Things I do to incorporate Waldorf like techniques into my Montessori program
I need to state here that what you about to see is not "true Montessori". Maria Montessori did not come up with it, and although it completely follows the Montessori Cultural curriculum, as of this moment, I know of no other Montessori school that does this sort of thing. It is entirely my own idea. My hope is that through this websites other programs will take an interest in making books of this sort and incorporating this method of teaching into their curriculum.
History on the "Books"
In my teacher education program, I had learned about book making as a way to promote writing. Children would illustrate poems and stories that they had written and these were bound into a book. Never was non-fictional work taught way and to be honest, had I even thought of it being recorded this way. The first time I heard about children making their own academic books was while I was student teaching in my first Waldorf experience. As most of you know Waldorf children copy words and drawings from the blackboards in their classrooms into books. These books are called "main lesson books" and ar