Monday, March 1, 2010

Montessori Springtime 2010 Resource News

Conceptual Learning -

Dianne Knesek will be attending the national American Montessori Society Conference in Boston, March 25th through March 28th. If you are planning to attend the conference stop by the Conceptual Learning booth to chat with her. Please see Spring Newsletter I for information about free Montessori math lessons.

LORD Company -

The LORD Company Winter Sale at ends on April 1. Lots of half price furniture, close outs and bargains. New Products include graded chalk boards in the "Writing to Perfection" category at now available in a Stand for display at introductory prices. Our best selling product for home sales (the Infant Chair and Matching Hard Wood Table) is on sale through March at $139. All these offers may be seen on the Home Page at
Please see for information about a free geography set of land and water form cards and simple reading books - both available from LORD Company.

Speak and Sing - Shari and Jerry -

Add a little music to your curriculum. Shari and Jerry have just released their Songs for Every Season CD. This award winning CD is sure to delight children, school and home educators and others with the fine selection of award winning children's songs.

Check with your local library system to see if they have ordered this CD. If not, encourage them to do so. The Songs for Every Season CD/book has already been ordered by the Santa Clara County Library in Los Gatos,CA, Awhile ago, this library system ordered Shari and Jerry's Simple Songs for Circle Time. If you live in that area, you can easily borrow and preview both CDs today.

The School Library Journal recently reviewed the new Songs for Every Season CD., and you will want to take time now to read this wonderful review. Please visit
To access the free Simple Songs for Circle Time, Percussion Bands and Musical Concerts, please visit -

Announcing the online availability of the 2010 Edition from

The 2010 Edition of all’s resources will be available for purchase on March 15, 2010! See the Sample BookfolioPLUS 2010 online beginning Mar. 9, 2010 to preview of all the new features unique to this edition. The discount has been raised to 20% and is available until 4/15/10. Use code #20101 to receive discount.

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Gari Stein recently announced that on March 13 she will be the keynote speaker at a Michigan early childhood regional conference. A week later, on March 20th, Gari will be a featured speaker the Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference. Gari also has the honor of being a USA Book News National Best Books Award Winner. Please see , and for more information about various products and services offered by Gari.

Hands On Equations -

Were you unable to attend the special Montessori free Hands On Equations Webinars that were offered last month?? Some of your Montessori colleagues attended last month's webinars and received invaluable information.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity afforded to you. A Hands-On Equations Learning System, to use with one student, is raffled at each webinar.

You are just one click away from being a part of the next webinar. It's easy and free.

To register for an upcoming webinar, click on one of the links listed below and complete the registration process:

Obtain a free felt board figure sample and catalog from Story Time Felts - Fun Felt for Kids. Visit for all of your hands-on felt visual aids including felt boards for science, math, and social studies. Their felt products are 100% made in the USA and safety tested. Request a free sample and catalog at

Karen Clark, of Funfelt, is also pleased to introduce the new Monthly Thematic Unit Workshops from Story Time Felts


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Brand New!!

Montessori Resources 2010 on CD

Wishing you a blessed springtime filled with many beautiful new beginnings,

Heidi Anne Spietz