Author: montessorisoul

Author: montessorisoul

Handwriting – Letter formation Part 1
October 8, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Every school seems to have a different handwriting policy, most schools use either cursive or pre-cursive letters. Pre-cursive means that each letter is designed to be individual. Cursive font is designed so that you don’t have to take the pen off the paper allowing the wrting to flow better. Each school may also have different

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All about Turtles
October 4, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We had an amazing holiday in Mexico and we were lucky enough to swim with turtles:   We have loved learning about turtles and we wanted to share some of the things we have done. To start I had a collection of books out. I have struggled to find many books related to turtles, certainly

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Great extensions for Short bead stair and Seguin boards
October 2, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Just a quick post about the new materials I just put in the upload section.  Using the short bead stair and Seguin boards is a great way for children to build a concrete understanding of number.  I have just created two downloadable extensions for these exercises where the children can record there learning. Download short

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Pure Sounds phonics
October 1, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

  The current trend for teaching reading is using phonics… which is great as that is how Montessori has always done it. For those that don’t know, learning to read using phonics is done by teaching children sounds. There are 44 phonemes (sounds) which relate to the letters of the alphabet (25, q is taught

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Search Free Downloads
September 25, 2014 Uncategorized montessorisoul

If you can’t find what you are looking for please email me – I am happy to create resourses just ask! Email  info@montessorisoul.com.

Chocolate Hedgehogs!
September 14, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Today we decided to do some hedgehog themed cooking. I have a go to recipe which the kids love and also gives us a great opportunity to talk about changes of state – melting and solidifying etc. It is a very chocolatey recipe! And always popular!  I have created a pdf version of this recipe

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Hedgehogs
September 13, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We have a night vision camera set up in our garden. Last night we saw a hedgehog! Very exciting! I use the Bushnell camera which we have found is brilliant – you can buy it at Amazon . To see our video click here. This has sparked a great interested in my children so we

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Fruit
September 8, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Today at school we had dragon fruit – the children were really interested in the bright colours and lots of seeds.  We are going to get a real dragon fruit in the class – but I created these cards to complement it in the classroom.  They show the whole fruit, a cross section and the

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Looking at the human body
September 4, 2014 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

This is my first blog post, so hope it give the infomation you need – if there is something I have missed just let me know! We have been looking at the human body as part of the KS1 curriculum here in the UK.  It says that the children need to know the parts of

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