The first day of school–for us, it’s finally here. Today is Peanut’s big day. Needless to say, we are all super excited in this house. Don’t worry. Our first week low-down is soon to come.
This morning Peanut is going to be greeted with her first-ever morning board which will guide us through our opening exercises each day of school. When creating this morning board I wanted something that was easy to switch out as need and required no cutting, pasting or laminating. Needless to say, I was very excited when I found this hanging collage collection hanging display at Michael’s on sale for around $8.
|Collage Collection 16 pocket Suction Cup Display available at Michaels|
I knew right away I had found my morning board. With open pockets on either side to insert 4×6 cards all I had to do to was create my morning board cards on Publisher and print them on 4×6 index cards. Super easy. So now it looks like this…
|Finished morning board|
|Monthly and Weekly Themes|
Next we will spend some time on memory work. No Peanut can’t read yet but this will help her to at least learn the pattern of the morning board routine. Each week our goal will be to memorize a verse of scripture and a poem. In addition, we will be talking about a certain character trait as it relates to the Bible verse.
|Memory and Recitation Section|
Next we will review our letter and color of the week.
|Letter and Color of the Week|
|Number of the Week|
Of course we will also have our calendar and weather time. To do this I purchased this calendar from Amazon and love it. Remember, how I said I didn’t want to cut out or glue or paste anything? This calendar was very reasonably priced and comes with everything…holiday cards, date card, month cards, year cards to year 2016 and beyond, weather cards, and season cards. They are made on very sturdy cardboard too so I know I won’t have to replace them anytime soon either. So all in all I think it was totally worth it.
|Calendar from Amazon|
|Morning Board Box|
I created sticker labels on my printer using return address labels and cutting them to size.
|Calendar cards in a snack bag|
Since we will have weekly review time for all the poems and Bible verses we memorize, I included a section at the front to include our review cards when they are no longer on the morning board. For a while we will review them twice a week and eventually once a week once we get them down.
Our morning box categories:
- Mon/Wed Review
- Tues/Thurs Review
- Monday Review
- Tuesday Review
- Wednesday Review
- Thursday Review
- Month Themes
- Week Themes
- Character Studies
- Bible Verses
|Morning board card dividers|
|Calendar card dividers|
- School days
My goal is to eventually be able to share these cards with you for download as I finish creating Peanut’s curriculum so be on the lookout. In the meantime though, maybe this will give you some new ideas for your morning board and calendar organization. God bless.