It’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging at Living Montessori Now since April 2010. It’s true that time flies when you’re having fun! Thanks so much to everyone who made my 7th blogiversary month extra fun!
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Thank you to all my referrers!
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Thank you to all my readers!
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Thank you to all my followers!
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Thank you to our Montessori Crash Course members and referrers!
Thank you to our Montessori Crash Course members and referrers! Jo Ebisujima and I have loved seeing the changes our course members have made in their homes! You can get more information about our Montessori Crash Course and get the link to see the free webinar replay here.
Thank you for Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy eBook purchases!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! I’m thrilled that so many parents and teachers are interested in teaching manners to children ages 2-12! You made my eBook a best-seller and helped it spend a number of days as the #1 homeschooling book on Amazon! Learn more about Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy!
Thank you for Living Montessori Now Shop Purchases!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased printables from the Living Montessori Now shop. I’m happy to have a number of special Montessori-inspired printables available for you.
Thank You to John Bowman and Montessori Print Shop for Our Shop Partnership
I’m so excited that John Bowman’s awesome Montessori at Home eBook is now available exclusively on Living Montessori Now! And that the Montessori at Home eBook and Materials Bundle with 21 beautiful Montessori Print Shop materials is also available at Living Montessori Now! During my 7th blogiversary, we decided on a new permanent price for both that’s $2 less than before! You can now get the 512 page Montessori at Home eBook for only $8.95 and the Montessori at Home! eBook and Materials Bundle (worth over $60) for only $17.95! You’ll find both products in the Living Montessori Now shop.
Thank you for photo permissions!
Thank you to the wonderful bloggers who have given me permission to use your photos in my posts (with credit to you and a link to your post, of course)! If you haven’t seen my request for permissions, here’s a link to my post: Request for Montessori Photo Permissions.
If I may have permission to use photos from your blog, please let me know! Although I use Montessori photos most often, I also link to posts with crafts, art projects, and educational activities (especially unit studies posts with family activities). If you have posts with similar activities, I’d really appreciate photo permissions for them. Being able to use a photo from your post adds to the roundup post content and also brings attention to your link.
Thank you to link-up participants
Thank you to everyone who links up and to everyone who reads and comments on the Montessori Monday posts! Please link up regularly. I love to see what Montessori-inspired activities you’re doing (and Montessori Monday is typically one of my main sources for Living Montessori Now Facebook page features). It’s now a no-rules (except for content) linky.
I also love keeping up with family-friendly giveaways around the blogosphere and being able to help parents and teachers find great giveaways to enter.Thank you to everyone who links up and/or visits the participants in my Family-Friendly Giveaway Linky (which you can link up with at any time)!
My sponsors all have products I wish would have been around when I had a Montessori preschool and when I homeschooled my children! Please support my sponsors. They’re all wonderful businesses with amazing products! You’ll find more information and featured specials from my sponsors and affiliate companies on my Products Page.
Thank you to Montessori Print Shop, who has free printables, beautiful inexpensive printables, a wonderful blog, and lots of great information and resources (see all the drop-down menus at the top of the Montessori Print Shop site)! For more information, read my Sponsor Spotlight – Montessori Print Shop. And be sure to check out the two Montessori at Home bundles! Also, check out my review of the Montessori Print Shop Teaching Manuals Bundle, my ideas for using Montessori Print Shop music materials, and my ideas for using Montessori Print Shop geography bundles. You’ll also find Montessori Print Shop materials featured in a number of the Living Montessori Now YouTube videos. Thanks to Montessori Print Shop for sponsoring my 7th blogiversary giveaway!
Thank you to Montessori Compass, an incredibly user-friendly, web-based software application that provides online Montessori record keeping, school management, parent communication from any web-enabled device along with Free Online Access to Comprehensive Montessori Scope and Sequence. Read my Montessori Compass Sponsor Spotlight to learn more about Montessori Compass. Sign up for Montessori Compass using the promo code LivingMontessoriNow and get a 14-day free trial and 50% discount for the first 3 months!
Thank you to Spielgaben for sponsoring my monthly series of Montessori-inspired Spielgaben activities (many with featured free printables). Spielgaben toys are exceptionally high-quality educational toys designed for ages 3-12. The Spielgaben complete set comes with over 700 pages of full-color printed learning materials. These printed materials help you as a parent or teacher easily use Spielgaben toys educationally with your child and/or students. Check out the latest post in my monthly series to see a special discount for my readers.
Thank you to Pin It! Maps, which was started by a Montessori homeschooling family looking for a way to provide affordable pin maps for homeschoolers. These are truly amazing! There’s even a creative space-saving feature. If you’re looking for Montessori maps, be sure to check them out! You’ll even find lots of helpful free teaching materials at the site. (Note: When ordering, use the coupon code FLAGS at checkout to receive free enrichment flags.) See my Montessori-Inspired Map Activities Using Pin It! Maps for more information and activity ideas.
Thank you to Maestro Classics. which gives a way for families (or classes) to enjoy classical music together through stories and high-quality music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. You can purchase the albums as CDs and printed activity books or MP3 albums and activity books. I have a series of Montessori-inspired music appreciation activity posts featuring Maestro Classics albums. My readers can save 17% at Maestro Classics with code Montessori at checkout!
Thank you to Alison’s Montessori, who has Montessori materials for infants and toddlers through upper elementary. You’ll find a Value-Line E-Catalog, Premium E-Catalog, and other resources such as PDF files, books, arts and crafts, and enrichment materials. There’s even a bargain basement! Read my latest review of Alison’s Montessori materials. Note: On orders of $75 or more from the Alison’s Montessori online store, my readers can save $10 by using coupon code LMN at checkout!
Thank you to KHT Montessori, who sponsored a giveaway in April and started a new online Montessori certificate course on May 1! This course is affordable and perfect for parents and teachers who can’t take a formal Montessori training course (or who want to refresh their own Montessori training). Read more in my post telling about KHT Montessori and with information on the free geography album. I also have posts with more information about KHT Montessori Online Certificate Program, free math downloads from KHT Montessori, and free animals and their feet cards and presentation from KHT Montessori.
Thank you to my affiliate companies!
Thanks to my affiliate companies for offering great products along with commissions for referring customers. Please check out my products page for my affiliate companies! I only become an affiliate for companies with products I believe in. I really appreciate if you go through my affiliate links when you’re ordering because I’ll receive a small commission. It won’t affect your order or prices in any way (unless you go through a discount link of mine and receive a better price than normal!) As Living Montessori Now has gotten bigger, it’s also gotten a lot more expensive to maintain. I really appreciate your help in paying the fees to keep Living Montessori Now running.
Thank you to Little Passports for inviting me to be a Little Passports Ambassador! (Check out the birthday special at the top of their page.) You can find my introductory post here: Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Global Adventure. You’ll find all my Little Passports posts here. You can read my review of the new Little Passports Science Expeditions subscription here.
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Thanks again, everyone! If you’d like to keep track of calendar observances and activity ideas throughout May, don’t miss my May Themed Activities for Kids.
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