I would like to share with you a story of what happened today while working with the Montessori Color Tablet Box 1 (red, yellow & blue tablets). Jordan and I had been working with the red, yellow and blue Color Tablets and when it was time to provide a three period name lesson with all the three colors, the funniest thing happened:
- Period 1: Introduction (This is…) I pointed out the three colors while naming each one for Jordan (this is red, this is yellow, this is blue).
- Period 2: Association/Recognition (Show me…) Then I asked Jordan to point out each of the three Color Tablets (show me red, show me yellow, show me blue).
- Period 3: Recall (What is this…?) The final period is confirming the student’s knowledge and asking for the actual name. I pointed to the red Color Tablet and asked, “What is this?” and Jordan gave me the funniest answer:“Teacher Bree, if you don’t know your colors by now, maybe I should be giving you a lesson!”
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Friday, October 15, 2010.