Author: montessorisoul

Author: montessorisoul

Ending Screen Time battles
April 7, 2019 Teaching Ideas, Uncategorized montessorisoul

This has been a Game changer for us. My kids, like many others, love their iPads. I have been trying to limit the time that they have on them, as I can see dramatic changes in their behaviour with too much use. I had explored apps such as OurPact but at £6.99 a month I

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Easter Egg Hunt Challenge
March 27, 2019 Teaching Ideas, Uncategorized montessorisoul

Over the years I have been refining this Easter egg hunt idea, it is always a hit, from the younger children all the way up.   At the end you can always give a chocolate egg for the completed sheet! The hunt only takes a few minutes to prepare.  You can either use the coloured eggs

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Human X-ray printable
November 15, 2018 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We are just about to start looking at the human body at school.  I have made this printable so that the children can explore how the bones work in our bodies. I have all my downloads for Human body here and will be adding more! If you have any questions or feedback please email me info@montessorisoul.com .

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Conker weaving
October 13, 2018 Forest Schools montessorisoul

We had a wonderful day making these today.  We were blessed with a glorious autumnal day and children from year 1 to year 8 who enjoyed making these. I found these great hand drills on amazon and safety gloves that are a perfect fit for the children, but they don’t affect how they can use

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Guided reading
September 30, 2018 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Last year I set up a ‘Book Club’ in my class.  In groups of four the children enjoyed reading books together.  I want to make this as independent as possible for all reading abilities.  So I have started creating some challenge cards so at the end of each page the children can answer the questions

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Personal Dictionaries – free download
August 7, 2018 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have been trying to find a personal dictionary to use in my class.  I couldn’t find any I liked and had some time on my hands so created these. Each dictionary has a box on the front for the child to make their own. NB: We have just discovered these great handwriting pens! Buy

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Why I let my children go shopping on their ‘own’.
May 30, 2018 Family Life montessorisoul

Recently I posted this photo onto my Facebook page of F and S going shopping.  An eager eyed friend noticed that it had been screen dumped and posted on to another group discussing supermarket shopping. Whilst I am hardened to comments on social media – I found the discussions occurring around this photo fascinating: “They

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Times Tables marbles game
May 14, 2018 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I’ve just made these fun marbles to help with times table practice.  Super easy to make – Freya (9) actually made half of them and is in the video clip! What do you need? Download this free printable and print double sided (we used 160 grm card) Glass marbles Mod podge Scissors Brush Instructions: First

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DIY Kids Suncatcher
January 14, 2018 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Trying out some ideas for school we had a great time making these this morning.  Nice and mess free!  I have tried to make it so that Freya can achieve them independently which she did!  Here are some photos of what we did. To make these suncatcher we used the following (I have added affiliate

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Willow Star wand
October 25, 2017 Family Life, Forest Schools, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Earlier in the year we planted some willow.  We decided to harvest some and make these lovely willow wands. Once we cut it we then stripped all of the leaves off.  I presume that you could use and fresh, thin tree branch if you don’t have willow. Instructions: Make a bend in the willow about

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