How to Set Up a Montessori Homeschool Classroom

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How to Set Up a Montessori Homeschool ClassroomI’m often asked how to set up a Montessori classroom at home. I wrote a post about it and published a Montessori homeschooling series: Montessori Homeschool Classroom and Materials. The problem is that it isn’t that easy to find all the posts. Since blogs go backward in time, it takes a lot of scrolling back to find a specific post out of the 18 posts that are already in that category.

So, today I’m going to organize and update some of my main links on Montessori homeschooling. These won’t be all the posts I’ve written in each category, but they’re probably the most important posts.

If you’re wanting to set up your classroom for autumn, this is a great time to start. It’s also a great time to set up a mini classroom and add to it as you go along. You can also start with a small area in your home: How to Set Up a Montessori Space at Home. UPDATE: If you’re new to Montessori in the home, be sure to check out this post as well: How to Start Using Montessori at Home. Note: Much of the information in this post has been updated.

My Main Montessori Classroom Posts

Become a More Successful Homeschooler by Using Montessori Principles
How to Set Up a Montessori Preschool Classroom at Home
How to Add Godly Play to Your Homeschool (if you want to add a Montessori-based religious education program)

Examples of Montessori Homeschool Classrooms from Around the Blogosphere

Note: Don’t be intimidated by how lovely many of these classrooms are. Just do what works for your family.
1 + 1 + 1 = 1

The Adventures of Bear

Carrots Are Orange

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Counting Coconuts plus Counting Coconuts’ activity trays on Flickr.

Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool

The Homeschool Classroom

Homeschool Escapade

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Imagine Our Life)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Imagine Our Life)

Imagine Our Life

Kingdom of the Pink Princesses

LaPaz Home Learning

The Little List

Montessori for Everyone

Montessori Mischief

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Montessori MOMents)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Montessori MOMents)

Montessori MOMents

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo by Montessori Print Shop)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo by Montessori Print Shop)

Montessori Print Shop

Montessori Setup

Montessori Spanish

Mommy Moment

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo by Natural Beach Living)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo by Natural Beach Living)

Natural Beach Living

Parenting in the Moment

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Racheous)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from Racheous)

Racheous

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from The Kavanaugh Report)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from The Kavanaugh Report)

The Kavanaugh Report

The Natural Homeschool

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from What DID We DO All Day)

Montessori Homeschool Classroom (Photo from What DID We DO All Day)

What DID We Do All Day?

What do you do all day?

Note: I organized these alphabetically to make it fair and easier to locate a particular blog’s Montessori homeschool classroom. I know so many wonderful Montessori homeschool bloggers, though, that it was impossible to find classrooms for each. It often depended on the ease of searching the site. If you have a post with photos of your Montessori homeschool classroom, please let me know so I can add it! If your Montessori environment at home fits better into my post about setting up a Montessori educational space (rather than a classroom), let me know so that I can add it to How to Set Up a Montessori Space at Home.

Montessori Curriculum Areas

Montessori Practical Life Activities (the most important area to start with)

Montessori Practical Life Activities (the most important area to start with)

Montessori Practical Life Activities
Montessori Sensorial Activities
Montessori Language Activities
Montessori Math Activities
Montessori Cultural Activities

Where to Get Montessori Materials for Your Homeschool

DIY Montessori Materials (a list of all the DIY Montessori materials posts I’ve published)

Montessori Principles

Montessori Techniques

Ideas for Montessori Activities (Categories of Blog Posts)

Montessori Elementary Homeschool

Introduction to Montessori Elementary
Montessori Elementary Homeschool Inspiration and Ideas
Free Montessori Elementary Montessori Materials Online (including free Montessori elementary albums)
Where to Buy Montessori Elementary Albums and Materials

Check the categories in the right sidebar for lots of other posts you might find helpful, such as “Montessori Overview” with information and videos, “Ideas from Montessori Schools” with Montessori videos, or “Book and Product Reviews” with books that are helpful for parents.

We loved our Montessori homeschool experience! Just adapt your Montessori classroom to your home situation, and have fun following your child! :)
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