Monday, January 05, 2009

Montessori Monday

My sweet Cousin-in-law sent me a new Montessori book Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook by Maria Montessori at Christmas this year. Needless to say I have been pouring over it since it arrived.

I just love Dr. Montessori's description of the 3 period lesson (a way to teach a Child terms):

She says:
  • Period 1. Naming. "This is thick. This is thin."
  • Period 2. Recognition. "Give me the thick. Give me the thin."
  • Period 3. The Pronunciation of the Word, "What is this?" (Montessori, 58)

I, personally, need to work on incorporating the 3 period lesson into my style of teaching with Josh. I often forget but I love the clean way it expands his vocabulary.

1 comment:

Koko's mama said...

I also like the three period lesson.

This is my Montessori Monday: