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Ocean and Beach Unit Day 1

Today was day 1 of our school year! When Gabe went down for his nap this after noon I had the kids work for a few hours, on anything on the shelf or anything I had put in their drawers to get done. But everyone seemed to enjoy it, and learn some things along the way! Our theme right...

Ocean Sensory Bin

I finally finished getting the ocean sensory bin together last night, and since today was our "start" to school it worked out perfect. I will say that the official start of the school year did not go quite as originally planned, but worked out great in the end. I have my very good friends 2 kids over for a...

Summer Montessori Activities

Summer Montessori Activities Today I was working on clearing off the shelves and getting things set up for school next week the new activities will include some new summer montessori activities. During that time Ethan and Gabe decided they were going to "test" some of the activities for me. Gabe is carefully putting each kernel onto the spoon... Then Gabe decided to...

Preschool Plans For Ethan

This year Ethan will be working on Early preschool through Kindergarten activities. He was supposed to be enrolled in Early Childhood Special Education preschool this year because he turned 3 and was no longer eligible for early on intervention, but we have decided we will just modify whatever we need to, and continue to homeschool him with the rest...

Toddler

This will now be where you will find all of the activities I am doing with Gabriel at least till he moves up to Preschool.  Gabriel is currently 21 months and we have been instilling Montessori concepts in him for a few months, after reading Montessori From The Start, Childs Play, and How To Raise An Amazing Child The...

Designing Treasure Chest Craft Kit

Designing Treasure Chest Craft Kit So I have been busy trying to get all my planning done for the start of our school year which is in about a week, so I have been finishing up some of the summer activities I had planned. I had these treasure chest craft kit I purchased at Discount School Supply last year and they...

Excavating toys from ice

Excavating Toys From Ice I found this fun activity from a great blog here I follow, you fill a bowl or container with water and whatever little plastic animals you have (I also added some other fun stuff) put it in the freezer overnight. Bring out the next day and let the kids start excavating toys from ice, we used...

Summer Sensory Bin

Summer Sensory Bin Ethan has been enrolled in a early childhood school this past 2 years, to help with some of the speech therapy, sensory issues, and for OT they had a few summer classes for the kids this summer, this was the last one "beach theme" Big sister being helpful with Gabe.. Fishing in a fun summer sensory bin idea. The little...

Montessori Geography

Geography is still a work in progress, below are the 2 maps I have purchased so far.  I am working on continent boxes, I am planning on making my own Montessori cards to go along with each continent, and plan on sharing them, so stay tuned.... Here is the world map, flags and stand. This was one of the things...

Montessori Math Materials

Here are some of the new montessori math materials that I have bought for the upcoming year.  There will not be pictures of my shelfs yet, as they are in the process of being revamped and are a disaster! I will post finished pictures when the process of moving the school stuff all downstairs into a "school room" instead...

Summer Fun!!

So it was another hot and humid day, I decided to take the water toys out and fill the water table and the little pool for the little boys, everyone but Gabe spent most of the day in the big pool, but Ethan decided to come and join Gabe for a little bit, life jacket and all. The life...

Managing Chores For Kids

Managing Chores For Kids I have had so many people ask how do I manage chores for kids in our house so I figured that would be my next post.  First off I believe all children can help clean up after them selves and really enjoy it if you give them the chance and teach them correctly, sometimes you just...

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