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    Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Jul 17, 2015

    24 Things You'll Only Understand If You Went To Montessori School

    ♫ Tell me the continents, tell me the continents! ♫

    1. Wasting time in practical living when you didn't want to do real schoolwork.

    2. The desperate need to ALWAYS touch things because you had a hands-on approach to life.

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    3. Chanting this mantra before lunch: "Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat."

    4. Walking EVERYWHERE, single file, "on the line."

    5. Learning sounds from those nifty laminated cards.

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    6. So. Many. Jars. Of. Colored. Water.

    7. Tracing sandpaper numbers and letters on those brightly colored sheets...

    8. ...and eventually graduating to drawing them in a box of rice with your finger.

    9. Two words: BOB BOOKS.

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    Also featuring Dot and Mag the dog.

    10. Learning geography for the first time through hands-on map puzzles...

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    TELL ME THE CONTINENTS, TELL ME THE CONTINENTS! ♫

    11. ...and eventually making your own continents poster.

    12. Transferring dried beans back and forth to learn measurements.

    13. Learning math for the first time on this contraption...

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    THE ABACUS.

    14. ...and learning place value with these colorful beads.

    15. Always sitting in a circle on the ground.

    16. Never having to worry about tests, grades, or homework.

    17. Taking a nap whenever you damn well pleased.

    18. Distinctly rolling your nap mat with the roll/smooth technique.

    19. "Dressing frames" that taught you how to tie, button, and snap.

    20. THESE THINGS.

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    Geoboards were everything.

    21. AND THESE.

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    The colorful beanbags that were oddly satisfying to play with.

    22. Gettin' handsy with real world organization techniques.

    23. Birthday celebrations that looked a lot like this.

    24. And developing your first (and best) friendships during recess.

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