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Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist for Elementary Students (Free Printable)

We’ve just finished the first month of the school year. I couldn’t be more pleased with how things are working.

My husband and I spent the entire summer planning and preparing for the new year knowing that we needed to tweak a few things.

Our favorite tweak has been the Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist for our kiddos and friends.

Everyone is following the elementary curriculum (ages 6-12) this year so documenting progress is more important than ever. Elementary students need to show growth in all subject areas to meet state and district academic standards.

Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist (Free Printable)

Five friends are joining us for our Montessori co-op a couple mornings each week.

On days our friends aren’t here, Dinomite, Bulldozer and Princess receive lessons and continue with their Montessori work.

And yes, you read that correctly, Princess has rejoined us at home and will not be returning to public school this year. (That’s a story for another post.)

When Sunshine comes home from school and completes her afternoon routine she also chooses Montessori work from the shelves to complete. She looks forward to this every day.

The Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist works for everyone with the few variations provided in the printable.

Before I go into more details I wanted to be sure to explain the composition of our class and why we designed the Montessori-inspired Tasks Checklist the way we did.

Meeting Special Needs in the Montessori Classroom

If you’ve been following the blog for a while then you know that Dinomite, Bulldozer, and Sunshine are autistic. We also have one other autistic boy in our co-op.

The Montessori-inspired Tasks Checklist is the perfect visual for autistic students to guide them through their work. There’s a beginning and an end which my neurodiverse students love in a Montessori environment. It also helps break things down to minimize feelings of being overwhelmed. I also love that this checklist gives them choices and stays aligned with the Montessori philosophy.

Dinomite, Bulldozer, and Sunshine also have ADHD. One of our other friends also shows ADHD characteristics.

The Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist helps children with ADHD stay focused. When they get distracted, all they have to do is take a look at their checklist and they get right back on track.

Dinomite and Princess have anxiety disorders. One of our other students also struggles with anxiety. Anxiety can lead to students feeling overwhelmed in the classroom easily.

This Montessori-inspired Tasks Checklist helps keep anxieties in check with ways to celebrate every success.

Princess and Sunshine have Reactive Attachment Disorder. The more control they have over their own schedule the better.

The Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist gives children with trauma issues the control they need. They know exactly what they’re supposed to do and can do it without constant teacher and student interaction.

Four of my students are still not able to read and write independently. Still, these students love the checklists just as much as the older kids do. They may need help filling the checklist out, but they’re memorizing what each box says over time. Eventually they will be completely self-sufficient.

Now let’s get into the details of how this checklist works!

How the Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist Works

Each box on the checklist corresponds to shelves we have in our homeschool classroom or required daily tasks.

Students are asked to complete one task for each box. They can go in any order they’d like. A teacher or parent signs off each task box as it’s completed.

Students do not need to fill in every box each day, but we want to see a variety of work being completed over the course of each week.

Lessons count towards completing the Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist. For example, if a student receives a lesson in language, I sign off that box on their checklist.

Montessori Homeschool Co-op

A Teacher’s Signature?

Our Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist includes a place for a teacher’s signature in each box.

Now, you may be thinking what? Why would a teacher have to sign off on each task?

Here’s why.

I have some students who get really distracted while working. The end of task check-in is crucial to helping them stay focused. Sometimes we do middle of task check ins.

For some of our neurodiverse students the end of task check in is a cue to show us their work and celebrate the completion of a task.

I have some students who will take any shortcut they can to complete a task. Knowing that each task requires a signature encourages students to slow down and work more effectively.

As students become more comfortable with the Montessori model, develop a love of learning, and are self-motivated to complete tasks accurately, we only need to take a glance at a completed task. In some cases students approach us at the end of the day and we sign everything off at once knowing they were working diligently the entire time. It just depends on the student.

Required Daily Tasks

Montessori elementary education is a little bit different that Montessori preschool in that students are required to learn, practice and master specific skills to pass off state mandated curriculum requirements.

There are five required daily tasks for our kiddos.

1. Math Review

2. Language Review

3. Writing Assignment

4. Reading

5. Self-Care Tasks


Math Review

Each day I write a “Math Problem of the Day” on the whiteboard in our homeschool classroom. Each kiddo is required to complete the problem in their math notebooks. I give a “Math Problem of the Day” to ensure that the kiddos don’t regress and that they’re constantly reviewing things we’ve learned throughout the year.

Language Review

The language review task usually consists of writing letters and/or words. Our co-op friends are still working on letter formation. My kiddos are progressing with their cursive. Each kiddo has a white board where I lay out their language review task.

