Category: Montessori (general info)

Addition Subtraction - Cars Worksheet Packet 0

Addition – Subtraction Cars and Trucks Packet

Help your kids master their addition and subtraction facts with this fun 35+ page Addition & Subtraction Cars & Trucks Worksheet Packet! This set is perfect for kids who are working on their Addition & Subtraction Facts up to 10 and/or up to 20. It will also help them as they work on their  double-digit addition and subtraction skills. This Car & Trucks Themed Math Packet includes simple addition &...

Free Owl Worksheets Printables Lapbook - Notebook Pages 0

Free Owl Printables

I made some free Owl Printables that I want to share with you today. 🙂 Have your kids dissected owl pellets?  This is such a great hands-on activity if your kids are studying forest animals or the skeletal system… or even if you just want to do something exciting to add into your homeschool day! This project is wonderful with any age! My youngest daughter finished a big unit on...

What science topics could I teach my 5-7 year old - Homeschool Science Curriculum 0

What science topics should I teach my 5-7 year old?

I had a reader ask what  topics that a Kindergartner/1st Grader (ie. 5-7 year old) might learn for science. I’ve gotten this same question several times in the past month or so, so I thought I might share with you some of the topics we explored when the kids were in early elementary. As you’ll see below, there are SO many things you could do with your kids.  Just ask...

Herbivores Carnivores Omnivores Worksheets Activities Sorting Cards 0

Herbivore, Carnivore and Omnivore Worksheets and Activities

Herbivore Carnivore or Omnivore? I have added a new 20-page section on herbivores, carnivores and omnivores to the Animal Unit.  This new section includes notebook pages, sorting cards and a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore sorting mat, as well as  identification worksheets. Kids will not only learn the basics: Herbivores eat plants. Carnivores eat meat. Omnivores eat both plants and meat. but will also learn about some of the adaptations that...

Preschool Activities 0

A Huge List of Activities for Ages 2-5

I know that I have a lot of readers with younger kids. I thought I would try to start writing a new weekly series to highlight some of the things we used to do when the kids were between 2 and 5-years old or so. It can be difficult to balance kids of different ages… especially when you have a rambunctious, active toddler and/or preschooler in the mix!! You can...

Free Living and Nonliving Cards Worksheets and Activities 0

Newly Updated Living – Nonliving Packet (Free!)

Just a quick note to let you know that I updated the Living and Nonliving packet to include worksheets and activities.  It is still FREE to download.    This unit will help your kids learn about living and nonliving things. Some of the things that are included in this mini-packet include Living and Nonliving Sorting Cards, the Characteristics of Living Things Notebook Pages, as well as a half-dozen different types...

Life Cycles Unit - Chicken Sea Turtle Frog Mosquito Butterfly Dragonfly and More 0

Life Cycles Packet (50+ pages)

50+ page Life Cycle Unit with Worksheets and Activities This 50+ page Life Cycles Packet helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug. The Life Cycle Unit includes life cycle wheels, cut-and-paste activities, ordering activities, writing pages and a life cycle board game!Spring is almost here and you may be gearing up to...

Montessori Style Subtraction Pages No Borrowing 0

Montessori Style Subtraction Pages – No Borrowing

Last night, a reader asked if we had any Montessori-Style subtraction pages without borrowing.  I made a set last night and wanted to share that with all of you here on the blog. These are free to download.  🙂  Hope someone else finds these useful as well! FREE Montessori Style Subtraction Pages – No Borrowing Looking for more Montessori-style subtraction pages? Visit this post: Montessori Subtraction Pages (with borrowing) Recently...

World Animals Unit 3-Part Cards Montessori Cards Activities 0

World Animal Packet (60+ pages)

Animals of the 7 Continents (World Animals Unit) When my kids were roughly 3-7 years old or so, we spent time learning about the 7 continents and animals of each continent.  At the time, I made some Montessori 3-part cards of the World Animals: It was time to update this file and I added in more than 50 pages. It’s now has well over 60+ pages of activities! How to...

Rainforest Unit - Animals of the Rainforest Layers of the Rainforest 0

Rainforest Unit: 50+ Page Packet

I’m excited to share our new 50+ page Amazon Rainforest Unit! Students will learn about the layers of the rainforest,rainfall, biodiversity, animals and insects of the rainforest, and more! It includes notebook pages, animal and insect identification pages, animal and insect Montessori 3-part cards, layers of the rainforest worksheets and other activities. The Amazon Rainforest is fascinating! It is the largest rainforest in the world and represents over half of...

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Creating a Homeschool Curriculum: Kindergarten – Grade 1

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: K, Gr. 1 This FREE 50-page Homeschool Resource has been created to help answer some basic questions: What subjects should I teach my Kindergartner/1st Grader?  Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids? Every child is different, but I wanted to offer a starting point. Hopefully you’ll find some ideas and printables that will work with your kids!...

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Place Value Video Post: Place Value Printables and Pirate Math Packet (Ages 4-6)

One of our most visited posts through the years has been our place value activities. I thought I would put together a video to share how we covered place value in our homeschool (we did these activities regularly when the kids were roughly 4 to 6 years old.  I also have a huge packet of materials (over 100 pages!) that include these hands-on math manipulatives as well as some other...

Science Activities for Early Elementary 0

20 Science Activities for Early Elementary

As many of you may know, I have been working hard to get some of the images in our older posts working again.  (It’s a complicated story, but it has to do with our moving our blog from Parents.com where we were for several years, to our new location here.)  Anyway, I’ve been fixing old posts and realized I should share some of these posts for our new readers!  So...

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Montessori Style Addition Pages – Winter Theme

Today I’ve got some free Montessori-style addition pages to share with you!  There are some pages with no regrouping and some with regrouping (ie. carrying).  These are similar to the pages I made for ED a couple of years ago. It really helped her with the columns laid out and in the Montessori colors.  I used pages like these for all three of my kids as they moved on to...