About the Author
Fall Guide
Winter Guide
Spring Guide
Summer Guide
Supplement to the Guides
Montessori Art
Yoga Command Cards
Prices & Policies
Contact Us
Teacher Comments
Montessori Links
Crayon Rocks

Fall Guide

Fall is one in a set of four teaching manuals for the classroom or home school. The seasonal title is used to divide the year into quarters and contains plans for the months of September, October, and November.

Each guide integrates practical life, grace and courtesy, sensorial, math, language, science and the natural world, geography, social studies, sign language, music, art, yoga, and other learning experiences into a purposeful and interrelated theme. The themes are based on Maria Montessori's own writings and her "cosmic education."

Click on a thumbnail page to view the sample page.



Working from the whole to the parts, subjects in the complete set include pre-geography (human body), Care of the body and classroom, Senses, Feelings, Human Needs, Family & Community, Grace & Courtesy, Peace Curriculum, Universe & Solar System, Montessori's Great Lessons, Time Lines, Our Planet Earth, The Four Elements, The Oceans, Ecology, Food Webs, Our Continent, Country, State, and City. A study of each of the 7 continents- its geography, people, art, culture, biomes, plants, and animals continues throughout the year. The child gains an empathy with all the inhabitants of our planet, a connection with the natural world, and a greater perspective of where he or she fits into the universe.

For an overview of the year click on the "Bird's Eye View" navigation button.
Topics in the Fall guide include: Introductory Lessons, Our Peaceful Classroom, Introduction of the Peace Table, Nature Table, Care of the classroom, Care of the classroom animals, Grace & courtesy, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Senses, Feelings, Human Needs, Family, Community, The Universe, Our Solar System, Our Planet Earth, The Lithosphere, Minerals, Mountains, Drifting continents, Volcanoes, Native America, Oceans, Water Cycle, Magnetosphere, Gravity, Energy, The Atmosphere, Night Sky, Weather, and Early America.

Montessori material /equipment is integrated into the curriculum and introduced in sequential order throughout the guides, but individual lessons are given according to readiness and needs of the child.

The Fall guide introduces the first 48 of 95 yoga poses. The Yoga With Children Cards are an extra tool to use with the guides, but instructions for the poses are included in the guides. See more information click or use the "Yoga With Children" navigation tab.

Developed in the primary classroom (ages 3 to 6), the guides are also used in the elementary (ages 6 to 12) classroom with minor modification. Suggestions for use with the age groups are included in the Supplement and in the 2008 guides.

Instructions are given for making and presenting Celebration of Life- a meaningful way to honor a child's life accomplishments and birthday.

The set of guides contain instructions for non-Montessori work. This includes items that are readily available or that may be hand made.

A Supplement: Instructions for the Montessori Work, the companion book for the guides, was created especially for homeschool parents using the curriculum. To see the Table of Contents page click here or use the "Supplement to the Guides" navigation button.

A daily art lesson is presented Montessori style, to be chosen independently from the shelf. Emphasis is on the joy of process rather than product. Instructions explain the materials needed, how to set up the work, and the process or demonstration.

Teachers and home school parents love the theme related book lists. To see this month’s list click on "This Month's Book List" navigation button.

Inspirational quotes by Maria Montessori are throughout the guide.

An important feature is the weekly journal page for daily notes and classroom observations, quiet reflection, and planning.

The Fall manual is 8 1/2" x 11" with 163 pages (text on both sides). It is professionally printed and spiral bound to fold back and lay flat while in use.

Created by a Montessori classroom director and the children in her classrooms over a period of 15 years.

 click here for prices and shopping cart

Award-Winning Web Hosting Web Hosting Domain Name Registration Web design at Affordable Prices Dedicated Servers Internet Access