Keys of the World Primary Albums

Keys of the World Primary Albums

In my first post, I talked a bit about my planning stage at that time.  I have read all of the books I listed there and more since then, but I decided not to take the KHT Montessori training program as I thought I would.  Although I do believe, based on reviews I’ve read that it is a quality program, there were a couple of key aspects that led me to an alternate choice.  A couple of months ago, I…

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Cylinder Blocks in Action

Cylinder Blocks in Action

One of the very first sensorial materials introduced in a Montessori classroom are the Cylinder Blocks.  They are made of wood, with 10 cylinders cut out of each block.  In one block, the cylinders are all the same height but decline in width from thick to thin.  In another block, the cylinders are all the same width but decline in height from tall to short (this is the hardest block).  A third block declines in both height and width (Tall/Thick down…

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“School Room” tour 2014

“School Room” tour 2014

While it is common for homeschool blogs to give “school room” tours, our school room is in our living room.  So welcome to our house!  Our living room is long and narrow so it’s difficult to get an overview picture of the whole room.  The picture above is DJ’s play area.  These shelves have mostly toys, although there are some educational benefits to most of them.  The brown box is full of books.  Too many books, I know, but I…

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