This school year, I am using a "Morning Meeting Notebook" with T.
So far, his notebook includes the following pages.
- monthly calendar*
- monthly number picture*
- days of the week, months of the year, the year, seasons of the year*
- weather, feelings*
- monthly song**
- 100 days of school***
I will add additional pages in the weeks and months ahead.
*These pages came from Mama's Learning Corner preschool calendar notebook set of 29 printable pages. She designed the pages to be placed in sheet protectors so a child can use a dry erase marker to complete them. T is completing the pages a little differently.
The set includes monthly calendars for July 2013 through June 2014. The numbers on each monthly calendar are designed so a child can trace them. T uses a dot marker to mark the date.
The set includes monthly number pictures. The instructions state that a child should find the number for the date each day, and cross it out. T uses a dot marker to mark the number for the date.
The next page of the set includes "Today is..." with the days of the week listed, "Tomorrow is..." with the days of the week listed, "The month is..." with the months of the year listed, "The year is..." with a primary writing line, and "The season is..." with the seasons of the year listed. I read each sentence, and T points to the correct answer. Currently, I am skipping the sections "Tomorrow is..." and "The year is..."; although, we talk about the current year when we work on the monthly calendar page. (T is sure the current season is spring, because the leaves have not started changing colors yet!)
The next page of the set includes "Today's weather is..." with various options listed, and "Today I feel..." with various options listed. I read each sentence, and T points to the correct answer. (T is intrigued with the Band-aid on the sick face's forehead!)
**This page came from Mrs. Meacham's Classroom Snapshots website. In the Barb's Inserts part of her Calendar Math section, you can find songs (as well as reading and writing activities) for each month of the school year. We sing the song together...
actually, I am doing all of the singing right now...and include signs (American Sign Language) we know.
***On several other blogs, I have seen charts for tracking the first 100 days of school. I used Excel to create this page for T's notebook. He uses a dot marker to mark the number.