A friend of mine gave me a copy of her daughter’s Montessori Individual records, of all work done in her years of her class. Her teacher is in her 60’s and has had many years and years of experience. It is such a privilege to see how she documents her childrens work.
The records seem to be ordered by plane of development, instead of all sequential. I really like this, because it gives you a bird-eye view of where your child is at and what should be focused on around this period – for each of the subjects.
It’s very compact, using just numbers to indicate different phases. So you will need to flip over to, for instance, the “Metal Inset” section to know the 7 different types of Metal Inset designs.
I found there was loads missing too – but only because I most probably favour other work, or because of interests, or her knowing how much time she has and what to priorotise. But I’m releasing this original version, so that you can assess this for yourself and work with her original document.
So I will be updating this original – to add things I want.
I do appreciate that there is more than just the standard album work, but also Composers, Music. This gives me a whole lot of new ideas.
Just to let you know, not each “section” was fully completed before going onto the next section. I believe she really “followed” the child, instead of strict, “you’ve done this, now do this”. So there are dates and comments written throughout the document. The order and categorising I think is more just an indication. And groups things according to where “round-about” a child is – after many years of just knowing how this all works.
Here we go download it here – Montessori Individual Record Original