It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since Montessori Print Shop began. What started off as a project to provide our own children with language materials, has grown into over 1700 materials for every area of the classroom. Wow!
We’re incredibly grateful to all of our customers and supporters from all over the world. Without you, MPS simply wouldn’t exist. We are especially grateful to John Bowman (Montessori At Home!), and Deb Chitwood (Living Montessori Now). They have both supported MPS for many years, offering a wonderful platform that supports and highlights our work. They are wonderful contributors to the online Montessori community and we encourage you to check them out.
We’re going to continue the MPS tradition of giving away our printable Montessori materials as we celebrate our 11th Anniversary this month. We like to call it our Birthday Bash – with new giveaways starting from January 15th to the 24th; all giveaways will end on Jan 31st and the winners will be announced and contacted on February 1st, 2015. Each giveaway will include an easy entry, and additional opportunities to earn entries via Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
So what’s on the gift list? Here’s the run down and the retail value of each gift:
- Deluxe CD Rom Collection – $899.99
- Two x $100.00 Gift Certificates – $200.00
- Three Math Bundles (Operations, Extensions, Geometry) – $139.49
- Primary Teaching Manuals & Montessori At Home! eBook & Materials – $91.22
- 9 Geography Bundles (6 Continents, Maps, Flags, Land & Water Forms) – $177.16
- Pink, Blue, Green Language Series (or Step 1, 2, 3) – $87.26
That’s over $1,500.00 in printable Montessori materials. The party begins Thursday January 15, 2015 so stay tuned in. You can follow the fun on our homepage, here on our blog, or on Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.
Free Halloween Photo Matching Cards
This work includes:
- 12 photographic cards with black borders – print 2 copies
- 12 photographic cards without black borders (same images as the bordered ones)
To download this free item visit our Free Downloads page (you’ll have to scroll to the bottom of the download page to find this item).
Free Geography Passport for Children
It’s been a busy month here at MPS! Lots of New Materials have been completed this month. As always, you can find them in our online store.
Some of our favorite brand new Nomenclature (in a 3-part card format):And finally (because so many of you have asked over the years), Elementary Language Key Experiences (presentations and printable extension lessons):
Here is a 20% OFF Coupon Code: OctThanks2014 (link applies the coupon directly to your shopping cart). The code is valid until Oct 31, 2014 (11:59pm EDT).
We’ve recently made some revisions to our FREE Geography Passport. There are now 3 versions of it – to be more accommodating for younger children who do not have the skills to fill in the full version. Visit our Free Downloads page to get those various files.
Free Peaceful Character materials by Montessori Print Shop
Help young children understand how to become more peaceful and tolerant by learning about the 6 pillars of peaceful character (respect, caring, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship). This Peaceful Character material uses the hand as an example which makes this lesson easier for children to remember. This material is very open-ended and can be used with a variety of ages in a large variety of creative ways.
- 6 character description cards
- labeled black-line master of the ‘peaceful character hand’
- blank black-line master of the ‘peaceful character hand’
- 1 large colored ‘peaceful character hand’
- 1 page of small blank hand outlines
FREE Peaceful Character Download
Please go to our Free Montessori Materials page to access this free file.
We’ve just released our March Freebie and we think you’ll find it a fun addition to your geography area. Our hope is that it might encourage deeper exploration and interest in world geography.
FREE Download Geography Passport
As the children explore each continent using our Geography materials (in the form of a Continent Box or Folder) they can fill out a page of their passport. It will serve as an information packet and remind them of their world travels. As well, it will provoke greater thought on their observations of various countries and different cultures.
Be sure to visit our New Materials listing for Feb and March 2014. There are too many new items to list here, but you’ll probably find something of interest.
US Presidents: Information Cards
Canadian Prime Ministers
Continent Matching Cards
Summer Cutting Strips
With Spring just around the corner it’s the perfect time to prepare some new materials. To help out we’ve added a 15% OFF Coupon Code (click the link to automatically add the coupon code to your shopping cart, or type in SPRINGSAVE at checkout).
Free Montessori Printable: Pumpkins and Squash Picture Cards
It’s the perfect time of the year to study Autumn produce from the Farmer’s Market and outdoor Food Markets. A nature table is the perfect way to introduce children to the lovely colors and textures of pumpkins, squashes, gourds, and a variety of apples.
The October Freebie is now available and can help the children learn the names of various pumpkins and squash. Please remember that you have to visit our Free Montessori Downloads page in order to download it – you’re not able to download it through our shopping site.
