Monday, May 14, 2012

Giveaway! Montessori Print Shop


We have a helpful giveaway today from the Montessori Print Shop!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS  GIVEAWAY YOU MUST ENTER THROUGH THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET AT THE END OF THIS POST :)

Another name for this post could have been  "Noun, Day 9:  Animals and their Homes."  This week we are continuing our grammar work and our zoology work with the traditional Montessori "animals and their groups", "animals and their homes", and "animals and their young" works.  Where you find these works in your albums may vary.  The Karen Tyler albums include these works in the Zoology album, Montessori R and D put them in the Elementary Language Arts, vol. 1.

Like many other Montessori-inspired homeschools, my children's ages are spaced in such a way that it is possible for them to do a lot of the same work if I vary the level of difficulty.  If you have one primary child and one elementary child, with a little extra thought and planning, you can let them move through some of the sequences together.  For example, one can do the primary verb work while the other does the elementary verb work.  In math right now, Me Too worked with formation of numbers with the golden beads while Kal-El worked on formation of numbers with the stamp game.  Then, Me Too started golden bead addition while Kal-El worked on stamp game addition.  Me Too sensorially works with the geography puzzles while Kal-El tries to memorize the names of the countries.  It all happens naturally as the little one tries to imitate the big one.

This week, as Kal-El works on the "animals and their groups", "animals and their homes", and "animals and their young" works I knew Me Too would want to "do it too" (hence the moniker) but I knew that his relatively new reading skills were not quite up to the task.  Sometimes you just have to say "no," but other times there is a way to differentiate the work and make everyone happy.  In this case, I realized he could do the same work if it had pictures and/or modified text.

So, this week you will see both boys working on animal young, groups, and homes but each with their own materials.

This morning they worked on "Animals and their Homes."  All of these are "big works" and while both boys attacked their work with enthusiasm, the both wore out about half-way through and declared that they would leave their work out to "finish tomorrow."

Me Too accomplished the work using portions of this work (SCF-12) from the Montessori Print Shop.


I have to complement this little digital file.  This could be used several different ways.  I could have used all five pieces and used it with Kal-El.  Me Too uses the three pieces in the first row.  I left off the "word only" labels.  You could also use this these without the middle piece as a reading work and just match the labels to the pictures.

This picture of Me Too working shows you just how long this work is:


The small pictures that he is matching to the sentence cards are on another rug apart from this one:


Here is a closer look at a section he had already matched:


The control cards for this work are very well done and I would have been able to use this work for Kal-El as well.  As it happened, I had already made a version of this work for Kal-El prior to tracking down the MPS version with pictures for Me Too.  And Kal-El's work looked like this:


He felt very mature doing the work without pictures, and the lack of pictures made him really have to read the work:

I wrote the cards by hand using the lists in the Montessori R and D manual.


After both boys finish their "big work" we will work "animal groups" (collective nouns) as well as "animals and their young."  Be sure to come back to check it out as I feature those works later in the week!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

One of my blog sponsors, The Montessori Print Shop, has generously agreed to give away a bundle of all of the works in this group that they sell.  I will throw in the pre-reader/early reader version of "Animals and their Groups" that I made to round out the collection.  Our goal is that one lucky reader will have everything they need to present this work to both a fluent reader and a pre/early-reader at the same time!

What's included in the giveaway:


From the Montessori Print Shop


Animals and their Groups:  SCF-29b
Animals and their Homes:   SCF-12
Animals and their Young:  TodF-20


From me:  


A digital file of the pre-reader/early-reader version of the "Animals and their Groups" work.

One of the things I love about these giveaways is that you can win no matter where you live!  Please make sure you enter through the Rafflecopter.  Those of you who are groaning right now take heart!  I kept it relatively simple for this giveaway and, as always, there is the option to leave a comment every day to even the odds for those of you who aren't on Facebook.  I use the Rafflecopter for my giveaways because it guarantees that you include your contact information.  Prior to Rafflecopter, I had to redraw six times for every giveaway because I had no contact information for the winner.

Good luck!  May the odds be ever in your favor!


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70 comments:

  1. I'm trying to start collecting as many materials as possible for my soon to be 3 year old!

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  2. I'm beginning a homeschool journey with my twins, and would love to use this. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  3. My son loves animals and I'd love this work for him.

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  4. i love montessori printshop material , and i always admired your work wih your boys . would love to win this giveaway !!

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  5. Love to win this, work have never been so thorough

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  6. Love to win this, work have never been so thorough

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  7. Would be great if we could win this for use with my early reader & pre-reader. This set will be able to accompany them all the way to elementary level. Thank you for organizing this giveaway!

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  8. Would love to win. Looks like such a great material to use in our homeschool.

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  10. I would love to win it for my daughter whom I homeschool.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  11. We would love to own these, my son can learn a lot from these materials.

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  12. I love Montessori Printshop materials - they have been a wonderful addition to our classroom. Thank you so much for offering this give-away - this work would be a wonderful addition to our new classroom. Your suggestions on how to expand the work are great, too.

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  13. My daughter is in a public school and I try and offset that with Montessori Materials at home. This would be perfect on our little shelf. She is also an early reader at the moment. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Emma

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  14. My two kids would enjoy working with these materials.

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  15. Wow! Those are nice!!

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  16. I'd like to win this giveaway because it would be very helpful both for my students (I'm an English teacher) and for my daughter, in the future.
    Thanks

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  17. And this is my second chance to win the giveaway, since I'm one of those rare species who don't have a Facebook account ;)

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  18. What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win this for my home montessori.It would be a perfect addtion to our materials.

