## Sunday, August 12, 2018

We are using Montessori Math albums in our homeschool so our math works revolve mostly on classic Montessori materials.  I also integrate seasonal activities in our learning activities to add some twist.  I got my albums from Montessori Parent and KHT Montessori for early childhood.  These are amazing resources that have helped me understand the order of materials to use and basically how to use them.  We tend to do a lot of extension works, something that are not included in most of these albums.  I share these activities mostly in my Instagram account and hopefully I will have some time to share them here in the blog as well.

Note that this list is for our personal homeschooling only.  It doesn’t reflect what’s in a Montessori classroom.  The list serves as my guide in the subject area and Vito's possible activities this school year.  Although I have a plan and a guide it doesn’t mean that Vito is forced to work on all of these for the next 10 months.  Depending on Vito's interest and progress, we will choose which activity to do and prioritize.

For this school year (3 year old - 6 year old Montessori), Vito will work on (but not limited to) the following:

## Learning About Teens and Tens

We are starting on teens and tens.  Sometimes I am just torn because Vito would mix “addition” in teens.  He likes saying “ten and 3 is thirteen”.  But I'm stopping myself of jumping here and there.  I think he needs to have a solid understanding of teens and tens before we move to addition.

To aid him in this area, we are doing the classic teens and tens presentation based on KHT Montessori Math album plus a few extension work which I'm going to share soon.

## Learning Decimals and Place Value

I am looking forward to introducing this topic to Vito!  You can check out my old post on how Mavi and I worked on this concept here (Mastering the Decimal System) and the layout here (Montessori Decimal System, Base 10, with Golden Beads).

## Snake Game

This is one of our favorite activities at home.  To learn more about snake games (Search for the Perfect 10) click here and for the printable guide that we are using here.

## Learning Basic Addition and Subtraction

He is currently doing addition work with his older brother using his fingers.  So for sure, I’ll be introducing this way ahead of time.

## Number Formation and Writing

We also have lots of engaging materials for number formation and counting activities.  You will find them here (1-20 Number Recognition Bundle).

Other activities that Vito loves are the following:

Some of the activities that we will be doing that are not part of our albums are:

## Geometry Shapes

You will find this topic in the sensorial albums.  These are the shape mats from our Back to School Unit.  We also have these type of mats but with different themes from our Ocean Preschool Unit and Zoo Preschool Unit.  Vito loves these mat dough activities so we will be doing this for our shape formation. We will also do this activity from time to time.  You can also check some of our activities on shapes for reference here.

I will try to make a detailed posts on each subject area as we go along and also post the materials that we are using.