DIY Solar System Map

Seriously, who doesn’t love Astronomy? I’ve never met a kid who wasn’t fascinated with planets, stars, and the idea of outer space. This lesson has always been a huge hit in my classrooms, especially when we’re studying Cosmology – the first Great Lesson in a Montessori lower elementary classroom. This map was super easy to …

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Gnome Division

Once upon a time there was a small village of gnomes who loved eating mushroom soup for breakfast. Winter was coming, so harvesting their prized, red and white mushrooms was necessary for their survival. The gnomes, donned in their purple and light blue capes and pointy hats, thrived on playing games to prepare themselves for …

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Monster Burgers! Ahhh!

Who doesn’t love to eat monsters?? Especially around Halloween when you may find them lurking around your kitchen.  These monster burgers were so very simple, and even though the kids might not be interested in eating the eyeballs the rest of the burgers are a total treat! Even better, they’re miniature so they fit in …

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Shut the Box – The Funnest Addition Fluency Game You’ll Ever Play

Tens of thousands of kids struggle with math. Many of the students I tutor experience the same math-driven saga of confusion, frustration, and helplessness, which is then followed by low self-esteem and self-criticism. This is heartbreaking to witness. Whether the child is in elementary, middle, or high school, he is often embarrassed to show that …

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How Waldorfish Helped Me To Be A Better Human

(This article is based on my own personal experience with Waldorfish Beginner’s Art Classes. I am not receiving compensation from my opinion.) I watched as the watercolor paper swayed back and forth, deeper into the shallow, water-filled bin. The water looked clear, cool, and so refreshing. The paper resisted at first, but then I could …

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Bird Matching & Memory Game

Oh boy do we love birds. We live in a semi-tree house, with the living area up in the tree canopy. This makes for a wild view of common birds jumping from branch to branch right outside of our windows. We have plenty of bird feeders to bring them right to our windowsills, and they’ve learned …

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