I thought I share some books that we will be using to prepare card materials for Math, Grammar, and our Writing Workshop that we will be implementing this year. It has been crazy fun planning with them for the Fall semester. I want to share EVERYTHING but my thoughts just aren't organized enough right now. We have a plan!! Honestly, I think I will just write a series of post about all the tools we will be using and how they will be used. I think you would be able to get a better understanding of how we operate if I share this way.
Using the exercises in Shiller Math Ken and DJ will become more confident about their math skills. It is not like math presentations in the traditional Montessori Albums. All of them are aimed at a child in a home school setting. It contains lessons that they desperately need. Above all it stills allows them to use the Montessori math materials, understand the language associated with math, and incorporate their love of songs. A lot of the exercises involve verbal responses, and for the worksheet type materials I plan to use them creatively as card materials. This math program really makes me feel that we can still successfully incorporate the Montessori Method in our home.
Write Shop. DJ will be using Write Shop Junior D. Ken will be using Write Shop I using a three year track. The ideas are just awesome and the kiddos are excited about publishing their work as they observe me setting up their new writing center. The First Language Lessons was purchased to use for me to create card materials. I absolutely love how the lessons are given. It is just a fantastic resource for us to have. The poems are awesome, and we definitely need more poetry in our lives.
I am happy to be joining in the Fourth Annual Not Back To School Blog Hop!!