Geography Sale – SAVE 30%

Dear Friends,
Over 60 New Geography items have now been added to our store! For seven days only, SAVE 30% OFF all Geography printables. Take advantage of this huge savings and complete your geography area today. Only individual Geography items are included in this sale (Bundles not included). Valid from June 23 to June 30, 2015.

Use Coupon Code: Geo30 or this direct link to apply discount to your shopping cart.

Click, Print, Teach. It’s That Easy!

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Wrap Up the School Year: Cleaning and Preparing for Fall

Many of you are now wrapping up your school year before the summer holidays. Congratulations to you all for a successful year! Perhaps you’re feeling a little drained after a long school year? You’re most likely daydreaming about your upcoming summer fun, and time to relax with family and friends. The last thing on your mind is cleaning and storing your classroom materials and thinking about next year!  But that’s exactly what you should be thinking about. (Read until the end of this post to find a 15% OFF coupon code)

If you make a plan, it won’t seem so overwhelming. Here are a few key things to consider when cleaning at the end of the school year – before you make your summer getaway.

A complete Primary Montessori classroom (2½ to 6 years old), with all the required Montessori materials should take 2 adults approximately 3 days to clean. This would include all of the materials (wooden, laminated cards, containers, etc.), tables, chairs, shelves, cubbies, snack area, etc.

What do you need to complete this process of cleaning and storing?

  • Wash basins (easier to clean the materials at each shelf, rather than transporting all materials to the sink)
  • cloths (to wash and to dry)
  • scrub brushes
  • liquid cleaning solution
  • hot water
  • rubber dish-washing gloves (for sensitive hands)

It’s important to disinfect everything in your classroom. Even though you’ve been wiping your shelves and dusting throughout the school year, there is an accumulation of grime and germs on every card, container, and piece of material. Washing everything is  the last thing you really want to do, but it must be done at the end of every school year. And bear in mind, it will make it that much easier to start your next school year after your summer fun is over.

Obviously, you won’t be able to clean cards and labels that are not laminated, but the containers that hold them need to thoroughly cleaned. So how do you clean the multitude of laminated cards in your classroom?

  1. Prepare a liquid disinfectant solution of your choice.
  2. Lay a large, clean, dry cloth on a table.
  3. Using a cleaning cloth, wet it with your cleaning solution and wring it out very well.
  4. Wipe the front of a card clean with the wet cleaning cloth.
  5. Flip the card over and lay it on the dry cloth.
  6. Wipe the backside of the card.
  7. Continue for all cards.
  8. Clean the container.
  9. Allow sufficient time for the cards to dry or wipe with the dry cloth.

As you clean the materials, you should be checking to make sure you have all the pieces for each lesson. Be sure to count your color bead bars, golden beads, square chain labels (free download) and cube chain labels, skittles, etc., for math. Do you have your smallest pink cube for the Pink Tower (and a spare, because we all know that smallest pink cube is so darn cute and sometimes mysteriously disappears, only to reappear a few days later)? Are you missing language cards, picture cards, farm animals, fabric swatches, or stamps for the Stamp Game? How about Stamp Game Paper (free download)? Do you have all your Nomenclature and black-line masters? It’s so important to leave every lesson clean and complete.

As you work your way through the cleaning process, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the success of the materials and lessons that you have in your classroom. Some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do the materials meet the needs of the children?
  • Are there areas that are lacking materials (language, culture, and geography are usual)?
  • Do you have returning students that are prepared for more in-depth materials that you don’t have?
  • Are there new concepts you would like to introduce to the children next year?
  • Do you have all your required Administrative Records and Forms? We have many FREE Admin forms you can download and alter to suit your needs.

So you have lots of things to think about during your days of cleaning! The process is so much more enjoyable with another adult helping out. Volunteer parents are helpful for cleaning practical life dishes, shelves, tables, chairs, etc. But it’s always best to have a trained Teacher/Directress and/or an Assistant clean the materials, as they are familiar with the full contents of each lesson. Add in some music, conversation, and laughs about moments during the school year, and the time will pass quickly.

When you figure out what materials you’re missing, or what lessons you’d like to add to your classroom, use this Coupon Code: MAY2015 to SAVE 15% OFF materials in our online store. Coupon code is valid May 11 to May 20, 2015.

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United Montessori Association – Online Primary Montessori Teacher Training

Not everyone can attend school in person, especially in our adult years. Most adults have a multitude of responsibilities that must come first – caring for children or a full-time job is usually at the top of the list. But that shouldn’t stop you from learning or moving ahead with new career goals. With the technology available today, it’s possible to ‘attend’ school while at home with children or while working full-time. It’s often referred to as ‘distance learning’. It’s a great option for those who wish to change careers but can’t take a break from their current responsibilities for an entire school year.

If you’re interested in a career in Montessori, but you’re not able to attend a Montessori training center in person, then you should consider the Primary Montessori Training program by United Montessori Association (UMA).

UMA-LogoWhy UMA?

– At your own pace
– At an affordable price
– Perfect for adults with families and jobs
– Clear, thorough lessons and user-friendly materials
– Personal guidance and mentoring
– Internationally recognized Montessori teaching certificate
– AND… No commute (reduce your carbon footprint)!