Writing Assignment

For those who have been following me for a long time, you know I’m a huge fan of daily journal writing in the classroom. Each of my kiddos and their friends have writing journals. All are required to answer a question in their journal each day.

For each grade they’re in they add a sentence to their answer. My first graders are writing one sentence answers. My fourth grader is writing four sentence answers.

Reading

My young and emerging readers are working through the BOB Book Series. Each of them works through sets 1 through 5. We read one BOB Book a day. When they’re able to read it correctly without assistance we move on to the next one.

My older students who are seasoned readers receive a reading list at the beginning of the year. This list is tailored to their interests and reading abilities.  They are asked to read one chapter of the book they’re currently working on. If they’ve just finished a book they work on a book report instead. At the end of every book they write a book report.

Self-Care Tasks

We eat breakfast with our co-op friends when they arrive. This results in our kiddos not having completed all of their self-care tasks before friends come. It is incredibly easy for my kiddos to forget their daily tasks with the excitement of having friends over. We’ve added these tasks to the checklist for that very reason.

Other Tasks on Checklist

The other tasks on the checklist correspond to shelves in our classroom.

Science, history and geography materials and activities each have their own sets of shelves.

We have two sets of math and language shelves.

Each kiddo selects one activity from each set of shelves each day. They are welcome to do more once they’ve completed the checklist.

If they don’t get to a subject area or task box because they’re working on a bigger project that’s okay. There is no penalty for not finishing the checklist. It’s only a guide to lead them through their work period.

The biggest thing for me is that I have documentation of what each kiddo is working on and that I can see a variety in their selections during a work cycle (8 days).

Student Binders

I store the daily checklists in binders for each of the kiddos. This way I can look back and see what they’ve accomplished.

If I have questions where they left off after a long break, I can use the checklists as a reference.

At the end of the school year I have documentation of all the work that each kiddo has done.

I also keep other charts in their binders like their letter formation checklists and BOB Book checklists. (Also included in the printable.)

Montessori-inspired Daily Tasks Checklist Storage

Clip Boards

Each kiddo and friend has a clipboard where their daily task checklists are stored. They carry their clipboard around with them each day. When they're finished they return them to their spot.  In our homeschool classroom I’ve color coded everything. Each student has a different color except for Bulldozer having dark purple and Diamond having light purple or see through purple.

Free Printable

I’ve debated sharing these checklists as I know they’re very specific to our kiddos’ needs. But no matter how your classroom is set up, a version of the checklists should still work. (I’ve included four in the free printable.)

Please remember these are for Montessori elementary classrooms and are not recommended for preschool students.

If you do decide to download the checklists, I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. They have worked better than I could have ever imagined to help my kiddos and their friends stay on task.

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Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle 75% OFF

Halloween season is upon us.  Plans for the holiday are in full swing whether we like to celebrate Halloween or not.  (My kids LOVE to celebrate Halloween.  I do not.)

To make matters even more complicated Bulldozer and Sunshine have significant fears related to all things scary.

In an effort to find balance between varying opinions and complications, I've created the Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle to use in our classroom this season.

It is designed for children in Montessori preschool and early elementary classrooms.

The Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle is full of resources that are not scary and not gross.

Images are true to life.

Themes are kid friendly with no imaginary characters.

This 267 page bundle is exactly what you need this holiday season!

The best part is that for the month of September 2019 the Halloween Bundle is 75% OFF!

That means you pay only $9.99.

How incredible is that?!

Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle

Let's take a closer look at all that's included:

Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle

Montessori-inspired Halloween Jack-o-lantern Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Halloween Jack-o-lantern Printable Pack

If you love carving pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns this is the perfect Halloween resource for you!  The Montessori-inspired Halloween Jack-o-lantern Printable Pack is 85 pages and sells for $12.75 at full price.  It includes activities about emotions, shapes, sequencing, skip counting and so much more!  

Montessori-inspired Halloween Animals Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Halloween Animals Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Halloween Animals Printable Pack is a fantastic resource for every classroom.  It is 105 pages in length and sells for $15.75 at full price.  It includes a beautiful set of Halloween animal nomenclature cards along with one activity for each animal introduced.  Activities vary in subject.

Montessori-inspired Halloween Language Bundle

Montessori-inspired Halloween Language Bundle

The Montessori-inspired Halloween Language Bundle is a 77 page resource for practicing beginning, intermediate and advanced language skills.  This bundle is $11.50 at full price.  Just like all of our other language bundles it comes with everything a child may need to be successful learning to read and write.

You may have noticed not a single one of these products individually are $9.99 or lower, so to be able to purchase them all for only $9.99 is an incredible deal.  

