The Work Plan

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Montessori Print Shop Teaching Manuals

I am so appreciative right now!!  Friday I decided to take a look at some of the teaching manuals that Montessori Print Shop has at their store. I was really impressed when I glanced over the samples. I jumped for joy after I purchased them and got to read through them all. Let me just share this, these manuals say Primary but I still can use them for homeschooling DJ(7) and Ken (10). If you are a visual learner like myself you will appreciate the pictures that accomodate the steps when presenting a lesson. Save yourself the drama of worrying about if you are doing everything right. All you have to do is practice the presentations, prepare the materials. By the way each lesson has a direct link to the Montessori materials avaliable at Montessori Print Shop.  I purchased the Language, Sensorial, and Math manuals and I am very pleased with the quality. It just took me an half an hour to print the Sensorial manual it has 100 pages of lessons and background information in regards to the subject at hand. I feel good!! I now have a set of manuals that I can use with my preschoolers as well as my elementary children.

 Here is the Sensorial Manual ready for me to just bind together.

Well I am off to go finish printing my new manuals. Have a great week!!

Disclaimer: This is entirely my opinion. I was not asked by Montessori Print Shop to do a review, I was not compensated in any way. I just wanted to share one of the coolest resources that has made my life as a preschool teacher and homeschooling mom a lot easier. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More Sharing

I started another blog that will document our homeschool journey, and a lot of other happenings that occur in my family life. I didn't want this blog to lose its' focus. I am looking forward to a wonderful new school year with the preschoolers! Our Fall semester begins September 6th. Hopefully next week I will have something to share here. It has been a busy month so far. If you have a moment pop over to We Don't Need No Education.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What Have We Been Up To?

I wanted to pop in and show some photos to give you an idea of how we been spending most of our days.

                                    Outside The Classroom

                                                      Swinging and singing.
                                                      Enjoying Potatoe Sack races.

                                              Sliding and screaming.

      Hanging out at the park with friends we haven't seen in a while (check out the poses).

                             Earning their yellow belts in TaeKwonDo.

In The Classroom

Working with the moveable alphabet, spelling cvc words.                                             

                                         Knobbed Cylinder Block.

                                      Dry pouring with beans.

                                 Sensorially working with Color Box #2.

                            Tracing Sandpaper Numbers with fingers.

 Finally things have slowed down around here:) In a good way. I have families that are now taking their summer vacations which is allowing me to have more time for planning and preparations as we start our fall semester on September 6th. I hope everyone is enjoying what is left of this summer. Now back to planning I go!!