The Winter guide
continues the curriculum with plans and activities for the months of
December, January, and February. Like the other three manuals it
integrates practical life, sensorial, math, language, science and
nature, geography, social studies, sign language, music, art, yoga,
and other learning experiences into a meaningful and interrelated
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to view the sample pages.
Montessori material /equipment
is integrated into the curriculum and introduced in sequential order throughout the guides.
The guide is arranged in daily plan format, but may be used as an idea book
rather than followed sequentially. Select, rearrange, modify, and
merge with your own ideas - using the plans as springboards for
launching into the needs and interests of each child.
December themes include: Introduction to the Continents; Geography,
flags, biomes, animals, and people of North America; Our country,
our state, our city; and Celebrations around the World.
January includes: Time- Year, Seasons, Months, Days, Hours, Minutes,
Seconds; The Time Line of Earth and living things; Geography, flags,
biomes, animals, and people of South America.
February includes: Our country's time line; Presidents and Flag;
Geography, flags, biomes, animals, and people of Europe.
Developed in the 3 to 6 classroom, the guides are used in the
ages 6 to 9 classroom with minor modifications. See How to Use the
Guides for suggestions for using with ages 3 to 9.
The Winter guide introduces 49 through 56 of 95 yoga poses with
easy-to-follow instructions for integrating
yoga into the classroom or home school. Yoga calms the
mind and the body, oxygenates the brain, increases focus and
concentration. Yoga Cards are available to use with the guides.
Click or use
the "Yoga With Children" button at the left.
Instructions are included for making and presenting "Celebration of
Life"- a meaningful way to honor a child's life accomplishments and
Supplement to the Guides: Instructions for
the Montessori Work, the companion book for the guides, is now
available for homeschool parents using the curriculum. To see the
Table of Contents page
or use the "Supplement to the Guides"
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"
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 147 pages. It is
professionally printed and spiral bound to fold back and lay flat while in
Created by a
Montessori classroom director and the children in her classrooms.
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