The older two are loving the Montessori summer program they are attending, as usual. I can't believe it's almost over! Generally I use that time to organize the house and prep for the upcoming school year. This time around I found myself calling contractors and arranging for deliveries. And yes, I'm trying not to panic, but it's hard because panicking is my specialty. I have managed to line up some extracurricular activites for next year. The older two start karate next week. We are also planning to join a local American Heritage Girls troop and a Trail Life troop. Imagine my joy when I found they met at the same time, at the same place AND I can bring my toddler.
And speaking of scouting... we took our first family camping trip last month. It was great! I think we've found our niche. The kids adore hiking, and we found two geocaches!
So on to the interesting stuff...
I recently wrote a guest post for Confessions of a Montessori Mom. I feel honored to have this opportunity. I wrote about the three part card folders I make for our classroom.
I have also continued my Montessori column for Practical Homeschooling magazine. I talk about sensorial materials in the latest issue. There is still time to get a copy.
I apologize for being silent here, but as you can see, my hands have been a bit full. As I've mentioned before, I'm a hobbyist blogger. I simply love to share our journey and encourage others. When life gets interesting, I can't always be as consistent as I would like.
With that said, I do have a handful of topics planned for the near future. Here are a few you can look forward to:
- The Pros and Cons of a Separate Classroom
- In Defense of the Child and What's a Parent to Do? (mystery topics)
- The Montessori Scope and Sequence
- Our New Method of Tracking Montessori Progress
- Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Planning
- Transitioning from Primary to Elementary Montessori
- Art 4 Montessori Program Review
- How Montessori and Classical Education Are Similar
- Our Alphabet Activity Mat
Is there anything on the list you're excited to read about? Are there any other topics you'd like me to consider? Leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you!
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Wishing you a lovely summer!
Since you made it this far, I'll leave you with a few pictures of our recent camping trip.