My Circle Time Binder combines your favorite circle time activities (Weather, Days/Months, Calendar Activities, Colors, Shapes, Letters, Who's Here, Counting, etc.) into a portable binder.
The binder is perfect for educators who: are limited on wall space, want to take their circle time on the go (outside, field trips, etc.) , or have varying ages in their home working on different skills. It's also a great option for educators who only have 1 or 2 children "ready" for Circle Time, or parents who are homeschooling their preschool aged child.
The circle time binder includes the following Pages:
Inside this 89-Page Printable you will find:
Simply insert each page in a page protector, laminate the pieces for durability and attach with velcro.
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Fun to customize
Choose from 9 included cover designs. You can easily add your favorite circle time resources to the binder such as your favorite fingerplays, songs and group activities.
My goal was to design a binder that was easy to assemble,
customize, update and organize.
The Circle Time Binder covers skills such as: Colors, Numbers, Uppercase & Lowercase Letters, Shapes, Days of the Week and Months of the Year.
You can also use it in combination with my other printable activities such as Patterning activities, Literacy games, Counting mats to extend the learning.
Who is at home/Who is here today?
I've included three editable Who is at home? and Who is here today? attendance activities that work on name recognition!
These name cards are easily editable. Add up to 9 children's names per page. Use this activity to open your circle time! Everyone finds their name on the Who is at home mat and moves it to the Who is here today mat.
Expand This: You can expand on this activity by having the children locate their friends names, or create cards with just their last names on them.
Use this activity as an opportunity to focus on social emotional skills! Provide everyone an opportunity to participate and share how they are feeling !
A Feelings Poster is included in the circle time download as well as "Today I feel" clip cards.
Days of the Week & Months of the Year
Learn about the days of the week, and the order of the days! Combine the Days of the Week Poster with your favorite Days of the Week Song, and use it to store you days of the Week calendar pieces.
The Months of the Year Poster is designed to practice the names of the months, the order of the months, and also serves as a place to "store" your months of the year calendar pieces.
What is the Date?
Your circle time binder includes all of the pieces you'll need to set up a monthly calendar! It also includes cards for special holidays and events!
Weather & Seasons
Everyone loves to be the weather person! Use the interactive weather and season posters to discuss and observe the weather in your area! The set includes 8 weather related cards and 4 season cards.
I've also included the following educational posters to compliment
your circle time routine:
Interactive Color & Shape posters
Children take turns matching up the correct paintbrushes, and shapes on these interactive Color & Shapes posters!
Expand this: Add one of my Color Matching Printable Activities to your Binder, Practice matching "Color Words" to the Color Photos, Send the children on a hunt to find an object of the same Color, or pull the color cards out of a bag.
Call out the shape and have the children point to it, or find an object in the room of a similar shape. For older children you can practice matching Shape words to the shapes themselves.
Uppercase & Lowercase Letter Practice
Use the posters as a visual aid as you sing the ABC's song, or to practice letter recognition games and activities!
Expand This: You can turn this into an interactive "Case Matching" activity, or add a complimentary interactive activity after this page. Send the children on a "Letter Hunt", ask them to find "Letters in their Name", Draw letters out of a bag and have them locate the letter on the poster. Say the Letter sound and have the children locate the letter on the poster. Practice both short and long sounds.
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