Daily Archives: September 3, 2012

Home education; first day of term; slowly does it.

Ouch! Term has begun and I haven’t!

The children had a go with the colour mixing kit and made some good colours for painting with.

I heard Ronan and Avila read and did some movable letter work with Heleyna.

Then I got to grips with more Montessori prep (which I should have done before but couldn’t quite muster the energy).

As it was the children went and tidied their room – Ronan’s idea! And then did their own reading.

My voice has already gone, and I’ve only been off the antibiotics a couple of days. It’s very, VERY frustrating!

I’ve been warned by people in the know, that I have to seriously work out a way to slow down and do less or I could end up in trouble. So, I am planning to slowly build up into term, and then have one day a week when I do nothing at all. Let’s see if I can have the discipline to do nothing.

Although I spent a lot of time deciding whether to buy Montessori materials I am glad I did. The children have helped themselves to the equipment and have been using it together really well. Hopefully this will mean that even when I don’t do so much, they will still be learning.

Heleyna painted the rest of her movable letters in the red and blue Montessori letter colours and we painted Y and y in purple as it acts like a vowel sometimes.

Ronan and Avila are reading through the Roman Mysteries and loving them. They are also both big fans of Michael Morpurgo books.

Free Montessori printables from around the net


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Montessori Materials Items in purple are free. Items in blue are for sale.

Montessori Printshop has a page of freebies

lesson ideas at Montessori Album

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