Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Farmy Farm...E I E I OOOO!

Farm Labels from Montessori Print Shop

Color Coded Pockets for Farm Cards
Farm Labels from Montessori for Everyone
(She has a nice description on her site of the rationale of the Farm
...it's more than just a nice nostalgic environment!)

Farm Cards and Farm Board from Lakeview Learning Materials (Canada)

Paper Boxes for the Farm Object and or Cards
can be found here:http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=20363&SubGroupID=11265&ParentGroupID=18993#11265
Fabric Pouches can be found here:

Farm Base from Nienhuis

Farm House from Nienhuis

Farm Nouns from Nienhuis

Farm Article,Adjective, and Noun Strips

Farm Animals and Fence from Plan Toys

Farm Fresh Veggies

Farm Tractor from Plan Toys

Plan Toys Farm Garden ...so cute!

More Plan Toys Farm Animals...love the Pigs and Sheep!

Horses and Stable from Plan Toys

Threading Sheep

Big Barn from Plan Toys

....and now for a some truly amazing grammar card storage options:
Montessori Grammar Cabinet from Waseca (all the bells and whistles...drooool!)

You could get the budget plastic version of a cabinet and create your own sticky labels.
Montessori Print Shop has free labels for drawers here:
(Scroll down to the farm game labels)

Wood Grammar Boxes

How to Make a Montessori Phonetic Farm Lesson Set

By Carole Vansickle, eHow Contributor

The Montessori phonetic farm lesson can be used in conjunction with many other Montessori learning tools to teach beginning reading, phonetic reading, parts of speech and even primary sentence construction. The phonetic farm comes in many forms, and you can either order a set complete with a model farm of make one out of objects that you probably already have in your home.


Things You'll Need:

Plastic animal figurines  (Note: or wood, felt, modeling clay, modeling wax etc.)
Note cards
Black marker
Red marker
Blue marker
Large box
3 smaller boxes


Collect as many farm-related items as possible. You should have, if available, plastic figures of ducks, pigs, dogs, cats, kids, ram, hens, pens (for animals) and a farmer. These items should have a simple name. So if you have goslings, for example, you might want to make them "ducks" or "ducklings" instead.


Make a note card for each object. Every object should have a corresponding note card with its name written on the card in clear, proper lettering. The writing on these cards should be black, because the words on the cards are nouns. Once you have completed all the noun cards, place them in a small box, label it "Noun" in black marker and put that box in the larger box.


Create verb cards that go with each object. The writing on these note cards should be red because all verb-related lessons will also have corresponding colors. Use simple verbs that describe things that farm animals and objects might do. For example, "run" is a good verb because it can be used with many different nouns. The completed verb cards will also go in a small box labeled "Verb" and be placed in the large box upon completion of the set. You should have a verb card for every object, but the action does not have to only fit one object.


Make adjective cards using the blue marker. As with the verb cards, the adjectives do not have to correspond to just one object. For example, "big" can be used to describe multiple things on a farm, as can "fat" and "old." These words are also easy to sound out phonetically. Upon completion, label the small box with these note cards in it "Adjective" with the blue marker and place it also in the large box.

Label the large box, which now should contain the farm objects and three small boxes labeled Noun, Verb and Adjective, with the word "Farm." The entire box should be placed where the children will have easy access to it, and you can use this box to teach a wide variety of lessons.

Read more: How to Make a Montessori Phonetic Farm Lesson Set
eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4523251_make-montessori-phonetic-farm-lesson.html#ixzz18A24KI5Orn

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