Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The New School Year - Our Morning Board

I wanted to try this out for awhile before I bragged on it, just to make sure it worked as well as I thought it would. But now that we've been back to school for a month, I can say it's definitely a hit!
I know I saw the idea somewhere and I wish I could remember exactly where to give credit...
We call it our morning board and it's just one of those wonderful foam project boards that I turned into a calendar with plenty of clear pockets to hold various things we're working on. Everything that isn't in a plastic pocket is laminated with shipping tape.
The pockets are sheet protectors cut to fit or, for the smaller ones, mini photo album pages. They hold cards with our name and address (mostly for Jack to memorize), catechism questions we're memorizing, our Bible card for the week (from Veritas Press - I love these cards and wanted to be able to see them through out the day), the kids' Bible verse for Sunday School, and President flash cards. As we go through the year I'll change things out to reflect new things we want to memorize or read about.
It's so helpful to have the little things that didn't exactly fit in a subject all in one place. And memorizing is so easy when you go over it every day - I'm even remembering things!


Jason and Danielle said...

I am new to your blog and just wanted to comment and say I love your ideas. This board sounds just like what we need in addition to our mourning routine. hope you don't mind if I copy your idea. Thanks for sharing it

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Danielle - Copy away:) I wish I could remember who I copied it from!