The UMA Montessori teacher certification training program is a 6-9 month, distance-learning program. Students participate through an online virtual campus. Lessons include video tutorials, essay notes, quizzes, and classroom conferencing. The curriculum provides a thorough presentation and understanding of the following:

  • Introduction to Montessori… Biography, theory, and classroom observation.
  • Montessori Principles and Early Childhood Development… Includes an inner look at your own early childhood years.
  • The Adult-Child Relationship in the Classroom… Evaluating various behavior scenarios.
  • The Montessori Academic Apparatus…Classroom setup, Montessori material presentations, and album projects.
  • Parent-Teacher Relationships. Includes Parent Handbook for school handout and child evaluation samples for parent conferences.
  • Course Review and Final Exam.

Minimum Educational Requirement to Apply:
High School diploma or GED equivalent.

A great bonus to the course … all new students receive 15% OFF our printable Montessori materials for 1 full year.

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So go check out United Montessori Association and see if it’s right for you. Next admission is April 15th, but in order to receive your book shipment on time you should apply by March 15th, 2015.

 

February Savings – 15% OFF printable Montessori materials

We are in the middle of a deep freeze here….brrr! We hope you’re all keeping warmer than we are. If you’re like us and you’re stuck inside, there is no better time to prep new materials then right now.

To help you out, we’ve created a 15% OFF coupon code!

Save 15% OFF everything in our online store from today (Feb 23) to Friday Feb 28, 2015.

MPS---Feb-SaleThis Coupon Code (FEB15COLD) will apply the coupon code directly to your shopping cart. Enjoy!

Win our Montessori Pink, Blue, and Green Phonetic Language Series

Happy 11th Birthday to Us! This is the last giveaway of our 11th Anniversary Birthday Bash.  Be sure to see all the great giveaways that end Jan 31, 2015.

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This fantastic Montessori Language Series includes the following Pink Blue Green Bundles. The Bundles contains 51 pdf files and instructions that you print and prepare for your children to use. Click the individual links to view the contents of each Series.

 Montessori Green Phonogram Series Bundle – 20 LessonsMontessori Green Phonogram Language Series by Montessori Print Shop

The winner has the option of choosing the non-color coded Series
– also known as Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 in our store.

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Win 93 printable Montessori Geography Lessons

Happy 11th Birthday to Us! In case you’re new to Montessori Print Shop, please be sure to visit our 11th Anniversary Birthday Bash to see all the great giveaways that end Jan 31, 2015.

This is the second last giveaway for our celebration and it’s a great one!

Win 93 Geography files – retail value $214.96printable Montessori Geography Lessons

Includes the following Geography Bundles – you choose if you’d like the cards with color borders or without color borders:

  1. North America (6 files)
  2. South America (6 files)
  3. Africa (6 files)
  4. Asia (7 files)
  5. Australia/Australasia/Oceania (7 files)
  6. Europe (6 files)
  7. Antarctica (continent folder & animals) (2 files)
  8. Pin Maps (12 files)
  9. Pin Flags (14 files)
  10. Flags: Black-line Masters (8 files)
  11. Land & Water Forms (15 files)
  12. Continent Cards (hemisphere & world) (2 files)
  13. Animals of the Continents & Animals of the Continents Booklets (2 files)

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Win a set of Primary Montessori Teaching Manuals and the Montessori At Home eBook and Printables

Next up for our 11th Anniversary Birthday Bash – 4 Primary Montessori Teaching Manuals and the Montessori At Home! eBook and Printables Bundle.

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This is a great prize, especially for those of you are just beginning your homeschool journey, or are starting to incorporate Montessori materials/lessons into your classroom.

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The Primary Montessori Teaching Manuals Bundle includes the following theory and lessons for children ages 2½ to 6 years of age:

  • Practical Life Teaching Manual (Theory + 75 lessons)
  • Sensorial Teaching Manual (Theory + 45 lessons
  • Language Teaching Manual (Theory + 30 lessons)
  • Math Teaching Manual (Theory + 52 lessons)

Montessori at Home eBook and Printables

The Montessori At Home! eBook and Materials Bundle includes:

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Win 75 Montessori Math Materials: Operations, Extensions, Geometry

Next up for our 11th Anniversary Birthday Bash – 3 Math Bundles. These 3 Math Bundles include a total of 75 printable Montessori Materials that cover math operations, extensions, and geometry. This giveaway runs Jan 19-31, 2015.

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Win a $200 Coupon Code for printable Montessori materials

The next great giveaway in our 11th Anniversary Birthday Bash is a $200 Coupon Code for anything available in the Montessori Print Shop online store (includes CD Roms, Bundles, Individual Files, and Sale Items).

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How great is that?! Now that’s a fantastic way to get the New Year started off right.

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Win our Deluxe CD Rom Collection with over 1700 Montessori materials

What a great way to start off the celebration of our 11th Anniversary! One lucky person will win this awesome 3 disc collection that contains 1771 printable Montessori materials (including 4 Primary Montessori Teaching Manuals). We’ve got you covered from Toddler (18 months) to Elementary (12 years).

This collection is priced at $899.99. But if you were to purchase all of the files individually, it would cost you $4,020.93. And now you can win it for FREE! That’s an awesome prize.

Montessori Print Shop Deluxe CD Rom

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