Friday, 24 February 2017

Free Bee cutting strips for scissor practice

We are starting a new life cycle exploration! I'm really excited to start teaching Y all about bees! We will be doing several fun life cycle themed activities so do stay on the look out not only for our hands on activities, but for our fun bee life cycle printables! 

For now, we are really hoping the spring weather stays and we can get outdoors more. I'm super excited to even start planning our garden! Hopefully this means we can also observe some bees in real life outdoors. 

Last summer, Y was very interested in them and whenever we would go on walks, he would point them out to me... and ask what can only be described as an endless stream of questions about bees. Where do they come from? What do they do? Why are they yellow? Why are they on the flowers? What do they do with the flowers? 

I was too pregnant to really create works for exploring these topics, although, of course, I explained these things to him as we were outdoors. Now, I'm excited to present fun works to explore these questions in depth. We are kicking off this study with a simple bee themed cutting strips freebie!

Free bee themed cutting strips by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #montessoriactivities, #springactivities
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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Butterfly learning resources

We had so much fun with our Butterfly Themed Unit Activities! To finish up our series of Butterfly themed printables and activities, I wanted to share several beautiful and unique resources that you may use to complete your own study of butterflies! 

Butterfly learning resources by Welcome to Mommyhood #springactivities, #montessori, #learningresources, #earlylearning, #montessoriactivities
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

St Patrick's Day Push Pin Printables

Is St Patrick's Day really less than a month away? I cannot believe it's almost March! We've actually started preparing some fun and simple invitations to explore St Patrick's Day. One of the St Patrick's Day activities I set up was a simple pin poking printable. 

As you may have noticed, we have been loving pin poking activities lately. Y has really been fascinated with writing, so we are amping up the writing practice using salt trays, DIY sandpaper letters, pin poking activities, and actually writing. These have all been part of a laid back way to prepare him for learning to read and write. He's really been enjoying his exploration in letters and pre-writing activities like these! 

Montessori inspired activities: St Patrick's Day pin punching printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessoriactivities #montessori #preschoolactivities #preschool #Stpatricksday
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Paralysis: 2 years later

I'm going to start off this post with a bit of a disclaimer. It's raw, emotional, and difficult. It's about paralysis and how I have been coping. It's a struggle to portray my thoughts coherently so please bear with me. 

Coping with paralysis: 2 years later by Welcome to Mommyhood #paralysis #wheelchair

On March 15, it will be two years. Two years since I walked. Since I was able to run and play with my son. I've been grieving that a lot lately. The day before I was injured, my husband and I took our then two and a half year old son on a walk with one of his outdoor cars, the kind you can sit on. 

We took turns pushing him, and even though it was such an uncomfortable position to kneel down, I remember, we just had such a beautiful time together. It's a memory I'll always cherish because it was the last time I was able to run with him. The last time I could kneel down to his level so easily. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Teachers Pay Teachers Dollar Deals!

Good morning friends! It's February 21st today which means a great deal for all of you wonderful readers, teachers, and homeschoolers! A bunch of wonderful Montessori Teachers Pay Teachers sellers are getting together for another round of fabulous deals! This month's theme is dollar deals! We are selling amazing products for just $1 only for today! 

To find all of the wonderful deals, search MontessoriLove on Teachers Pay Teachers!