WFMW: Dry Erase Pens and Page Protectors
These are two tools that I really could not live without at my little homeschool at the farm. I used them a little all along in my teaching journey, but after a year of Classical Conversations, I really began to see that the possibilities are endless. Here is a listing of ways that I use them.
- Trace a map several times for geography study.
- Reuse math fact drill sheets.
- Reuse any worksheet.
- Make chore check lists. The kids mark through when their chores are done. In the evenings they erase to have a fresh new list for the next day.
- Scratch paper for math...somehow they will not complain about working long problems when I do this
- As a reward with Crayola Dry Erase Crayons...a very fun art tool
- Lay over a page in the child's reader...let them mark vowels and underline phonograms they are learning. It turns their reader into a fun phonics workbook page.
- Handwriting pages for tricky letters that need more than one page to learn...like cursive r
- Veritas Press Timeline Cards...2 will go in one protector sideways...let kids write dates on the fronts of the page protectors (two dates, one per card). Set out a few at a time; maybe 6-8 and remove cards. Then the kids put the cards back into the right protectors that have dates written on them.
- Learning states and capitals. Put in a US map that has the states labelled. Have the kids write in the capitals. You can also have kids label rivers, mountains and other features.