Snowman Pattern Cards — Free Printable!

One of my favorite things about Winter is building snowmen! This is a fun theme to have in your classroom as well, so I created a free printable for you! This snowman pattern free printable includes 8 pattern cards with AB, ABC, ABB, and AAB patterns on them. Cut out the extra pieces to put […]

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Why does my toddler throw things — and what can I do about it?

Sometimes young children throw things, and there are generally three different reasons your toddler might be doing it: So when you’re thinking about how to handle it, the first thing you need to do is figure out the motivation behind it. Every behavior expresses a need. Is your child demonstrating a need for a safer […]

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Montessori at Ikea: Recommendations for your Home & Classroom

This post is NOT sponsored, although I would love it to be — IKEA, do you see me?! Let’s be real… Ikea doesn’t need to pay for sponsored posts. It’s amazing and everyone knows it. What you might NOT know is that Ikea has so many inexpensive options when you want to Montessorify your home […]

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Montessori-Inspired Birthday Work

Birthdays are always fun to celebrate in the classroom, and it doesn’t have to stop at just singing “Happy Birthday!” If you have an especially close-knit classroom (or you are homeschooling), you can celebrate students’ birthdays all month with birthday work right on your work shelves. Here are some ideas: Do the Montessori birthday celebration […]

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10+ Extensions for Montessori Sensorial Materials

The Montessori Sensorial materials are absolutely brilliant hands-on materials that isolate one sensorial element at a time. That being said, they can also be the most infrequently chosen materials in your classroom — because if there’s only one way to do it, it can be less interesting than some of the other materials. I am […]

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