This is what I came up with. I used a hanging chart from Target's dollar section, leftover from my teaching years. A clothespin with paper taped to it that reads 'what time is it?' This works out great because now that the chart has been up for a few months Madelyn changes this by herself. Although her little sister likes to pull the papers out and taste them :-) so we moved it up higher. I used the computer to print out the labels, tasks & pictures along with 'done' for the back side of each card. The cards are color coded for morning, noon, evening & one column of green for tasks done once a week.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I have been searching like crazy for a good chore chart for a three year old. I wanted something with both words and pictures. (She is at that stage where she can easily learn sight words.) I wrote a list of tasks that I wanted her to accomplish (eventually) by herself each day. Nothing I found was everything I was looking for- so I created my own.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
We have been hunting for the perfect toddler science equipment in the dollar bins over the past four months or so. Now we have a pretty dandy collection so we're off to hunt for bugs!
Mookie has a great Golden Book titled Insects that she loves to study. It has photos, sketches & cartoon pictures with lots of cool facts. I print out actives for her to paste into her interactive science notebook. She likes to look back at what she's done and I like that we can easily review stuff she's learned. It's also a neat keepsake, just put the date on each page.
We count the number of legs to determine if it's an insect or a spider. These worksheets were designed for grades 1-2, but can be easily modified.