Why you need to read ‘The Hate You Give’ as a Montessorian

I read The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas last year and recently reread it and its sequel. Considering the current social justice climate, I think it is a good one for everyone to read. But if you’re a Montessorian, I think there is an extra need to do so.

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Nat Geo Kids National Library Day Giveaway! Get 1 + Give 1 Book Prize Pack! $78 RV Each! Ends 5/9

This is a fantastic giveaway and I am so excited about it! Not only does it feature Nat Geo Kids books, which you already know are staples in my classroom, but it’s a sort of BOGO! One lucky person receives a set to keep and one set to be donated to a library or librarian. I’m sure you can think of someone else who would love to include these books in their collection as well! Read on for more information on how it works.

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Lessons Learned from A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

A Good Kind of Trouble is a middle grade book by Lisa Moore Ramee that I have read a couple of times now. But even though it’s a book written for the younger crowd, I think it’s an important book that educators and anyone who works with kids should read, because there are a lot of life lessons for adults in this book, too. There are also a lot of things even beyond the social justice message, that teachers should think about. First, let me introduce you to the book.

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Nat Geo Kids Spring Reading Essentials #Giveaway Ends 3/31 @DeliciouslySavv @NGKidsBks

More books for your home or classroom! You know how much I love these books from Nat Geo Kids! And here’s another great collection for you to enter to win. Keep them for yourself and your family or your classroom or give them away! Best of luck to you in entering! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Spring Reading Essentials #Giveaway Ends 3/31 @DeliciouslySavv @NGKidsBks”

Thoughts on Maria Montessori Over My Montessori Journey

Today is International Women’s Day and I have seen a lot of posts about Maria Montessori. So I decided to pen a few of my thoughts on her along my journey of being a Montessori Kid to Montessori Educator to Montessori Writer.

I first remember learning about Maria Montessori in my primary years. Primary at my school meant grades 1-3. I’m sure we learned about her at other times, too. That particular year, my third grade year, probably sticks out the most because that is the year my class put on the play “You Can Be What You Want To Be.”

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Website Wednesday: ABCTeach

21 years ago, I had completed my Montessori early childhood training and was getting ready to start my first job on my own. We were lacking in a lot of supplemental materials and I had one boy who was extremely advanced. The internet was just starting to be a fun place to look for new activities and I stumbled upon a new website called ABCTeach. It felt magical.

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The Ever-Evolving List of ABAR Resources for Montessorians

When I was in the classroom, I thought I was working toward being more inclusive. And while I gave a good effort at the time, I now realize there is so much more that I could have done and that all of us should be doing in our classrooms and communities.

ABAR means Anti-Bias Anti-Racism. Educators who are truly working on this are working on themselves as people as well as what is being reflected and taught in the classrooms. And as one panelist said in a recent webinar I attended, if you’re in education and you’re not working toward this, then you need to get out.

It’s not an easy road to travel. It can be taxing and will leave you unsettled. But that’s kind of the point. But if you can dedicate the time and effort into doing the work, you will be a better educator and your students will benefit for a lifetime.

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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”