Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally, the Breakfast Board!

I saw the idea for the "Breakfast Board" long ago on the Well-Trained Mind Forums and immediately wanted to make one. Well, maybe I didn't make it so immediately, but it is finally ready to go. We do have a separate calendar that we fill in every(ish) morning.

The right side has our Month/Season circle, Day of the Week circle, and a place to put the kitchen helper of the day in. Each child has 2 days a week where they're the helper (R-girl has Mondays & Thursdays, N-boy has Tuesdays & Fridays, M-girl has Wednesdays & Saturdays, and I get my kitchen to myself on the Lord's Day) and they're always asking me whose day it is.



The middle section of the board has a place for color and shape of the week, places to chart the weather (precipitation & temp on one, kind of weather on the other), a time of day circle chart (Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night). It also has our place value chart (the yellow thing).



The left side of the chart has a clock and a bag for teaching money. Each day we'll add a penny and exchange the amounts for nickles, dimes, quarters, and a dollar as we get to that point. I'm hoping this will help with the children's understanding of money.



Finally, a picture of the whole thing in its glory. I'm too excited!

7 comments:

  1. What a great way to organize all that stuff! This might be handy for our circle time! :) You mentioned this before but I was too lazy to I had a hard time grasping the concept (& I was too lazy to look it up on the forum!)- the pics helped!

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  2. I haven't checked your blog in a while, and I see you've been back to posting frequently. I really like "the breakfast board". I might have to try something like that myself! ;-)

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  3. It looks awesome! Nicely done!

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  4. Great job, Dawn! (Thanks for the tip with the RSS feed, by the way. :)

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  5. Thanks, everyone! I think I might take the clock down, it doesn't really fit for such a specific time (we've done 8:08 two days in a row [grin]) But I forgot to leave room for our picture study, so that is a perfect spot to put the print.

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  6. Where did you get the pocket thing for place value? And all the different forms?

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    1. Local teacher store for the pocket thing, but one could easily make something similar, I think.

      No idea on the other thing - this was more than 7 years ago. Probably collected them here and there on the internet.

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