Subscriptions in this category are provided by respected authors and material makers who support Montessori education.  While these materials often align with our standards of best Montessori practice, some portions and details may differ from the official CGMS training principles.

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This one-of-a-kind series gives childhood providers and parents direct access to a comprehensive care approach from renowned infant/child specialist, Beverly Kovach, certified in MACTE (0-3), Pikler® and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE®), pulling from the "best-of-the-best" in Early Childhood Education & Development, advancing theories of Dr. Maria Montessori, Dr. Emmi Pikler, Magda Gerber. The Montessori Library is proud to offer an extra 45 minutes of exclusive content that is not available on other platforms.
Price: $30/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Over 4 hours of video content
What People are Saying:
"I now look at each infant as an individual being, having his or her own mind, feelings and needs; and as the caregiver it is my job to observe, evaluate what I observed and respond to each child according to his needs." A.G., Montessori Guided, US.
Topics include:
  • The Prepared Environment
  • Principles of Sleep
  • The Tool of Observation
  • Feeding, Weaning, Diapering, Play
Notes:
View the introductory video at http://www.montessorilibrary.com/infants-sample-video
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Presented by Jan Katzen, AMI, CFP, CN, former Montessori educator and practicing pediatric nutritional therapist. This sampling of Jan’s work covers evidence based, best practices for feeding children in home and school environments. Nutritional education for teachers and parents is the cornerstone of this content to support focused, happy, and calm children - ready to learn.
Price: $20/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Nutrition for Learning workbook (210 pgs)
  • Brainy Breakfast e-book (20 pgs)
Topics include:
  • The relationship between learning and nutrition
  • The relationship between neural and physical development and nutrition
  • Meal mapping
  • Case studies
Notes:
“My passion is to carry on Dr. Montessori's sage nutritional advice found in Refection, the Child's Diet so we may become stewards of the child’s inner prepared environment.” ~ Miss Jan
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In this First Great Lesson subscription bundle, subscribers will be given lessons that integrate concepts from the First Great Lesson into their Montessori or homeschool physical education programs. Subscribers receive the First Great Lesson Bundle (which is best for ages lower elementary), and Constellation Basketball, Matter and Anti-Matter Tag, and the Life Cycle of a Star Game (which are best for upper elementary). Topics included are Nebulas (creation of stars and planets), Asteroids, Meteors, Comets, Planet Distance and Size, the Solar System, Constellations, Matter and Anti-Matter (during the Big Bang), and Star Life Cycles.
Price: $10
Subscribers receive:
  • Matter and Antimatter activity
  • Life Cycle of a Star activity
  • Illustrated, 30-page lesson pack
  • Constellation Basketball activity
Topics include:
  • The Big Bang
  • The names and order of the planets
  • Constellation identification
  • Star life cycles
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In the Second Great lesson bundle, subscribers receive a fully illustrated, color lesson pack that promotes gross motor movements, team play and more while reinforcing lessons learned in the classroom about the Second Great Lesson. Topics include the movements of various species, predator versus prey, animals through the Clock of Eras and much more.
Price: $10
Subscribers receive:
  • Illustrated, 48-page lesson pack
  • Adaptation obstacle course lesson
Topics include:
  • Clock of Eras
  • Animal movements
  • Predator and prey
  • Animal shelters
  • Fungi
  • Animal adaptation
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Included in this bundle are games for the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Great Lessons. The Third Great Lesson: The Coming of Humans includes games based on the experiences of early humans. One game is called Hunting and Gathering, and is based on the risks and rewards of different food gathering strategies. Another game is Bison, which is a tag game based on hunting large fauna. The Fourth Great Lesson: The Invention of Math has a hunting game using math as an early form of communication as well as a tally system. Finally, the Fifth Great Lesson: The Invention of Language features a game where words are slowly created throughout this dynamic ball game. It is interesting to see how the students will develop words for effective communication, and how that may have been similar to how early humans formed language.
Price: $10
Subscribers receive:
  • 20-page 3rd - 5th Great Lesson Bundle of lessons with direct and indirect aims, control of error, physical skills practiced, points of interest and more
Topics include:
  • The experiences of early humans
  • The invention of math
  • The invention of language
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In this bundle subscribers will find dynamic physical education lessons that pertain to Geology. Some of Lepine's student’s favorite games are contained in this collection of lessons. Themes include: rock cycle, volcanoes, continental drift and fossils, land and water forms, layers of the Earth, water cycle, and wind erosion. Many of these fast paced games feature game mechanics that promote “no sitting out,” just changing roles. This keeps your students active as they explore the different cycles of the Earth.
Price: $10
Subscribers receive:
  • 44-page lesson pack
Topics include:
  • Rock cycle
  • Volcanos
  • Continental drift
  • Fossils
  • Land and water forms
  • Layers of the Earth
  • Water cycle
  • Wind erosion
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This rotating Science Fair subscription changes each quarter to give subscribers fresh content to supplement their science curriculum. If your Montessori students are doing a science fair this year, then this quarter's bundle is a must-have! The six lessons provided within this collection will reinforce the scientific method as your students generate a hypothesis, review materials and procedure, determine dependent and independent variables, conduct an experiment, gather data, and present results to their peers. The experiments are all based on the human body and exercise, so these fun PE games and activities integrate perfectly with your classroom science fair.
