Sensorial Vocab!

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A little list I made for parents…helpful when researching Montessori Sensorial lessons for your child! Advanced Organizer: Indicates the broad goal of the activity to the learner Auditory: Hearing Auto-Education: Education that enables children to learn on their own Bells: Mushroom-shaped bells that give a very clear tone Blindfold: Makes the exercise a stereognostic (exclusive […]

Montessori Math Vocab!

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I made this list of helpful terms when researching Montessori Math lessons for your child… Abstraction:  sequence of materials and activities with those materials that the child engages in Advanced Organizer: Indicates the broad goal of the activity to the learner Associative Property:  an example is 1+9=10 and 2+8=10 Concentration: The focusing of one’s energy, especially […]

My Fabric Box

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FABRIC BOX  *featured lesson on page #37 found here* http://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Mom-Bloggers-Talk-Montessori-eBook.pdf Tactile Sense Matching Left to Right Progression Material An open basket containing six squares of material of different makes.  They include: denim, polyester, nylon, stripped, flannel and cotton.  A control set (placed in another open basket) is included in the form of a pocket.  Both […]

Odd & Even: Musical Eraser Lesson

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ODD AND EVEN GAME USING MUSIC ERASERS AREA: General:  Mathematics Specific:  Numeration MATERIALS: Rug 55 musical note erasers Ten denim zippers bags with numerals (1-10) Basket PREPARATION: Invite the child to do the exercise by saying, “I would like to give you a lesson in the math area.  Do you know where the math area […]

Picture to Picture Cards: Musical!

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PICTURE TO PICTURE MATCHING OF MUSICAL NOTATION: SYMBOLS & VOCABULARY  MATERIALS:  Rug  Identical pairs of musical vocabulary cards (SIXTEENTH REST, EIGHTH REST, ALTO CLEF, QUARTER NOTE, FERMATA, STAFF, HALF NOTE, WHOLE NOTE, TREBLE CLEF, QUARTER REST, SHARP, BASS CLEF, EIGHTH NOTE, FLAT, TRIPLET, SIXTEENTH NOTE, WHOLE REST, and NATURAL) with the word and symbol on […]

Dust, Sweep, Fold…Practical Life Skills

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“If we would but think of it, the carrying out of a practical life affords an abundance of exercise, and the gymnasium for perfecting one’s actions is the very environment in which he lives.” —Dr. Maria Montessori Let’s take a look at “Practical Life” so that you can get a better understanding of how these subject […]

Express Yourself: Montessori Language Methods

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“Writing is learned in a very short time since it is taught only to children who show a desire for it. They indicate this by the voluntary attention they pay to the lessons which the teacher is giving to the older children and to the exercises in which these are engaged. Some learn to write without ever receiving […]

How to Present: Vocabulary Enrichment Cards (age 3-4)

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BRASS INSTRUMENT VOCABULARTY ENRICHMENT CARDS MATERIALS: Rug Tray Set of three cards, called two-part cards Control card with picture and name of a brass instrument (Vocabulary:  FLUGELHORN, MARCHING FRENCH HORN, BARITONE, TROMBONE, SOUSAPHONE, EUPHONIUM, TENOR TROMBONE, MARCHING MELLOPHONE, and TUBA) Mute card with picture of brass instrument Label card with name of brass instrument PREPARATION: […]

Hundred Board Using Guitar Picks

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HUNDRED BOARD USING GUITAR PICKS AREA: General:  Mathematics Specific:  Linear Counting MATERIALS: Silver, magnetic board 100 guitar picks (blue and purple) Basket 100 numeral chart PREPARATION: Invite the child to do the exercise by saying, “I would like to give you a lesson in the math area.  Do you know where the math area is […]

Quotes: LANGUAGE

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“Montessori speaks of the development of language, rather than the teaching of language, and states that this development follows fixed laws that are the same in all children.  She feels that each child absorbs the language of his group, whether it is simple or complex, learning all the rules of syntax and grammar.”  Taken from […]