Yesterday & today I’ve been looking around for some albums that are available for older(6-9) children.
I found a complete & amazing set FOR FREE!! from Montessori Educational Centers. (The link is no longer working but if you pop over to my post about the 6-9 albums you’ll be able to get them there. edited 3/12/10) There is a Language, Math, Physical Science, Grammer, Geograhpy, History & Geometry. There is around 500 pages if you print it all out.
I also have to give a quick plug to Karen at wwwMontessori12.yahoo . I’ve taken the NAMC training for the 3-6 & found it lacking. The people in charge are absolutly nice/wonderful but I wasn’t impressed with the albums. I learned more reading through Montessori books (derh there!) but where I thought I’d get more…taught to me I didn’t. The materials cd is nice ( Montessori for Everyone’s cd/free downloads are much better in my humble opinion.) & I think they’d be good if you wanted to add a little Montessori to your childcare/homeschooling but with out knowing how many presentations you need, etc…long story short I don’t recommend them. Karen’s albums are SUPER!!!! Her set comes to around 6000 pages of true learning of the method, how to make lessons (though with what she’s sending I don’t need to add to anything but the religious part) and she’s REALLY affordable at only 150ish. She is very private when it comes to religion. We’ve been celebrating different cultures & religions since the kids were little. And I’d love to find some Monte out there that’s already made nomenclature cards …. hint!
Anyways, this is my opinion & perhaps I’m a Monte Queen…who knows! 😉
Enjoy the album. I’m printing mine out & since I’m pet sitting it’s taking 2 days since I’m using my father in laws printer. I realize that I LOVE my Huge, Bulky, ALL IN ONE Epson when compared to his newer HP printer. Mine is much faster & prints a better quality picture with less ink! Mine might run an extra 7 bucks for a new cartridge but I think it’s cheaper in the long run. I can’t wait for Epson to get into being able to refill them… Hello Epson..Have you heard of Reduce.Reuse.Recycle!?! 🙂
http://faculty.fullerton.edu/syen/mts/_link.htm is for 3-6
Cultivatin Dharma has some good stuff too!