Traditional Morning Routine
Roadschooling Activity to focus on geography, comparative weather, and activities
I designed the handout for a first grade student, but I'm sure it could be leveled up or down just fine. It includes:
- What is today? A place for child to write the month, day of the week, and day and year.
- Today's number: This is where the child takes the number date and makes 4 number sentences. Two that add up to that number, and two that subtract to that number. For example on March 12; the student might choose (10 + 2 = 12), (6 + 6 = 12), (15 - 3 = 12), and (20 - 8 = 12).
- Where am I? Here the child writes the name of the city/town, state, and country. He also marks the location on the US map.
- What's the Weather Like Today? Here the child writes a weather descriptor word, includes a current, and predicted high/low temperature for your current location, and one for "back home."
- Picture of what I did yesterday: The child can either draw a picture or make a collage that will help him keep a record of all the cool places your family goes. My kids like cutting from tourist brochures and pasting ticket stubs in this space. Even photos of the latest fish catch have made it into this spot.
- Journal: Today.... prompt allows space for the child to write a sentence of something cool that is going on.
Tips for Using the Calendar-Weather-Geography Activity
You might choose to print out multiple copies (back-to-back maybe) one page per day still adds up to be a lot. Maybe you might choose to print it on card stock, laminate it, or put it in Learning Resources Write And Wipe Pockets or the Crayola Dry Erase Boardso that you don't have all the paper to keep track of.
Handwriting Without Tears
In case you're wondering, I choose to use the 2 lines promoted by Handwriting Without Tears. I have found that it is less confusing as my son knows that some letters are tall, some are small, some are descending, and others are capitals. His handwriting has much improved since using the two lines instead of three.
Free Download Printable
Here is a free download on the Roadschooling Calendar Journal. This link will take you to a Google Doc where you will be able to download the pdf. I would love your feedback.
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