When you purchase the Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle at 75% OFF you will also receive two bonuses:

1. Halloween Math Facts Clip Cards Printable Pack 1 (Addition and Subtraction)
2. Halloween Math Facts Clip Cards Printable Pack 2 (Multiplication and Division)

These products when purchased separately are worth $9.50.  So again, to receive EVERYTHING for only $9.99 is incredible.

Be sure to grab your Montessori-inspired Halloween Bundle today!


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Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle 75% OFF

Each year for the past two years I've made it a goal to study invertebrates, specifically arthropods as part of our biology curriculum.  

The problem I've run into is that I always plan the study of invertebrates after our vertebrates studies and well...  We never make it past vertebrates.  The kids love studying animals so much they spend an extended amount of time on each type.

This year, I've decided to start with invertebrates, specifically arthropods!  I've realized with the weather still so warm, it's the perfect time of year to do so.  Our studies will carry into October, which means arachnid activities on our shelves right around Halloween time.  My planning couldn't have turned out more perfectly.

In order to pull off this amazing study, we realized very quickly that there were little to no resources our there, so we needed to create our own.  Today I'm super excited to introduce to you the NEW Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle!

The Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle is 75% OFF during the month of September 2019.  After September the bundle will be retired and you will need to buy each component separately at full price.

At full price you will be paying over $80 for the the individual products.  During the month of September, if you purchase the bundle, you will pay only $19.99.  That's pretty amazing for over 400 pages of printables.

Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle

Now some of you may be wondering, why in the world we would make an entire bundle about arthropods?

Here's the thing, arthropods make up 80% of the world's animals. Four out of every five animals is an arthropod.

Let that information sink in a for little bit.

They're quite important to learn about and understand.  Don't you think?

As we created this bundle we realized they're pretty amazing too!  Just look and see for yourself!

Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle

The Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle includes six different printable packs.  One of those six printable packs has two separate parts. 

1. Montessori-inspired Intro to Invertebrates Printable Pack
2. Montessori-inspired Intro to Arthropods Printable Pack
3. Montessori-inspired Arachnids and Sea Spiders Printable Pack
4. Montessori-inspired Insects and Springtails Printable Pack Part 1 and Part 2
5. Montessori-inspired Myriapods Printable Pack
6. Montessori-inspired Crustaceans Printable Pack

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

Montessori-inspired Intro to Invertebrates Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Intro to Invertebrates Printable Pack is 78 pages long and sells for a regular price of $13.75.  It is the perfect way to introduce students to animals and invertebrates.The printable pack starts with introducing children to living and nonliving things in nature and progresses to all of the different kinds of invertebrates.

Montessori-inspired intro to Arthropods Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Intro to Arthropods Printable Pack is 34 pages and sells for a regular price of $6.75.  This printable pack picks up right where the Montessori-inspired Intro to Invertebrates Printable Pack leaves off.  It introduces children to the different kinds of arthropods and breaks that information down into the simplest concepts. 

Montessori-inspired Arachnids and Sea Spiders Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Arachnids and Sea Spiders Printable Pack is 124 pages and sells for a regular price of $24.99.  This printable pack is absolutely magnificent and provides you with everything you need to study all arachnids.  It's also the perfect printable pack to use around Halloween time!  There are activities for every major subject area!

Montessori-inspired Insects and Springtails Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Insects and Springtails Printable Pack goes well beyond your typical insect identification, (though it includes that too).  Part one of the Montessori-inspired Insects and Springtails Printable Pack is 69 pages and costs $13.75 at regular price.  Part two of the Insects Printable Pack is 21 pages and costs $4.25 at full price.  Just like the arachnid printable pack you will receive activities for each major subject area.  There are also several amazing insect life cycles all in true to life images.

Montessori-inspired Myriapods Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Myriapods Printable Pack is smaller than the others included in the bundle totaling only 16 pages. At regular price you would pay $3.25 for this printable pack.  It does include some pretty amazing resources though including an introduction to metric measurement.

Montessori-inspired Crustaceans Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Crustaceans Printable Pack is my absolute favorite in the bundle.  I just love studying about marine life.  This printable pack is 70 pages long and costs $13.99 at regular price.  It focuses primarily on lobsters, crabs, shrimp, and crayfish but does dig deeper into other crustaceans as well. I'm excited to add this to our shelves right away as it's the perfect end of summer unit study!

A you can see, you're receiving a TON of resources in the Montessori-inspired Arthropod Bundle.  Printables aren't just for biology shelves, but for math, language, and culture shelves as well.

Resources have been developed for Montessori preschool and elementary students.  

No matter where your child is at there is something for them. Depending on their age you could use this for years to come.

If you're at all interested in the Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle I encourage you to purchase your own copy now.  

