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Color / Colour Box 3 - Wooden tablets

Consists of 63 tablets; 7 shades of 9 colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, brown, pink, and grey.

- Take out one shade of color (so seven tablets of the same color but of different shades).

 

- Place each tablet randomly on the table next to the box.
- Close the box as done for the other boxes.
- Ask the child to find the two tablets that are the most different.
- Have the child place them next to each other (to see the contrast) and in isolation from the other tablets.
- Separate them but still keep them isolated from the others.
- Point to the darkest tablet (should be on the left) and tell the child that you are looking for one that is just a little different.
- Place the correct tablet directly to the right of the darkest shade.
- Point to this new tablet and ask the child, " Can you find the one that is just a little different than this one?"
- Continue until you and the child have successfully arranged the shades in decreasing order.
- Have the child close his eyes and you mix up the tablets.
- Have the child arrange the shades in order as shown.


Exercises Box 3 

Exercise 1 
The child repeats the work as shown in the presentation using other graded colors until he has done all of the 9 shades.

Exercise 2
The child takes out one set of colors to grade and you choose another set of contrasting color. Have the child grade them both. Mix up the tablets and repeat. Continue until the child has graded every two combinations possible.

Exercise 3 
Place two mats next to each other. Place the disk in the center. Take the darkest of each color and place it horizontally around the disk. Grade each color outwards to create a "Star Burst".


Language

Names of the colors (given after the child can pair box 2 without hesitation).
After the child can grade Box 3: dark and light and later the comparatives (darker and lighter) and the superlatives (darkest and lightest).

 

 

Box 3

Three Period Lesson for Grading: Positives

Have the child take out any shade of one color.
Have the child grade the color from darkest to lightest.
Mix up the tablets.
Choose two tablets of contrasting shades but not the extremes.

Step 1:

In a clear voice name the correct one as dark and the 
other as light.
Repeat their names.
Change one or two of the tablets so the relationship changes and name them again.

Step 2:

Check for the name recognition by asking the child to show you a dark or light.
Change one of the tablets and ask for a dark or light.

Step 3:

Ask the child for the names.
Change the tablets and ask again.

 

Three Period Lesson for Grading: Comparative

Have the child take out any shade of one color.
Have the child grade the color from darkest to lightest.
Mix up the tablets.
Choose two tablets of contrasting shades but not the extremes.

Step 1:

In a clear voice name the correct one as dark and the other as darker.
Repeat their names.
Change one or two of the tablets so the relationship changes and name them again.

Step 2:

Check for the name recognition by asking the child to show you a dark or darker.
Change one of the tablets and ask for a dark or darker.

Step 3:

Ask the child for the names.
Change the tablets and ask again.

 

Three Period Lesson for Grading: Superlative

Have the child take out any shade of one color.
Have the child grade the color from darkest to lightest.
Mix up the tablets.
Choose three tablets of contrasting shades.

Step 1:

In a clear voice name the correct one as dark and another as darker. Add in the darkest and say, "Now this one is the darkest". 
Repeat their names.
Change one or two of the tablets so the relationship changes and name them again.

Step 2:

Check for the name recognition by asking the child to show you the darkest.
Change one of the tablets and ask for the darkest.
Add in a few more of the tablets and ask for the darkest. Remove that tablet and ask for the new darkest. Remove that one and repeat until you only have two left. Then ask for the darker.

Step 3:

Ask the child for the name of the darkest.
Change the tablets and ask again.

 

 

Purpose

Direct
To provide the child with a key to orient himself in the world of color.




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