So each morning after morning chores are complete, the kids gather on the top stair landing.
(Little Red Riding Hood is sick and couldn't muster up a smile this morning.)
The first thing we do each circle time is go over the routine for the day. I love the system I came up with last year. We can move the little velcro cards around according to what we will be doing on any given day. Next we go over our calendar skills and family rules. Our family rules are ~
- Mind your own business
- Obey Mom and Dad
- Respect all living things
- Respect everyone's belongings
(Under our calendar is our people timeline.)
Next we record that day's predicted weather on the weather tree. We just started this New Year's Day and are really enjoying it so far.
Once we are done with the weather tree, we review one of our posters. We either review the world map, U.S. map, continent map, geography terms, solar system chart or the Pledge of Allegiance.
Lastly, we review one of our books. Right now we are doing a book on families around the world. It is interesting to see how others live. The kids then find that family's country and continent. Before this book, we reviewed safety cards and next we will be doing a book on body language.
It is amazing how much we can get done in about 20 minutes time. So do you do circle time? What does it look like in your house?