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We Teach Montessori

A place for Montessori teachers, Montessori homeschoolers, and parents who want to use Montessori principles at home!

group leader: Deb Chitwood of Living Montessori Now

Discussion with the purpose of sharing resources (such as Montessori series, categories, or freebies)

Linky Party just for the We Teach Montessori group (share Montessori-inspired activities and ideas)

Members: 143
Latest Activity: Apr 26

Welcome to the We Teach: Montessori group!

Please come on in, join in any of the discussions, start a discussion of your
own, and make new Montessori friends! Be sure to click on "View All" under Discussion Forum to see all discussions. There's an "Introduce Yourself" discussion thread! :)

Discussion Forum

Collaborative Montessori-Inspired Activities and Ideas Pinterest Board 8 Replies

I have a collaborative Montessori-Inspired Activities and Ideas Pinterest board for…Continue

Started by Deb @ Living Montessori Now. Last reply by Rachel Brown Jul 10, 2013.

Montessori Resources 13 Replies

This…Continue

Started by Carolyn Wilhelm. Last reply by Deb @ Living Montessori Now Jun 24, 2013.

Are you doing any planned Montessori activities this summer? 5 Replies

I typically didn't teach in the summer when I was a Montessori…Continue

Tags: learning, Montessori, summer

Started by Deb @ Living Montessori Now. Last reply by Celine Jun 23, 2013.

Are you doing any special Montessori-inspired units for the end of the school year?

I published my May Themed Activities for Kids with calendar based activities and unit studies…Continue

Started by Deb @ Living Montessori Now Apr 29, 2013.

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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on April 7, 2014 at 11:38pm

Don't miss my TOTALLY AMAZING 4th Blogiversary Giveaway at Living Montessori Now! $1,023 worth of Montessori Print Shop/Montessori at Home products! Open worldwide! Ends 4/12/14 at 9pm PST.


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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on September 15, 2013 at 11:56pm

I agree that you can definitely do it Rachel! You're already doing an awesome job! You've probably already seen my Montessori Resources page, but I'll share it in case anyone here hasn't seen it: Montessori Resources.

KHT Montessori is great for homeschoolers. Here's a post I wrote about it: Free Montessori Geography Album.

Comment by Ana Metikos on September 12, 2013 at 2:33pm

Thank you for your enthusiasm! I,ve a lot from you and get more organized in my prepiration and working with kids.

Comment by Bess Wuertz on September 6, 2013 at 11:12am

To Rachel
We are a Montessori homeschooling family.  My children are nearing 6, 4 and 2.  We started nearly five years ago, although we only got serious about 2 years ago.

Yes, I think you CAN do it, if that is what you want for your family.  I'll be honest, it isn't easy, but nothing really worth doing is.  

I'm not "qualified" either.  I was an Information Architect in my professional career (nothing remotely like teaching).  I did take an online primary course from KHT Montessori.  It included a full set of albums.  It was extremely valuable for me.  I also have a good relationship with a local Montessori school.  I was able to take a teacher training course there.  I am also allowed to observe.  I highly recommend seeing if that is an option.  Like you, the school is simply too expensive to send three kids all year and I enjoy being able to wrap our family identity around everything we do.  We do send the older two to the summer program each year though.  That has worked well for us.

It would be wonderful if you can find some local support but I know how tough that is with a Montessori bent.  I haven't been able to find interest myself but I do have relationships with other home schoolers in other areas (field trips, certain subjects, etc).  It's nice to simply have validation and encouragement.

Always keep in mind that Maria Montessori herself chose young women as her target for teachers.  She didn't want "trained educators" who had too many of their own ideas.  She wanted passionate and eager individuals who would put the needs for the children first.  Isn't that the very description of a mother?  I know you love Montessori and you obviously love your children.  Your journey will come together exactly as it needs to at each point, even when it ends up looking completely unlike anything you've seen elsewhere.

Here is what we are doing this year:  http://www.graceandgreenpastures.com/2013/08/the-1314-school-year-curriculum-post.html

And please don't hesitate to contact me privately if there is anything I can do to help or encourage.

Comment by Rachel Brown on September 6, 2013 at 7:14am

What are your favourite Montessori homeschool resources? I'm looking for advice from Montessori teachers and other homeschooling mamas.

I'm wondering if some materials as well as free resources (albums/printables/etc) online are sufficient. I'm not Montessori qualified, nor a teacher, what would you suggest?

Unfortunately, the closest Montessori school to us is 45mins-1hr away & too expensive. Homeschooling is looking like the only option for us to give our children the kind of education we want (in all senses, not just academically).

Sorry for the rant. Thank you if you have taken the time to read this.


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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on August 8, 2013 at 10:55am

If you're interested in some AMAZING wooden educational toys that are very Montessori friendly, there's a limited-time, early-bird special at Spielgaben for US, UK, other European countries, and Canada! You'll find more information and ideas for creating Montessori-inspired activities using the toys here: http://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/07/23/spielgaben-educational-to...


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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on August 4, 2013 at 11:03pm

Don't miss this great giveaway sponsored by Montessori Helper - 5 Montessori Helper Premium Unlimited Subscriptions ($99 each)! Open WW. Giveaway ends Thursday, August 8, at 10:00pm MST.

You'll get Montessori materials for both preschoolers and elementary-age kids in the Premium Unlimited Membership, which has over 250 lessons and materials. If the materials were all purchased separately, they would cost over $1,000!


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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on June 21, 2013 at 9:05pm

Yay! We have a special collaborative we teach: Montessori Pinterest board for the members of We Teach Montessori! Go to this discussion in the We Teach: Pinterest Collaborators to request an invitation. :)


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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on May 22, 2013 at 10:35pm

Please check out the Member Resources Sharing (for resources such as freebies and series) as well as the Linky Party for We Teach Montessori! They're both here on the We Teach Montessori homepage. I've added a new linky to the Linky Party, and you may add your Montessori-inspired activities and ideas each week. New links will go to the top of the linky. I'd love to see us build up a great collection of Montessori-inspired ideas!


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Comment by Deb @ Living Montessori Now on May 18, 2013 at 11:38am

In case you haven't heard, there are Parent/Teacher Preparation Days each weekend at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow! I invite you to upload a photo and link (or link with thumbnail) to a kid-related activity either Saturday or Sunday. If you don't have a blog, you're welcome to upload a photo and description of your activity. This is for homeschoolers, classroom teachers, and parents in general. Your activity may be for any age of child. It may be an educational or play-related activity. This activity doesn't need to be a Montessori activity. (A Montessori-inspired activity may be shared at Parent/Teacher Preparation Days, here in the We Teach Montessori Group, and on our Montessori Monday link-up at the Living Montessori Now blog.)

 
 
 

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