Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Catholic Montessori Album/Manual for Homeschoolers!


I am extremely excited to share some great news! Elizabeth Papandrea is now offering Catholic Montessori albums/manuals for homeschoolers! The best part of it for me? She has revised her albums for the lessons to go along with the Extraordinary form of the Mass! Some may refer to this as Tridentine or Latin Mass. I am very excited about this for various reasons. One, is that my family attends the Extraordinary form of the Mass. The second is that since I've been reading "The Child in the Church", and Maria Montessori's, "The Mass Explained to Children", I've often wondered what kind of wonderful lessons she might have come up with based on the the Mass and other aspects of the faith in general. There are some brief explanations of a few lessons in "The Child in the Church", but I wanted more!

At this time, I am not able to take the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training, so this manual will at least help me to implement some ideas at home in the meantime. Elizabeth's manual comes at a very exciting time in the Church, as it seems our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and Bishops across the globe are returning to many wonderful traditions that were once alive and thriving throughout the whole Church. With the Extraordinary form of the Mass popping up all over since the Pope's "Motu Proprio" in 2007, it seems that Catholics are discovering and re-discovering the beauty of this form of the Liturgy. I hope Elizabeth's manual will be of help to you in your quest to educate your children in the faith. I know I am certainly excited to get a copy of my own.

If you'd like to purchase an album, you may do so through Paypal:


Elizabeth Papandrea's Catholic Montessori pdf Album
$30 USD




Table of Contents
Environment

Introduction to the Atrium


Movement and Nomenclature

The Altar: Level One

The Altar: Level Two

The Altar: Level Three

The Altar: Level Four (The Tabernacle Genuflection)

Sign of the Cross

Liturgical Calendar

Preparation of the Cruets


Geography

Globe and Topographical Map

Puzzle Map

City of Jerusalem


Celebrations

Advent Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Liturgy of the Light

Pentecost Celebration


Prophecy

Prophecy of the Light

Prophecy of the Names

Prophecy of the City

Prophecy of the Mother

Prophecy of the Star


The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Found Sheep

The Eucharistic Presence of the Good Shepherd

The Wolf and the Hireling


Parables of the Kingdom

The Mustard Seed

The Pearl of Great Price

The Leaven

The Hidden Treasure

The Wheat Seed

Paschal Parable: The Grain of Wheat


The Infancy Narratives

The Annunciation

The Visitation

The Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds

The Presentation in the Temple

The Adoration of the Magi


Baptism

Baptism: Level One- the Light and the White Garment

Baptism: Level Two- the Water and the Word

Baptism: Level Three-the Gestures and the Oils


The Mass

Preparation of the Chalice

The Cenacle

Gestures of Mass: Lavabo

Gestures of Mass: Concecration

Preparation to Hear the Gospel


Prayers

Psalm 23:1

Psalm 23: 1-3

Hail Mary: Part One

Hail Mary: Part Two

Introduction to the "Our Father"

Maxims

5 comments:

  1. que bien lo del manual voy a chacarlo te oigo hablar de enseñanza montessori y s eme antoja tanto he estado haciendo alguans actividades con mis niños en casa aunque no tengo el espacio pero trato de hacer algunas cosas me has insipirado a hacer montesori en el hogar :) sabes mis hijos van a catequesis del buen pastor mi mama tomo el curso de catequista y una amiga mia que tambien hace homeschooling tiene varios años dando catequesis a los niños les encanta en casa estoy reuniendo material para hacer actividades con las mas pequeñas y proximamente espero tomar un curso en fin ojala sigamos en contacto porque esto de montesori me trae loquita pero se me hace mucho trabajo mucho material sobre todo para mi niña de primaria por lo menos van al buen pastor Dios te Bendiga.

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  2. Karla,
    Que lindo que tus hijos puedan ir al catequises! Donde vivo, no hay classes, y por ahorita es muy caro tomar un entrenamiento. Si Dios quire, en Febrero mi esposo tiene que tocar en Arizona y yo y los ninos vamos a ir tambien. La senora que esta vendiendo el manual vive ahi, y espero conocerla y que me ensene algunas cosas de su experiencia como catequista. Sabes, Montessori puede ser muy costoso y require mucho lugar donde guardar y poner los materiales. Han sido grandes los sacrificios para poder hacerlo, pero gracias a Dios, juntandome con otras familias nos ayudamos en todos los aspectos. Tenemos el salon de 3-6 en nuestra cochera! Un dia, si quire Dios, queremos tener un lugar mas grande donde podamos aceptar a mas ninos, y tambien nos gustaria contratar una maestra Catolica entrenada en Montessori (y el catequises seria muy ideal tambien!). Pero para esto tambien se require dinero. Si se te hace mucho dificil hacer Montessori de un tiro en la casa, no te preocupes. Poco a poquito puedes empezar hacer los ejercisios de Practical Life, y cambiar la manera en que estas acostumbrada a pensar si nesesitas. Por ejemplo, yo antes hacia todo para mis hijos. Ahora dejo que ellos me ayuden bastantemente tanto en servir la comida, hasta en barrer el piso. El nene de 4 quita las cosas de la mesa despues de la comida, el chiquis de 3 tira la basura, servilletas de papel, etc.. el de 6 limpia y seca la mesa, y el de 7 quita la sillas y barre. A mi se me hace muy bonito y Catolico que ayuden los nenes en la casa. Ellos mismos se estan aprendiendo mucho en hacerlo, y se sienten bien de si mismos. Si pudieras solamente comprar una cosa Montessori, yo diria que las Sandpaper Letters, fueran un buen lugar por empezar.
    Hasta Pronto!
    -Susy

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  3. Where do you get the materials for the religious education?

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  4. Hello Anonymous!
    Some of our religious education objects were purchased and others were made. It seems that most of the Catholic Montessori materials need to be made, but there are a few sources out there where you can purchase items. I'll try my best to get out a blog post soon regarding where to buy and what we've made etc.. For now, I leave you with this link for child sized items of the Mass:
    http://www.ourfathershouse.biz/shopsite_sc/store/html/page29.html

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  5. I have her CGS manual. She was wonderful to include her color drawings and pictures for me' to see the set up. I am excited for your family to experience God through the eyes of your children. I highly recommend Elizabeth for her manual. She should start a tutorial for homeschoolers.

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