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[Language] Making spelling revision fun

7yo Vee has 3-4 spelling “tests” covering 3 languages every week. He’s attending a Chinese school in Malaysia. I usually try to make the revision sessions quick, fun and effective. I’ve covered some ideas in my Intermediate workshops. Today I added a new idea, inspired by Montessori’s Pink Secrets: copy the words onto (recycled) slips …

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[Flashcards] Which printer saves LOTSA time & money?

[Update] Please refer to the latest printer and paper recommendation at this post:[Flashcards] What Printer & Paper to Choose I’ve found a way to print flashcards and materials while saving LOTSA time and money. This is a common question that mummies at the recent home practice intensive workshops* asked, so here’re the details for all …

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[Printable] Numbers & Words Card Game (0 to 10,000)

Vee is starting on Singapore Math – My Pals are Here primary 1 books. So far, he’s been learning Math using the Shichida Method (from 1 year old), the Montessori Method (from 4 years old), and through daily experiences. I’m using My Pals are Here to observe how he takes to textbook and workbook-style learning. …

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[Tutorial] How to make 100 Shichida flashcards in 2 hours

Here’s a tutorial on how to make hundreds of Shichida flashcards easily. For the basics, you may wish to read my first tutorial on How to Make Shichida Flashcards first. Update: I no longer use this Print & Stick method to make flashcards. Instead, I print directly on thick paper or cards (230 to 275gsm, depending on …

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[Montessori Printable] Golden Hundred Square & Thousand Cube

Today’s post is on how to make your own Montessori Golden Thousand Cube for teaching Mathematics. To let the child visualise quantities of 1,000 to 9,000, the Montessori Decimal System (Golden Beads) Complete Layout  requires 45 Golden Thousand Cubes. Over here in Malaysia, each cube costs RM100+ (!!!), so there’s no way we’d buy 45 of them …

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