8 books and 1 writing mat: Pattern, Greeting Card, Calendar, Cutting, Number, Letter, Me Basic, and Picture Word Books. Also includes The Beautiful Handwriting Teacher Guide Pdf and Montessori Writing Book Pdf.
For schools with many classrooms! Purchase one set of books and a license for each classroom to use the materials. The PDF versions are included with the a License. This gives you the rights to use the materials in all classrooms licensed. Materials are copyright.
Set up a writing area fast. Includes half page sheets and dividers for 475 Pattern, 280 Greeting Card, 640 Number, 50 Me Basic, 475 Letter, 650 Picture Word. Does not include the books or pdfs. Does not include the basket shown.
Set up a writing area fast. Includes half page sheets and dividers for 475 Pattern, 280 Greeting Card, 640 Number, 50 Me Basic, 475 Letter, 650 Picture Word. Calendar and Cutting copies are not included. All 8 PDF books will be emailed. We recommend Ikea or dollar store baskets.
Set up a writing area fast.
Includes: 10 Writing Mats, 8 Baskets, 8 books, 8 PDFs and the writing sheets and dividers for Pattern- 475, Greeting Card- 280, Number 675, Me Basic- 450, Letter- 475, Picture Word- 650. Calendar and Cutting writing sheets are not included but the books and Pdfs are included. Books ship with the order. PDFs will be emailed when the order ships.
Some teachers prefer to print copies to restock work from the PDF on a computer to a copier. This is easier. Some also like to have a hard book copy to refer to. Both are included in this choice.
Labeled Color Coded Card Stock Dividers for Pattern, Greeting Card, Number, Me Basic, Letter and Picture Word Writing. Includes 152 dividers ready to use in setting up writing baskets.
Plastic Writing Mats define a students writing space. Our mats are smooth for writing on. They are easy to clean. Students get a mat and take it to a table. They get the number of markers to match their age and put them by their mat. They get their writing sheets to match their age. The writing sheet they are working on is on top of the mat. All others are below it. They rotate writing sheets.
Mats facilitate order just like rugs do on the floor. Our mats are 100% plastic with a smooth surface. They are essential to the students success.
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
This PDF Booklet is free. It is a guide to the Beautiful Handwriting Method and Materials that were created in Montessori classrooms. Includes information on how children learn to write, and when to present the materials so they can do independent work. Present Writing Formation Work with the 3 Period Lesson ~ TRACE, COPY, COMPOSE. BHW has been used in many schools and by many parents since 1992.
"Written language can be acquired more easily by children of four years than those of six. While children of six usually need at least two years to learn how to write children of four years learn this second language within a few months." Dr. Maria Montessori
Calendar Writing New Book PDF - September 2019 - December 2020! Student’s like calendar work! Includes tracer versions and blank versions. Students trace, copy or make their own! Also available as a pdf.
Revised! These exercises strengthen the hand, build attention and skills, and are loved by most children. Includes cutting bats, birds, butterflies, dogs, fish, pumpkins, trees and turtles; season cutting strips; coloring and more.
Students like to trace and copy nouns! They can make books or tape their nouns into their writing journals. It is fun to read them with friends or family!
Trace and Copy Dolch Word Lists. Book includes sight words for kindergarten and first grade. Students can make their own little books. Great work to read with each other or take home to mom and dad!
Dolch Words Book 2 are the word list for 2nd and 3rd grade along with the nouns. Alphabetical and numerical organized.
Trace and copy farm animal names, sentences or stories to practice writing on the line and reading. Diagram sentences.
This reproducible book is used for students to either trace the subjects or copy them. It includes planets, continents, earth-forms, landforms and oceans. Half page sheets and full page maps. Students can make ocean, continent and planet books.
Trace and Copy Verbs, Nouns, Articles, Singular and Plural Words; Make Sentences, Pronouns and Adjectives
Provide half page colored sheets of paper for book covers. Students make wonderful small books. Students like to read to each other! Sometimes they will sit at a rug and read their books to a few children!
Revised! Includes 4 new cards. This book provides exercises in social graces, writing and coloring! Students trace the greeting and color the picture. Inside they write whatever they wish. They can deliver a card to a friend at school or take one home for a family member! Limit the work to one a day! Rotate them with the season or time of year. Leave birthday and thank you out year round. Includes Friendship, Birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Peace, Hanukkah, Winter, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Spring, Earth day, Mother’s Day, Thank You and more. 40 PAGES
Trace and copy human anatomy names, sentences or stories while writing on the line! Color the pictures. Diagram the sentences or stories with grammar symbols. Subjects include: bones, brain, ears, eyes, gall bladder, hair, hand, heart, large intestine, liver, lungs, muscles, pancreas, skin, small intestines, stomach and tongue. Story tracing lessons are a great time to introduce capitalization and punctuation. Students love to read their work!
Revised with Dividers. Set up a writing basket so students can pick their work. Students trace definitions to strengthen their writing skills and to feel successful with their work. Those who no longer need to trace can copy or compose their own. Illustrations at the top make for good work.
Students like to learn how to form letters. Tracer sheets include a-e, f-j, k-o, p-t, t-z, blank templates and the whole alphabet. Copy the pages, cut them into half page sheets and display them in a basket with alphabetized dividers. Guide students to take one page at a time up to their age. Have half page colored paper available for book covers. Students pick a front and back cover. Books can be stapled and the covers decorated! 16 Pages
We introduce the alphabet in alphabetical sequence. Years ago we did not. We used a different method. Several students asked us, "Why are the letters mixed up?" We asked, "How do want them?" We want it to be like we sing the ABC song." We asked, "Why?" They responded, "We know it that way." We changed it and kept out 2 baskets. We tracked the usage for 2 months. The alphabetical one was always chosen over the mixed up letters. We interviewed the students and they all agreed that they liked the ones that they knew.
