Can You Use Montessori in a Large Family?

                                                    What does homeschooling a large family with the Montessori method look like? People I meet at homeschool events always seem impressed when they hear we use Montessori at home.  Everyone seems to have heard of it, usually through online sources, but it always seems like this far away distant thing that could never work …

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10 Things Montessori Isn’t

When we began homeschooling in the Montessori method well over 5 years ago, there were only a handful of Montessori moms on the internet.  I had to do a lot of study and research to really understand what it meant to be Montessori and how to make that work at home.   Overtime the number …

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Why Montessori?

Why do we choose to use a Montessori approach to homeschooling? There are two components to the Montessori curriculum.  There is the well developed curriculum with a fleshed out scope and sequence and some amazing materials.  The majority of the materials are still used today exactly as they were designed by Maria Montessori over 100 …

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Work Trays in the Homeschool Classroom

When I started homeschooling six years ago it was easy. The eldest child and I sat at the table while his sister took her morning nap and we did his lessons. He was (and is) a very focused individual who learns well when things are verbally explained so we didn’t do much hands-on stuff or …

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Book Review: Montessori at Home

Montessori at Home: A Complete Guide to Teaching Your Preschooler at Home Using the Montessori Method by Heidi Anne Spietz Rossmoor, CA: American Montessori Consulting, 1988 “Montessori at Home” is an older book you might want to find in your local library system if you are interesting in using Montessori methods in your homeschool. Heidi …

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