The sandpaper letters are such a critical part of the language curriculum in the primary Montessori classroom, but mastering them isn’t always easy for children. Here is a simple tracing activity from the Orton Gillingham reading program that offers yet another way to practice and retain those letter sounds!
So often I am asked about those children who are seriously struggling to learn and retain sounds. You know, children with whom you have done the classic three period lesson with the sandpaper letters multiple times and the sounds are just not sticking! What to do now? Here are
Are your children hitting a wall with the Sandpaper Letters? Inspired by my children who were tired of the three-period lessons and still struggling to retain letter sounds, I created the Letter Race Game! I wanted to create a game that was interactive was fun offered multiple opportunities for
A while ago, I received this email about teaching the alphabet letter names: Dear Cathie, My child is in a Montessori school. Her teacher told us not to teach her the names of the letters. Why not? What can it hurt to know the names of the letters? That
How do we keep our classrooms running smoothly and yet create environments that feel consistently exciting and new to children when they are ready for something “else?” Montessori classrooms do not run the same way as traditional preschools that change their focus weekly. We do not put away one
Do you have parts-of cards in your classroom? You might also know them as the nomenclature cards. Maybe you do, but you haven’t presented them for a while, or feel that it’s boring. It's time to change your mind, these cards are a powerhouse for skill building and activity