Preparing for Elementary Math Work

Preparing for Elementary Math Work

As we’re beginning the Montessori Lower Elementary curriculum, the math sequence becomes even more varied than it was before. Geometry becomes a separate subject. Which is good for Danny because he still loves math and again chose it first when presented a work plan on the first day. Operations Danny has been working with 4-digit addition and subtraction for awhile but since we took the summer off from doing math, I wanted to start with some review before introducing him…

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First Day of the New Year!

First Day of the New Year!

September 11 was the first day of Danny’s Montessori Elementary experience. And it is also the first day that he would be in a kindergarten classroom if I weren’t homeschooling. It’s getting real! Transitioning from Montessori primary to elementary has been a work in progress for me all summer. In many ways Danny’s schoolwork will be more of the same. But in a couple of significant ways, there will be changes. Work Plan Unlike in primary where the child is…

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“School Room” Tour 2017

“School Room” Tour 2017

Welcome to my fourth annual school room tour! While the room hasn’t changed much, the materials sure have. DJ completed the Montessori 3-6 primary series and is beginning Montessori Lower Elementary. So all of the iconic Montessori materials are gone – no more Pink Tower, Brown Stair, Number Rods. No more sandpaper letters, movable alphabet or metal insets. So what has taken their place? Books! Books, books and more books. And paper and pencils. This is DJ’s main workspace. He…

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