The Challenge to Survive Morning Routines with Special Needs

A while ago I received a message from a reader asking about our morning routine.  This mother was struggling with a child who takes medications, and how morning behaviors affected siblings and their home environment.

At the time, I was struggling myself and felt very inadequate answering the question.  Today, I finally feel confident sharing what we've discovered works for us.

The challenge to survive morning routines with special needs can be so overwhelming!

The Challenge to Survive Morning Routines with Special Needs

Time

One of the many ways we made the world work for our family in years past was to not commit to anything outside of what was absolutely necessary at a required time.

It was just too hard.

Our world was designed around the order of daily events, not by the time on a clock.

Anything related to time caused severe anxieties and behaviors we did not want to deal with unless absolutely necessary.

My husband and I had personal time goals for each part of the day, but if things were derailed we didn't worry.  We'd finish the days events when everyone was ready.

Our feeling was it was more important that we finish a task from beginning to end than stick to time as if the day was controlled by a stop watch, especially in cases where behaviors were a way to try to get out of doing something.

The Ultimate Challenge

Needless to says our world turned upside down when both of our girls started school in the fall.

Sunshine continues to attend her day program.

Princess started at our local public elementary school.

The boys continue to homeschool.

To say this transition was hard is an understatement.

Our biggest challenge was figuring out a morning routine that worked for everyone.

The process took months.

Why did it take so long?

The Thoughts in My Head

Like many moms out there, I felt I was a horrible mother if I didn't make sure my girls had a healthy, delicious breakfast before they left for school.

I thought I wasn't good enough if my girls didn't look their best (according to my standards) when leaving the house.

Growing up I was taught that your room is clean, your bed is made and your chores are done before you leave for school.  I had those same expectations for my daughters.

This may work very well for some families, but for us not so much.

A Brick Wall

Reactive Attachment Disorder, a mood disorder, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and autism do not agree with my morning routines plans AT ALL.  It was as if I was running into a brick wall every single morning.

Here are just a few reasons why:

Medication

Sunshine requires medication to regulate her moods and other aspects of her functioning.  When she wakes up in the morning, her dose from the night before has completely worn off.  Her morning dose of medication takes at least 30 minutes to kick in.

A lot can go on in thirty minutes, especially when she's supposed to be getting ready.

Safety

Sunshine lacks a significant amount of safety awareness without her meds.  She tends to be more physical in every way.  She may be bouncing off the walls or ping ponging around the kitchen.  Sometimes she just feels like picking a fight or kicking her walls.  If a sibling is nearby...  Beware!

Social Boundaries

Sunshine does not understand social boundaries in general and tends to be in your face all of the time. This behavior is much worse before meds have kicked in.  Interactions between Sunshine and parents can be a bit unpredictable, depending on her mood.  Without medication working, they can go south quite quickly.

Limit Testing

Every child is great at testing limits when it comes to morning routines.  But a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder is the ultimate master at the game.  When you have two children with RAD...  A referee is required at the very least.

So you're probably wondering how in the world we manage to survive each morning.

This is how we do it:

Our Morning Routine

My husband and I wake up and give each other a little pep talk and affirmation that we can make it calmly through another morning routine.

I promise I'm not kidding about this.  It helps so much and is necessary more often than not.

He then immediately goes downstairs to do his own wake up routine and gets Sunshine's medications ready.

I wake up Princess and send her to the bathroom (where she tends to take her sweet time) and start my day's work.

When the medications are ready, I wake up Sunshine and send her downstairs where my husband administers them to her.

Sometimes this process goes well, especially if she's still a little drowsy.

Sometimes Sunshine decides to have a little fun though, especially if she was awake before I went to get her.

In these cases we instantly remind her about the consequences that come if she decides not to take her medications and at times a timer is required to work through the process.

Meanwhile Princess makes the transition from the bathroom to her room where she closes her door and gets ready for school.

We do not permit interaction between our children before Sunshine's meds kick in.

Sunshine returns to her room upstairs and then we wait for that magical moment when she calms and functions.

Sometimes she bounces around, plays, and entertains herself. Other times she decides to pick a fight with me or her sister.

I remain upstairs to keep the girls separated and push them along while my husband prepares lunches and backpacks for the day.

Most days this goes well.  Rarely do I need back up.

