As part of the process of preparing the environment for our incoming class in just a few short weeks, I wanted to be sure the Pre-Reading and Pre-Writing activities on the Language shelves provide inviting, meaningful lessons. While these shelves in our classroom offer various vocabulary development cards, matching activities, and lessons preparing the child for reading and writing, I wanted to offer a couple of different, new options. One such activity includes these attribute strips which were obtained HERE. Activities with varying attributes allow young learners to develop critical thinking skills, enhance the ability to find patterns, and develop vocabulary while finding similarities and differences. While this lesson this lesson could have also been in the Math area of the classroom, I chose to place it in Language as the cards are also appropriate for language development.
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“The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination.”
– Maria Montessori