Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: School Days Weekly Calendar

I don't know about your kids, but my preschooler and kindergartner get overwhelmed by a monthly calendar. I searched and searched online to find one that would help my kids understand which days they had school and which days they didn't. I couldn't find one, so I gave up and made one.


I apologize for the terrible quality of this picture, but I'm having technical difficulties! I would have simply turned my document into a pic, but my microsoft trial has expired and I not prepared to part with the cash required to 'convert'. But I digress...


You can see that we have here a weekly calendar with a school bus shown on each school day. My four-year-old has taken ownership of moving the magnet each day so that both she and her sister know if it is a school day or not.

We hang this on our door, which happens to be steel, so magnets work well. You might choose to use your refrigerator, or laminate it so that you can use cute stickers.

This calendar does a few things:
1. Teaches the days of the week (you probably guessed that one!)
2. Encourages reading and word recognition
3. Encourages responsibility

You are more than welcome to use my idea, but if you make any money from it give me some!

6 comments:

  1. Now following from TTT Tuesday.
    great blog.
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  2. hi! i'm following from To The Top Blog Hop! i hop you'll visit my blog and follow back :)

    best,
    april

    www.marineparents.blogspot.com

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  3. I just found your blog on the hop and look forward to following along hoping that you may wish to do the same! I LOVE this chart idea.. I too am an aspiring domestic goddess mum!
    Blessings,
    j
    www.beneaththeacaciatree.com

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  4. excellent idea!!! i love lists, calendars, schedules (as you might have seen from my blog!! lol).
    thanks for reading/commenting and following me! i'm doing the same in return! :)
    aims

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  5. Just hopping by on the blog hop. I am your newest follower I popped over from The Mommy Chronicles

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  6. Hey there! I stumbled upon your blog and wanted to let you know how much I love it!! Thanks for you posts. I will be back for more. :-)

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