Princess goes downstairs ten minutes before her transportation to school shows up (only 40 minutes after she's woken up) to gather her things and get ready to go out the door.  My husband then walks her to the end of the driveway and waits with her.

It's not usually until Princess goes downstairs that Sunshine actually gets dressed, puts her socks and braces on, and is ready for me to help her with her shoes.

When she hears Princess' transportation leave the house we head downstairs to get ready for her ride to arrive.  They come between five and fifteen minutes apart depending on the day.

On our way downstairs I wake up the boys and they start their morning routines.  They know to stay upstairs in their room with the door shut until their sisters leave.

Both girls' rooms are often a mess when they leave.

It's not worth the fight.

They know when they come home from school before they do anything else their room needs to be clean and chores done.  (I'll share how that goes on a different day.)

Princess does her own hair every morning. (She absolutely loves this!)  It may not look like how I would do it, but it works, especially since she takes it out a million times a day to redo.

Sunshine's hair is cut short because of battles we've had over taking care of it correctly and being safe with hair accessories.  It takes two seconds to brush through it.

Neither girl eats before they leave in the morning. Breakfast is served at both of their schools. We take advantage of this program, not because we don't have food, but because our goal is a peaceful morning and trying to fit in breakfast is just too much.

(Princess is trying to work towards breakfast at home, but knows if she isn't dressed with shoes on and hair done by a certain time, she will need to grab it at school.  Due to Sunshine's food allergies I provide food for her breakfast at school.)

Both girls know my husband and I will not hesitate to send them to school with pajamas on, teeth unbrushed, hair messy, and shoeless.  This idea is unbelievably appalling and embarrassing to them so we haven't had to do it yet.  (Thank goodness!)

Everyone knows it's not an option to miss transportation services.  If my husband or myself have to lose an hour of our day transporting one or both of the girls to school (30 minutes one way) they lose an hour of fun with us.

I never anticipated our morning routine working the way it does.

Other than a goodbye before transportation comes, none of our children interact with each other.

It takes two adults, one downstairs and outside and the other upstairs.

I will say my husband survived a week on his own while I was on vacation with my boys.  He made sure lunches were packed the night before.  Sunshine waited with him on the porch while Princess waited for transportation at the end of the driveway.  But when the week was over, he was VERY happy to have my help again and needed some time to recuperate.

Ultimately a successful morning routine is dependent on me following my children to know what each can and can not handle, and then adjusting my expectations. 

There are so many opportunities for chaos to occur in the morning.  Eliminating those chances has made all the difference.

What does your morning routine look like?

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Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Math Activities

I am so excited to celebrate Chinese New Year in our classroom this year.  It's been a while.  But with the new Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack I have all I need to create the most amazing unit ever!

This resource is 92 pages of incredible printables for Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms.

Today, I want to give you a preview of the math printables included and how we are using them.  I hope you enjoy our Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Math Activities!

Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Math Activities

Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Math Activities


Odd and Even Numbers
Chinese New Year Ingot Odd and Even Activity

A couple of our younger students don't know the difference between odd and even numbers yet.  What fun it will be to teach them using Chinese Ingots.

Source:  This printable is part of the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack.

Addition with Chinese New Year Lanterns
Chinese New Year Lantern Addition Clip Card Activity

The kiddos are huge fans of clip cards and are super eager to practice math skills right now.  These addition clip cards are perfect.  The glass beads are used as markers and Chinese lanterns used as counters.

Source: This printable is part of the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack.

Subtraction with Pistachios
Chinese New Year Pistachios Subtraction Clip Card Activity

Pistachios are often part of the Chinese New Year cuisine and given in candy boxes.  In our classroom we'll be using them to practice subtraction.  

Source: This printable is part of the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack.

Multiplication with Good Luck Coins
Chinese New Year Lucky Coin Multiplication Clip Card Activity

Good luck coins are often a part of Chinese New Year celebrations.  In our classroom they're going to be used to teach multiplication with these beautiful clip cards.  We're multiplying by eight, as eight is a lucky number associated with Chinese New Year.

Source: This printable is part of the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack.

Division with Red Envelopes
Chinese New Year Red Envelope Division Clip Card Activity

Red envelopes are given to children, relatives and friends during Chinese New Year. They contain gifts of money.  For this activity, the kiddos will divide money between the eight envelopes.

Source: This printable is part of the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack.

