It can seem overwhelming to think about Montessori homeschooling at the elementary level. But the resources available today make it much easier to be a Montessori elementary homeschooler. 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
These aren’t all homeschool related, but I think they’re helpful for Montessori homeschoolers by giving information about the Montessori elementary curriculum.
Montessori elementary posts, including “Working with Elementary Kids” (photo), “Seven Things to Do in Elementary Every Day,” “The Five Great Lessons of the Elementary Curriculum,” and “Workplans for Elementary” from Montessori for Everyone
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.
MontessoriKiwi (posts about Montessori 6-12)
Newton Montessori School elementary posts
Middle and High School Posts from Montessori Muddle (helpful for advanced elementary students)
Montessori Elementary Grammar Materials from Montessori Print Shop
Montessori Scope and Sequence (goes through age 12) from Montessori Compass and The Montessori Foundation
Montessori Elementary Inspiration on Instagram
Many of the homeschool blogs below have Instagram accounts that include elementary homeschool inspiration. Here are a couple of elementary Montessori teacher-run accounts that share more on Instagram.
@montessori.elementary has posts with helpful information for teachers or Montessori homeschoolers
@montessori_elementary also has posts with helpful information about Montessori elementary activities.
@ourmontessorilife has a mixture of 3-6 and 6-9 posts.
Montessori 6-9 Geology: Rock Cycle He carefully copies his sentence into cursive. Articles, Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Prepositions and Adjectives! Montessori uses creative story telling to bring meaning to this work. By bringing Science, Zoology, Botany and Language together, children learn abstract concepts holistically instead of being forced to simply memorize things. This is joyful child led learning. This is Montessori ❤️ Tap pic for details 👆
Inspiration and Ideas from Montessori-Inspired Elementary Homeschools
Some of the following homeschools 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. In general, I’m featuring blogs here that have Montessori elementary activities that are distinct from Montessori preschool activities.
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)
Every Star Is Different (a mixture of preschool and elementary activities)
Montessori Elementary at Home (has posts from homeschool and Montessori school)
The Pinay Homeschooler (Jae has preschool activities for her younger song along with elementary activities for her older son. Photo from “First Great Lesson: Study of Elements and the Periodic Table.”)
Montessori Elementary Series
- Introduction to Montessori Elementary
- Montessori Elementary Homeschool Inspiration and Ideas
- Free Montessori Elementary Materials Online
- Where to Buy Montessori Elementary Albums and Materials
You’ll find even more Montessori elementary posts in my Montessori elementary category.
Do you have (or are you planning to have) a Montessori-inspired elementary homeschool?
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