Category: Teaching Ideas

Category: Teaching Ideas

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 ūüôā¬†¬†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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Multiplication and Times Tables – Fun Montessori Style
May 10, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Freya is starting to learn her times tables at school.  I remember hating this as a child and thinking it was pointless!  I now know the importance of it Рbut still remember my own struggles so I have been trying to make it as fun and easy for Freya as possible. I saw this

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DIY Braille feely blocks – Sensory Fun
April 15, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have been meaning to make this activity for ages. ¬†Freya and Seb have really enjoyed it this morning and I was very surprised how well they could actually recognise the letters. We have really enjoyed this magical book called ‘The black book of colour’.¬†#affiliate We have also enjoyed a book called ‘Mole’s Sunrise’ Both

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Slime Bubbles – UK recipe Borax Free
April 14, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We have been playing with Slime for the past two days.  Lots of fun, fine motor and this time we added in straws which the children have been blowing bubbles with!  Its been great for controlling breath. We whipped up a batch of Borax Free slime (Recipe available here) and added some straws #affiliate We have had

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Sun Safety for Kids with UV Bracelets
April 10, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We all know how important it is to teach our kids about staying safe in the sun. ¬†Since a young age we have talked about this with Freya and Seb. ¬†Sometimes though it is hard for them to see when we need to put on suncream. ¬†How can they tell when UV isn’t visible? ¬†Well

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