Since my oldest preschooler will be five in November and this will be my third year doing preschool with him, I wanted to change things up a bit this year. This is what we’ve done for the past several years … and it’s been GREAT!
I wanted a more colorful alphabet strip that didn’t take up so much wall space and I wanted to do our weekly alphabet letters a little differently. So, this is what we are doing this year!
This kids love the change and I love how simple and colorful it is. I had been looking for a colorful and simple set of ABC flashcards … and found these at the dollar store of all places.
- I just hung two pieces of yarn. One is a little longer and the other is shorter and hung just behind the first.
- Then simply clip each letter on with clothespins.
- TIP: I did have a little discussion with my boys that the letters are not targets for balls or dart guns. Then again, playing ABC dart practice might be a fun thing to do one of these weeks
Preschool Journals … we are trying this out this year. So far, so good!
- I gave each of my kids their own composition book.
- Decorate the front! Just glue blank cardstock to the front and back and let the kids personalize their journals with crayons, markers and stickers.
- Each day they grab their preschool box and journal.
- We sing our songs, say a prayer, read our book, then open our journals.
- the kids write their name
- we practice writing our letter for that week – upper and lowercase
- copy our theme (animal, ant, apple) from a book we’ve read
- draw a picture and/or put stickers on the page.
- letter writing practice
- an organized & compact way to keep track of our preschool days
So far I’m really pleased. The kids love their journals and enjoy doing their page each day. I love that we can see everything we’ve done, but then can close the book and put them away. Oh … and none of the ABCs have been used for target practice yet