>> Thursday, January 5, 2012
It took me awhile to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. But slowly, the Christmas decorations are coming down. (Our tree is still up and twinkling away....and I still have the majority of our Christmas decorations up.....) I did clear away one small area that I had decorated with things that Nudgie could play with over the Christmas break - nutcrackers, her Fisher Price nativity (that I found at the Thrift Store for $3) , playdough with Christmas cookie cutters. Putting those things away is about the closest I've come to "taking down Christmas".
But back to school!
I've been wanting to have a little calendar area for Nudgie. Something where we can have a regular calendar/circle time. I came across a calendar post from Mama Jenn and knew right away that I could adapt it for what I wanted to do for Nudgie.
|Our calendar after a long night of laminating, cutting, and pasting|
The calendar printables (day, month, date) I got from Mama Jenn.
The "what's the weather" printables, I got from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
The "seasons" printable is also from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
The shape printables, I got here, via Mama Jenn.
The letter flashcards were something that I found in my files but don't remember where I found them. The Sesame Street number flashcards were something that I had picked up at The Dollar Tree when school started.
The Bible verses I got here from Totally Tots and here from ABC Jesus Loves Me
My thought was because Nudgie is still so little, we would focus on a Bible verse a month while still doing our regular Sunday school lessons (Bible story and craft) with Nani. To reinforce our monthly Bible verse, I used this AWESOME site to create writing worksheets for Nudgie to practice her writing skills. (She's adament about "writing" like her big sister and is doing a great job of tracing letters and words)
Now that I've completed her calendar center, I can turn my focus to the rest of her learning centers.
And maybe even get those Christmas decorations put away.