Friday, November 18, 2011

New Alisons Montessori giveaway!!

Two new chances to win with Alisons Montessori. Land and water form cabinet, and leaf cabinet. Click this link for more info. http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/11/15/giveaway-alisons-montessori-materials-worth-300/ Great prizes worth $300 :) Whoo hoo

Monday, October 17, 2011

Geodes



We have this neat little shop in our town called "Cool Stuff" and he loves rocks and minerals. He has a number of different minerals to sell, and one of them is Geodes. He said the trick to find one that would be hollow was finding one that was light compared to the others for it's size. Some Geodes will be solid inside, but I think the prettiest ones are hollow with neat crystals growing inside. So this is the rock we picked. We found what looked to be a natural line around the rock, and took turns pounding on it. I think we did a pretty good job. :) We picked good, our rock was absolutely beautiful. :) Now we want to try growing our own in empty egg shells. We hear you can mix water and epson salt and it grows in maybe 30min. to an hr. :) Add a couple drops of food coloring and you'll have colored crystals.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Diagramming Sentences Montessori Style


We've started out with just simple subjects and predicates. Better known as the noun and verb I suppose. My son hated to just diagram his Eng. book sentences so I dug out the words we had used for the Montessori farm, and they worked perfect.
I even found a little fishing tackle box to fit them in nice and neat. :) I tell my son how many sentences he should write on his paper, and he builds them, diagrams them, and then writes them on his paper. :) It made all the difference just being able to make up his own sentences.