Here is an example from my 6 year olds daily journal from yesterday. It's a lot of writing and I'm having to help him. My 7 year old is starting to like the daily journal entries and becoming more self motivated. I wonder if this is too much writing though? The NAMC classroom guide I have suggested they keep a daily journal. I asked my friend Mary, who is a teacher, what she thought. I'll share her answer with you once she responds if you are curious.
6 year old:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Prayer and Pledge
Worked on daily journal
Presentation of minute sand timer
Decorated daily journal
Continued time line activity
Listened to 3rd day Creation story
Joined Diego in Bible Timeline cards activity
Colored pg. 2 in Genesis 1 book
Worked with Montessori small hexagon box
Worked with circles from Geometric cabinet.
Matched circles to solid, thick, and thin line cards in order of diameter
Worked on putting solar system cards in order of distance from the sun
Did matching extension activity.
Practiced reading names of the planets by myself
3-period lesson on recognizing: Sun, Mercury, Venus and Earth astronomy cards
3-period lesson on continent globe. Recognized location and name of all 7
Used continent puzzle map to name continents
Chose to look at book on North America
Listened to Mami read book on North America. Discussed North America. Decided to check out library book on Greenland.
Worked with phonics 3-part cards
Read HOP book #9 to Mami
Break for lunch and recess