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Weekly Fall Round up

This is our weekly wrap up of what has been shared on our blogs this week. We are deep into Fall these days, with amazing kid friendly recipes, activities, books, and more. Take a look around, click on links for great ideas and come back and visit us again soon.

Check out Natural Beach LivingChild Led Life, and Confessions of a Montessori Mom for more great posts!

If you are interested in checking out our book list from Beginners to Advanced Montessori click here

Do you want to check out our list for The BEST Montessori Pinterest Boards?!?!

Thank you so much for being here, we absolutely love having you, and appreciate you coming for a visit. 

You can find thousands of ideas on my Pinterest Boards  

18 Montessori Apple Resources

We love apples! I am so excited to bring you an awesome roundup of 18 Montessori Apple Resources from all over the blogging world.

Weekly Wrap Up: 9/12/14

Fall is in the air! This is our weekly round up from the great fall themes posts from our blogs.

Check out Natural Beach LivingChild Led Life, and Confessions of a Montessori Mom for more great posts!

Kimberly from Natural Beach Living has an amazing Fall play dough post!

No Cook Natural Cinnamon Play Dough

Marie from Child Led Life has a fun post making pumpkin soup!

Fall Pumpkin Soup with Children

Lisa from Confessions of a Montessori Mom shares an oldie but goody!

Fall Montessori Botany Activity Ideas & Nature Outings

Have a great week!

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And feel free to check out my favorite Montessori books here and in my store on Amazon.com. If you click on any of the books or Montessori programs (and make a purchase) I get a small commission. This helps fund Montessori materials, activities, and books I can get for my family. A big THANK YOU from my family to yours in advance of any purchases you make!

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Weekly Round Up: 9/1/14

Hi all! It's that time again. This is our weekly round up from the great posts from our blogs.

Check out Natural Beach Living, Child Led Life, and Confessions of a Montessori Mom for more great posts!

Kimberly from Natural Beach Living brings TWO wonderful posts.

All About Reading

Homeschool Curriculum Top Picks

Marie from Child Led Life launches a new blogging home with a tour of her classroom. 

Our Classroom

Lisa from Confessions of a Montessori Mom shares an oldie but goody!

Montessori and Composting with Kids

And our awesome post on Montessori on a Budget this week is by Kimberly!

The BEST Montessori Pinterest Boards To Follow

Please take a moment to like our Facebook page at Montessori on a Budget and join the conversation in our Montessori on a Budget groupSubscribe to our email list http://bit.ly/1r8pG8s and follow our Pinterest board.

Have a great week! 

The BEST Montessori Pinterest Boards to Follow

PINTEREST!!!! You know that place everyone is going to everyday for great ideas. The place you check when you're looking for inspiration, kids activities, free printables, gift ideas, a fun party theme, a good idea for dinner, or anything else you can imagine. That is why we wanted a place for you to come and find the very BEST Montessori Pinterest Boards. I hope you are excited about everything you are about to see. I'm excited for you.  

Our very own Montessori on a Budget Pinterest Board. You will find every post that has been written on this blog. 

Schooling the Little's is a board with over 500 Pins for ideas, activities, and free printables for schooling children under 8 years old.
Schooling the Little's

A Pinterest Board dedicated to everything for a Montessori Toddler. 
 Montessori Toddler

More Montessori greatness from this Board. It's focused on a variety of different ages. 

A Huge board of everything you need for a Montessori Inspired life. 

A fabulous Pinterest Board that features all of the wonderful Montessori bloggers posts, activities, and more. 
Montessori Bloggers

You don't want to miss having an amazing Holiday, Montessori style. This board has ideas for every Holiday. 

