Preschool Homeschool

Here is a glimpse at what is new in our learning space this month.


  1. Simple Introductory Pouring of Dry Goods Exercise for my 2 year old. The cups are mini Chinese tea cups. I filled them with small pasta.
  2. As I begin to introduce the concept of telling time, I introduced this work into our calendar time. Basically every day we transfer a cork from the left jar to the right jar. The left jar begins full with ten corks . The right jar begins empty. After ten days when the left jar is empty, we bundle the corks. This act is helpful to children to grasp the understanding that time has passed. You can do this exercise with stone, straws, crafts sticks, clothespins, etc.
  3. We continue our exploration of the Earth as a sphere and in map form. I brought out the 3 part cards to bring language into the work.
  4. Simple fine motor work within Practical Life: Cutting a Heart
  5. The tray is a transfer work for my 3.5 year old. There are pink and red “LOVE” erasers. He uses the tongs to transfer and sort the erasers.
  6. Once again, as I begin to introduce the concept of telling time, I introduced this work into our calendar time. Along with the weather, the season, the day, the date, the month and whatever other events take place within that time frame, we will note the phase of the moon. This ties into geography, history and practical life.


Two additional works include a preschool math activity on our felt board, matching a number with the number of hearts (L) and a very simple “Magnetic/Non-Magnetic” Basket (R). I hope to expand on the latter soon.


Here are my sons working away.

I hope you enjoyed this post.



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Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and


  1. Adrianne B says

    Magnetic/Non-Magnetic is one of my all-time favorite concepts to present to toddlers/pre-schoolers. It’s fun to observe their joy- and surprise- as to what sticks and what does not!

  2. Sylvia says

    We have been keeping track of days of the week and the weather with a chart using velcro backed word cards, weather cards, what we will do each day cards, and where we will go each day. I have not formally taught the phases of the moon but we do observe them on clear nights.
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