Author: montessorisoul

Author: montessorisoul

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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Halloween Slime – UK recipe
October 22, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We have been having a lovely relaxed family day today as we start half term.  Seb wanted to make some Halloween slime – so I thought we would share it with you. We still love our simple slime recipe and it literally takes 4 minutes to make.   Seb has made a little video showing how

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Multiplication Times table circles pegging activity
October 9, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have been trying to think of ways to incorporate fine motor skills into the classroom.  I am hoping that improving hand strength will help with handwriting. As I am in Year 3 at the moment we are also starting to learn times tables.  So I made these times table wheels.  They are attractive to

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5 Minute Ikea Classroom Clock hack – Free Download
September 12, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have updated my teaching time printable to make this simple clock by hacking the Ikea Rusch clock.  If you can’t get to ikea not as you can buy the clock for a little extra on Amazon 🙂  Ikea Rusch clock #affilaite Just download my Free Clock printable and cut it out. Carefully remove the clock front.  There

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Classroom editing kit
August 24, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

In the past year I have been trying to learn about children’s writing and the different processes it involves. I have decided that I really want to focus on the task of editing as a separate task so that the mechanics of writing don’t inhibit young writers. In the video above you will see I

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Dates in the classroom
August 18, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have been setting up my new classroom recently and have moved up into KS2. I want to try and encourage my class to be more independent when it comes to writing the date.  I plan to teach them how the shower date is formed and that the numbers represent the day, then the month,

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DIY Giant Bubbles – 4 simple ingredients – NEW and improved!
May 29, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We have updated our bubble mixture and its got even better with 4 simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! This video shows how big the bubbles can get! We have played a game called Pop, blow or shoot!  Great for listening and patience! Basically as the bubble floats off you shot Pop

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Fidget Spinner Tricky Words challenge
May 24, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Freya and Seb have finally caught on to the trend of fidget spinners! #affiliate We found some great ones on Amazon that didn’t break the bank (around £3) and came quickly. Seb especially has loved this challenge – he has read his tricky words at least 8 times today!!  I need to make him a

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DIY Egg candler
May 21, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We we have 12 runner duck eggs in our incubator at the moment. They have been in for 5 days and I wanted to check their progress. I normally use the titan egg candler Which is fantastic, however we are mid house move so it’s packed away. Instead i found this easy DIY version which isn’t

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