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You are invited to download the 3 part cards featuring gemstones – learning Geography printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with watercolor drawings to explore geology with your students. This resource will be useful if you plan to explore the rocks and minerals in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
Here is what’s included:
12 x picture cards
12 x control cards
12 x label cards
student booklet for coloring and independent writing
Montessori Three-Part Cards are designed for children to learn and process the information on the cards. They consist of a card with the picture and the word label, a card with the picture, and a card with the word label. Step 1: Lay down all the picture cards, introducing one term at a time. Step 2: Ask the child to point to the picture card you ask for. Step 3: Gather the picture cards in your hand. Place one card at a time down and ask, “What is this?“ Step 4: Ask the child to match the figurine to the picture. If a child is still engaged: Step 5: Lay down all the labeled picture cards (control cards). Read each word to the child. Step 6: Ask the child to match each picture card to the labeled picture cards (control cards). Step 7: Ask the child to take the top label card and compare it to the first labeled picture card, until they find the matching label card for each control card. Once a child can read: Step one: Ask the child to lay down the picture cards and name each term. Step two: Ask the child to read each label card and match it to the picture card. Step three: Ask the child to use the labeled picture cards (control cards) to self-correct.
As a follow-up activity, the child can be invited to make a booklet. The child is invited to color pictures and copy new vocabulary he or she learned when working with the card set.
GEMSTONES 3 PART CARDS
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