by lauraMaery gold and joan m. zielinski
like your best friend is telling you what’s up,
this books is a great reference
to keep on hand.
chapter 8: the balancing act
especially appealed to me.
it talked about balancing the obligations of
without losing patience
or burning out.
it was from this chapter that i decided to go ahead with my initial impulse
of naming our homeschool
— good tree montessori homeschool
or shajara tayyiba, in arabic —
and of course, it follows, that i’d just have to create this blog along with it.
now it’s official.
other tips included
— duh —
cleaning as a team,
and including toddlers in the work,
doing an 8-minute clean up a couple times a day,
and their laundry rules:
- no dirty clothes in the laundry room
- no unfolded [or un-hung] clothing touches a surface
- everything with sleeves or legs goes on a hanger
- all socks in the sock bucket
also, particularly poignant to me,
was the section in chapter 9 about
keeping younger children occupied while
working with older children.
a sling, crafts, snacks
— e.g. a muffin tin with a different snack in each cup –,
water play (in the bathroom, even),
a rice (instead of sand-)box,
or trading off to an older child.
is that the web site
seems to be defunct.
i checked the book out from the library
and would like to have access to the information in the book
without adding to my personal library.