Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Grammar cards, chart and booklets

I've just finished making my Montessori grammar chart, cards and booklets for use in my 6-9 class. And I have a surprise for everyone so keep reading.
This is the grammar chart with an explanation of the parts of speech.
These are the grammar symbol 4 part cards. The control cards are stuck together in accordion style.
This is the grammar booklet that I printed and then discovered that our school owns a ring binder machine so I'm so happy I could bind this into a real booklet.
You can see the front of this in the above picture.

We don't own a set of solid grammar symbols, they aren't available in the UK except at sky high prices and buying them from abroad will cost too much postage. So I decided to make them from card, below is a picture of the noun pyramid I just made. I'll make all the other shapes except the verb and adverb symbols as I'm sure I can find balls the right colour.

Anyway the surprise is, that I am selling the files for the grammar chart, cards and booklets on eBay. You can go to the listing here . I decided that I have to do something to make some more money as our school is suffering financially and unfortunately has cut all staffs salaries including mine :(
However.......
If you have shown support to my blog by leaving me 5 or more comments before this post and are interested in getting these files, leave a comment on this post and I will be more than happy to send you these files for free. This is my cheeky way of getting those who lurk to start commenting :)

I'll post more about how to use these grammar materials.

The grammar files that I posted about last week are no longer on eBay as I just found out that its against eBay policies to sell digital delievered materials. So I have move the file to my store, you can get them here.

16 comments:

Julie said...

I admit I am HUGE lurker... sorry, I love it when people comment for me too. I have no idea what I am doing but trying to do some Montessori stuff with my kiddos. THanks for all you do and for helping mom's like me (living in a foreign country) trying to help my kiddos. Your site is awesome!!!

Amber said...

Hi N.
You really are wonderful - & clearly don't need toooo much help with getting organised ;)

I would love a set! You know - when I got to do the Montessori program 'Journey & Discovery' I found that using these materials was something that I *really* enjoyed. One of my favourites! You're never too old to learn something from this genius method...

Congrats on the idea to start selling your materials on ebay and Good Luck!

Amber :)

jojoebi said...

they look great, I bought the symbols when I made a big order since I will be the one teaching Ebi-kun his grammar. I would love a copy if you don't mind, he obviously won't be needing them for quite some time but I can put them away with the symbols for now.
cheers,

Jo

Gigi said...

This is great N. Foam sheets are great for making the symbols for the students to use when analyzing sentences. I do love how the wooden ones feel! I would love a copy. Thank you! Gigi

nun said...

i cannot belive what u r doing...it is the most wonderful.....it is amazing...it is...can't describe anymore...like others sure i do want from it....

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babyEE said...

I also lurk from afar. Being a Montessori teacher for more years than I care to tell, I am always looking for new, or old ideas to rejuvenate the classroom. Keep up the great work.

Kathy said...

Groovey Grammar set.
Are you offering the entire
set for download? I can
put a blurb on my blog. My
next post will be about
making your own grammar cards...
so these would be perfect.
If you want to visit, I am
at www.kathysmontessorilife.blogspot.com

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jaromandcynthia said...

Could you tell me if you know if your montessori cards include pretty much what montessori stores sell as their cards? I don't care so much about the grammar boxes, I'll organize my own way, but I don't want to spend almost $300 just for the cards. Thanks for your help, I'm so glad I found your blog!

mountainteacher said...

are your grammar cards still available? I just bought them on Lulu but I can't figure out how to download!

N from the Learning Ark said...

Mountain teacher, the grammar cards are still available on Lulu. If you bought them you should be able to download them from your account. I believe there is a tab which says my downloads. I hope you find it and are able to download it. If not, email me and I can send it to you directly.

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Mz Anabel said...

I am a big lurker too. I love the way that you have laid everything out. I am homeschooling my cherubs using montessori philosophy. Being on a single income I'm alsways looking for new and inspiring ways to create montessori materials for a fraction of the price. Keep up the inspiration.

Julienne Piper said...

I would love to get this file!!! I tried the link to your store but it says it is no longer available... Are you selling it from another site now??? I am not a lurker, lol! But I just found your blog and spoke up! It looks great and I am preparing myself to dive into grammar with the kiddo's!!!

N from the Learning Ark said...

Hi Julienne, You can purchase the files from here http://thelearningark.com/content/montessori-grammar-symbols
Thank you!