The first part in my Montessori Elementary series was an introduction to Montessori elementary with a number of informative and inspirational YouTube videos. Today, I want to share some helpful posts and sites with lots of information and inspiration for Montessori elementary homeschools.
Montessori Elementary Blog Posts and Information
Montessori elementary posts from Montessori for Everyone
Montessori Philosophy & Practice: Age 6-12+ Years – Introduction from Michael Olaf
Montessori Perspectives: Lower Elementary Reading Programs from North American Montessori Center along with many other elementary posts available by searching “elementary” at the NAMC blog.
It’s Elementary! Posts for Homeschool or Classroom
Elementary Posts from The Broad Stair
Middle and High School Posts from Montessori Muddle (helpful for advanced elementary students)
Inspiration and Ideas from Montessori-Inspired Elementary Homeschools
Some of the following homeschools are just beginning Montessori elementary or have both Montessori primary and Montessori elementary activities. So, just use what is right for your own child. (Note: the photos in this post are of some of the more traditional Montessori activities, although many of the Montessori elementary blogs also include creative Montessori-inspired unit studies and other creative Montessori elementary ideas.)
Many of the Montessori elementary homeschools use a mixture of Montessori and other curriculum materials, so you’ll often have to watch for what is specifically Montessori and what isn’t. Most will use a Montessori approach to learning even with other materials.
Should You Use Unit Studies? (with links to my unit studies posts that often have Montessori-inspired elementary resources at the end) and How to Create a Unit Study (what we used in our homeschool – a blend of KONOS unit studies with Montessori activities mixed in)
Montessori en el Hogar (using Google Translate) – blog posts and free printables
Montessori Elementary at Home (has posts from homeschool and Montessori school)
The next part of my Montessori elementary series will have links to Montessori elementary resources and materials.
Do you have (or are you planning to have) a Montessori-inspired elementary homeschool?
Share your favorite kids’ activities! Link up Montessori-inspired lessons and activities at Montessori Monday! Link up kids’ activities of all types at the Weekly Kids Co-op and Earth Day activities of all types at the Earth Day Blog Hop!