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Forum: Montessori   02-08-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By 3belles
I'm doing something very similar with my girls,...

I'm doing something very similar with my girls, at home.  It's working really well for them, and for me, I'm having a blast.  My two worlds have collided, home and work!
 
I have a blog, mostly...
Forum: Parenting   02-01-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By 3belles
I'm a fan of Alfie Kohn, google it.  Many many...

I'm a fan of Alfie Kohn, google it.  Many many wonderful, praise/bribery free parenting and teaching tips.  My children get nothing for being 'good', it's just part of being a family- we all act...
Forum: Parenting   02-01-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,205
Posted By 3belles
Funny, I'm  posting here.  5 minutes after...

Funny, I'm  posting here.  5 minutes after joining in on the 'easy' child thread.  My girls are complicated, even for twins.  One of my girls is spirited.  I swear the book Olivia is about her!!! ...
Forum: Parenting   02-01-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By 3belles
This is my oldest.  I fear she may become...

This is my oldest.  I fear she may become overlooked :(  Easy peasy! 
 
What can we do to make them counted?  Hmm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-29-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,879
Posted By 3belles
37w 6 d

37w 6 d
Forum: Montessori   01-29-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By 3belles
She's currently the AMS Living Legend.  You may...

She's currently the AMS Living Legend.  You may still get the chance, Matt.  Well, geography may make that tough ;)
Forum: Montessori   01-27-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By 3belles
Isn't see amazing?  I saw her at the Boston AMS...

Isn't see amazing?  I saw her at the Boston AMS conference.  I left the conference crying in awe.  I love her :) 
Forum: Montessori   01-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By 3belles
I can't stop thinking about this.  I hope they...

I can't stop thinking about this.  I hope they figure out the issue soon, for the sake of the children.  I hope materials didn't get ruined somehow. 
 
My advice is to count things in everyday...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-24-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By 3belles
I work in Providence, and I can say that it is...

I work in Providence, and I can say that it is very friendly to babywearers.  I keep coming across more wonderful people, each day.  I teach there at an independent school, I'll send you a message...
Forum: Montessori   01-24-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By 3belles
This all sounds odd.  Not knowing the story, I...

This all sounds odd.  Not knowing the story, I wonder mostly why there is a 'math teacher'.  It should all be there, at the same time. 
 
Sometimes writing comes after the work with the materials,...
Forum: Montessori   01-23-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By 3belles
Looks like you have plenty of options here, I'm...

Looks like you have plenty of options here, I'm glad your outlook is positive. Let me know if you need any homeschool advice in the future.

Peace,
Forum: Montessori   01-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By 3belles
I homeschool, for lack of options.  It is...

I homeschool, for lack of options.  It is working out like a dream.  I teach out of the home part time, at a Montessori School. 
 
Is this an AMI accredited school?  Or is the teach just AMI...
Forum: Montessori   01-19-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,911
Posted By 3belles
Maybe we should start a homeschool thread for...

Maybe we should start a homeschool thread for 2011?  Time flies when your are counting beads....
 
Well, we are off and running again.  Tots are out of diapers, and big sister is spending so much...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   01-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,146
Posted By 3belles
By definition, didactic is self-teaching.  Not...

By definition, didactic is self-teaching.  Not self-correcting.  I fear that there is a very big misunderstanding in what Montessori means in our schools today.  The question was not which is...
Forum: Montessori   08-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,911
Posted By 3belles
We sing songs as a transition in many parts of...

We sing songs as a transition in many parts of the day. I started out having only practical life activities out, but now we have incorporated it to the rest of the household (and outside!). It has...
Forum: Montessori   08-26-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,744
Posted By 3belles
Ick. These are the types of classroom situations...

Ick. These are the types of classroom situations that keep me up at night. How about engaging the child? Worksheets not cutting it for you? Out of busy work?

Put the teacher (and whoever came up...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-26-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By 3belles
I was in your situation 2 years ago. DD was 23...

I was in your situation 2 years ago. DD was 23 months, the twins were newborns. It's a haze, so much so, I don't know how to answer this thread...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   08-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,146
Posted By 3belles
I am a Montessori teacher, who is obsessed with...

I am a Montessori teacher, who is obsessed with Reggio right now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's the type of artbased curriculum I use in my home. The main...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-13-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By 3belles
I bought two smocked elastic top dresses that...

I bought two smocked elastic top dresses that kind of just 'hung' from the chest. I was giant. I wore them every day. when they were born, I used it for nursing. By the time it got cold again, I was...
Forum: Montessori   08-12-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,847
Posted By 3belles
You should talk to the director/head of school....

You should talk to the director/head of school. Time outs are not typical in Montessori, nor are being placed in a bathroom. That is not respectful to the child. Find out what their affiliations...
Forum: Montessori   08-12-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By 3belles
I like the child's ability to dress themselves,...

I like the child's ability to dress themselves, in any way suitable and comfortable. It seems REALLY wishy washy of the school to flip-flop their opinions on such things. It may end up being...
Forum: Montessori   08-12-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By 3belles
Oh dear, a misconception. Throw a pamphlet her...

Oh dear, a misconception. Throw a pamphlet her way http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif
Forum: Montessori   08-12-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,911
Posted By 3belles
I have those books as well! I have had them for...

I have those books as well! I have had them for over 8 years now, and I used that as much as possible for planning a 3 year schedule with my school. At home, it's nice to see how the year should...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-12-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By 3belles
I have a parakeet (repeater) and an observer. A...

I have a parakeet (repeater) and an observer. A is the observer, but her articulation is way above her sister who will respond to anything when you tell he to repeat you.

They didbthe twin talk...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-11-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By 3belles
Pancakes!! 2 cups self rising flour, 1/3 cup veg...

Pancakes!! 2 cups self rising flour, 1/3 cup veg oil, 4 TBS sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup of milk http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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