Summer Guide

A Guide for the Montessori Classroom: Summer brings full-circle the year’s curriculum that begins with the Fall guide. It completes the study of living things on earth with insects, spiders, mammals, animal senses and defenses; ecology and the food web; the oceans, ocean and seashore life; and care of the earth. It completes the study of the continents with Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica.

If your school does not have a summer session these significant themes in the summer guide are necessary to complete the year's studies and may be integrated into a nine-month program. Many schools use the curriculum over a two or three year period.

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

A Supplement: Instructions for the Montessori Work, the companion book for the guides, is now available for homeschool parents using the curriculum. See the Table of Contents page of the supplement or click "Supplement to the Guides" on the left side of this web page.

A daily art activity 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 manual is 8 1/2" x 11" with 157 pages. 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

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