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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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IFIT Montessori Vendor Review

IFIT Montessori Vendor Review

As many homeschooler’s are getting ready to start back to school, I’ve seen many questions on Facebook about Montessori materials vendors.  Although I purchased most of my materials secondhand, or made them myself, I did buy quite a bit from one vendor, IFIT Montessori.  Despite a couple of criticisms, I have been overwhelmingly impressed with the quality of their materials and their range of selection along with typically lower prices and a frequent free shipping over $200 offer.  I just…

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2017-18 Curriculum: First Year Elementary

2017-18 Curriculum: First Year Elementary

We’ll be starting the new year soon, which will officially be DJ’s kindergarten year.  It’s getting real, people!!  We have been and will continue to follow Montessori as our core method for learning.  Montessori divides into 3-year age groups, so Montessori primary is for ages 3-6.  Although the third year of primary is meant to be the kindergarten year, DJ has already completed all 3 years and he will be 6 in November.  So we’re transitioning to Montessori Lower Elementary…

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