Growing up, I always enjoyed Mother’s Day. My dad would buy a corsage for my mom, and we would take her out to lunch and shower her with cards and…
Many of you purchase CD-ROMs from me, and then are interested in buying new files when they come out. So, I thought I'd put up a handy post with a list of new materials by month. My records go back to February 2008, so that's where I'll start. I'll be updating this list every month, and linking to it from the New Materials page. So, you'll always be able to check back here and see the new items every month.
Yesterday I debuted two new items at my store, the Geography Impressionistic Charts 6-9 and the Botany Impressionistic Charts. I’ve spent the past two months doing research, writing, and picture hunting to make these items and I’m very pleased with the results. However, I realized that it might be helpful to talk about the charts, how they originated, the thought process behind them, and how they are used.
In Montessori, we are blessed with wonderful materials like the sandpaper letters, movable alphabet, and the Pink, Blue, and Green Series. But, it's sometimes nice to to include some games and activities to encourage a pre-reader or emergent reader.
For the past few years, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time studying online marketing. That’s one of the big reasons why my business has grown so quickly. As I’ve researched, one name has popped up over and over again as a thought leader in the world of marketing: Seth Godin.
After generations of gas guzzling SUVs, prepackaged convenience items, and people using the earth as their personal dumping ground, many argue that that earth is now in a dire situation. It has recently even become trendy to become more environmentally conscious, a process deemed “going green.”
Since many people have emailed me and asked for foreign language resources in a Montessori style, I thought I’d put together some helpful links. Keep in mind that even if the material isn’t inherently Montessori, it certainly can be used in the Montessori classroom or home. I like using a variety of materials when studying a language so that different kinds of learning styles are covered.
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…
A couple of months ago, I received an email from a Montessori elementary teacher. In it, she posed this question: "If I bought only one reference book for my classroom, which book should I buy?"