Learn how to make a Montessori Nomenclature Booklet
One of the wonderful things about Montessori is the joy that the
children have when they have successful completed a big piece of work.
Some work can take a few hours to complete (i.e learn the parts of Nomenclature and making a booklet). Other work, such as the
Square or Cube Bead Chains can take days.
In some educational systems, the completed work is shoved in to a folder or binder, or simply tossed away. In Montessori, a child is encouraged
to take pride in the visual presentation of their completed work, and if they desire, to decorate it.
Many of the lessons in the Montessori environment can be extended by allowing the child the freedom to create their own work based on the lessons they've learned. This is most often seen in the Geography and Culture area. Children enjoy making booklets that contain the images and information they have learned using the Montessori materials in their classroom. While some children enjoy drawing all of the images, others wish to color in black-line images using a variety of mediums, label the completed work, and then even decorate the cover of the booklet.
How to make a Nomenclature Booklet
1. Gather the required materials:
an "S" hook
single hole punch
blank paper or a black-line images
2. Cut the construction paper and blank paper/black-line images to the correct size:
construction paper should cut be slightly longer in height and at least twice the width of the cut paper/black-line images
fold the cut construction paper in half and insert the cut paper/black-line images
3. Using the single hole punch, punch 2 holes near the spine of the booklet.
do not punch them too close to the spine or they may tear when the booklet is opened
4. Using your yarn and the 'S' hook, make your cord, insert through the holes, and tie.
carefully open the front cover and make a crease to create the 'spine' of the booklet