In a previous post I spoke about some of the things that I like to do , to make school mornings easier. One thing that I like to do, but didn’t include was putting up a timetable of the children’s activities for the week.
Now that the kids have been back at school a couple of weeks, I have all the details to put together what our term 1 week looks like. I have attached the Microsoft Word document which tables our activities . You may like to save this document to your computer and then create a timetable for your own kids. I like to photocopy this on to A3 size paper, making it easy for the children to read and use it as a reference point to ensure they have all the stuff they need for school.
As well as all the officially scheduled activities, I also like to put in some activities for the smaller children when we are at home. I don’t stick rigidly to these, but they work to provide a reminder to me of some of the age appropriate activities that I need to be doing with them.
The font I have used in the attached table, is called Victorian Modern Cursive. This is the style of handwriting taught in primary schools through out Victoria. This may not show up on correctly your computer, but you can download it freely from the Victorian Government’s Victorian Govt Education website. I like to use this font for the preschoolers and younger school age children, as it helps them become familiar with the way the will need to write the alphabet.
They also have downloadable alphabet models (set on dotted thirds). We printed one out, laminated it and stuck it up on the wall near where the children do their writing. It provides a great reference on how to achieve the correct letter formation as the starting point for each letter is clearly marked.