Sequencing the Days of Chinese New Year
Days of Chinese New Year Sequencing Activity

Are you familiar with the events prior to and during Chinese New Year?  This activity is the perfect introduction.  Kiddos will match up pictures with descriptions and sequence the days of the holiday.

Source: This printable is part of the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack.

The math printables in the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack are absolutely beautiful.  They are culturally sensitive and researched.  When combined with hands on manipulatives they are unbelievable.

Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack

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Montessori Telling Time Bundle

I am so excited to share the new Montessori Telling Time Bundle with you!  My husband and I worked so hard to make this exactly what we needed for our children and for everyone else.

One wouldn't think finding Montessori telling time resources would be difficult, but it really is.  

Yes, there are clock nomenclature cards out there, but there are never enough to master telling time in it's entirety.

And to be completely honest, I haven't seen anything else!

There are so many steps to learning how to tell time.  The Montessori Telling Time Bundle includes everything you need to work through them all.

Montessori Telling Time Bundle

Why Do We Need to Know?

Now some may be thinking, why do I need to worry about teaching time concepts when we live in a digital world where cell phones and asking Alexa are the norm?  

To me the answer is simple.  Learning to read clocks is just as important as learning how to add, subtract, multiply or divide.  It's a skill you're going to need for the rest of your life.  

Technology is not always reliable.  

There are times when a battery goes dead or the power goes out.  

Traditional clocks are always available for those who need them.

The coolest thing about clocks is that they're universally understood.  

Once you know and understand where each number is, no matter what type of clock, what print numbers are written in, or where you are in the world, you can still figure out the time of day.

Our Story with Time

Telling time on a traditional clock is so very important.

However...

Dinomite and Bulldozer really struggle with telling time. It's something they have avoided for way too long.  

Yes, I have introduced the concepts before.

Yes, we have practiced.

But it's too complicated to retain and apply to real world circumstances, especially with so many steps.

This is the reason we've created over 500 pages in the Montessori Telling Time Bundle!

We want to make sure that Dinomite, Bulldozer and everyone else have enough resources to master telling time concepts and succeed in any time telling situation they're put in.

For that reason we've created a bundle with a TON of resources!

The Montessori Telling Time Bundle includes:

  • Montessori Telling Time: Parts of a Clock Printable Pack
  • Montessori  Telling Time: On the Hour Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: The Half Hour Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: 15 Minute Intervals Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: 5 Minute Intervals Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: To the Minute Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: To the Second Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: Roman Numerals Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: Addition and Subtraction Printable Pack
  • Montessori Telling Time: Multiplication and Division Printable Pack

Let's take a closer look at each part of this bundle!

Montessori Telling Time: Parts of a Clock Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: Parts of a Clock Printable Pack provides you with so many different clock templates and hand options.  Some are in color. Others are in black and white for coloring purposes.  There are clocks without numbers as well to encourage writing and number identification.

We have used this printable pack in our classroom this week and I'm here to tell you the kids absolutely love it.  Each of them has thoroughly enjoyed making their own clock to use when completing future work.

Montessori Telling Time: On the Hour Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: On the Hour Printable Pack is the perfect resource for introducing telling time concepts for the very first time.  It focuses only on the hours with cards in digital and written out times.

Besides clocks in classroom template format and true to life images, this bundle includes "fill in the hand" clocks.  When laminated these can be used over and over and over again.

Also included are clock clip cards and clock word strip cards.  For those who love writing, the word strip cards are the perfect way to practice spelling out numbers and time concepts.

All hour times on a traditional clock are included in this printable pack in template and true to life form.

Montessori Telling Time: The Half Hour Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: The Half Hour Printable Pack is designed very much like the On the Hour Pack, except it only focuses on half past the hour clocks. 

There are two written out time options.  One focuses on the phrase "half past" while the other focuses on written times like "three thirty."  No matter which way it is presented, your child will understand after working with these materials.

All half past the hour times are included in this printable pack in template and true to life form.

Montessori Telling Time: 15 Minute Intervals Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: 15 Minute Intervals Printable Pack is like the "One the Hour" and "The Half Hour" except that it focuses on fifteen minute intervals: quarter past the hour and quarter to the hour.

This printable pack is much longer because it includes all of the same printables offered in the other packs, but for two sets of times.

All quarter past the hour and quarter to the hour times are included in template and true to life image form in this printable pack.

