If you have read previous posts about the way I organise us at any one time this year will resemble a few years ago in style as we have gone back to week prepared Folders colour coordinated and weekly completed work best pieces going into larger ring folders.
We ditched this before due to the high usage of paper but it is a system that works well for us and having just found a use for the shredded paper waste this creates in the form of animal bedding should we get new members of the family ourselves or for my niece if we don’t I felt it was worth going back to.
So we start with a folder each and a pencil case each
Now luckily our colours are always available (touch wood)
Folders in Pink Purple and green £1each from poundland
Pencil cases £1 tesco! (yes I was disgusted that what was their last year 50p pencil cases were £1 this)
6 highlighter pack £1 poundland
Pink purple and green pencil pen ruler rubber and sharpener set £1 each poundland
Flexible compass set £1 poundland
Wipable ABC letter board and pen £1 poundland
Dictionary under £1 Family Bargains store.
Plastic wallets £1 for 20 poundland
On top of this we also us an abacus, pot of shells and button counters, reading Rods, Myths or legends story making cards, dominoes, times table dice, black and white Laser Printer and also Thousands , Hundreds, Tens and unit boards.
Inside the folders.
Now by the end of the year the number of dividers will have risen and they would be replaced and turned into lap books too as they get battered and bashed but I always start with English maths and a weekly project after a long summer break then slowly add them back in from their each subject will have different ares being worked on again starting with easy recap stuff for the first week then bringing them back to their normal level after this boost only going back if I feel confidence is slipping due to getting stuck.
So we are starting with
Adjectives (older 2)
Fine motor skills (mainly tom and Emmie but jess likes the cutting sheets too)
Fact sheets (via project)
Note making (view project)
Measures (via project)
Measuring (via project)
Left from Right (emily)
Number patterns and sequencing (Emily)
Creating a simple game using code
Making fact sheets
Microsoft Publisher and Word Documents
Finding facts and fact checking when online.
Mixing colours (via Emily’s project)
Different textures (via project)
Photo taking (via Project)
Picture placement (via project)
Degu Digestive System (via Project)
Diabetes (via Project)
Fitness and Exercise (via a project)
Now the kids maybe working on different projects but they are all free to float in and out of the others project if the interest takes them.
This month’s projects
Growing up (Thomas and Jessica)
Why tooth fairies like white teeth (Emily)
What does healthy really mean (all of us)
So that is it for now each month we re choose the topics the health ones have over fan by 6 months now they are loving finding out about being healthy and making cheap by healthy choices, exercise etc. I say monthly but truth is some will be a day week 2 months or more some will be interesting then interest will wain just to pop up again later especially those relating the changes to their bodies happening to them now.