Here you will find my Montessori based curriculum. I have tried to explain everything as much as possible, and will include photographs in the classroom or of materials as I can. Many materials, if not found here as links or downloads, can be found elsewhere on the Internet. If in question, I suggest doing a search for the keywords of the items I talk about. There are many Montessori resources available, and I feel that, along with my website, you will have the availability of everything you need. I suggest going in order by week. You can start anywhere if you are just looking for information, keeping in mind that previous lessons may be referred to as they do build on one another. Week 1 and 2 can be combined. Because of the overlapping of weeks into months, it is hard to break the curriculum up into exact monthly lessons. The only 'months' that will have an overlapping extra week, is going to be 'Month 1' and 'Month 2'. Each will have 5 weeks whereas the remaining will have 4. This curriculum can be used as a weekly guide as it builds on previous lessons. As you follow it, it is most important to follow the child. If you are a homeschooler and your child is wanting to continue on a subject, take it to different levels! Even in the classroom it is important to observe if the children are interested and learning the things you are discussing. One time in the classroom, the children were always wanting to make paper airplanes, and so we decided to expand on this and learn about planes for the next few days. Enjoy!
Montessori Classroom Pictures