Of course, I had to get him the exact same notebook, but we decided to use it for keeping track of Y’s projects, some simple crafts and doodles, and whatever else comes up throughout the academic year. I am loving this because I can so easily
keep track of Y’s progress. Keeping papers organised and tidy is also a serious
bonus though! The absolute best part though is Y’s pride in seeing his own work
as time goes on and the pages are filled in.
At the moment, we are working on Halloween themed math activities and lots of writing by using our Halloween Math Mini Interactive Notebook!
Math Mini Interactive Notebook
- Number quantity is reviewed
- Gluing and cutting skills practiced
- Colouring pages (reinforces proper pencil/pen grasp)
- Writing number symbols
If you are a regular on Welcome to Mommyhood, you know we love to present works and learning activities on trays. I really love how organised and tidy this leaves Y’s works. I also truly believe that this presentation makes the works appear enticing to Y as he can easily see what they are, and see the steps or process for creating the final process.
Even though this is a new style of work for us – using an interactive notebook that is, I still presented it on a tray. I broke the steps down by presenting all of the materials Y would need for completing one to two pages at a time. Leaving all of the printables for him to do may have overwhelmed him and would have had a discouraging effect on his ability to focus and complete the work.
Note: Whenever I present works with coloured pencils, I also provide a pencil sharpener. You may also want to provide a bowl for placing the rubbish into.
Y’s final product
Here he is, reviewing his work (and munching on a holiday snack because Christmas and St Nicholas Day things are already in stores!). Y was quite studious with his work, and absolutely loved the flap we created!
I also included a Russian number word label for Y! We reviewed counting in both English and Russian, which provided just enough of an extra challenge for Y.
Printables pack includes:
- 0-9 cards
- 0-9 large writing cards
- 0-9 number quantity cards (themed cards with images)
- 0-9 word cards
- 0-9 coloring cards
Spider life cycle printables
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Today, I am linking up at: A little bird told me, Preschool and kindergarten community, Tot school Gathering Place, The Thoughtful Spot, Love to Learn Linky, The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions, Link and Learn, TGIF, Hip Homeschool Moms, Practical Mondays