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  19. I LOVE these materials. Have been making some myself. Would love to win them for my daughter (5) and son (2.5) whom I homeschool. Very well done.
    An idea for younger kids is to make the word and the picture as a two-piece puzzle, so the child can match the word to the pic by the zig-zag, wavy or block line. It helps to mount it on stiff cardboard (i.e. cereal boxes). :)

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  20. What a fantastic giveaway! Would love to win this for my home montessori.

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  21. We would love this, i have a 3 year old mildly autistic boy who loooves animals, he would love to do this work!

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  22. I'd love to win so that I can working with my almost two year old! I've become very interested in the Montessori Method...and these could be a big help! Thank you for the chance!

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  23. I really think my son would love these!

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  24. I would like to win, because I begin to homeschool my 3 children.

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  25. I'd like to win this to do with daughter, Sweet Pea.

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  26. I would love to have this for my two sons who love animals~!

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  27. Hi, Ben bulamıyorum bu materyalleri maaleesef

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  28. I would love to win this for my little ones... We love the Montessori Method and we are just dipping our feet in a little at a time!

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  29. I love the picture of your little guy up top dressed up... Mine do that every day too!!

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  30. would love to win, love using Montessori activities in our homeschool
    alaskan(dot)hippie(dot)mama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I want to win because I LOVE my Montessori materials and can't get enough of them!!!!

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  32. cherring2010@comcast.netMay 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    I would love to win these materials as we will be into them soon and have none yet!

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  33. cherring2010@comcast.netMay 15, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    I love all of the post as you are working through the lesson. It has inspired me to bring Montessori back in full time and I am already seeing a difference in my son's liking of learning and grasping of concepts.

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  34. with five at home in all stages of reading this would be great for us.

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  35. I've begun incorporating the montessori method at home with my 3 year old daughter recently.She's really into animals these days. It would be perfect if I won these materials

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  36. I love Montessori Print Shop materials, they made possible my family's Montessori adventure. I homeschool my 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2, and this particular language material is in my "need to get" list. Thank you!

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  37. I love Montessori Print Shop materials, they made possible my family's Montessori adventure. I homeschool my 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2, and this particular language material is in my "need to get" list. Thank you!

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  38. I love Montessori Print Shop materials, they made possible my family's Montessori adventure. I homeschool my 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2, and this particular language material is in my "need to get" list. Thank you!

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  39. MPS materials are wonderful and have helped us many times. My three-year-old already requested the "spider web cards", just having a peek at my screen :-)

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  41. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

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  42. I am definitely interested in this material, it would be a great learning materiel to have in the house!

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  43. Great timing! We just finished up learning about animals and their tracks and have started habitats. Animal groups comes next. :)

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  44. Thanks to MPS and you for hosting the giveaway! I have an new reader, who has just started nouns and articles, and a pre-reader. Would love to use these with both of them!!

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  45. By the way...I've been reading your blog for weeks/months. Just lurking. :) Ha! LOVE your work!

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway. Would love to win this since this is something I am hoping to work with my kid on!

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  47. Hello, well, i'd like to win this giveaway not only because we are in the middle of looking at animals and these cards would be a great way to get into animals and their habitat, and, to be honest, a little freebie here and there never hurts. :) thanks for hosting this!

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  49. Her'es to another chance to win the giveaway. Have a nice day!

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  50. Hello again! Just want you know that we would love to win this giveaway!

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  51. Animals are always appealing to my children for the simple fact that we live in the city & don't see many of these except through these wonderful pictures on the cards. -heehee! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  52. Animals are always appealing to my children for the simple fact that we live in the city & don't see many of these except through these wonderful pictures on the cards. -heehee! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  53. Animals are always appealing to my children for the simple fact that we live in the city & don't see many of these except through these wonderful pictures on the cards. -heehee! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  54. Wow! Thank you for offering these! These would be great for teaching my daughter about animals and science.

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  56. Hope to win this because is really nice to learn more about the animals not only for children... :) for me also. Thanks.

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway , my little girl LOVE animals :)

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  58. Have a nice day everybody!

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  59. well this is beginning for my Montessori journey and I am looking for materials that I can use with my sons. This would be also my first entry to any giveaway ;). Love your blog and what you do with your kids!

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  60. I teach lower elementary in an urban public school, a Montessori school. My children know the names of animals though they have never seen many of them in real life, much less know the names of the young or the groups. Two recent field trips have made a world of difference in their interest in the language that relates to these animals! Since I have to buy or make so, so many of my own materials, I would very much like to win the Montessori Print Shop materials! Thank you.

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  61. My son loves nomenclature cards, as well as almost anything with words and real photographs. I can't make them fast enough for him! It would be great to have a set that would grow with him.

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  62. My youngest loves the nomenclature cards, and he's currently animal obsessed after our farm field trip. Please count me in!

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  63. cherring2010@comcast.netMay 18, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    My son can not wait to get into this work!

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  64. This looks so neat! I'd love to win - we love animals, and there's no way I could make something that looks half as nice on my own!

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  65. Thanks for this new chance to win the giveaway. Have a nice weekend!

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  66. This looks like something that we would enjoy! My children are similiarly apaced in age and I love when theycan use the same materials.

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  67. Would be perfect for the grammar work with my 5 year old and the picture cards would be perfect for my 2 year old!

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  68. I love the picture cards and your own made word cards! The combination is great! Thanks for giving us the chance to win this!

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