Free Pumpkins and Squash Picture Cards
This work includes:
acorn squash, butternut squash, delicata squash, hubbard squash, kabocha squash, red kuri squash, spaghetti squash, sweet dumpling squash, turban squash, blue hokkaido pumpkin, cheese pumpkin, kakai pumpkin, rouge d’etamp pumpkin, sugar pie pumpkin, white pumpkin, and winter luxury pumpkin.
- 1 brief information card
- 1 title card
- 16 types of squash and pumpkins (labeled photographic cards)
The September Freebie is now available for download! Please remember that you have to visit our Free Montessori Downloads page (at the bottom of the Free page) in order to download it – you’re not able to download it through our shopping site.
Free Montessori Computer Nomenclature Cards
Includes 8 parts of the computer in a 3-part card format: computer, monitor, screen, central processing unit, keyboard, mouse, microphone, and speakers. Also includes a black-line master that can be used to create a booklet.
Free Computer Nomenclature Cards
We also have information on how to use Montessori 3-Part Cards that will help those of you who are not familiar with this type of material.
Free Printable Montessori Material – Past and Present Cards
The Freebie for July is finally available! Past and Present Cards: this material is a fun way to help children see how things progress over the passage of time….and they might giggle at a few of the names too. It includes 24 Sorting Cards and a Control Chart. Please note that you must access this download through the Free Montessori Material Download page – there is a link in the actual product listing that will take you there.
Free Past and Present Printable Cards
A few New Materials have now been released:
Simple Machines: Printable Charts & Cards
Simple Machines: Classes of Levers
A large collection of definition cards, photographic images, line drawings, Control Charts, and information to assist with the understanding of Simple Machines and Levers.
Hammer Nomenclature Cards
Hammer Nomenclature Cards
11 parts of the Hammer presented in 3-part card format (includes a black-line master).
Squaring Labels for Cuisenaire Rods
Printable Cusienaire Square Labels
These printable labels for squaring follow the color-coding of the Cuisenaire Rods.
Cubing Labels for Cuisenaire Rods
Printable Cuisenaire Cube Labels
These printable labels for cubing follow the color-coding of the Cuisenaire Rods.
Montessori Nomenclature Storage Labels
Since we last released our FREE Montessori Nomenclature Storage Labels we’ve added over 35 new Nomenclature sets. We’ve finally updated the Nomenclature Storage Labels to include the new additions (thank you to those of you who reminded us) – so you can finally update your Nomenclature Storage systems to accommodate all our nomenclature printables. It’s about time, isn’t it! Here is a list of the current Nomenclature available in our Nomenclature category:
MPS Nomenclature List
We know, unless you’re in a very large classroom, it can be very difficult to keep all the Nomenclature readily available on the shelves. So many teachers must rotate the Nomenclature (by season, or by student interest) – but at the same time they need to know what is on hand in order to make appropriate suggestions to students with interest in the topic.
Need an idea of How to Store your Nomenclature? Or, perhaps you need to know How to Store the Blackline Masters that the children can use to color, label and make into a booklet?
Or if you’re still new to Montessori – perhaps you need a lesson on How To Use Montessori Nomenclature.
We apologize for the delay, but we’re always so excited to release the new nomenclature … we forget to update the Storage Labels. So everything is updated – for now. We expect some new nomenclature to be available in August/Sept … but we’ll be sure to update the labels then too.
It’s a great time to save on printable Montessori materials for your new school year. We know, you really don’t want to think about new curriculum yet … you’re still indulging in the newness of summer holidays. But, there really is no time like the present to pick up new printable materials and save big bucks at the same time. A special discount (just for those who read our blog) is now valid until Saturday July 27, 2013. Coupon Code: JulyBlog25 (click the link and the code will automatically be applied to your shopping cart).
Please note that we’re unable to apply the discount to orders that have
already been processed and paid for. Please check your shopping cart
before you pay and make sure the discount has been applied.
Happy Summer…or Happy Winter! (if you live in Australia)
Free Printable Montessori Material – Noun Sorting Cards
Download this free printable Montessori material for your grammar area. Visit our Free Montessori Downloads page for this freebie.
Noun Sorting Cards
This work includes:
- 3 category cards (2 sizes included)
- 18 sorting cards (with labels)
- 1 Control Chart
Free printable Noun Sorting Cards