Montessori Telling Time: 5 Minute Intervals Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: 5 Minute Intervals Printable Pack includes everything you've seen in the other bundles but it's a little bit different in that different hours are used in each activity to vary up times.

All five minute intervals are covered in template and true to life image forms.

Montessori Telling Time: To the Minute Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: To the Minute Printable Pack may be my favorite printable pack in the bundle!  It includes true to life images for every minute on the clock, along with fill in the hand templates. 

If you've ever want to think about how much work went into creating this bundle, just think about looking at photos of clocks for hours on end making sure every single time makes it in.  Lol.

Nowhere else will you find a resource like this!

Montessori Telling Time: Down to the Second Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: Down to the Second Printable Pack is similar to other packs in the bundle but focuses on seconds on a stop watch as well as clocks with second hands.

Not every second is covered in the pack, but there are enough to introduce and practice the concept with the stop watch and clocks.

You also receive a stop watch template for kids and fill in the hand templates!

Montessori Telling Time: Roman Numerals Printable Pack

As my husband and I were creating this bundle we found an abundance of clocks with Roman Numerals.  There were so many that we knew we just had to include Roman Numeral Clocks in this bundle.

The Montessori Telling Time: Roman Numerals Printable Pack focuses on reading, writing, and understanding Roman Numerals on a clock.  There are clock templates, fill in the hand clocks, Roman Numeral match up cards, and so much more.

And of course you receive an abundance of true to life Roman Numeral clock nomenclature and clip cards for practice.

Montessori Telling Time: Addition and Subtraction Printable Pack

It's one thing to tell time and then another to add and subtract time.  The Montessori Telling Time: Addition and Subtraction Printable Pack is an introduction to that process.  It includes word problems related to time with matching equation cards for most problems.

Whether you use the matching equation cards or decide to have students write out the process in their notebook is up to you.  Either way, they're learning to apply time to mathematical problems.

Montessori Telling Time: Multiplication and Division Printable Pack

The Montessori Telling Time: Multiplication and Division Printable Pack is very similar to the addition and subtraction printable pack.  It consists of word problems with matching equation cards for the majority of problems.

Word problems focus on time scenarios both in minutes and hours.

As you can see the Montessori Telling Time Bundle includes A LOT of resources for the home or classroom.

If you have this bundle you do not need any other telling time resources.  It has EVERYTHING!

Lucky for you, now through Tuesday, January 15th at 11:59 PM EST, the Montessori Telling Time Bundle is on sale for an incredible 75% OFF!

Don't wait though!  This bundle will disappear after that date and you will have to buy each printable pack separately at full price.

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Children's Books About Antarctica

 As we prepare our Antarctica activities for the classroom each winter, we continue to notice that there is no list of recommended children's books about the continent. 

(This is not to be confused with books about penguins, which are plentiful in libraries and on the Internet.) 

We'd like to remedy that problem today and introduce our favorite Children's Books about Antarctica! 

Check out the list of ten fabulous books below!

Children's Books About Antarctica

10 Children's Books About Antarctica




A Trip to the Bottom of the World is a good introduction for beginning readers to the continent of Antarctica. The artwork is done in a comic-book style by Frank Viva. 

The story follows Mouse and his human companion on a cruise to Antarctica. Mouse complains for almost the whole trip, but the reader gets to enjoy the beautiful scenery while giggling at the characters' dialogue.  


Antarctic Journal by Meredith Hooper and Lucas deLeiris is a great example of detailed, in-depth nonfiction writing combined with lifelike artwork that sets the scene perfectly.

Hooper is on assignment for National Geographic.  This book is a child-friendly account of her experiences in Antarctica.

The author brings a scientists' eye for detail and an animal lover's heart to the text. This is the best kind of nonfiction writing.


Antarctica by Helen Cowcher is another good title for beginning readers who love wildlife. The text is simple, but the focus is on the beautiful artwork. Antarctica looks alive with color and energy on every page of the book.


Antarctica by Mel Friedman provides a brief overview of all aspects of the continent for more capable readers.  Scholastic produces the True Book series, so the emphasis is on vocabulary building and covering several subject areas, including history, geography and biology.


Antarctica by Wendy Vierow is another good book for more confident readers, but this one is aimed at the student who enjoys geography. Detailed maps and charts are the main focus. The author provides simple explanations for how to read maps.

