Our makeshift school area…

This whole week has been rainy so we have been inside a lot and very bored!  Today I took the kids to Wichita to grab a few things and we also went to the Mall to play at the play area. When we got home, Jackson napped and I set up and refreshed our learning area in the kitchen. I taped all our weather, days, seasons charts, and sight words to the wall…mainly so I remember to do them everyday!  I am excited to have a better area in the basement, but for now this will have to do.

I printed these charts below from Confessions of a Homeschooler and the sight words are from a pack I got at Office Max today. I choose to put up three for now to start. She can already tell me two of them Smile  We will see if she can still remember them tomorrow.

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I also finally refreshed our learning trays from Valentines Day.  I really would like to do this every week, because Jocelyn gets bored when I don’t.  I taught at a Montessori preschool for a little while before I had Jocelyn and they have these trays for kids to work on their fine motor skills. I try to make these all go with a theme for the week, but I just kind of threw this one together. This week I have tweezing, scooping, cutting, writing, and puzzles. All the trays are from the Target dollar bin. Here the trays we are doing for the next week or so…

Tweezing: Carrot picking {carrot erasers from Target dollar bins, Orange tweezers from Amazon, and the paint trays are from Oriental Trading Company}.

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Scooping: Jingle Bells scooping {jingle bells from Wal-Mart, bowls from Target, and small spoon}. Jackson always really enjoys the scooping tray!

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Cutting: Paper and little scissors {I draw lines for her to try to cut on}.

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Writing: I got these cute little writing boards from Office Max today for .99 each. You can used crayon or dry erase marker. I also put a wash cloth in there so she could wipe off her boards.

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Along with this we are going to start working on a letter a week again. We are doing J this week. We also have a bible verse that goes along with the the theme. We like to use this website for all the printables: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/RaisingRockStarsPreschool.html


I wanted to write this all down for my own reference, so I can look back to see what I have done and also just have quick ideas Smile Let me know if you have any awesome tray ideas!

One thought on “Our makeshift school area…

  1. Katie says:

    You are one AWESOME momma! Jocelyn will be so ready for Kindergarten! I have something you can add to your word wall/calendar wall. It’s a sound and letter chart. I also have a blends chart that I will send your way. I LOVE the tray idea! Love, love, love it!

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