Thursday, 20 November 2008

Grammar: The farm

Recently Little-N has been working with the schools 'farm game'. I am really amazed that he knows all about verbs, nouns, adjective and articles at such a young age. I was playing a game with him trying to catch him out, 'Is laptop a verb', 'Is fat a noun'... and he really knows what is what. This is what I love about the Montessori language materials, they make very very complex concepts so so easy! I'm also taking the grammar materials at my 6-9yrs training course, Maria Montessori had a reason for everything! Ever wonder why she made nouns black and verbs red?? Nouns are black because nouns are the oldest part of language, as old as black coal that takes many many long years to form. Verbs are red because she likened them to the sun that is always fiery and full of energy. Each part of speech actually has a story that you tell when u reintroduce it in the 6-9yrs class.
Here's Little-N's work:
Here's how its set up on the shelf:

5 comments:

Phebe said...

Hi,
Found your blog from jojoebi's and thought I'd pop by. The farm looks wonderful! I do agree that Maria Montessori creates learning methods & materials with so much thought and common sense behind them. We homepreschool the Montessori-leaning way and it's been a fun journey every single day. His (my little E) enthusiasm, confidence and independence has grown in leaps and bounds. :-) We also write with water on finger at a blackboard. Another idea if you were interested. Be back again soon! Thanks.

Maryan said...

Found your blog from someone of 4Real forum. We just started learning Farm activities too -- it's fun to see someone else's stuff!

Summer Fae said...

Your farm is amazing. I love this idea. I have been trying to think of a way to introduce grammar in a fun way and this is it. Thank you so very much.

nun said...

i am enjoing it so much when u speak about how everything has its reason....i am speachless....

Deb Chitwood said...

Great job of creating a Montessori grammar farm at home! I linked to your post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/05/16/activity-of-the-week-the-montessori-grammar-farm/