Here is the next blue level blends file.
Montessori CL CR Flip Book PDF below.
See this post for our wet on wet watercolor backgrounds.
See this post for our original flip books.
Okay, we are FINALLY back to making our flip books after a long hiatus. Anyhow, for the next few weeks I’ll be adding the blends as PDF files. Just print out, cut out and make your flip book. If you haven’t seen my flip book post, please check here:
Week One: bl and br flip book pdf
We have modified our original approach to the books as posted below for this set of blends. We are now doing wet on wet watercolor painting in blue (blue level blends). We let that dry then glue over the top.
We’re working on phonograms here. I’m going to be posting similar 5 day options for each phonogram in this post. Please check back to this post for each new phonogram. I should have a new one about every week or so and will date them. Each phonogram work will include card matching, booklet making, tracing with pencil, and tracing with some sort of textural project.
June 30, 2011: AI
July 2, 2011: EA
July 21, 2011: EE
These are Montessori inspired silent e long vowel sound cards. Your child holds down a flap over the ending “e” and sounds out the word, for example “pal.” Then they can lift the flap, see the silent “e” and pronounce the word with the long vowel sound “pale.” There are 18 total cards, 3 pages. When cutting out, please refer to my photo. You will cut off the rectangle above the three letters but remember to keep the rectangle above the e to create your flap.
We’re in bug mode for the next few weeks. I quickly made up some insect sequencing strips to put together from some old photography of mine. It’s one big and one small butterfly taken in South Carolina. Just cut into strips following the lines at the numbers after laminating.
I’ve been working on these for a little while, might tweak them a little bit, but their pretty good now. They feature Stonehenge, Big Ben, Tower of London, Bath, London Eye, Hampton Court Palace, Tower Bridge, and the Palace of Westminster.
My boys are getting old enough to be assigned a “daily chore time” and my recent Waldorf reading so beautifully talks about laundry day, vacuuming day, etc. I decided they could make a new choice every day, we just aren’t organized enough for the Waldorf rhythm (sigh). I have made up chore cards with photos so they can pick what they want (to keep with our Montessori freedom of choice). They are laminated on a ring, so I can add as they get older. Do you know which one ALWAYS is chosen…
Here are the cards as a PDF file:
I made this up to supplement my sons blue level word learning.
After complaints from my son that the lowercase word find was too difficult, I made it in uppercase letters here too. He also took the initiative to use the space to the right of the photos to write out the words.
Here are Montessori blue level sentence and picture matching for the following TH, SH, CH, and CK. Each page has 5 pictures and 5 matching sentences, all pertaining to one sound (TH, SH, CH, and CK). As always, I will continue to add as I make more materials.
Here are cards to establish the reading rule C says “s” before E/I/Y in the English language.
We are following Spell to Write And Read, a curriculum that offers English language rules to children as they learn to read and spell. I am developing Montessori matching style cards for our learning, as I think the Montessori matching method is stronger than the Spell to Write and Read “dictation” method. In our alphabet, three consonants (C, G, S) make more than one sound, I’ll be posting the other cards as I make them here.