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Our January Brain Box
We are continuing to use our brain box and I changed up our contents from our December box.
Our Brain Box has a few different purposes. First of all, it helps me to pull out some resources I may otherwise have forgotten about. It also helps me to be intentional in choosing a few different areas to focus on for the month. And because our Brain Box is out in the open the kids will pull out different things throughout the day.
While some months some of our resources will be repeated, this month I filled it with completely new items.
One thing that I forgot to take a picture of that is also part of our Brain Box this month is a kids embroidery kit that Raeca has been working on lately.
Pet Trivia Cards – I found these cards at Dollar Tree, we’ve just been picking a few every few days and going through them.
Fox Addition Cards – While my big focus for kindergarten is learning to read, this month I want to do a bit of math with Ephraim. These fox addition cards are a good resource for us this month, though hopefully in the next couple of months we’ll move into just using numbers.
Funny Fill-In – This little booklet is great for learning parts of speech, I love when learning can be done in a fun way!
Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff – This book is great for learning how to remember things (as it says in the subtitle), and it also has a number of different things to memorize. While I’m not big into the idea of memorizing everything, there are some different facts that I think are cool for kids to learn.
The Best of Times & Math Appeal – I enjoy Greg Tang’s math books, they introduce different ways and tricks to do math quickly in your head.
Our Great Prime Ministers – I am trying to teach the kids more about Canadian history this year and one of the things we are learning together is a list of the Prime Ministers of Canada.
Oh, I forgot, this clock book is one resource that we are carrying over from last month, we didn’t use it much last month and hope to use it more this time.
Brain Games – Admittedly, we are almost half way through this month and we haven’t cracked this book open yet. Hopefully we’ll use it this week!
What are some of your favorite resources for January?
How about for February, what should we add into that box?