Friday, November 9, 2012

Montessori Botany Nomenclature Set For Primary 3-6 years

I am so excited to unveil my newest set of Free Downloadable Nomenclature Cards for the  3-6 classroom!

I have been working on this set for a long time.  I had been posting them as I finished them, but I want to share them in one set.  A lot of love, energy and time has gone into creating these cards. I have loved botany ever since high school when I had a fabulous teacher who was passionate in her teaching.  When I began to learn about the Montessori Method I was simply thrilled that Botany was such an integral part of early learning.  Children are introduced to parts of the plant, seed, fruit, tree, leaf, flower, root etc. at such a young age and are given unsimplified terms for them.  It was amazing to me that Maria Montessori found that they really WANTED to know what the real names for the parts of the .... were.

In my own classroom, I find the children always are so interested in the roots that they cannot normally see.  They love to take a cutting of a root and look at it closely under a microscope.  They become fascinated with the smaller parts of a leaf like the stipules, or veins that they had not really paid as much attention to before they had a name.  Giving a name to something truly does increase it's importance.

What we find in nature feeds our souls, helps our spirits to be softer and gentler.  When children are taught to care for all forms of life we can help to prepare them to be better stewards of the earth than previous generations.  The Montessori Botany program takes such care to continually expose children to the many wonders in nature.  The Botany Cabinet is so wonderful - take in the scope of learning that so many different shapes of a leaf can provide.

This is the Botany Manual I use for my yearlong program.  I have chosen to make the parts of the plant and parts of the tree as separate sets (this is different than what is in my manual).  I have also included the axis of the plant in the tree cards, and have called it the axis of the tree.  Many years of working with children has led me to the decision to broaden these lessons.

I am sharing these cards with all sets in one so it is a bigger file.  You can choose either Print or D'nealian font.  Personally, I am really proud of this set of cards.  I have wanted to make the full set for SO many years now, and it is a real accomplishment for me.  They are all beautiful and great quality as well. (I will post the Little Books in a new post SOON)

The Botany Set includes nomenclature cards for the following :

  • Parts of the Plant - plant, leaves, stem, flower, roots
  • Parts of the Tree - tree, trunk, branches, leaves, roots, axis of the tree
  • Parts of the Root - root, primary root, secondary roots, root caps, root hairs
  • Parts of the Stem - stem, main stem, axillary buds, nodes, internodes, axil
  • Parts of the Leaf - blade, midrib vein, side veins, petiole, stipules, margin, apex
  • Parts of the Flower - flower, corolla, pistil, stamen, sepals, calyx, pedicel, receptacle
  • Parts of the Fruit - fruit, pericarp, exocarp, mesocarp, endocarp, seeds, blossom end, stem, leaf
  • Parts of the Seed - seed, testa, cotyledon, radicle, epicotyl

Botany Nomenclature Set - Print Font
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Botany Nomenclature Set - D'nealian
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24 comments:

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  4. Thanks for shared all this spectacular material! :-)

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  5. Your generosity is truly appreciated. We’ve started using your printable at home. I don’t blog, but, I wish I could show you the things my kids are up to, using your material. They are beautiful! Thank you sooooo much. From your follower, down under in Australia :)

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  6. I am so grateful for all this. I've just shifted to Montessori from Charlotte Mason/Classical for my younegest. But the others are taking to it too.
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  9. I am a trained Montessori teacher who has been out of the classroom for a number of years to raise my children. I decided to homeschool my youngest son for a year as full day kindergarten was implemented where we live last year and I wasn't ready to let my baby go. :) Having my training gave me confidence to do so. We loved our year together and decided to have a go at it again this year. I have to tell you I literally burst into tears when I came across your materials!!! They are SO beautiful and the quality...well, it makes my heart sing! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I recognize the time and effort that goes into making such material and I want you to know that the love put into your work and your generosity in sharing it does not go unappreciated. Thank you!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful materials, S you might have seen we have already used a few.

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  12. This is going to be really helpful! Thanks for sharing

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  14. I am so grateful with your learning materials. Merry X'mas and fruitful new year. Tracy

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    Regards
    Sandra

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  16. Thank you so so much for sharing, I was raised in a montessori environment and now my children are attending montessori school, they are out for summer and i couldn't be happier for finding your page! :) thank you!:)

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  17. Again I thank you for your hard work and labor of love. Your materials are so beautiful and useful.

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