Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Recognition is SO important! I want everyone to know how special these ladies are to me and to Montessori Children's House of Bay City. They are dedicated, motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about educating children and Montessori education. It is a way of life...

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Every child is an artist

[AdSense-A] Art in the Montessori classroom is just as the other areas and is open and free for the child to discover at their own pace and style.  The easel has multiple uses and changes daily.  The art shelf has a selection mediums for the child to select from and...

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Control of Error and Progression

In Montessori we ensure at least some degree of control of error is built into each work we present and put out into the classroom for the children to choose.  Control of error is our way of allowing a child success and gauging whether a child has mastered a work at...

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The Pink Tower

The Pink Tower, or Pink Cubes, introduces size differences in three dimensions and helps the child differentiate among big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest....

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Simplicity and Order PART 2

The play area is an area of the home that gets me FIRED up!  Toy boxes are the most confusing, chaotic, frustrating item you could possibly have in your home.  If you have one, don’t even give it away, find another purpose for it.  The toy area should not be within...

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Simplicity and Order PART 1

Humans thrive in order.  Children, less tainted by worldly experience, are even more sensitive to space that is in order.  For a child to gain the most out of each interaction, each dealing, she must feel a sense of order.  This post will focus briefly on the home...

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Puzzle Maps

These wooden maps have a small knob on each piece to allow easy manipulation; they are sturdy, attractive and teach names and locations of states, countries and continents as well as basic facts of geography....

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Pouring

Pouring helps to improve coordination and concentration. Children can pour rice or water from one container to another....

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Metal Insets

Here are ten metal insets, each a different geometric shape with a knob for lifting and replacing. Tracing the outline of an inset helps prepare the hand and eye for writing....

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