I’m back with another installment of my homeschool preschool series. This week, we are talking visual effects. I will say this now, a circle time wall is not a necessity. This is totally optional and chances are, your circle time will look totally different than mine. And guess what? That’s totally awesome!
You remember how I talked about the Internet being a great resource? Well, it didn’t quit at lesson planning. All of my circle time items, were free and I printed them from my phone, so they were very easily accessible as well.
How did I compile my wall, you ask?
I started with knowing me and my child. He doesn’t need a bunch to look at and touch and I didn’t want a bunch to look at. I wanted everything to be used regularly and for play and education purposes. I also understood that some things would come later, like the weather.
So what did I print? What did I do I after I printed?
My circle time wall consists of a:
1. Peg board ($5-Target)
2. Months of the year
3. Days of the week
4. Dates of the months
5. Number flash cards
6. Letter flash cards
7. Dry erase board (purchased previously at a great price)
Again, everything I printed on cardstock (Walmart) I had left over, cut them out and laminated them. I chose to laminate because my child is slowly learning gentle and that paper not being laminated, will die painfully and quickly. Lamination is the difference between hospice and ICU in our house.
Back to the circle time wall…
It was also important to me to add to a visual schedule to help all of us. It takes team work to keep this house running and we all need reminders. Plus, the visual schedule will help James with transitions.
Ok, so, remember when I said our walls should look different? I really want you to do what works for you so I’m not posting the exact links of my items. I will post the websites and you can do what you want with that. I will also share photos of my wall only so you can see how minimal it can be.
Here are the sites. Until next time!
teacherspayteachers.com (To download you will have to create an account. Some items cost money but prices are very reasonable.)
pintrest.com (I’ve pinned some things that you may like, follow me @hitswiththemrs)
google.com (Yup, that basic.)
Ok, here is what mines looks like.