Homeschooling

Spring Hands-on Activities for Preschool Children

In our classroom, the change of season or special occasion generated elevated excitement as children always anticipated finding freshly prepared materials on the shelves. For that reason, I gathered a collection of Spring themed hands-on individual activities for your preschool students. Spring vocabulary cards for the memory or match-up games, storytelling startups and for building …

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Rain Could In a Jar Science Experiment Plus Types of Clouds Printable

This Rain Cloud in a Jar Experiment is a great way to engage your children aged 3-6 in conducting a simple science experiment before heading outdoors. Looking up in the sky on an overcast day can be quite relaxing and entertaining. As I was inviting children to fill in the cup with water and pour …

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Editable Homeschool Planner

Keeping my teaching and planning organized always brought a sense of control and enabled to shift focus from curriculum goals and teaching agenda to one-on-one interactions with students on a more meaningful and deeper level. That allowed me to be present with the children and stay on top of the homeschool classroom organization. You can’t …

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What Goes Together In Nature – Classifying Activity

There are many ways to use cards and activities to prepare children for reading. Along with learning to identify sounds (in Montessori classrooms children learn sounds, not letter names) children need to develop comprehension skills. What Goes Together In Nature is an activity that can foster the development of comprehension skills, teach vocabulary, make associations …

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How to Teach Sequencing Skills to Children Plus a Free Printable

Sequencing cards are great for developing children’s logical thinking and reading comprehension. They tick many boxes when it comes to teaching students and especially beneficial for children with special needs. Sequencing skills are essential for students to master because they help students: build vocabulary develop narrating and storytelling skills help students learn to sequence events and …

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Practical Life Activities to Help Survive the Cold and Flu Season

A change of seasons brings a whole kaleidoscope of new emotions, feelings, colours, excitement and anticipation. Changes in nature create a unique atmosphere in classrooms and call for new adventures and learning opportunities. However, it also means that our bodies have to adjust as well. In autumn and winter there is less sun exposure, less …

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Hands-on Montessori Homeschool Activities for a 5-year old.

Our choice to homeschool has been predetermined many years ago. I’ve spent hours meditating on this decision, thinking of the best ways to implement the Montessori approach and self-directed learning in the home environment. I have to say, only this year after my daughter turned 5, I realised that this is precisely what I was …

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