Once students have worked with the concrete math materials use these writing extensions. Organize them in a box or basket in the math or writing area. This book includes vertical and horizontal addition and subtraction; multiplication tables; division problems; and operations with the Golden Bead Bank.
Students love to trace words, draw pictures and write about themselves. Tracer sheets include I Am, My Name, My Age, My Home, My Friends, My Pets, My Family, and more.
One young student chose I Am. For days she did one a day with just eyes on it. Then she made eyes, nose, and a mouth. Two weeks later she added arms off the head and wrote her name. This work thrilled her and as she repeated it she grew and the work changed.
Introduce number writing after students have worked with the Montessori math materials and when they are in their sensitive period for writing. Copy the work sheets and arrange them in a basket with dividers. Students practice correct number formation of 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, and 15-19. They begin on the black dot and trace a numeral three times for effective patterning. This book includes tracer sheets for the hundred board, short chains, decimal layout and missing numbers and blank templates for students to use when copying.
Pattern tracing strengthens the hand, engages the brain and builds attention. Students like to trace over the patterns with markers. Includes vertical, diagonal, zig zag, circles, crazy 8's roller coaster lines and more.
Students do one sheet at a time. Three year olds like to scribble on them. Four and five year olds and up trace and often fill in lines to make other patterns. The work is done left to right, top to bottom.
Wonderful Peace Work! This work is also a writing extension for the Peacemaker Nomenclature cards in the Peace Section. It includes the same peacemakers: Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Lincoln, Rosa Parks, M.L. King Jr., Princess Diana, Mandela, Montessori and Helen Keller. Students can make peacemaker books, peace symbol necklaces, peace flags and peace symbol books. They can trace peace quotes or virtue cards.
One upper elementary class colored the virtue cards. They kept them in a basket on the peace shelf. Each week they picked one for a discussion and wrote a sentence in their journals on what that virtue meant.
Trace or copy pet names, sentences and stories on the line. Students who need the confidence and, or practice of tracing can choose the tracer versions. For students who do not need practice tracing have them copy a tracer version or compose their own. Diagram sentences and stories with grammar stamps. Make shelf reading work out of this book. Introduce capitalization and punctuation with sentence and story tracing. 16 pages
This work is the first introduction to writing on a line after students have worked on numeral and letter formation. Copy the masters and place them alphabetically in a container with a-z dividers. Allow students to pick the one they want to start with. Some will start with “A” but many will start with the letter their name starts with. They trace the words and color the pictures! Some students who have mastered formation will copy them. Teach them to put the tracer version back after they have copied it. Some like to make an alphabet book or put the pages in their journal.
This book contains Antarctic activities. Trace or copy Antarctic animal names and sentences about them. Cut penguin and whale paper dolls. Make a penguin or krill life cycle book. Count and add with the math sheets.
Most children love to sing and they like trace or write their favorite songs! This book includes the words to favorite classroom songs. This book includes the Alphabet Song, The World Song, I’m A Little Teapot, Kookaburra, The Pumpkin Song, Rain-Rain, Triceratops and more.
“I can write our songs!” Said 5 year old Sarah with a big smile. Some kindergarten students like to make an entire song book near the end of the school year. 24 Pages
For an additional $5.00 buy the Singing Circle CD to learn the songs.
Students trace or copy the names and defining sentences for objects found in space. They can make a Sun, Mercury and Comet Parts Of Book and Phases of the Moon work. Space writing is an extension of Laughing Star Space 1 and Space 2 Nomenclature Cards.
Subjects from Space 1 include stars, sun, moon, planet, galaxy, comet, asteroid belt and meteorite. Subjects from Space 2 include astronaut, eclipse, impact crater, gas clouds, space shuttle, Trifid nebula, satellite and Magellanic Cloud. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols.
Trace and copy the names of different sports. Trace or copy sentences and stories and practice writing on lines. Introduce capitalization and punctuation. Students who need the confidence and, or need the practice of tracing can choose the tracer versions. Students can copy a tracer version or compose their own. Students can diagram the sentences with grammar stamps or symbols. Teachers can make reading work out of this book. “This is a wonderful work for my students in the spring when many are engaged in playing a sport.”
Students love to trace these simple little stories that were made by kindergarten and first grade students. Often they diverge after doing this work and start creating their own stories!
Use this work when learning about the parts of the tree. Name, sentence and story tracing and copying.
Subjects include: trees around the world, deciduous trees, evergreen trees, tree roots, types of roots, tree layers, the trunk, the inner bark, the cambium, the xylem, the heartwood, the branches, leaves, photosynthesis, tree food, tree growth, leaf scars and more! Copy the sheets and laminate them for a reading work. Have students trace or copy the different stories.
“A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an ax to cut it down.” Buddha
This book includes word family and rhyme tracing activities to reinforce language skills and coloring. Rhyming words include fan and van, cat and bat, rake and snake, red and bed, net and jet, leg and egg, lip and zip, pig and fig, dog and log, top and mop, rug and bug, bun and sun and more. Word Families include an, ap, at, ed, en, et, ig, ip, og, ot, ug, and um. Copy them and place them in a container. File them alphabetically so that children can select the ones they want to do.