The photographs inside are also very helpful, and fit this book better than paintings would. This book is part of a seven book series on the continents.


Here is Antarctica By Madeleine Dunphy with art by Tom Leonard is more poetic than any of the previous books we have reviewed so far.

The text is in the style of the song about the old woman who swallowed a fly. It builds one line per page, accompanied by the beautiful artwork of animal life and majestic scenery.

This book is fun to read aloud with a young child.


Introducing Antarctica by Anita Ganeri does exactly what the title suggests: provides young readers with a brief overview of the icy continent.

Another unique feature here is the focus on the scientists and the research that takes place on the continent. This is a good choice for any aspiring young explorers out there.



One Day On Our Blue Planet in Antarctica by Ella Bailey wins the prize for cutest book about Antarctica. Readers join a young Adelie penguin as she journeys from the nest to the open ocean, and back home again, exploring the terrain and wildlife as she goes.

The illustrations are less life-like than most of the books we've seen, but more animals are named and represented here, too. Great choice for young readers who love animals.


Sophie Scott Goes South is a favorite among the kiddos this week.  This book is unique because it is a first-person account of a voyage to Antarctica on an Icebreaker ship, written by a nine-year old girl.

She joins her ship captain father and his crew on a 30 day round trip voyage, filling readers in on every detail of the trip.

 Another great feature is the artwork, all of which was created by Sophie's classmates, who were asked to create art inspired by this adventurous young lady's experience.


When the Sun Shines on Antarctica by Irene Latham is a great addition to our list because it is the only poetry book about Antarctica that I am aware of. Even if there were others, it would be hard to top this one.  The simple, fun-spirited poems are matched perfectly with illustrations by Anna Wadham.

It's nice to break up all the hard science reading sometimes with some poetry. This book would be a great addition to your bookshelf for any study of the amazing, inspiring continent of Antarctica.

Whether you're borrowing books from your local library system or purchasing these books for enjoyment for years to come, we hope you enjoy them as much as we have!

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Montessori Grammar Bundle

Years ago I placed the Montessori Grammar Symbols on our shelves for the first time.  Dinomite was six years old and ready to begin his grammar journey.

Bulldozer, his younger brother was four years old at the time.  He had severe delays in fine motor skills and couldn't write at all.  His reading skills were limited to letter identification. 

But when he saw the Montessori Grammar Symbols, he just had to use them!  

This made perfect sense as Bulldozer is autistic and was obsessed with shapes and colors at the time.  

I just didn't realize how much three dimensional colored shapes would influence his learning.

By the age of five, Bulldozer was diagramming sentences, so long as words and sentences were read aloud, he had visual supports (pictures), and he could use the grammar symbols.

He could tell you the word and definition associated with each symbol without hesitation.  And this was the boy who could speak two to three word utterances up until three and a half years old.

It was amazing.

Through that experience I learned so many things.

I learned what it truly means to "follow the child" even when it makes absolutely no sense.

I realized that even though a child struggles to read or write, he can be successful in other language areas like grammar with the proper supports.

Most importantly, I realized that the Montessori Method is for EVERY child, especially my Bulldozer.

Needless to say, the Montessori Grammar Symbols have a special place in my heart.  I can't help but smile every time I see them on our shelves.

The Montessori Grammar Bundle

As my boys progress in their grammar journey, I've realized it's time for new work on our shelves. 

This led me to create an amazing 398 page Montessori Grammar Bundle.

Some activities are review for my boys, others teach more in depth concepts not yet introduced.

The Montessori Grammar Bundle is designed for ALL children in Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms.

Montessori Grammar Bundle

The Montessori Grammar Bundle is divided up into ten sections:

  • Montessori-inspired Intro to Grammar Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Nouns Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Articles Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Adjectives Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Pronouns Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Verbs Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Adverbs Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Prepositions Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Conjunctions Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Interjections Printable Pack
And as an added bonus you will also receive the Montessori Environment Word Strips Printable Pack which includes five sets of themed cards:
  • Farm
  • Construction
  • Space
  • Dinosaurs
  • Home

This is truly an incredible bundle that breaks down every concept into its simplest terms and builds from there.

Let's take an even closer look at all that's included!

Montessori-inspired Intro to Grammar Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Intro to Grammar Printable Pack

This 59 page printable pack includes all you need to introduce the Montessori Grammar Symbols for the first time.  Whether you're looking for nomenclature cards, clip cards, a book activity, matching game or sorting, it's included.  It it even includes coloring pages!

