Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does membership in the club work?
Our Monthly subscription plan opens twice a year. When you join you will log in to the members' area here on this site. Inside, you will find the first month's content along with your welcome bonuses. Every month that you remain a member, you will unlock a new month of content (thematic printables, craft guides, and video lessons). New content is released every 30 days.
Q: Do I get anything in the mail?
No. These are all digital products. We do provide a suggested list of books and supplementary resources that may be useful to use with the monthly printables.
Q: Is this a curriculum?
The resources we provide can be used to supplement and enrich your curriculum. However, the Club is NOT a stand-alone curriculum and should NOT be used as a replacement for your base materials. We are not providing an album and we will not show you how to present the classic Montessori materials or show you how to teach progressive skill development.
Q: I can just go to Pinterest and TpT to download printables. Why should I join?
You could, but how many hours do you spend searching and searching for the materials your students need? How long does it take you to figure out how to turn printables into hands-on activities? How much time do you spend looking up which books you can add to your activities? Which manipulatives?
In addition, purchasing the individual files and activities would cost significantly more than what we ask for this membership.
Joining HOKA will help you take those hours back. Not only do we save you an enormous amount of time by putting together the printables, instructions, lists of ideas, and photos of hands-on activities, we offer you an opportunity to join a community where you can connect with us and other teachers and home-educators.
Q: I am a Montessori teacher. Is this right for me?
Between the three of us, we have many years of experience teaching using the Montessori method. While the printables are not exclusively created for Montessori classrooms, they are easily integrated and adapted for use in a Montessori setting, including follow-up lessons for the Great Lessons that are typically presented in Montessori elementary classrooms.
Q: I am a homeschooling parent. Can I use these activities?
Of course! You do not need to be a teacher at a school to use our printables. Laura and Yuliya use these printables with their own children in a homeschool environment.
Q: Do I have to download all the content right away?
All of the printables will be stored on the website. There is no need to download all of them at once or fill up your hard drive. Plus, they will be nicely organized by month. Having everything in one place for you is what we aim for.
It is not possible to download any video content available in the Club.
Note: You will have access to the members area and all your content as long as you maintain your paid membership. If you decide to cancel, please make sure you download all your resources before you do so.
Q: What age or grade level are these printables targeting?
The resources are suitable for a range of skill levels for 6-12-year-old children (elementary age). Some resources can be used effectively in a elementary classroom. We do not recommend the use of the overwhelming majority of these printables for children under the age of 6.
Q: Will there be breaks for the summer?
We will give you access to new printables all year long. New content will be released every 30 days, including over the summer. If you do not teach over the summer, you can download and prepare the resources for the future.
Q: Can I switch from the Annual to the Monthly plan?
Due to the limitations of our membership platform, we will not be able to switch you from the annual to the monthly plan or vice versa.
Q: If I purchase now will I be locked in at this special price?
YES! Your price will not change as long as you maintain your paid subscription, even if we raise the price for new members in the future.
Q: Can the printables be purchased separately?
Many of the printables can be found in our respective online stores. However, purchased separately they cost over $120/month. New printables we create for this age group are always released to HOKA members first and it can take a few months to a year for these printables to appear in our stores.
Q: What if I want to stop my membership and don't need any more awesome printables?
We get it! While we will be sad to see you go, you can cancel at any time! When you cancel, you will not be charged for any future months/years. Your access to the members area will end so please make sure to download your content before you cancel.