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How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 1

 

Let’s take a few minutes to think about how to create a successful Montessori schedule at home. Montessori at home can look different from a school Montessori environment. And you know what? That is ok!

We are not able to keep up with the stricter Montessori how-to because of several factors, but we make a Montessori schedule for home work beautifully.

We have done it successfully for 7 years! Our children are happy, normalized, independent and are lovers of learning. So let’s talk about how to create a successful Montessori schedule for home. 

Our problem is learning where to start, how to stay organized and how to keep it going for weeks, months and even years. One of the ways that I have found that I stay on top of things is by having schedules and charts. Yes!

I have a planner! I have a Montessori at Home Planner! It keeps me sane and it keeps my kids learning wonderful Montessori lessons. Please remember to visit our resources hub for Montessori Curriculum 3-6 activities and lessons!

Let's talk about how to create a successful Montessori schedule at home for a few minutes. Montessori at home can look different from a school Montessori environment. And you know what? That is ok!

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How to Create a Successful Montessori at home Schedule 

Are you ready to delve into scheduling your Montessori at home day? Why do we set schedules? Why do we have to be that organized if the beauty of the Montessori Method is to sit back and observe? You will find out why in this post!

Let's talk about how to create a successful Montessori schedule at home for a few minutes. Montessori at home can look different from a school Montessori environment. And you know what? That is ok!

I want to share with you a great Montessori at home planner that will make your life so much easier. There are 48 pages that include a lot of information, forms and more that you will find helpful, whether you are a seasoned Montessorian or not.

1 Montessori looks different at home

Montessori sometimes has to be different at home due to space restraints, due to differing homeschooling schedules, how much Montessori you actually do at home and so much more! Imagine having to have a gigantic room with infinite number of shelves to set up all of the beautiful Montessori works to be on display at all times.

Wow! What a dream, right? Well, this is how many Montessori environments are in a school setting. But at home, many times, we have a small shelf or two and homeschool at the dining room table, right? This scenario, as ideal as it may be, isn’t very feasible for us, homeschoolers. So we adjust because we love Montessori at home.

Getting used to the idea that Montessori won’t look the same as it does in all of the beautiful and extremely large environments we see or visit, will make things easier for us. In the Montessori at Home Planner, you want to use the chart where you can sketch your room space and shelf space to get a bird’s eye view of what you have to work with.

I actually suggest that you print a copy of this chart for every 2 month or for however often you want to switch your materials around. Sketch your space and then make notes of where your works will be placed. This view will also give you a good visual at a glance that you are covering as many subjects as you can.

And when you place the charts side by side, it’ll be easier for you to determine seasonal works, rotating works and complimentary topics. Isn’t that awesome?!

Let's talk about how to create a successful Montessori schedule at home for a few minutes. Montessori at home can look different from a school Montessori environment. And you know what? That is ok!

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Montessori at Home Planner

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This wonderful and very helpful Montessori Planner is 48 pages long. It is a digital download in PDF form and it includes:

  • Cover page
  • How to use this planner
  • Maria Montessori quotes
  • Helpful Resources
  • Montessori Sensitive Period Learning Chart
  • The Montessori 3 Period Lesson
  • How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards
  • Yearly Calendars (3)
  • Monthly Calendars (6)
  • Weekly Calendars (7)
  • Additional Forms
  • Arts & Crafts Ideas
  • Attendance Chart
  • Montessori Works Record Chart
  • Field Trips
  • My Favorite Montessori Works list
  • Notes page (2)
  • Montessori environment sketch page
  • Reading Log
  • Supply List
  • Bonus: Montessori Curriculum List with resources links!

Read more about this planner and get tips on how to get organized in your homeschool HERE!

It is a digital download in PDF form, so you can print as many copies as you need for personal use, year after year. 🙂

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2 Try your best to fit in some specific things in the daily schedule

In the Montessori at Home Planner, we have several weekly, monthly and yearly calendars and charts for parents to pick and choose what fits their needs best.  I like to use the weekly calendar/schedule for our Montessori works. One way you can follow the Montessori Method is to sit back and let your children explore all of the works you have set out for them.

This is such a fascinating experience to be a part of! If you haven’t experienced this yet, I highly recommend that you do try it and get comfortable with it. But if you are doing Montessori at home and you have a limited space or a limited schedule, don’t feel bad! Try your best! Just try to fit in at least one Montessori work per day. This will help children be normalized faster.

Use the Montessori at Home Planner to record what your children have learned or have worked on (hindsight) as opposed to planning things yourself. Keep notes on what they enjoy the most and how they are progressing at their own pace.

If you don’t know where to start, the Montessori at Home Planner also includes a free Montessori curriculum list that will help you know which 10 topics to start working on with your child for each subject. If you want to jump into a couple of subjects right away, be sure to include one Montessori Sensorial wok and one Montessori Practical Life work daily.

Sensorial and Practical Life are two of the unique pillars that the Montessori Method espouses and we should, too. They are very special subjects that aren’t found that are covered in other preschools or early childhood institutions. This is why I recommend focusing on them daily.

Let's talk about how to create a successful Montessori schedule at home for a few minutes. Montessori at home can look different from a school Montessori environment. And you know what? That is ok!

