With four littles in our house, our refrigerator is not big enough to hold all of the art work and handwriting papers.  I needed someway to showcase and organize the learning our children were doing during preschool time.  The idea of a Preschool Notebook or Journal came from Dina on the ABC Jesus Loves Me Facebook Group.  It's a way to keep current worksheets and calendars accessible, combine all of the activities that the child has done throughout the curriculum, and see progress along the way.  I loved the concept and wanted to share it with everyone.

Supplies:

 

 

 

3 Ring Binder - 1 1/2 to 3" binder depending on the number of papers you will inserting in binder.

 

 

 

Dry Erase Pockets or Sheet Protectors  

 

 

 

Dry Erase Markers or Wet Erase Markers (I like the wet erase markers (Vis-a-Vis) for writing because the tips are more fine than dry erase markers.) 



Paper Punch This makes it easy to add pages to the folder.

 

 

Preschool Notebook


Print one of the Preschool Notebook Covers and add your child's name to decorate the folder.

- Crayon Cover (1 Year)
- Paint Brush Cover (2 Year)
- Colored Pencil Cover (3 Year)
- Pencil Cover (4 Year)
- Notepad Cover (5 Year)

 

Each child has his or her own folder with the corresponding ABC Jesus Loves Me printable adorning the cover.   

Then, in the front of each folder are the worksheets to be covered for the week - curriculum, Bible, or Visual Perception worksheets. Any handwriting worksheets are placed in reusable protectors for extended use.  You may also include a monthly calendar for calendar time or to jot notes and reminders.

As a worksheet is finished, it is moved from the front to the back of the folder.  You can organize the worksheets by finish date or by category (Bible coloring, handwriting, etc.).

Make a daily or weekly tradition to have the child show the notebook to Daddy or a family member and explain what he or she is learning.

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