Before we start with all of our lessons, we need to gather some materials! I decided to get two boxes for the items: one for mommy and one for Sawyer (SJ). To have a little fun, I call the boxes "Mommy's Think Tank" and "SJ's Think Tank". Here is a list of what you need:
Mommy's Think Tank
scissors (adult pair and child pair)
SJ's Think Tank
(depending on your child's age, you can put more of the materials in their box instead of yours)
Don't freak out! You don't need all of these things right away. Just get a few at a time! We will be adding materials to the boxes as we go.
I also decided to make a "Think Board" to display the letter of the week, number of the week, vocabulary words, bible verses, and artwork. I hung it up in Sawyer's room at his eye level so that we can use it in our daily lessons. Here is our board:
Letter of the Week (upper and lowercase) with words that start with that letter and coordinating pictures found in clipart.
Number of the week displayed in written form as well as countable form
Theme of the week
Bible verse of the week (this will usually start with the letter of the week or go along with the theme)
I also bought a portfolio to store all of Sawyer's work.
Feel free to create any kind of board you want. You can use a poster or a cork board like this one (I bought it 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby). Decorate it and make it your own! We will be updating it each week to go along with the themes!