aly in Va said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:22 am :

    My New Years resolution is to have more patience when observing lessons and resist the temptation to intervene (or should I say, just do it) with my children.
    I would love either prize but the loom would be a true blessing. Perhaps they would use rugs more often if they had the opportunity to help make them :)

    Many thanks, Aly.

  • Benay said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:38 am :

    I can’t imagine how wonderful it would be to have a material like this in the classroom. I’ve done sewing and made pillows with the children and they absolutely loved it!

  • Christy Macias said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:39 am :

    Wow! Great give away! I have loved this loom for a long time and would love to share it with the children in my care!!

  • Patricia LaBrie said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am :

    My resolution this year is to complete what is on my daily to-do list and not pass it off to another day until it all spirals out of control!

  • Carrie S. said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am :

    Wow, that loom is amazing!

  • Kim Monaco said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:43 am :

    Great giveaway! My new years Montessori resolution is to incorporate many more Montessori materials in our home school. Thanks!

    Kim

  • Kylie said at December 27th, 2010 at 11:57 am :

    Nice give-away!

  • Amy O said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:04 pm :

    beautiful! this year we start letters, I’ve got all the supplies ready to make the the sandpaper ones. Can’t wait!

  • Amy said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:06 pm :

    I would so love either the loom or the pink, blue, and green series!!! My resolution is to have more art and art activities in the classroom! It can so often be over looked. Plus to jazz up language!

  • Rose Witteveen said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:07 pm :

    Wow, we’d love to have this for our new school!

  • Victoria said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:08 pm :

    We were thinking about getting weaving loom for our 5 year old as he really enjoyed sewing at his Montessori preschool (where I also work) this year.
    My Montessori resolution for this year is to finish my 3-6 qualification and to help support my colleagues as we set up our Nido room!!! Very exciting.

  • Lisa said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:15 pm :

    Either one of these materials would be great for me to have (0r have more of) in my Casa environment. All of the children would love the loom, and the full language materials are just what I need for when my children are ready. Many thanks for this contest!

  • Megan said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:18 pm :

    I love you website and materials. It would be an honor to be given either of these materials. My resolution for the upcoming year, is to continue to embrace the Montessori methods in our home.

  • Silvina said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:24 pm :

    love the loom!!! My resolution? Keep on working hard, and disregard any negative comments by people who do not understand the Montessori ideas…

  • Andrea said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:24 pm :

    Great giveaway! My resolution is to organize my materials closet and keep it that way.

  • Mia said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:32 pm :

    Your blog inspires other montessorians to do just a little better each day !!! Keep up the amazing work you do and have a wonderful and peace filled year ahead .

  • Russ said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:39 pm :

    Love the loom. My resolution is to look for a new area of Montessori training to take. Always looking for more Montessori knowledge.

  • Darylyne said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:39 pm :

    Love the loom! My Montessori resolution is to work on converting our newly renovated playroom into a wonderful, Montessori-inspired prepared environment.

  • Kim Sale said at December 27th, 2010 at 12:53 pm :

    What an amazing loom! Would look great in my sitting room by our woodstove. My new years resolution has to be to keep inspiring people to home school using the Montessori principles. x

  • Patti Burns said at December 27th, 2010 at 1:05 pm :

    My resolution is to add more pracitcal life activities to my classroom. I am working on new ideas for the 2011 half of the year. I have been out of the Montessori classroom and having been working on my Language and Math materials and now it’s time for practical life! Happy New Year!

  • Paige Ryan said at December 27th, 2010 at 1:05 pm :

    Would love to have the loom for my 9-12 class.

  • Melissa Riker said at December 27th, 2010 at 1:09 pm :

    Wow! Great Giveaway! We don’t have any official resolutions here but I am trying to foster more organization in my days with my little ones as we move more and more towards our Montessori homeschool goals. Luckily we have your wonderful resources to help us along our way, thank you!

  • Kerri Irwin said at December 27th, 2010 at 1:16 pm :

    I resolve to guide my 9-12 year olds in the second half of our 2010-2011 school year to commit to a short term goal and a long term goal and see then through to fruition. I dedicate myself to creating an environment which engages in our community in a meaningful manner, seeks positive change within ourselves, and acknowledges daily the power of our own attitudes on those around us.

  • Marissa said at December 27th, 2010 at 1:27 pm :

    My resolution for the new year is to continue being a role model to the children in this world – in my classroom and out. I am also working on including more advanced practical life things – such as sewing. I also want to continue to help my students become better readers. Thank you for such an amazing opportunity to win this for my classroom.

  • Natasha said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:03 pm :

    Holy weaving loom! What an excellent prize! My New Year’s Montessori resolution is to make it through reading “The Absorbent Mind” in January in preparation for my training. Happy New Year!

  • Natalie Hines said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:06 pm :

    Wow! Great giveaway! My New Year’s resolution is to include more practical life option in my classroom. Thanks!

  • Kim said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:13 pm :

    Thank you so much for your wonderful site. We will begin incorporating Montessori principles this year in our homeschool. Thanks for the giveaways.

  • Jennifer said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:23 pm :

    Greetings,
    My resolution is to include more of the philosophy of pay it forward. My son asked, noticing two cars joined by jumper cables, ‘Why would a stranger stop to do that?’ Apparently we need more conversations on the art of giving. He could give a lesson on weaving, then gift the loom itself to the school. The giving keeps on giving!

  • MC White said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:31 pm :

    This looks awesome! I am starting a brand new Primary class in the fall and would love to have this to use in my classroom! MC

  • Julie said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:49 pm :

    That is one beautiful loom!

  • Michele V. said at December 27th, 2010 at 2:58 pm :

    I am so thriled that 2010 brought our family to Montessori. This year I transferred my son (8years old) from public school to a Montessori Elementary School and all I can say is WHAT A DIFFERENCE! He is creative, artisitc, sensitive, and inquiring. All the qualities he was not able to fully express in his public school are all meet and exceeded at his new school. I was so happy with his progress that my daughter (4 years old) had to begin her education in the primary classroom at the same school. My son (2 years old) with a visual impairment will be starting in fall 2011. We are SO happy!

  • Gail said at December 27th, 2010 at 3:01 pm :

    The loom would be a great way to introduce weaving into my classroom. The language materials are always a good way to encourage progress. Thanks for all of the giveaways. Happy 2010!

  • Leann said at December 27th, 2010 at 3:01 pm :

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m so excited… we NEED the language materials right now!

  • Mel said at December 27th, 2010 at 3:05 pm :

    I am new to Montessori so my New Years resolution is to learn more about the methods and apply them within my home. One thing that really stands out to me about Montessori is how organized one can be by practicing the Montessori method; I have already started downsizing and simplifying my home and my son’s room, and have resolved to not only further do so in 2011, but to maintain that which I have already done!! Happy 2011 to all, may the New Year bring much peace, love and happiness to all :)

  • Cindy B said at December 27th, 2010 at 3:27 pm :

    Encourage more hands-on activities into my classroom

    Take a deep breath and let it go with the flow!

  • Emily said at December 27th, 2010 at 3:54 pm :

    My Montessori resolution for 2011 is to allow more hands-on opportunities to my students.

  • Vanessa said at December 27th, 2010 at 4:48 pm :

    My resolution is to read all of the original books from Maria Montessori, I have only read ‘the child’ so far.

  • 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!