Montessori Primary Wrapup

Montessori Primary Wrapup

This post is going to be all about the numbers, or more specifically the dollars… what it cost me to do Montessori 3-6 at home. Although my son will be “in kindergarten” next year, he has completed all 3 years of the Montessori primary curriculum and will begin the Elementary work in the fall.  Before I get into the details of this post I’d like to add some caveats.  As homeschool preschool curricula goes, Montessori is one of the most…

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Classroom Update and Year End Review 

Classroom Update and Year End Review 

The school year is winding up and the weather is finally starting to show some promise. After the wettest winter in recorded history, the Pacific Northwest is beginning to dry out a bit. Although I’ve typically ended our “formal” school days in May, I extended it into June this year for a few reasons. First, DJ’s homeschool co-ops and piano lessons don’t end until mid-June. Second, the local schools don’t finish until late June due to all the snow days…

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BFSU: Reading & Drawing Maps

BFSU: Reading & Drawing Maps

We’ve been so busy lately with reading and math and science and more!  DJ has joined a couple homeschool co-op classes including fun science, robotics and hands-on math. At home we’ve now finished 7 chapters of Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding. The latest chapter was on Reading and Drawing Maps.  We started by printing the map of our region and taping it to the inside of our front door. It is huge but it includes areas we visit frequently. We…

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