Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 18:46
We have compiled the following lists of supplies based on the requirements of the courses and suggestions from previous students. If you would prefer to purchase them once you arrive, they are also available at local stationery and office supply stores.
INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAM
- Binders for handouts (2) 3 inch type
- Dividers (8)
- notebook if you like hand writing your notes
- laptop or ipad for notetaking
You may also want the following, but don't run out and get it if you don't have it--wait and see what works for you:
- Paper clips
- Glue stick
- Post-It notes
- Plastic sheet protectors
- Tape recorder
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
- Paper for taking notes
- Four 3-ring binders; one additonal binder optional for other notes
- 4- or 5-inch spines, depending on whether you choose to use page protectors; with a label pocket on the spine
- Please bring two binders (for Practical Life and Philosophy) to the first class session
- Index dividers (extended tabs, approximately 48 tabs)
- Post-It notes
- a water bottle with a re-closeable top labeled with your name
You will assemble a Language portfolio throughout the year. The price for this varies from $75 to $250 depending on the source of your materials.
- Plastic page protectors (plan for at least 100)
- Pressure stick index tabs, if you use plastic page protectors
- Colored pencils, if you choose to illustrate your albums by hand
- Camera, if you decide to take photos rather than illustrating your albums by hand
- Computer and printer
Depending on your choice of materials, supplies for the Early Childhood program cost approximately $100-300.
All Elementary adult learners will receive their Philosophy/Child Development Album on CD as a pdf file. Students are responsible for either printing the pages they’ll need for class sessions labeled Philosophy / Child Development / Classroom Management, or bringing digital handouts to class. Notes can and should be added to those handouts. Class sessions are labeled on schedules, which are posted and handed out to students.
Elementary I (6-9) and Elementary II (9-12) students have the choice of receiving all the rest of their albums (manuals) either on a CD (pdf file) or as printed documents. All albums, whether CD or on paper, are covered by the materials fee.
If you opt for the CD format, you may wish to do your illustrations electronically and/or to insert photographs; or you may hand-draw your notes and illustrations. In either case, you must have your own computer and be able to print album sections after adding illustrations and notes so that you can submit your work for assessment
Accordingly, we recommend that you have your own printer and paper, since access to printers at the college is limited. You may want to consider sharing in the purchase of a printer with other students.
Paper masters, printed and colored large charts, and a Resource CD for materials making are given to all students as part of the materials fee.
Note that while many of the suggested items are for hand-drawing album illustrations, they are also useful for every Montessori teacher beyond the experience in our program.
Required items for students in CMTE/NY Elementary Courses:
- binders – heavy-duty, with a D-ring recommended
o For Elem I (6-9): six binders with 3” spines
o For Elem II (9-12 pt. 1): five binders with 2” spines
o For Elem II (9-12 pt. 2): five binders with 3” spines and one binder with a 2” spine
- sheet protectors are strongly recommended
o For Elem I (6-9): you may need 500+
o For Elem II (9-12 pt. 1): you may need 400+
o Elem II (9-12 pt. 2): you may need 500+
- self-stick tabs to tab sections of albums
- ‘artist-quality’ colored pencils (Prismacolor suggested) for material making
- ‘regular’ colored pencils (such as Crayola)
- graph paper (quadrille)
- paper for taking notes
- printer paper
- correction fluid (i.e.: White Out)
- pencils and pens
- pencil sharpener
- three-hole punch
- glue sticks
- Scotch tape
- paper clips
- rubber bands
- Post-it notes
In addition, many students find these items to be very useful, but they are not required:
- plastic templates of geometric shapes
- Montessori grammar symbol template (if you have one)
- wheeled tote bin (i.e.: a ‘milk crate on wheels’)
- paper cutter
- Nienhuis (and / or other Montessori material suppliers) catalogues – to cut up
- Paper and supplies to take notes
- 3-hole punch
- Copies for materials from your school (e.g., brochures, handbooks, contracts)
A laptop computer is recommended.
Albums are provided by CMTE/NY.