Montessori sensorial smelling jars
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Sensorial: Smelling Jars

When doing sensory work in the classroom at St. Andrew’s Montessori, we engage in a variety of exercises that help children isolate each of their five senses in an effort to nurture an awareness and understanding of each particular sense.…
Montessori sensorial boards tutorial
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Sensorial: Smooth and Rough boards

The purpose of the lesson using rough and smooth boards is to teach children to use their sense of touch when exploring the world around them. It’s a simple activity that can easily be replicated at home. All you need is: four varying grades…
Montessori collage tutorial
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Practical Life: Collage

A collage is defined as an artistic composition made up from a collection of various materials glued on a surface. So, taking different things and sticking them together. At St. Andrew’s Montessori we love using collage not only a means of…
Montessori Science
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Cultural Studies: Science (Living & Non-Living)

Embedded in the heart of Montessori learning is the idea that children are naturally curious and it’s our job, as parents and directresses, to nurture this innate desire to explore and discover. Our Science lesson on ‘Living and Non-Living’…
Montessori Sound Bingo
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Language: Sound Bingo

Sound Bingo is a fun activity in the Montessori classroom for children still learning sounds OR for children who already know sounds. It’s great for multiple children and aims to reinforce letters and sounds, which are, of course, the building…
Montessori Sound Cylinders
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Sensorial: Sound Cylinders

The Sound Cylinders tutorial is part of the Sensorial area of the Montessori classroom. Through matching sounds, children will learn auditory discrimination as well as a sense of order.  There are also some fun extensions that can be applied…
Practical life scrubbing with montessori
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Practical Life: Scrubbing

Children absolutely love to do real life activities; to mimic their parents or the adult in the house – doing adult things. It gives little ones a feeling of independence and success. Scrubbing is one such activity, falling under the Practical…
Subtraction with montessori
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Maths: Subtraction

Once a child has understood the concept of numbers from at least 1-10 as well as the principles of addition, he/she will be able to move on to learning subtraction. As with all Montessori math lessons, the aim is to turn abstract concepts into…
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Language: Sound Blending

Learning to read is one of the most exciting things in the life of any child. As little ones gain access to the freedom of engaging first hand with stories and texts, a whole new imaginative world opens up for them. When Maria Montessori…
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Maths: Cards and Counters

In the Montessori classroom we call our introductory lesson on odd and even numbers, ‘cards and counters’; for which we use traditional Montessori materials – a series of cards featuring numbers from 1-10 and 55 counters (wooden dots).…
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Cultural Studies: Science (sinking and floating)

Children are always extra-excited to engage in activities that involve water – there’s just something about getting wet, even if only a little, which is why they go bananas for our science lesson on ‘sinking and floating’. Have a…
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Sensorial: Colour Matching

The general rule of thumb is that children are developmentally capable of grasping the concept of colour at around 18-months of age. That said; children are all different and learn uniquely, and so the most constructive approach is to introduce…