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  1. tidbits
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    Thanks for posting! I am going to be teaching French come september and was wondering if you had any website resources? I am teaching preschool and kinder level who have probably next to nothing in french skills.

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  2. Deborah (Teach Presc
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    You have a packed full morning calendar time!!

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  3. Raising a Happy Chil
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    I am really impressed that you are maintaining three languages, at least on a certain level with your kids. Every time I visit my parents I come back with renewed guilt over lack of Russian. Nice idea to make the date with coins!

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  4. Ticia
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    How did you become a trilingual family? Were you and your husband both raised bilingual?

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  5. The girl who painted
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    @Ticia I was born in Quebec and was raised by French speaking parents:) My husband was born in Costa Rica and lived there until the last year of highschool. I speak both French and English fluently (but English is my stronger language – we moved away from Quebec when I was 7 and I went to English school). I try to speak 50/50 to the kids. My husband speaks to them only in Spanish.

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  6. Karen
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    Wow you[re amazing!!! 3 languages!! I recently prepared our calendar, very very simple, and I just Love yours!!! Super!! I love this post!! Congrats Julie!! Big Hugs!!

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  7. Lori
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    I LOVE your calendar time routine! I wish I was better at keeping up with our calendar time. Something for me to work on. I also wish my husband was as dedicated as yours with speaking Spanish to the children. He speaks it fluently, but I can't get him to teach the boys. I don't get it.

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  8. The girl who painted
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    @LOri, We don't always do calendar, but I strive for 3 out of 5 days. Sometimes the kids decide to start their Montessori work before I am ready to start and in those cases, I don't like to interrupt them just to do calendar.

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  9. tidbits
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    I got some poster board today to make a trilingual calendar. I went to scholars choice a educational place but didn't like the standard calendar. Do you do specific words everyday as well. i.e green vert and then the spanish word?

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  10. The girl who painted
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    tidbits. I am so sorry. I have an email in draft for you and have not had the time to finish it. I am leaving myself a note to do so tomorrow. I don't do the specific words like you mentioned because I don't do "letter, color, shape, etc" of the week. If I did, I would, but since I don't, I don't. 🙂 When we do color activities, I teach all three words then. But if I were teaching a classroom setting or children that weren't my own, then I might. It's a good idea.

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  11. hey
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    This brings back so many memories from my years in the classroom. I've been thinking about my classroom a lot these last few weeks as it is back to school time.Very impressed with your home version of calendar time! Wow! jeanninehttp://waddleeahchaa.com/

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  12. Jackie H.
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    Love your calendar time songs. And I love that they are trilingual. How cool!

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  13. Kylie
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    I am super impressed. I am still trying to work out the best calendar for us to use, and I'm only using one language. Great inspiration.

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  14. Humble Mom
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    Very nice multilingual calendar! I love it. http://www.noorjanan.blogspot.com

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  15. Pani Tanguera i Gabi
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    I love your calendar time! As I am Polish, my husband Mexican, and we live in Montréal ;-), we are rising our son (almost 2) multilingual. We do OPOL with him. Actually, I have a small home-based daycare since last summer, and speak to the children (5 from 20 to 26 month, and once almost 4 years old) mostly Polish, well in some occasions French, too. It is amazing how quick and how well they learn the language! They are already all trying to speak it, and it delights me, I have to admit. 😉 Now, I am preparing a calendar for our classroom, and was wondering if I should do it Polish only or bilingual with French. Do your children mix up all the 3 languages in one sentence when they speak? Do they know how to differentiate them? How is this working out at your home? Thank you for reponding to those questions… ;-)Have a Montessori day,Monika

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