I’m a big fan of the 4Blocks model. I use it with the Montessori language. I think it’s a lovely addition & I’m finding more & more ways to mesh the two. Now, many Montessorians say, ‘Nothing but art on the walls.’ I agree…except for the word wall. I firmly believe that it simply adds an osmosis element to the kids learning. But, if you’re not into a word wall then you can simply take these & change the font size. They’re a simple word document so everyone can mess around & have fun. The font I used for them looks a lot like the font used on the sandpaper letters so…I like it.
I used these on the wall but they’ve been packed away in preparation of the move. I also printed them out smaller & we did an activity where the kids picked out a few nouns & verbs & we created stories about them. I’m hoping to make up a list of adverbs, adjectives, etc. We create our stories, write about them, chart them out (whole web thing/graphic organizer thing) occassionally and I’m wanting to come up with a new idea to do with them. Oh, we also use them with the actual 4 blocks system but those were already prepared in a big ol’ box & right now I’m just not going to retype all of them. I have thought about coloring them or outlining the words in their particular color (nouns black, verbs red…)
Hope you enjoy them & let me know how you found a use for them. Oh, we also used them for labeling our animals. Course most of ours are pictures but someday…