3 Leave other works for weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule

If you’re going to go about this Montessori at Home thing right, you need to focus on the Sensitive Periods that your children are in at the time you check. And I should point out to check often, like once a month or so. In the Montessori at Home Planner, we have a very easy-to-follow chart on what the Sensitive Periods are and the timetable for each. I think you will find it helpful.

You can cycle through subjects and topics as you see your child needs. For example, you can set out works to last weeks until the child has mastered them or you can leave them in but add an extension for the activities. Let’s use the Montessori Brown Stair extensions or the Montessori subtraction worksheets as great examples.

You can introduce the Brown Stair until that has been mastered and then add expansion for it until you run out of extensions. With subtraction, you do the presentation and then add extensions for the same Montessori work. It is going several steps ahead at once instead of doing one activity and moving onto the next thing.

Some children are very focused and love to keep learning more and more about the same topic. Let them! Keep introducing extensions for the topic they are interested in. This is the beauty of homeschool learning, after all. 🙂

Let's talk about how to create a successful Montessori schedule at home for a few minutes. Montessori at home can look different from a school Montessori environment. And you know what? That is ok!

Take a look at what is included in My Montessori at Home Planner!

Sale!

Montessori at Home Planner

$30.00 $19.99

This wonderful and very helpful Montessori Planner is 48 pages long. It is a digital download in PDF form and it includes:

  • Cover page
  • How to use this planner
  • Maria Montessori quotes
  • Helpful Resources
  • Montessori Sensitive Period Learning Chart
  • The Montessori 3 Period Lesson
  • How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards
  • Yearly Calendars (3)
  • Monthly Calendars (6)
  • Weekly Calendars (7)
  • Additional Forms
  • Arts & Crafts Ideas
  • Attendance Chart
  • Montessori Works Record Chart
  • Field Trips
  • My Favorite Montessori Works list
  • Notes page (2)
  • Montessori environment sketch page
  • Reading Log
  • Supply List
  • Bonus: Montessori Curriculum List with resources links!

Read more about this planner and get tips on how to get organized in your homeschool HERE!

It is a digital download in PDF form, so you can print as many copies as you need for personal use, year after year. 🙂

EU buyers, GO HERE!

Thank you for visiting our Montessori Schedule for Home post! I hope you have found these first 3 tips helpful! Please remember that this is PART 1. The other 4 tips are in PART 2. Both lists put together will give you a great bigger idea on the entire schedule!

CLICK HERE to go to Montessori Schedule for Home PART 2!

Do you love the Montessori Method and want to do Montessori at home, but don't know where to start or how to stay organized? I know exactly how you feel! I have been there! When I first started doing Montessori at home, there were so many things I wish I had known! I had so many questions and not many answers.

I felt so lost...

I created this Montessori at Home bundle with you in mind. This combo of ebook, planner, lists, tips and 3-part card mega bundle will get you started on the right track!

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If you are like me and wanted to have a “support system” to get your Montessori at Home journey started successfully, then this is the bundle for you!

This Montessori at Home Printable Starter Bundle includes:

1~ A Montessori at Home Planner ($30 value)

This Montessori at Home Planner is a digital download in PDF form (48 pages long) and it includes:

  • Cover page, How to use this planner, Maria Montessori quotes, Helpful Resources
  • Montessori Sensitive Period Learning Chart, The Montessori 3 Period Lesson, How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards
  • Yearly Calendars (3), Monthly Calendars (6), Weekly Calendars (7)
  • Additional Forms, Arts & Crafts Ideas, Attendance Chart, Montessori Works Record Chart
  • Field Trips, My Favorite Montessori Works list, Notes page (2)
  • Montessori environment sketch page, Reading Log, Supply List
  • Bonus: Montessori Curriculum List with resources links!

2~ Montessori 3-Part Cards Mega Bundle ($72 value)

This Montessori 3-Part Cards Mega Bundle had 48 complete sets of 3-Part Cards in all kinds of topics you can imagine!

3~ Montessori at Home eBook ($19.99 value)

This fantastic eBook is what is going to set you up for success when it comes to planning to teach Montessori at Home. This eBook will give you the knowledge and confidence to get you started!

This set of 102 pages includes 11 chapters, 6 awesome Montessori resources and 12 very helpful printable charts and lessons.

Chapters

  • Why We Love to Teach Montessori at Home
  • Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home
  • Easy Montessori Prep Ideas for Busy Moms
  • 10 Tips to Making Inexpensive Montessori Materials & Free Downloads
  • How to Organize Montessori Materials at Home {Printable Montessori Labels}
  • 10 Things to know about teaching Montessori at home
  • How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 1
  • How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 2
  • The Montessori Three-Period Lesson {Printable List included}
  • How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards {Printable included}
  • DIY Montessori 3-Part Cards Organizer {Tutorial and Printable Template included}

Montessori Resources

  • The Montessori Curriculum Approach to Sensory Education with Printable
  • Easy Printable Montessori Lesson Ideas for Every Subject
  • 130+ Montessori & Montessori-Inspired Posts
  • The Best Montessori Books for Parents and Educators
  • Montessori-Friendly Living Books Library
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Montessori Home
  • BONUS: Free Printable Montessori Curriculum List & Resources

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