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Montessori Encyclopedia: The Decanomial Square

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? This is one of the most beautiful materials in the classroom, and it requires a high level of patience, attention to detail, and logic. First a child gets out a large rug. A child brings the box containing the Decanomial Square to the rug. There are 10 squares, ranging […]

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Learning Takes Courage

Thoughts & Reflections

Oh wow. She took out the Trinomial Cube (a 27-piece cube puzzle that is a challenge for adults but a fun and challenging work for children in the Montessori Children’s House) AND a blindfold. Woah. She tried, her hands hovering over the pieces. Then, adjusted her blindfold, and began to easily and quickly return each […]

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Montessori & Minimalism

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. Montessori and Minimalism so naturally go together. Minimalism is becoming increasingly popular, with “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo from a few years ago and her new Netflix show. Many of us want to […]

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A Peer Group

Thoughts & Reflections

At some point, we all yearn for peers. We want to move beyond the cozy intimacy of family life and find our “something more.” The children at the playground are oh so appealing. We bounce and wiggle when we see a friend we recognize at the library. We’re hungry for interaction with other children, and […]

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Spotlight Making Montessori

Spotlights

Katie and Leticia are the brains behind Making Montessori. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? Katie: I grew up in Northern California in a musical and creative family. My father was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, who always told me I would be […]

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