Classified Cards

CLASSIFIED CARDS (small group presentation)

Purpose:
To classify the plants and trees that are present in the child’s environment.

Age:
4+ years

Material:
Sets of cards of trees/wild flowers of North America with loose labels and the control on the back of the card.

Presentation:
First take the children outside and find as many trees and plants as possible in their natural habitat.
After the children have been introduced to the real examples, invite a small group of children to a mat.
Introduce the cards to the children.
Invite them to discover the ones they know.
Present the ones they need to learn, three at a time, in the form of a three period lesson.

Exercise 1:
As in presentation.
Introduce books on trees and flowers to the children.
When the children are reading, introduce the printed labels.

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