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Today Is...

posted Nov 2, 2010, 1:17 PM by K Day   [ updated Nov 2, 2010, 8:28 PM ]
Although I LOVE the Morning Board idea, we just weren't able to create it exactly the same way as other moms. I adapted our version from Homeschool Creations & Carisa at 1+1+1=1. Good luck to you in creating your own version! 

Every day Taka begins his day with "Morning Board" type works. One of these is the "Today is..." card. I took a 4"x6" index card and wrote out Today Is..., Day:, Month:, Date:, Year:. Then I laminated the index card and Viola! We now have an easy to erase card that Taka' can use every day. 

This was our first version of the "Today Is" card. I kept it pretty straight forward and this has worked for a couple of months. However Taka asked that I make it more like his writing paper. Green grass bottom line, red fence middle line and blue sky top line. I whipped one up for him in a matter of minutes and he is now excited and happy to write on his new card. 

The new version may actually work better for very small children. You could even draw a little picture at the beginning of each line. A cloud at the top line, a fence by the middle line and a bit of grass at the bottom line. It helped Taka and a few of his friends when they were just beginning to learn to write. The "grass" and "sky" seems to help the child define the space for the letters.