More Homeschool… Manipulatives, Centers, Calendar

After looking at this site and her ideas for a Calendar board I was completely inspired. Thank you Homeschool Creations for the wonderful ideas!  Here is our Calendar board:

Our Homeschool Calendar

Our Homeschool Calendar ideas from Homeschool Creations blog

We have: Todays Date, with different ways to write the date, make the date in money, color of the day, weather for temp. (1st grader will fill in daily), weather for the 4 year old to use picture cards.  We also have letter of the day and verse of the day.  I will also be adding the skip counting pages.

For calendar I plan on having all 3 boys participate in one way or another.  I have also been looking around for center ideas, things to keep the 2 little ones busy when I need to work with my 1st grader.  Carissa has so many excellent ideas on her blogs.  One of them is Tot Trays.  I loved all her ideas and will be using them and creating more inspired by what I have seen.  Here are some things we have so far:

Preschool Centers

Basket #1 (white) - for the 2 & 4 year olds, basket #2 - Base Ten set - 1st grader

basket #1 – Pompoms for sorting, pouring, gluing, scooping, measuring, tongs, ice cube try for sorting, clothespin centers (see below), poker chips to sort and stack, pipe cleaners, eraser center (see below).

Toddler Center - erasers

I cut a square in the lid of a take n go container, then added erasers

Toddler Center

He puts them and then tries to retrieve them

colors and numbers center

Different games to play with these both toddlers and preschoolers

Preschool Centers

Beads, funnels and bowls

Preston gluing pasta and glitter

Pasta, glitter and glue

Foil, Pasta and glitter

Foil, Pasta and glitter

Still on the lookout.  Excellent places for centers:  the Dollar Tree, Walmart, Big Lots.  You don’t have to spend a lot and your children will learn, play and love it!

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I just got lots of great ideas! Thanks!

I just got lots of great ideas! Thanks so much!

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