I am really excited about this months’ materials for Mother Goose Time. September starts the new school year with the program, which means we were sent a new circle time pack along with our monthly curriculum. Each year has all new themes, and along with the new themes, Mother Goose Time has re-vamped their entire program making it more user friendly, and dare I say, even cuter (and I *love* cute!).
I don’t have our homeschool room totally set up yet because our stuff has STILL not made the trek from the old house to this one (pray for me, y’all, I’m about ready to loose it!) but I did take this opportunity to at least start getting our new space set up. For now, I used tape and sticky-tac to put everything up, so when everything arrives, I can laminate like a mad woman and hang our decorations in a more sturdy way.
The new circle time display is adorable. This year, it’s more three dimensional, and has a garden theme, which works fabulously with the tree display I picked up for decorations.
This is the main display- each month you will get a new shape to add to the clothes line, and a new colored bird to move in. There is also a display for weather cards, and this neat flippable alphabet.
Each month we also get sent new flowers with sight words and letters- there is a display that came with them to stick them in a flower pot, but I decided I wanted to put them around our tree instead- I’ll rotate the new words and letters in, so they are at the bottom of the garden, and move the others around the room, or up the tree as time goes on. I have grand plans to write other words (or something- I’m still debating) on leaves as we add them to the tree, but we’ll see how that goes throughout the year.
I also really like the new center labels- I use them around my house to label our homeschool room and other goodies as a way to encourage my kids to “read the room” and have even more exposure to new words.
One of the new additions to the curriculum this year is the “scrapbook” each child receives. There is a two page spread each month to keep track of the letters, numbers, colors and shapes they are learning.
Overall, I am thrilled with the improvements made to an already awesome curriculum. I’m so glad we’re continuing with it this year! And now, without further blah blah blah from me- some adorable pictures of Little Miss enjoying her school work this week!
The biggest highlight of this week- her tracing skills have really come along in the last couple months, and I snapped this picture of her having written her name so clearly and nicely. Then, I walked away for a moment and came back to the wonderful suprise of her writing MY name, right here, without help or prompting. I didn’t know she could do that! I celebrated by giving her tons of hugs, kisses, and some sweet treats too. Nothing melts a mama heart like a lovely note written by growing-up-too-fast baby hands!