Room-Time Activities

Some of you have asked that I share with you some of the room time activites I do with Ashlyn. Here is a schedule I try to follow. After she is done with the activity she can read or play with her dolls.

Mondays– Sight Word practice-
*cut out letters in magazines to make her words
*I type a short paragraph using as many of her words and give her a highlighter to find them all. Then she draws a picture of what it says.
*using letter tiles she spells out some of her words
* practices writing some of her words
*word searches with her words in it

Tuesdays– Puzzles
*this is the same each week.
*I give her two 24 piece puzzles to do. She loves Puzzle Tuesdays!

Wednesdays– Math Activity
* tangram shapes
* worksheets on numbers, patterns, or sequencing
* I’ve also started an estimation jar with her. I put a different number of bears in it and she writes how many she thinks are in the jar on a post it note.

Thursdays- Craft or Art Project
*making any b-day cards for friends or family’s b-days that are coming up.
*free drawing
*Sometimes I give her different sized shapes and tell her to make something by gluing them together.

Fridays– Free Friday
* She gets to decide what I put out for her. It can beplaying school, dolls, her pretend cash register is a favorite, Lite Bright, drum machine, her tea set, etc.

Saturdays/Sundays- these days vary depending on the amount of time she has for room time. Usually she will just read books for a little bit. I also have her listen to books on CD, which she loves.

She looks forward to her room time and sometimes gets upset when we have plans and she can’t have it. It’s funny how kids cling to the routine. Hope this helps!

Magazine Organization

After fort building I decided to take a break and look through some old magazines. My kids were busy jumping on the “trampoline” (pillows) while I flipped the pages of my Family Fun magazine. I found several pages turned down and realized I forgot to go back and look at it. I knew I would never end up going back through them and got a great idea. I tore out all the pages with things I wanted to look back through. Most of them were different things the girls and I could make together.

I went through all 12 of my magazines tearing out pages that I wanted to keep. Ashlyn and Emily got tired and started looking through them with me. It was fun because Ashlyn helped me find things that she wanted to do and we would tear them out. I put the pages in order by month and stuck them in a folder. I put dividers in for each month and now I can find what I want much easier.