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Montessori Homeschool by Design | Ages 6-12

The Elementary Years

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Are you thinking of keeping your elementary child home from school during the pandemic?


Are you concerned that you might not have the skills or the resources to provide an authentic Montessori experience at home?


Not sure where to start with all the Montessori information available online?

If so, please join us for this practical online course with Letty Rising.

Designed specially for parents of elementary aged children (6-12) who want to bring Montessori home, this course will give you the guidance you need to create an authentic Montessori experience for your child without having to buy all the expensive materials or overhaul your entire house.

Letty is not just a former Montessori homeschooling mom, but a Montessori teacher, a homeschool coordinator, and a head of school. You will be learning from someone who not only has the experience but also the credentials to guide you on this path to realistic and doable Montessori homeschooling for the elementary years.
This is a self-paced course. You may join any time!


 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Course Contents

Section 1: Elementary Theory
Cosmic Education
Characteristics of the Elementary Child
Freedom and Responsibility
Observation

Section 2: Getting Ready
Preparing Your Home
Preparing Yourself
Preparing to Homeschool with Multiple Children

Section 3: Your Daily Flow
Daily Rhythm and Routine
The Elementary Montessori Work Cycle
Independent Work
Nurturing Positive Interactions at Home

Section 4: Organization and Planning
Tools of Accountability
Planning and Record-Keeping
Assessment
How to Give a Lesson

Section 5: Sparking Interest
How to Inspire Your Child
How to Tell a Spellbinding Story
Encouraging Productivity at Home
Practical Life at Home

Section 6: The World Beyond the Home
Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Resources for Homeschoolers
The World is Your Classroom

Appendix: Curriculum Overview


My name is Letty Rising, and I have the unique experience of working in both Montessori and homeschool education! I have worked in public, private, and charter schools as a Montessori teacher and school leader. I completed my AMI Montessori training for the 6-12 level through Loyola University in Maryland. In addition, I worked with homeschoolers as an Education Specialist at an independent study charter school, where I helped parents of students in grades K-12 identify curriculum options from the variety of choices available, identify best homeschooling routines for each family, and support them in best teaching and learning practices.

I merged those two worlds when I started a Montessori homeschool hybrid program through the independent study charter school, where the children attended school 3 days and homeschooled 2 days and homeschooled my own daughters using the Montessori approach! During the homeschool days the school offered support to families on how to structure their days, ideas for activities and projects, going out experiences and field trips, and much more! We also had parent education evenings to help parents learn about theory, systems and routines, and also ideas, activities, and lessons to present to children at home.

I am excited to be merging these two educational approaches once again as I support families who are interested in homeschooling Montessori-style through the pandemic and beyond! I hope you'll join us on this adventure!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When does this course start and end?
This is a self-paced course. You may join any time. You have lifetime access to the contents.

Is this a live course?
This course consists of pre-recorded videos and handouts. There is no live component to the course. You may watch the videos and go through the content at your convenience. Please note, videos are not downloadable.

How long will I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access to the course. There is no rush to get through it!

How much time will it take to go through the course?
This course consists of 21 topics, most of which contain a 15-30 minute video to watch and a handout to read. If you spend approximately an hour a day reviewing the course content, you will need about 3 weeks to complete it. You do not have to go through the topics in sequence, you are welcome to pick and choose the ones that apply to you at a given point in time. However, we do recommend that you watch the whole thing so you can have a solid grasp of how Montessori can work in your home.

Will you provide a Montessori curriculum?
This course will not provide a curriculum. It will show you how to use the interests of your child to create a curriculum, or work with a curriculum you purchase from another source. You will receive a curriculum overview to help you understand the big picture and make your own curriculum plan.

Will you provide any Montessori materials?
Montessori materials are not provided with this course.

I am very familiar with Montessori at home for ages 3-6. Does this course cover the same things or is it different?
This course covers the needs of the elementary aged child. The developmental needs of 6-12 year olds are quite different from children in the first plane of development. You will see overlap with some basic Montessori concepts, but overall the strategies used and the content we cover will be quite different than what you may have learned for early childhood.

I am a teacher; will this course teach me how to do remote learning with my students?
This course will not show teachers how to conduct remote learning lessons. However, it is a great course for teachers who are looking for ideas on what parents need to know in order to implement Montessori in a home environment.

Is a certificate for professional development provided for completing this course?
This course is designed for parents and a PD certificate will not be provided for watching or completing it.

I am a teacher or school leader; is this a good course for me to refer to the families in my class/school?
Yes! This course will help your families get a solid foundation and practical strategies for things they can do at home to support your efforts at school.

I am a school leader and I want to buy this course for the families at my school. What should I do?
We have added a bulk rate of $50/person for groups of 25. We recommend that you gauge interest from your school community to determine how many families would like to avail of this course, and then purchase accordingly. Within 48 hours we will send you access links to pass on to your group. You do not need to send us the names and/or emails of the participants. You may distribute the links at your convenience. If you would like to purchase for a group of 100+, please contact [email protected] and we will give you a quote.

More questions? Please contact [email protected]

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