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Month: February 2015

A Day in a Life – Keeping it Real-ish

A Day in a Life – Keeping it Real-ish

Over the past week or so, there have been several discussions on the Facebook Montessori groups I frequent about how blogs can be disheartening because they seem so perfect. Picture after beautiful picture of adorable kids doing amazing Montessori work. Well, I’ll never claim to have beautiful pictures but I am guilty of mostly only posting about our successes. And that’s likely not going to change. This blog is about celebrating DJ’s growth and achievements. But just so there is…

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Invertebrates vs Vertebrates

Invertebrates vs Vertebrates

Over the past few months DJ and I have worked through the Biological Classifications starting back in October with Living vs Non-living. I remember he struggled with that initially and it took quite a bit of prompting with “does it eat? Does it move? Does it poop?” DJ particularly liked the last question. That was followed by Plants vs Animals which took him a good two months to master. My adult brain was going, “Seriously, you don’t know if a…

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Language Work

Language Work

We did very little school last week but we did do some language work. DJ is very interested in writing but he hasn’t wanted to learn any new letters. He used the Botany Cabinet this week to trace the shapes with a small wooden dowel. I’ve tried to show him this before but he hadn’t been interested. Now that we are working on proper pencil grip, he’s more keen to practice this. He then moved to the Metal Insets and…

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