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MONTESSORI TEACHER ALBUMS - Children's House (3-6) - Three Period Lesson

Preparations

Two areas of Preparation

Preparation of the mind

  1. Develop will and concentration
  2. Follow a cycle of work
  3. Establish the work habit
  4. Left to right mental orientation
  5. Build order and sequence
  6. Vocabulary (tasks, tools, functions, feelings)

Preparation of the hand

  1. Strengthen and refine pincer grip
  2. Coordinate wrist and arm movements
  3. Coordinate and refine hand movements
  4. Left to right muscular orientation
  5. Hand-eye coordination
  6. Coordinate movement of the whole body

Indirect preparations of the Sensorial Exercises

Preparation of the mind

  1. Refine the senses for accurate perception
  2. Ability to compare with accuracy
  3. Further internalization of order and sequence
  4. Ability to classify and organize

Preparation of the hand

  1. Strengthen and stabilize precise movement
  2. Establish 3 finger grip with knobbed materials
  3. Lightness in touch
  4. Holding a stylus
  5. Moving the hand in limited space
  6. Tracing shapes

Indirect preparations of the Language Exercises

Preparation of the mind

  1. Vocabulary enrichment
  2. Language training:
    • clarity and correct speech
    • absorb various modes of expression
    • become aware of usage
    • explore the structure of language
    • experience good literature
    • become confident


Direct preparations of the Language Exercises

Preparation of the mind

  1. Sound Games to:
    • become aware of the sounds in a word
    • establish ability to identify each sound and its position in a word
    • master the analysis of words
  2. Sandpaper Letters for
    • a mental image of the letters
  3. Moveable Alphabet for
    • analysis of words
    • association symbol with sound
    • place sound symbols in order
    • alignment of letters
    • separation of words
    • practice in expressing thought with symbols
    • learn to make phrases and sentences
    • begin to write stories

Preparation of the hand

  1. Sandpaper Letters for muscular memory:
  2. Metal Insets to
    • learn to use writing instruments
    • control pressure
    • hold and move a pencil
    • make up and down strokes
    • go from left to right
    • stop and start as needed
    • make continuous strokes
    • relax arm and hand
    • work in limited space
    • turn wrist to guide pencil

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