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Musically Montessori: Make Way for Music! Preparing Your Preschool Music Curriculum

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET NOW, READY TO SING...MOVE...PRACTICE...MASTER MUSIC! 

One of the best ways to prepare your Montessori preschool curriculum & learning environment for the upcoming school year is to take a training.



Of course, I am going to recommend taking a music workshop or an on-line training! 

BUT...WAIT A MINUTE...
How about a fabulous deal where you can join a community of Montessori educators who are sharing ideas about organizing their classrooms for the upcoming school year AND get a wonderful 30-minute Montessori Music mini-training from me?!




 HOW I AM PREPARING FOR MY MUSICALLY MONTESSORI SCHOOL YEAR

GETTING INSPIRATION: 
Taking and teaching music workshops

I recently completed a one-hour  on-line music workshop at Age of Montessori and I learned at least half a dozen new things I can incorporate into my preparations for the upcoming year of Montessori Music Activities for my Preschool groups. 

And, that recent on-line music workshop got my creative juices activated for the annual AMS Music Workshop that I presented last month at Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education Training Program. 



While preparing to  present my recent AMS music training with FMAE, I was re-energized to do some more reading about Montessori's music curriculum that was developed by her colleague, Maria Maccheroni: Montessori and Music Education

Then, I dug into one of my favorite books that I obtained many years ago that was one of the original inspirations for my own Montessori Classroom Curriculum. This is an amazing PhD project by Karen Miller published in the 1980's, and I go back to it every year for even more ideas for music in the Montessori pedagogy. The Montessori Music Curriculum for Children up to Age Six.

GETTING ORGANIZED: 
Going to "Bootcamp!"

Now, after all my inspiring summer Montessori Music experiences and research, I am itching to not only set up my music Activities for the upcoming school year, I am also acutely in need of re-organinzing all my materials for teaching. (And, I have tons of materials!) 

Two years ago I enrolled in Seemi's on-line Montessori Classroom Bootcamp with the idea that I would check it out since I had been recommending it to my student/interns in the AMS training programs where I taught. 

To my delight, I got a gazillion new ideas for simple organizing strategies and techniques for me as a Montessori music specialist! 

These days, I don't teach in one Montessori classroom, but rather I travel around weekly to more than 25 Montessori preschool/lower elementary classrooms in the SF Bay Area as a music specialist. 

However, after decades of being a classroom teacher, I still get the "hankering" in late summer to re-organize, repair, take inventory, buy new supplies, and set up what I need for the year in an organized fashion.  

And, that's what I continue to do each year! 

However, I only have my tiny studio space (set up for making my eCourse videos) where I have a staging room, a small office, and my storage. And, nowadays I am working alone. 

GETTING SUPPORT: 
Joining the Montessori Community on the world-wide web who are also organizing and setting up

So, first off, when I joined Seemi's Bootcamp, I got to join in with lots of Montessori educators from around the world who were all excitedly sharing experiences and photos on the FB page for the Bootcamp eCourse. 

All of a sudden I had a COMMUNITY of folks who were re-organizing, preparing, taking inventory, buying new supplies, and setting up their organization system, JUST LIKE I WAS DOING!

It was almost like those Prep weeks during years past when I was setting up my classroom as a Montessori Preschool teacher! 

Just what I needed.

So, I am looking forward to joining, once again, the other Montessorians world-wide who will be participating in Seemi's Bootcamp 2018! 

GETTING EXPERT TIPS & STRATEGIES:
Seemi Abdulah brings together & shares her amazing skills in effective organizing 

Here are just a few of Seemi's ideas I have found helpful:

~ "Shelf maps" (Seemi's unique concept complete with a download to make your own shelf maps for your environment)
~ Covering inexpensive bankers boxes (for storage) with some nicely designed contact paper so that you can even have these in your classroom and they are not an eyesore, but rather, a lovely corner
~ Her use of a labeler machine to make EVERYTHING easy to read and keep organized
~ Creating a Cultural Studies Calendar: "Year-at-a-Glance Grid" that you can look at in a glance, as well as keeping extensive individual plans for each cultural unit (another handy set of downloads)

I INVITE YOU TO CHECK IT OUT YOURSELF  

This year, I have been invited to be an affiliate in marketing this "go-to" eCourse for setting up your Montessori environment. When you use this link to explore and possibly enroll in Seemi's eCourse, I will be receive a monetary compensationMontessori Classroom Setup Bootcamp at Trillium Montessori Courses. (Thank you very much for your support!)


Oh, and Seemi has included a section in the Bootcamp for setting up your Montessori Music shelf! So, you will come out of this eCourse with a beautiful, comprehensive, and fully authentic Montessori environment for your group.

BOOTCAMP WEEK #2: 
"SENSORIAL AREA BONUS"...MUSIC!

A very special "training-within-a-training" is waiting for you in Module 2 (Sensorial Learning) in the Bootcamp eCourse! 

It is an entire 30 minute segment during the second week with a portion of my Montessori music presentation from Trillium Montessori On-line Summit (2016) and so you will get a little mini training from me for creating and implementing your Montessori Music Curriculum to enhance your Sensorial and Cultural Activities.

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Thank you for visiting my Blog today. I hope you you have gotten inspired for the new school year, right around the corner!

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