Isolating A Single Letter Sound

Kids now recognizes all but 5 of the lowercase letters. This week, I isolated the letter “c” for them by placing it in a bowl with a “car”. This way, they can successfully trace the sandpaper letter and say the sound without interference from us. They simply uses the “c-c-car” as his hint. Later, we’ll…

Your Tissue Box Repurposed Into A Mystery Box

We all know about RECYCLE, REPURPOSE, REUSE, but as Earth Day approaches it’s fun to see exactly how far we can push that concept. I saw these adorable spring tissue boxes at Target and immediately thought it would be fun for the boys to stack and knock down. They love being mini-Godzillas. But…before I let…

As promised

Ta-da-da-da!!!!  It feels so good to mark off #51 Finish the school room remodel off my list.  After we were done, I wanted to sleep on the school room floor to soak in the spoils of our efforts.  Does everyone remember what it looked like before? More individual posts to come.  Heading off to relax after all the hard work.

Diy Childs Desk

Here’s another sneak peek into our never-ending school room remodel. I never found a child size desk that fit my long list of requirements. It had to have clean lines, a great balance of neutral and bright colors, it needed to be mobile, have storage and be big enough for the boys to work without…

Knobless Cylinders

Montessori materials are incredibly beautiful in their simple design. It’s easy to see why children are drawn to them. Kids and their friend are more interested in the classroom than the hundreds of toys in the room. It amazes me to see a child’s natural desire to learn and I enjoy sharing our Montessori works…

Farm Animal Families

Happy Friday Everyone! Celebrating the end of the school week with a new Farm Animal Families work. Wasn’t able to find free 3-part Nomenclature cards and the ones we found for sale weren’t worth the $18. Including the cards in this post, but there isn’t anything fancy about them. What they will do, is save…

Best Artist In The Ocean

It isn’t surprising that so many artists find inspiration in nature. Sea Life, in particular, is very inspiring. There’s something mysterious behind the color, movement and shape of sea creatures. Today we read the book, I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean, which is a fun way to teach different art styles. The main character…

Jack O Lanterns

Sometimes, being a mom can be overwhelming. Due to the stressful day, we took it a little easy and did a fun art project. I saw something similar to this on My Montessori Journey. All you need is a paper plate, construction paper, a glue stick and scissors. I cut the orange construction paper into…