My favorite activities include the Grammar Symbol Who Am I? cards and the Grammar Symbols Explanation Sorting Activity.  Have you ever wondered why the Montessori Grammar Symbols are the colors and shapes that they are?  All of the answers were here in easy terms with pictures that kids can understand.

Montessori Grammar: Nouns Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Nouns Printable Pack

This 106 page printable pack is incredible!  Everything you could possibly need to teach nouns is included.

  • History of Names
  • People, Places and Things
  • Singular vs. Plural Nouns
  • Masculine vs. Feminine Nouns
  • Gender Neutral and Diminutive Nouns
  • Collective Nouns
  • Common vs. Proper Nouns
  • Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns


This printable pack alone provides you with years of learning!

The best part is that every concept is broken down so it's easy to learn and understand.  Oh and did I mention it includes beautiful true to life pictures that help reinforce concepts for those who need visual prompts?  It really does have everything!

Montessori Grammar: Article Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Articles Printable Pack

One might think there's not much to learn about when it comes to articles, but there most definitely is!  This 23 page printable pack walks students through the difference between "a" and "an" and when to use each.  It also introduces when to use the word "the" and provides beautiful clip cards for children to practice their newly learned skills.

Oh and I can't forget to mention the shape cards provided for cutting practice, art practice and pin poking!  

Montessori Grammar: Adjectives Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar Adjectives Printable Pack

This 28 page bundle builds upon concepts taught in the Montessori Nouns and Articles Printable Packs tying the Noun Family together. 

It also breaks down adjectives, defining them by type.  And of course it provides beautiful printables with true to life images to practice with!

Montessori Grammar: Pronouns Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar Pronouns Printable Pack

The 27 page Pronoun Printable Pack introduces each type of pronoun and provides you with word strips for each one.  

It also covers
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Noun and Pronoun Relations
  • Verb and Pronoun Relations
Rest assured you're provided with plenty of practice through activities in this printable pack.
Montessori Grammar: Verbs Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Verbs Printable Pack

When I think about learning verbs, my memories instantly flash back to high school and college Spanish classes.  Let's face it, verbs are an incredibly complex concept to teach!  This 91 page printable pack is here to help.

It covers so many topics, some of which include:
  • Verb Commands
  • The Noun Family and Verb Relationship
  • Verb Tenses
All are broken down to simplest terms with a variety of activities to reinforce each concept.

Montessori Grammar: Adverbs Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Adverbs Printable Pack

Adverbs may seem small and insignificant compared to other aspects of grammar, but we feel they're equally important and have dedicated a 15 page printable pack to them.  

This printable pack teaches about how, when, where and to what extent adverbs.  It covers the verb and adverb relationship and concludes with fabulous grammar symbol images and outlines.

Montessori Grammar: Prepositions Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Prepositions Printable Pack

The Prepositions Printable Pack provides you with 18 pages of resources that tie together the noun article, verb and preposition.  It's the prefect way to help a student build upon concepts he's already learned and apply new concepts.

Montessori Grammar: Conjunction Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Conjunctions Printable Pack

This 15 page printable pack introduces conjunctions.  It helps students learn how to use them between noun family phrases.  Not only are example phrases provided, but also blank strips with grammar symbols so students can make up their own.


Montessori Grammar: Interjections Printable Pack


Montessori Grammar: Interjections Printable Pack

This 18 page printable pack is dedicated to helping students understand what interjections are and how to use them.  Whether you're looking for simple nomenclature cards or word and sentence match up cards, this printable pack has them!

Bonus:

Montessori Grammar: Environment Word Strips Bundle

Montessori Grammar Environment Word Strips Bundle

As with most of my bundles, the Montessori Grammar Bundle comes with a fun bonus.  For those who enjoy the Grammar Farm, you'll be pleased to know that we have created word strips for that environment as well as four additional grammar environments. These include:
  • Construction
  • Space
  • Dinosaurs
  • Home
No matter your students interests there's something for everyone!

The Montessori Grammar Bundle includes so many incredible resources for the classroom and can be yours today for 75% OFF.

But don't wait. It will only be available through Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59 PM EST.  After that it will be gone forever and you'll have to buy each part of the bundle individually at full price.

There are so many ways to use all of the contents included!

Get your Montessori Grammar Bundle today!

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