I'm looking for advice from the other Montessori moms out there.
So, the Sensorial, Language, and Math parts of Montessori have a nicely planned out flow. I know what to start with and what to move to when Nugget demonstrates that she's ready.
For more thematic study, I have the curriculum from New Child that I'm kind of following.
But Practical Life.
Okay, confession time. I really don't like thinking of and assembling Practical Life activities. I kind of feel like I'd like to focus more on Sensorial and other "harder" areas than PL during the small amount of time we tend to be in the room. And it seems like there's opportunities during the day outside of the room to work on PL sort of things (dressing herself, pouring in the sandbox, spooning in the beans, cooking with me, etc).
So I'm pondering dropping PL activities from the room.
But I'm torn about it. She is of the age when you usually focus on PL. I'm slightly worried that without PL, she won't have as much to do (on the other hand, maybe it'll lead her to choose more of the Sensorial).
On the other hand, isn't the household environment the absolute best place to learn the skills of daily life?
So what do you do with Practical Life in your Montessori homeschool?