Over the years we have created a huge selection of Nomenclature
(Health, Science, Culture). Nomenclature
cards and booklets identify and name the various parts of the object or
animal you are learning about. Each part is isolated in color which
draws your attention to that particular part and not to superfluous
We wrote about the 'What, Why, and How' of Montessori
Typically, Nomenclature is
designed in a 3-Part Card and Booklet Series.
The 3-Part Cards
consist of: 1 set of cards with labels, 1 set of cards without labels, 1
set of labels, 1 black-line master.
The Booklet (not cut or prepared in this image) can also be
used in card format: 1 set
of labeled picture cards, 1 set of definition cards.
While most children love to learn the
names of the 'parts' of the Nomenclature, the teachers usually struggle
to find ways to store it! There can be 20 or more different sets of
Nomenclature out on the shelves, depending on the current interests of
all the children in the classroom. That's a lot of cards, labels, and
When you purchase your Nomenclature from Montessori Print Shop you have
the peace of mind that they are all the same size, and all the same
great quality. Having all your Nomenclature the same size makes it much
easier to store the materials on the shelves. This means the children
have greater accessibility and as a result, they will use the materials
Now on to how to store all of the great Montessori Nomenclature you've
purchased from us.
Wouldn't it be fantastic to have the cards, labels, and booklet stored
in a small sleek pouch like this?
You open it up
and discover all the goodies inside!
The best part is that
pouch is laminated and will last a very long time.
What an easy way to protect and store your Nomenclature!
Learn how to make these Nomenclature
pouches using a few items you probably already have on hand! We've
added lots of visuals to make it easy to understand.
Let's begin. Please be patient as the
Any measurements we give are approximates
and are sized to fit Montessori Print Shop Nomenclature. You may want to
alter or adjust the style or size of the pouches according to your
materials and personal preferences. We're a just trying to guide you
through the process - we're not giving exact measurements.
You'll require the following materials:
letter size file folders (any color you choose)
letter size laminating pouches
paper cutter or scissors (we highly recommend a paper
cutter for straight cuts)
pencil, ruler, glue stick
velcro with sticky backing
1. Place file
folder in front of you.
2. Trim off the label edge.
3. Trim off the top of the file to make it approx. 8½ - 9 inches from
top to bottom.
file and make 3 small marks approximately 2¼" down from the top edge.
(use a pencil, we made large red dots just to illustrate where they
5. Fold the bottom edge of the file up to the 3 small
marks you just made.
6. Mark 2 small marks at approximately 5½" intervals from both the left
and right side.
(use a pencil, we made large red dots just to illustrate
7. Fold the
right edge of the file over to the marks on the left. back
8. Fold the left edge of the file over to the marks on the right.
9. Unfold and you now have the shape of the pouch!
10. Glue the label on the front of your pouch using a glue
(do not use white craft glue)
11. Place laminate pouch on left half of pouch (until the center point).
12. Some laminator require the laminate pouch to be covered by a
'carrier' (paper cover similar to a file folder) before being run
through the laminator. Read your own instruction manual for details. back
13. Run it through the laminator.
14. Cover the right side with laminate - be sure to overlap at the
center seam by about ½ an inch.
15. Run it through the laminator again. Cover with 2 paper carriers (if
your machine requires a carrier). Be sure to overlap the first carrier
over the second carrier so that it feeds into the machine without
pushing the 2nd carrier off).
16. Now that the pouch is laminated, it looks like this. back
17. Trim the excess laminate off. Be sure to leave at least ¼ inch
around all of the edges, or the laminate might open and expose the
paper pouch. Carefully refold along the crease lines.
18. We have marked the photo with a red line along the edge you will
slice open in order to create the pouch for the materials to slide in. back
19. Using a good sharp Exacto knife, carefully slice the laminate open.
Do not cut in to the paper
underneath the laminate or you will slice through your pouch.
You want to leave at
least ½ an inch of laminate on either sides of the folds so that you
can have 3 pouch sections and not 1 long one all
the way across the pouch.
20. Carefully open the pouch section for each of the 3 sections.
21. Slide the Cards, labels, and book inside.
22. Close the flaps and give the velcro tabs a firm squish together. back
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