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heathertroynak Christmas Eve dinner and I am obnoxiously excited about it! #vegan #vegansofig #rawvegan #cucumber #orange #healthy #tasty #Christmas #christmasevedinner #nom #nomnom #mmm #mmmm 2mon

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heathertroynak I don't force a child who can't/won't sleep or has woken up well before the others to lie on a mat feeling restless and bored. Why not offer some choices of works that are easily worked "mat side"? One child worked on this #beleduc seasons puzzle while another has a small piece of felt and a basket of glass pebbles to creatively arrange. Often, this quiet moment renders beautiful work and I can eat some lunch with a beautiful view 2mon

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heathertroynak #grimmsforchristmas ! The Assembly Ball Run is gorgeous! 2mon
  •   this_unscripted_life Did you get this?! 2mon
  •   heathertroynak No, I didn't win it! But it is totally on my wish list. And my husband knows it's totally on my wish list ;) 2mon

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heathertroynak @grimmswoodentoys is offering a very generous giveaway for Christmas for TWO lucky winners!! Head on over to enter! 2mon

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heathertroynak Flower arrangements created by two and three year olds. Their artistic and creative "eye" has developed measurably since the beginning of the year. Aren't they lovely? The children sat in small groups, some moving on some staying the whole time, trimming the stems, pouring the water, arranging, helping each other with the scissors, for an hour turning a simple bunch of blooms into lovely expressions of beauty. Can you tell I am proud of them?! 2mon

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  •   amybourque Looks perfect! There was frost on my pumpkins & mums this morning 3mon
  •   npbradshaw What a cozy scene 3mon

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heathertroynak First draft of the Toddler's lesson plan for Back To School. My school operates using themes so I try to incorporate them in such a way as to add to the Montessori process, not distract from it. In Toddlers, for me, that means focusing on Language, Practical Life, and Art if I can keep it process oriented. #montessori #preschool #childhoodunplugged #concentration #montessorieducation #lessonplans #montessoritoddlers #themeunits #graceandcourtesy #peace #toddlers #iteachtoo #myclassroom #montessorichildren #montessorilife #montessoriactivities 6mon
  •   momxyxy I am not ready for September yet!!! 6mon
  •   sunnydotson Happy Back to school! 6mon
  •   heathertroynak @herasportliz @sunnydotson thank you! You both know a simple lesson plan like this tells no truth to the actual work done in a classroom but write them up we must! @momxyxy neither am I!!! 6mon
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  •   keepingupwiththehowards I would love to see more of these! 4mon
  •   keepingupwiththehowards As a brand new toddler teacher I'm at a loss! I need all the help I can get! @heathertroynak 4mon
  •   heathertroynak @keepingupwiththehowards I will post my October and November lesson plans for you. I use these merely to satisfy the department of health requirements so they are VERY loosely filled out. I focus on which aspect of grace and courtesy I feel the children either need or are ready for and having a loose plan on paper helps keep me focused. If you REALLY want guidance, follow @montessoritoddler and go through her entire feed. Claudia is a brilliant and highly experienced toddler Montessorian and my source of inspiration. 4mon
  •   keepingupwiththehowards Thank you so much for posting your next moths plans!!! And for introducing me to claudias feed!!! It's beautiful and giving me all kinds of ideas!!! I taught early childhood for 7 years so the switch has truly been hard on me! @heathertroynak 4mon

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heathertroynak The child has an enormous capacity to concentrate, to harness his will to complete a task with diligence and care...the Pink Tower is one of my favorite lessons to present and to observe. Back to my lesson album to continue my own learning through self-reflection and practice-always striving for that "perfect" presentation! #montessori #montessorilife #montessoriactivity #montessorichildren #montessoriactivities #sensorial #pinktower #visualdiscrimination #lessons #iteachtoo #finemotorskills #largemotorskills #montessorieducation #practicemakesperfect #concentration #childhoodunplugged #preschool 6mon

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