Tod City Flannel Felt Story Board Set: In The Jungle #Giveaway Ends 11/17 @deliciouslysavv

Have you ever used felt stories in your classroom? A few of my schools had some that I could use and I do remember them from when I was a Montessori kid. Not only are they great for acting out the stories you’re sharing, but they’re also a great way to inspire creativity and storytelling in the children! Check out this one!

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Nat Geo Kids Books Fall Prize Pack #Giveaway Ends 10/31 @NGKidsBks @HomeJobsByMom

You know how much I love the Nat Geo books and that I always had them in my classroom. They’re so great for kids (and adults!) of all ages! We would page through them and read them over and over again. I found another giveaway for you! These are the same books as in the other giveaway I am sharing, but it is a different giveaway. So a second chance to win! Check them out and then enter to win this great prize pack. Best of luck to you! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Books Fall Prize Pack #Giveaway Ends 10/31 @NGKidsBks @HomeJobsByMom”

Nat Geo Kids Fall Favorites #Giveaway Ends 11/2

I’ve mentioned many times that the Nat Geo books have always been popular in my classroom. I know a lot of my students also had some at home. Check out all of these fun titles that you can enter to win for yourself or to donate! Good luck!  Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Fall Favorites #Giveaway Ends 11/2”

#FreeRead In the Sky by Rachelle Nones October 1

I love finding new books to inspire learning in children. Even better when you can get them for free! Take advantage of this free Kindle deal on October 1 to inspire some skywatching in your kids!

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#99cents #Sale! Living Green: A Story About Planet Earth, Environmental Preservation, Respect and Friendship by Florian Bushy

If you want to teach kids about preservation of the environment, use this story as a launchpad! And grab it quickly, because it’s currently on sale for just $0.99, usually $2.99. Read more about Living Green: A Story About Planet Earth, Environmental Preservation, Respect and Friendship by Florian Bushy and take a sneak peek inside!

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Montessori Takeaways from a Conversation with Temple Grandin

Several weeks ago, I had the honor of participating in an online discussion with Temple Grandin. She is a woman I greatly admire who has taught me a lot when it comes to working with neurodiverse individuals. I first saw her speak and then get to meet her one-on-one at a critical point in my teaching career.

As I sat there listening to her speak, I kept reflecting on how so much of what she was saying perfectly fits into the Montessori method. My hand cramped up as I scribbled dozens of notes. But I wanted to share with you some takeaways from the talk.

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UBC: What is your why?

Throughout my blog networking and sharing, I came across something called the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the month of August. The topic of the day was “Why do you do what you do?” Well, let me share my why.

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Thank you, Mom, for my Montessori life

So yesterday was the three-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I found myself thinking about how I’ve just completed a three-year cycle, just like we have in Montessori education. In a way, I almost found some comfort in that thought, on what is usually a really difficult day.

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Reflecting on White Fragility as a Montessorian – Concluding Thoughts

I have always been dedicated to promoting diversity in the Montessori classroom. I thought I was doing a decent job at it. I know I have done more than many of my peers. But I also know it has not been enough.

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Reflecting on White Fragility as a Montessorian – Diversity in Schools Then and Now

One of the things that Robin Diangelo asks us to think about is our schooling. What kind of school did you attend? What was the racial makeup? What about your teachers? Were they male or female, Black or white?

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