Friday, January 13, 2012

Letter N and Our Shelves This Week

N is for nest and net this week!  We were stuck at home ALL week since the kids have been randomly puking (fun times).  I think the three of us have cabin fever, but we did a lot of school!
On this shelf: number puzzle, BOB books and God's Big World magazine (we are loving this!), pom pom transfer with tongs (Kyla was really good at this!), sandpaper letters, fake money jar, stickers (a Kyla favorite), numeral beads with counting cards, car parking lot number match (Keanan did this every day and LOVED it!)

On this shelf: both kids workboxes, wooden animal matching game, ice fishing with number fish (we all loved this!), magnetic shape winter picture match, yarn measuring and sorting.

And the action shots!








 
Linked up at: Living Montessori Now, No Time For Flashcards & I Can Teach My Child

7 comments:

  1. hi Jen

    i really like your shelving system. i have twin 3 1/2 yr old girls. im just starting to do pre-school with them. could you give me some details on how you set your system up? it looks simple and organized. i dont want to have overkill for my girls-which is what i like about yours. i'd love to know how you work your shelving system. thanks. julie

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    1. Hi Julie! Our set-up is pretty simple. We have a kid table with two chairs on one wall for the kids to sit at and do worksheet work. On the same wall is a tall bookshelf that holds their books and my planning stuff. The next wall has an end table with our goldfish and the door to the closet (tons of shelves and space for me to store activity supplies and crafts). The next wall is a 3 shelf short bookcase that I set activities on. The final wall has some pillows in the corner for a reading area and a bookcase to hold workboxes (which have the daily worksheets) and activities. The activities are montessori inspired and I only put 8 out at a time (4 on each short bookcase - those are the ones pictures). The trays that I use to display the activities are from Target, they are really helpful with keeping everything together and making it look simple. I'm all about less is more! I change out the 8 activities every week. During our school time the kids can work/play with whatever activity they want for as long as they want - but they are also required to complete their workbox work (which is usually 3 worksheet for my 3 1/2 year old and 1 for my 2 year old on whatever letter we are learning). School usually take 1-2 hours a day - depending on what we are doing and the mood of the kids =) Let me know if you want more info or have other questions =)

      Jen

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  2. I love finding new blogs that share tray activities! We just did ice fishing last week! I have a tray themed link party that I would love for you to join.

    http://his4homeschooling.blogspot.com/2012/01/whats-on-tray-wednesday-2.html

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  3. Love your car parking lot number match idea!

    Stopped in from Link & Learn.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, Jenny! My grandson loves playing with cars. I use that time with him a lot to teach new vocabulary, terrain, manners, safety, counting, etc. The parking lot idea will be a wonderful way for him to practice number, letter, or shapes recognition. I'm glad I'm found this site!

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  4. I love love love your car parking lot match! Did you put numbers on the cars too? My son would love this - I can't wait to try it -- thanks :) (We did a pom pom sort this week too).

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    1. Yes, the cars had numbers on them too. Have fun!

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