That sweet age where children's brains are like sponges and the more you know, the better. This is the Perfect Pinterest Board, you don't want to miss it. 
Teaching Toddlers

Montessori is a lifestyle and is wonderful for all ages, that is what this board represents.
Montessori Fun for Everyone

Maybe you are like me and enjoy incorporating many philosophies into your life. This board is perfect for that.
Reggio, Montessori, Waldorf Play Based Activities

Are you a homeschooler looking for ideas, and inspiration? This board is for you. 
Montessori Homeschool

Don't we all LOVE looking into other peoples spaces? I know I do. Here is a Pinterest Board just for us.   
Montessori Homeschool Classrooms
So there you have our twelve TOP picks for Montessori Pinterest Boards. Make sure to follow all of them, you never know what greatness will be pinned. I hope you enjoy these boards and if you're interested in some of my other "Best of the Best Lists", click on the links below. 

You can also find me on Facebook at Natural Beach Living, where I share ideas daily and enjoy socializing with like minded people. Now let's get Pinning. 

The Best Essentials for Homeschooling

 I hope these tips help you in your homeschooling journey and you get the best of what you need without wasting money. These products and organization tips are tried and true. I have spent years working on the best ways to stay organized and have a peaceful happy home. Now I'm hoping to pass on some of that to you. So lets get started in making your homeschooling successful with these top essentials.
This is my counter buddy. I can't stress enough how much I love it.
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Fellowes Laminator

The Scotch Laminator is another GREAT one to choose.
Scotch Thermal Laminator

You will definitely be happy to have either of these on your counter. Think of all of those Montessori cards and printables you can laminate. Yay!!!
Here are just a couple of examples of activities/lessons that I've made using our laminator.
And don't forget you need great pouches without breaking the bank...
Laminating Pouches that are totally worth the great price.
Thermal Laminating Pouches
or these
3 Mil Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches

Next up, How to organize the cards and printables.
Snap or Velcro Poly Pocket Folders are a must for me.

Poly Envelope Snap Folders

Here you can see how one of mine looks. I like to group mine by themes, where as each folder has a theme, This is our Solar System folder. I keep all of our Montessori cards and worksheets in one folder. That way it's ready to go. You can store these in a basket, a magazine box, a file box, or if you can hole punch the bottoms and store these in a binder.
I love them!!!
You do NOT want to be cutting all of your cards by hand. Believe me, paper trimmers are inexpensive and totally worth it. In my opinion Fiskars is the best. This is what I use. 

Another Storage option I use for organizing is file folder boxes.
I usually get mine at Walmart because they are the cheapest, however they are sold out a lot of the time. So I am including a link for some that are very similar. 

Are you wondering what the inside of my file folder box looks like?
I have 4 boxes at this point and they are labeled for different things. That might seem overwhelming but I have several children at different levels. I have an early childhood box, a box that is organized with Monthly themes, A box for my older Elementary children, and a new box I am just starting for this year. Don't let this worry you, I have been homeschooling for several years with multiple children. So I'm just saying you may need more than one box eventually. 
Another homeschooling essential is...
Rings, you can never have enough. Forget buying them in those little packs of five from Walmart, you can stock up with an inexpensive box from Amazon, they are great quality and they last. I prefer the 1 inch.
Here are a few examples of things I've used them for. 
You can easily make your Montessori cards into a little book for the very young children. In fact I printed out two sets of these bird cards. One set I cut up for the older children and the other as you can see here, I left the cards together so they could have something to look at and hold. The other two books I put together for me. They are easy to hang on a hook or keep close by if I need it.  

Loving this Printer, I am a HUGE fan of Brother products. We have used them for years and they last. I highly recommend color too, everything comes out so much prettier. 

Unfortunately I can't recommend a computer because we seem to always have computer issues. I haven't found one that I love yet :(   Hopefully you have one that you love already. 

Last but definitely not least,
What does every homeschooling home have a lot of?
 I suggest bookcases that you love that work for you and your children.  

I hope you have a wonderfully successful homeschooling journey. 

If you would like to check out some of our other TOP PICKS click on the links below. 

 I would love for you to visit me on Facebook, and pop over to Natural Beach Living where I write regularly on our Homeschooling life, children's activities, and much more. 

Let's Get SOCIAL!

Join our Montessori Facebook *group* here and like our Montessori Facebook *page* here! Follow our Montessori on a Budget board on Pinterest here and sign our email list to get updates for when our book comes out, plus book giveaways and special events!