To receive this many resources at 75% OFF for only $19.99 is an absolutely incredible deal.

It is only available during the month of September 2019!

Grab your Montessori-inspired Arthropods Bundle today!


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Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Print (Free Printable)

Nomenclature cards are one of the most basic Montessori resources available when teaching language concepts to children.  It only seems natural that we would provide them to go along with our amazing language bundles.

The NEW Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Print (Free Printable) are just the latest set we've created to help you help your child learn about long vowel sounds and phonograms.

Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Print (Free Printable)

The Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Print are designed to compliment the Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle in Print.

The product includes 100 cards.

For each rule there is a matching pair of cards.

Example: Cake and snake follow the same a_e rule.

Long vowel sound combinations and phonograms within each word are printed in red so they stand out matching the red and black Montessori movable alphabets.

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Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle (Green Series/Phonograms/Long Vowel Sounds)

If you are interested in other advanced language resources, be sure to check out the Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle.

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Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Print (Free Printable)

It's so exciting when a child progresses from learning CVC words to consonant blends, especially when using Montessori principles.

The NEW Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Print (Free Printable) is a great resource when introducing consonant blends.

Letters are colored red and blue to match the Montessori Movable Alphabet.  These colors help children distinguish between vowels and consonant blends at the beginning and/or the end of words.

FREE Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Print

The Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Print includes all of the words and images in the Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Bundle in Print.

This means that you receive 100 nomenclature cards.

There are about 20 words for each short vowel sound.

All images are true to life.

Just follow the directions below and download your free printable!

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Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Bundle (Blue Series/Consonant Blends)

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Montessori Letters and Sounds Printable Pack in Print Montessori Letters and Sounds Play Dough Mats Montessori-inspired Beginning Language Bundle (Pink Series/CVC Words) Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle (Green Series/Long Vowel Sounds/Phonograms)

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Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive (Free Printable)

I absolutely love teaching language using the Montessori Method, especially advanced language skills or the green series depending on your training.

The Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive, a new free printable, just adds to the fun!

We're so excited to add this work to our shelves as our students are learning to spell words with long vowels and phonograms.  I love that they're working on their cursive skills at the same time.

FREE Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive

The Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive are designed to compliment the Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle in Cursive.

The product includes 100 cards.

For each rule there is a matching pair of cards.

Example:  Cake and snake follow the same a_e rule.

Long vowel sound combinations and phonograms within each word are printed in red so they stand out matching the red and black Montessori movable alphabets.

Just follow the directions below and download your free printable!

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6. The link to our Subscriber Only Freebies page as well as password to access it is in the "Thank You" message.

7. Click on link and type in password.

8. Find the printable pack you are looking for listed in alphabetical order, click on it, and viola!

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Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle in Cursive

If you are interested our cursive language products, the Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle in Cursive is 50% OFF during the month of August 2019.

Montessori-inspired Language Bundle in Cursive

The Montessori-inspired Advanced Language Bundle can also be purchased as part of the Montessori-inspired Language Bundle in Cursive for 75% OFF during the month of August 2019.

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Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive (Free Printable)

We are getting so close to introducing the Montessori-inspired intermediate language resources to some of our students.  I'm so excited.  They've made so much progress as they've worked through the beginning language activities on our shelves.

I wanted to add some variation to work and so I created a set of Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive.  This is a free printable for those that subscribe to our free newsletter.

Nomenclature cards are just one more way children can learn language concepts.

Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards (Free Printable)

The Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Nomenclature Cards in Cursive include all of the words and images in the Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Bundle in Cursive.

This means that you receive 100 nomenclature cards.

There are about 20 words for each short vowel sound.

All images are true to life.

Just follow the directions below and download your free printable!

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7. Click on link and type in password.

8. Find the printable pack you are looking for listed in alphabetical order, click on it, and viola!

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Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Bundle in Cursive

If you are interested our cursive language products, the Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Bundle in Cursive is 50% OFF during the month of August 2019.

Montessori-inspired Language Bundle in Cursive

The Montessori-inspired Intermediate Language Bundle can also be purchased as part of the Montessori-inspired Language Bundle in Cursive for 75% OFF during the month of August 2019.

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Montessori-inspired Introduction to Fractions Activities

School started back up for us this week. First on our list of new math content to conquer is fractions.  We're starting out with the most basic concepts and progressing slowly so no one gets lost along the way.

These Montessori-inspired Introduction to Fractions Activities have been a huge hit!

The Montessori Fraction Skittles, Montessori Fraction Circles and Stands have been a great help when teaching fraction concepts and are so attractive to students.  They can't keep their hands off of them.  Lol.

