This post is part of a series on how I organize our homeschool. Enjoy!
When I taught kindergarten (ages and ages ago, it seems, now), I had certain activities that I liked to do with my class at certain times of the year. Pumpkin activities in fall, snowman activities in winter...the special things that students would remember. I kept these in what is called a 'tickler file': a file system broken up into files labeled with names of the months of the year. It became my routine to check my file at the beginning of the month so that I could access these 'fun activities' to give our classroom life more dimension. And fun...ALWAYS the fun! :o)
NOTE: I like to use plastic dividers to keep weeks separate. I bought 3 packs of 8 dividers and they fit perfectly for the 24 week cycle. Also, check your local thrift store for binders- I found these 3 blue sturdy binders at Goodwill for .99 each. That's WAY cheaper than they would have cost at a regular office supply store. It pays to look every now and then!
I have seen others hang tickler files in a file box. This is a great solution too! This is my file box I take to information meetings now, but will double as our community 'mailbox' when our year begins. Right now it has parent information packets and catalogs in it, but I will eventually put hanging folders labeled by family name in it. It will sit in a designated spot for mamas to put birthday party invites, notes, etc. for friends in our community. Plus, at the end of the day, I can take it home to re-fill with community information, invoices, field trip details, etc. for families to be toted back next week. :o)