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Today was the day, y’all! We finally got everything organized for July. The theme for this month is Art Studio. And this is definitely one of the reasons I love Mother Goose Time. So much awesome packed into one little yellow school bus box!
While the little guy was napping this afternoon, I worked on getting everything punched out and laminated. Check out all the financial literacy and character-building included in this month’s kit. Love it! Can’t wait to tell the little guy the story about Falco.
Each month when we get our box, I pull out the teacher tools as well as the manipulatives. I also open the first few bags. The first or second daily discovery bag includes the book for the month. I glance through the Teacher Guide + Little Goose Teacher Guide to get an idea of what we’ll be doing each day and of course prep anything I need to for the first week or so.
After that, I put the daily discovery bags back in the box and put the box on our homeschool cart. Talk about grab and go, right?
I love being able to flip through each day and see what we have to look forward to. Even the little guy is anxious to check things out at this point. Definitely a homeschooler at heart. Our Science Lab curriculum kit showed up today and no sooner did we pull into the driveway that he was pointing at the Mother Goose Time box on the porch.
It’s awesome to see how excited he is already! I’m thinking we’re not going to last very long before we break into next month’s kit. I’ve never been as excited to get something as I was that box. Hello Science Lab! It’s an entire month of everyday experiments & hands-on experiences. And of course the little guy shares my enthusiam.
It definitely didn’t take long before he had the plastic beakers and the manipulatives in his little toddler hands. Lol…
We hung up our easel poster and added the activities we’re planning to do for Day 1. The Little Goose Teacher Guide suggests choosing 3-4 of the 6 because toddlers have shorter attention spans, so that’s exactly what we did.
And here’s a quick peek at the books we’ll be reading this month. Mix came with our Art Studio curriculum kit and the others were books we already had, but haven’t read yet. I love that we get a new book each month. And I love adding a few too, so we have one to read each week. There’s also a book list every month, so you can check out books from your local library as well.
The little guy spent some time making his name tag for the month. Isn’t the paint brush cute?
For the time being, we’re using letter stickers to put his name on his name tags. I hand him the letters in order and tell him what the letter is. He repeats the letter and adds it to his name tag.
He also found the “glo-ball.” Read: globe ball. Talk about excited! Mother Goose Time definitely goes above and beyond to make each month even more awesome than the last. And it’s the little things like this inflatable globe that always put a smile on E’s face. He’s head over heels in love with it. Can you tell? Lol…
After that, we decided to take a break and get something to eat. We’ll pick up where we left off tomorrow. Here’s to another awesome month of Mother Goose Time with the little guy.
If you missed our “Tot School” space post a few weeks ago, you can check it out here.
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