In Montessori education children are encouraged to treasure their work and to make it beautiful. They can take a few minutes, an afternoon or over several days to complete a booklet. It then can be placed in a folder or binder of collected works throughout the year or, in a homeschooled setting, years.
Sometimes a very young child will show a real interest in booklet making before they can write independently. This is a good time to use the tracing sheets, as well as for any child who wants that greater support. I have always been drawn to the phrase, "You are more advanced now. Would you like to see a new way of doing this work?" This tends to help children feel good about moving onwards and upwards towards independence in areas that can sometimes feel tricky to some children, like writing. In this way a child is never compared to another. The focus is directly on the child in your presence and his/her personal path.
This file includes both Print and D'nealian fonts as well as a blank lined sheet for the Parts of the following:
|Botany Nomenclature Set Little Books|
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