Price: $10
Subscribers receive:
  • 38-page, 6-lesson Human Body Experiments Bundle
Topics include:
  • The Scientific Method
  • The human body
  • Exercise
Notes:
Hurry! This bundle will only be available until April, 2019!
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In this free lesson plan by Jackie Grundberg of BackpackSciences.com, subscribers enjoy a 4th grade through middle school lesson about porosity, permeability, necessary conditions for formation of fossil fuels, formation of oil and natural gas and more, as well as instructions for a full demonstration. Additional, free presentation cards and support video are available for download as well with this subscription.
Price: $0.00
Subscribers receive:
  • 8-page, step by step lesson plan with instructions for lesson presentation and demonstration
  • Follow up activity suggestions
  • Inquiry-based question suggestions
  • Access to supplementary videos
Topics include:
  • Naming fossil fuels
  • Conditions for formation of fossil fuels
  • Reservoir rock vs. Source rock
  • The process of formation of fossil fuels
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In this Primary level Reading Bundle by Leanne Gray of The Prepared Environment, you’ll receive 7 original materials designed to help children further practice and refine their reading and writing skills. There’s something here for every child in your classroom, from the very youngest to children writing stories and beginning research. Leanne designed these materials while working in a public Montessori school to support those children who needed another fun approach to keep practicing the same reading skill. Each printable PDF comes with an introduction and direction page, printable original materials in color or b+W, and additional resources.
Price: $7/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Sound game cards
  • SPL Record cards
  • Handwriting masters
  • Phonetic Reading game
  • Puzzle Word bingo
  • Writing prompts
  • Research masters
Topics include:
  • Hearing, isolating, blending, and separating sounds in spoken words
  • Lists of common phonetic words and objects
  • Sandpaper letter record keeping
  • Handwriting and expressive writing practice
  • Early phonetic (c-v-c) reading
  • Puzzle or sight word recognition
  • Creative Writing
  • Reading for information and Report writing
Notes:
Find more guide resources from Leanne at www.thepreparedenvironment.com/schools
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Subscribers receive a variety of 3-part cards, matching cards and 1-10 counting materials that promote vocabulary in Spanish, French, Chinese and English.
Price: $5
Subscribers receive:
  • Full color pages of 3-part cards, matching and numeration materials
Topics include:
  • Household environment vocabulary
  • Animals
  • Insects
  • Vehicles
  • Common fruits
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Take a tour of Trinidad and Tobago as you gain insights into its history, learn about its cuisine, architecture and more. Visit Nylon Pool, the pool in the middle of the ocean; learn about the largest brain coral in the world and the many beautiful beaches and waterfalls. Learn about the influence of the French and Spanish cultures and its mark on architecture prominent in the Magnificent Seven buildings that are in Trinidad. See the first black woman to win the Miss Universe pageant and print out the nomenclature cards of the flag to add to your continent folders or part of your cultural lesson as you try one of the many recipes. Read a show and tell story about a long lost fruit that the writer discovered and its uses and healing properties. The full color, 180-page pack includes materials for every area of the classroom!
Price: $10
Subscribers receive:
  • Full color maps and photos to print
  • Descriptions of flora, fauna, architecture, cuisine and more
  • Recipes from the region
  • Printable coat of arms
  • Illustrated Timeline of region
  • Exploration of money
  • 3-part cards of the Trinidad and Tobago flag
Topics include:
  • Regional words and phrases
  • History of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Famous art and artists
  • Festivals and celebrations
  • Famous landmarks
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In this 10-page download presented by Cathie Perolman of CathiePerolman.com, subscribers receive a complete, full color set of the Parts of the Apple material that Early Childhood students use as the work with the Bruins Montessori puzzle or a real apple. The set also includes a black and white master copy to use for children's booklets as they use this material. Full instructions and recommendations are included as well.
Price: $2.50
Subscribers receive:
  • 10 pages of instructions, printable 3-part cards, master and recommendations.
Topics include:
  • Botany: Parts of the Apple
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In this 10-page download presented by Cathie Perolman of CathiePerolman.com, subscribers receive a complete, full color set of the 'Partes de la Manzana' material that Early Childhood students use as the work with the Bruins Montessori puzzle or a real apple while they practice new Spanish nomenclature. The set also includes a black and white master copy to use for children's booklets as they use this material. Full instructions and recommendations in Spanish are included as well.
Price: $2.50
Subscribers receive:
  • 10 pages of instructions in Spanish, printable 3-part Spanish nomenclature cards, master and recommendations.
Topics include:
  • Botany: Parts of the Apple
  • Spanish nomenclature
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In this 10-page download presented by Cathie Perolman of CathiePerolman.com, subscribers receive a complete, full color set of the Parts of the Apple material that Early Childhood students use as the work with the Bruins Montessori puzzle or a real apple while they practice new Mandarin nomenclature. The set also includes a black and white master copy to use for children's booklets as they use this material. Full instructions and recommendations in Mandarin are included as well.
Price: $2.50
Subscribers receive:
  • 10 pages of instructions in Mandarin, printable 3-part Mandarin nomenclature cards, master and recommendations.
Topics include:
  • Botany: Parts of the Apple
  • Mandarin nomenclature
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Owing to the current crisis, CGMS and the Montessori Foundation have partnered to provide these free videos. Taken from the IMC's new School Leadership certification course, these videos should be helpful to school heads and business directors.
Subscribers receive:
  • Hours of free videos
Topics include:
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Controls
  • Problems in Finance
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