Set up a sequenced writing area in your Montessori classroom. Manual includes the Prepared Writing Environment, Classroom Samples of Students Work, How To Set Up Tools and Materials, Lessons, Observations From Teachers, and Record Keeping. 60 pages- Free!
"Writing is one of the easiest and most pleasant achievements for children." Dr. Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child
"Writing needs to be taught like any other basic skill with explicit instruction and ample opportunity for practice." Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing
FREE! This guide book is about the child’s journey to becoming a writer. Information on sensitive periods, prehensile grip, dominance, tools, materials and presentations are included. Integrate writing in your classroom with a sequenced approach that builds upon work with the Montessori materials. Each student progresses at their own pace from formation skills to spacing, capitalization and sentence construction. Tracer sheet samples are included for you to use. Work completed by students is also included.
Students trace the numbers starting with the dots on the tracer writing sheet. This process allows them to begin writing numbers at the correct place and strengthens their hands as they practice. Once they have mastered formation students like to make their using the Blank Calendar. Some like to copy the tracer version and some like do it all by themselves!
Our calendar is designed so that students really have to begin at the right beginning point!