Here is our calendar wall :-) I talk about these ideas every morning of the season, weather, month, day, daily scripture and schedule for the day. Our version of back to school included counting down to the days and talking about learning and supplies.
|Calendar Area. Toys not included :-)|
Beginning of the year projects. A Handprint Poem. Someone REALLY liked the smock and made flying noises running around in it afterwards
|Beginning of the year door photo.|
Part of our daily checklist includes calendar time, bible reading, memory verse, and doing an activity related to letters, number, counting, colors and shapes every day. I have come across many more ideas to vary these activities in the weeks to come.
|I asked M to put his foot on the letter J :-)|
|Bottle cap game with a printable from COAH and our fridge phonics.|
|Clip n Learn from COAH|
|Naming numbers with sidewalk chalk|
|Clip n Learn from COAH|
Color: We pointed out the numbers on the ruler as well.
|Education cube with WS|
|colored ruler, also great for numbers|
|dry erase board|
Counting: We point things out in real life. Wednesday night at dinner, I was telling the husband about our learning day and he suggested playing hide and go seek and counting very loud. By the 4th time, M was trying to repeat our counting.
|using our geoboard|
|School bus with numbers for sequencing|
Patterning school objects.
|School Supply worksheet from Kindergarten Crayons|
Reading courtesy of Veggie Tales: We talked about time, a school day and how learning is fun :-)
|Time for Tom|
|I can series with Laura Carrot|
|Poster. We'll add a number each week|
as we learn them
|Education cube with numbered feet from sparkle kidz. |
He rolled the cube and then I asked him which foot matched.
|bingo blotter with COAH ws|
|This time with pom poms. Same work sheet|
just printed on colored construction paper
|lacing cards from COAH|
|Sensory Bin using among other things a school supply list|
from our local elementary
|Books we read this week to help our concepts. The "Food", "Animals"|
and "More Words" books were used for Vocabulary.
A few notes:
Education cubes are wonderful! I enjoy finding ways to incorporate them in to our learning process.
Confessions of a Homeschooler has awesome printables. We plan to use lots more in upcoming lessons.
I really need to declutter the playroom to minimize distractions
These lessons were taken over a three day period. - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week