Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3 Part Cards and Nomenclature

3-Part Cards: Mostly for ages 3-6

This will be my first time using the 3-part cards. If a more experienced Montessori mom or someone trained in Montessori has something to add, I totally welcome it! As I understand it this is basically how they are presented-

As I understand it, you put the cards with the picture and label on one side. On the other side randomly put the other picture cards and labels. Pick on master card. Point to it and ask your child what the picture is of. Ask your child to find a picture like the one you are holding it. After it is found, put it next to the master card. While pointing to the label, sound out the word. Then read it clearly. Ask your child to find the word for the picture. The child will put the label below the picture. Go on to the other pictures

The Joy of Learning Blog has a great tutorial at http://www.joymontessori.net/2007/01/pre-reading-exercises.html

I’m thankful to the MyMontessoriJourney for explaining the difference between pink, blue, and green cards at http://mymontessorijourney.typepad.com/my_montessori_journey/2008/07/language--par-2.html

She explains that the "pink" work consists of CVC words, the "blue" work consists of words with consonant blends and short vowel sounds, and the "green" work consists of words with phonograms which include the long vowel pairs as well as the consonant digraphs (i.e. /sh/, /th/, etc).

I was very happy to read on the Montessori Free Fall blog a description of the difference between 3 way cards and nomenclature cards. She explains that they have a different part of the picture. For example, if you are doing plant nomenclature cards the set would include plant, stem, branches, leaves, root, and a blank card.

Here is a great resource for 3-part cards:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jojoebi/collections/72157603022772523/; In fact you can find many ideas by simply going to flickr and putting 3 part cards in the search box.

Montessori Mom has several links to 3-part cards here: http://www.montessorimom.com/montessori-free-printouts-downloads/

Montessori Candy has a wonderful tutorial for storing your 3-way-cards. You can read her post about it here: http://www.montessoricandy.com/2009/03/three-part-cards-revisited.html

If you are Catholic, The Bookworm has Rosary 3 way card faithboxes that you can read about here: http://ukbookworm.blogspot.com/2007/09/rosary-three-part-cards.html

She also has stations of the cross here: http://ukbookworm.blogspot.com/2008/02/stations-of-cross-three-part-cards.html.

Here are more:










What I plan to do is to look at the different Montessori stores and reproduce what they are selling.


Nomenclature cards

  • This site explains nonmenclature cards so well: http://www.montessoritraining.blogspot.com/2008/05/montessori-nomenclature-cards.html. She gives this explanation: “When making nomenclature cards, you will want to make at least two (and sometimes three) sets of the same material. One set is your control set, with the picture and label attached together. The second is the working set. The picture and label are separated and the child matches them. The third set can be used to make a definition booklet. The booklet is used after the child has mastered the nomenclature cards and is the template for the child to make their own definition booklet which he would color and label before taking it home”

Here are some more resources-











I plan to make 3 part cards and will link to the files in the comment section below. If you have made some 3 part cards or nomenclature cards and would be willing to share, please post in the comments section below. Also, if anyone would be interested in a 3 part cards/nomenclature swap party let me know!


Michelle Irinyi said...

When I first began as a Montessori teacher, I felt so overwhelmed by making the materials. Thankfully, I had very patient mentors who gladly walked me through the types of materials and the steps to making them. I’ve done it so often, it now seems natural. Thank you for your kind reference to the Montessori Training blog site.

Michelle Irinyi
North American Montessori Center (NAMC)