Montessori-inspired Introduction to Fractions Activities
If you don't have these materials, don't fret!  

We've created a Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack that provides you with everything you need to teach an introduction to fractions and more!  It's being debuted in this post so you can see exactly what it includes and why we love it so much.

Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack



It is designed using the Montessori fraction colors.

This resource helps transition students through every step of understanding fractions.  

The printable pack includes resources that can be used with all of the fraction circles.  

Every fraction from 1/1 to 10/10 is included.

Fraction "Treasure" Boxes


After cutting, printing, and introducing all of the fabulous resources in the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack I realized that the presentation of these printables on our shelves was going to make a HUGE difference in who selected the work from our math shelves.

Some of my kiddos become very overwhelmed when they see a huge stack of cards.  A huge stack of cards on a shelf, even in a cute basket, is a guaranteed way to ensure my kiddos won't choose the work.

So I went a different route and created fraction boxes using the adorable little drawers you can see in pictures.  When Sunshine saw them for the first time she named them the fraction "treasure" boxes.  That's what they've been called in our house ever since.  Needless to say she absolutely loves them.

Each box contains fraction printables related to each fraction circle minus the 1/1 fraction of course.

Fraction "Treasure" Boxes
Introducing our Montessori Fraction "Treasure" Boxes
The first day Sunshine used the fraction materials, she selected the two part and three part fraction "treasure" boxes.  All of the images in this post reflect that.  The same materials can be found in all of the boxes all the way up to the ten parts box.

Creating Fractions
Creating Fractions using Montessori Fraction Materials
The first thing Sunshine did when she brought the box to her work space (she selected a low table) was pull out the faction cards and use them with our fraction circles.

Fraction tickets with individual numbers and lines are included in the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack as well but I did not include them in our treasure boxes.  I only use them for lessons.

If you don't have fraction circles of your own do not worry!  The Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack includes a set you can print out.

You have two options.

The first set is colored red, ready for you to print, cut out etc.

Montessori Fraction Circles in Color-Part of the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack
The second set is black and white.  You can purchase red card stock to save ink when printing or have your students create their own set of fractions using markers, crayons, or colored pencils.

Black and White Montessori Fraction Circles-Part of the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack
The black and white fractions also provide you with the opportunity to use different colors for each fraction if you feel this would help your child during the learning process.

Emptying the Contents of the Montessori Fractions "Treasure" Box
Once Lily finished with the fraction cards she decided to dump out all of the contents in the box.  At first I was a little bit nervous about her strategy but followed her lead. I'm so glad I did.

Sorting Materials in the Montessori Fractions "Treasure" Box

She wanted to look through every "treasure" in her box and then started sorting them by fraction.  

Every child is different in how they'll complete the contents of each box.  

Boxes for fractions with fewer parts will include less content than boxes for fractions with more parts.

Organizing Contents in the Montessori Fractions "Treasure" Box
This picture was taken about half way through the process.  You'll notice the fraction cards, nomenclature cards, clip cards, and color in the fraction cards.  I included red glass beads for the clip cards as well.

Coloring Fraction Circles
When Sunshine finished sorting the various fraction activities, she colored her fraction cards using the corresponding fraction circle as her control, and added it to the bottom of each fraction column.

I was so impressed with how quickly Sunshine picked up the idea of fractions.  She has asked to complete a new "treasure" box every day and is rocking each one.

Equal or Not Equal Parts Red Fraction Clip Cards
Also included in the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack are Equal and Not Equal Parts Red Fraction Clip Cards.
I have not introduced these to Sunshine yet, but have used them with my older kiddos, who love them.  They sit in their own basket on our Montessori shelves.

I did not include them in our fraction "treasure" boxes as they are not specific to number fractions.

Fraction Word Match Up Strips
Another activity included in the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack is the Fraction Word Match Up Strips. 

I did not include the Fraction Word Match Up Strips in the treasure boxes for two reasons.  

First, some of my kiddos still can't read. I wanted to make sure that everyone could complete every activity in the boxes.  

Second, at full size as they do not fit in the boxes I purchased.  If you're able to shrink the wordstrip pages so that you can print two pages to one, they would work perfectly.

I can't wait to use these in the future when everyone is reading.

As you can see we are having a blast with the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack.

It has been the perfect resource for my Montessori preschool and elementary kiddos.

Lucky for you this fabulous resource is debuting this month which means you can get it on sale!

You can purchase the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack at 50% OFF through August 31, 2019.


At regular price the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable pack is $15.99.

But during the month of August, you can purchase it for only $7.99!

Grab your copy of the Montessori-inspired Intro to Fractions Printable Pack today!


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