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Fall Playdough

2 Different Homemade Fall PlayDough Ideas We have 2 choices of Homemade Fall PlayDough to rotate for the next month or so. Cinnamon Scented Fall Play Dough Our first is Cinnamon scented Play Dough in a cute apple container, with a pie pan, cutting knife and pretend apples (really mini apple christmas ornaments), to create "apple pies."     Pumpkin Spice Fall PlayDough Our second batch of PlayDoh...

Practical Life Ideas: Woodworking

Practical Life Ideas ~ Woodworking Ethan has been into tools lately, he watches Jake build and fix things and wants to try to help. He has sanded wood a lot last summer when Jake was building the kids beds and I was working on all DIY Montessori Materials. So I figured it was a perfect time to introduce him to...

Ikea Reading Nook For Kids

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Our Special Reading Nook for Kids We made our first trip out to Ikea about a month ago, its a 2 1/2 hour drive, so I have been planning and saving for this trip for a while! One of the things I wanted to have upstairs with all of the school stuff now being down stairs is a reading nook. We...

Montessori Halloween Ideas

Montessori Halloween Ideas I figured since tomorrow is Halloween, I would finally get on and share some of our Montessori Halloween ideas that the kids have been using for a couple weeks now in our Montessori homeschool classroom.   Spooning/Transferring: Gabe and Ethan will transfer 1 bean at a time using his pointer and thumb till all the beans are transferred to...

Fall Leaves Preserving with Wax Paper

Fall Leaves Preserving with Wax Paper Things have been very busy around here, preparing for our upcoming fall/farm unit before our visit to the farm/pumpkin patch, Serena has Meap testing this and next week and has to be to the school at 7:45am, Cody's allergy shots, a few doctors appointments, bringing Ethan back and forth to school 4 days a...

Fall and Halloween Sensory Table Ideas

Fall and Halloween Sensory Table Ideas I decided to make 2 new sensory bins, they will be rotated for the next 6 weeks or so. Fall Sensory Bin I made a Fall/Farm bin to go along with all of our 2 Farm trips coming up this month.  I used some straw as the filler for this bin, added a few gourds, fall leaves,...

DIY Halloween Crayons

How To Make Your How DIY Halloween Crayons I thought it would be fun for the kids to make some festive DIY Halloween crayons to go along with our fall theme and be nice to clear out so many of our broken crayons I have saved. We used some silicone baking trays that I found, 1 from the dollar store and...

Montessori Addition Snake Game

Montessori Addition Snake Game I worked on the first montessori Addition Snake Game for a few days last week with Anthony, I had been setting the game up for him during those lessons and didn't get any pictures. This was the first day I had him set the game up on his own and he didn't really plan what beads...

Mystery Of History Week 1

 Mystery of History-week 1We just started week 3 in history so I'm a little behind on getting these posts together, but better late then never. At the beginning of the week we played Jeopardy for our pretest, the boys seem to enjoy doing it this way instead of having to write them out. I think we will continue to do...

Jet Engine Experiment

I found a great experiment for the kids from 101 Great Science Experiments, I thought it would be a fun was to learn about how jets engines use air to move since we added jets to our lapbooks last week. First the boys taped a straw to the balloon with duct tape, then they threaded the rope  through the straw (we...

Things That Go 0-6! Week 1

Things That Go Unit We started our new theme, that we will be on for the next couple weeks Transportation & Things That Go. It will be the last theme we do before we start our Fall themes in preparation for the Pumpkin Patch field trip and Halloween. Practical Life: Take one of the transportation buttons and thread them on one of the...

Things That GO ~ Week 1

Things That Go Transportation Unit Study We started our Transportation Theme unit Things That Go last week with the boys. We have been starting our morning with some great worship songs, while searching for good kids worship songs on the internet, I came across a great group that the kids have just been loving , I have caught every one of the...

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