Now My Little Squirt is no different just because he doesn't have schoolbooks yet...he has to have a school bin too! Instead of being filled with books, his bin is full of activity bags and other projects or manipulatives.
I was so excited to see how this would work that I got his bin ready a week early - go Mom!
I am doing Letter of the Week (LOTW) with him from Confessions of a Homeschooler. So, I marked some gallon zipper bags with the days of the week and filled them with about 4 activities each from LOTW.
Then I looked for other activities that would go with the Letter A. I grabbed some books with A in the title to add to his bin. I added some other activity bags, like
Alpha Beads, All Mixed Up and Clips and Straws (to make the letter A). I even threw in some letter blocks with an A on them (he'll have to show me which side has the A). And finally I added a box of Animal magnets.
I also wanted to do some things that couldn't go in the bin...eat an apple and animal crackers, make apple pie or apple sauce, sing a song, learn a verse, make our bodies into the letter A, etc. So, I made a little checklist for him and put that in the bin, too.
And yes, it all fits nicely into his bin - I was a bit amazed that it fit, too!
Well, that pretty much sums up my plan for a week of school with Little Squirt. Now let's hope I can stay a week ahead!
8 days and counting!