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This year long series looks at the experiences of teachers, parents, students, and Montessori education itself, as we follow a student through his first year at a Montessori Preschool. The Montessori Insights and Reflections of a Preschool Student’s First Year is a collection of useful stories, tips, and information that has arisen from one real student's Montessori journey, viewed through the eyes of his Montessori Teacher, Bree Von Nes.

Interest in the Movable Alphabet – Part 1
For the past couple of months, my Montessori preschool student Jordan, who just turned four years old, has been observing many of the four- and five-year-olds working with the Movable Alphabet and has obviously been inspired by his observations. Almost every day he asks to work with the Movable Alphabet, however, I know that Jordan isn't yet ready, therefore I am continually guiding and redirecting him to other activities explaining that he still needs to learn more sounds before working with the Movable Alphabet.

I try each day to provide Jordan with a Montessori three-period lesson using the Sandpaper Letters and then record his progress on his sound card.

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