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Preschool Daily Learning Notebook 2013-2014

Back by popular demand is my newly updated 2013-2014 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook! I created this last year for the Teeny Tot and since she’s not quite ready for the Elementary Level Daily Learning Notebook,  I made an updated one for the 2013-2014 school  year.

**The updates are only to the calendar pages where they trace what day it is, and I added in the year at the top of the calendar as well, so if you already have this, you might want to just print the calendar pages to save on ink!

 

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Supplies:

  • 1” 3-ring Binder
  • 3 divider tabs for numbers, letters, and shapes
  • 4 page protectors
  • Expo Dry-erase markers (variety of colors)
  • Outdoor thermometer

Directions: Print pages 4-92 on regular copy paper. Place pages 4-11 in page protectors back to back so that these pages can be used with expo dry-erase markers and re-used. Next place the remaining pages in order in your binder. Have students use crayons, pencils, or markers to complete each day as directed in the download. (More specific instructions included in download!)

 

The Preschool Daily Learning Notebook includes:

  • What day is it?
  • Find today’s number
  • Write today’s number
  • Write today’s number word (I don’t always require her to do this, but added it for days when she’s on days 1-10)

 

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I made a printable for each weekday, Monday through Friday, with traceable days on it for preschoolers. On this page she’ll trace the weekday, find today’s number and color in the circle. Trace the number (I write this in with pencil for her to trace), and then write the number word for the day. Right now I only have her do this when we’re on days one-ten.

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I think her favorite activity is finding the temperature. (We have a simple thermometer right outside our front door that she checks.) Then she comes in and colors a weather appropriate outfit on her paper doll.

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It also covers:

  • What time is it?
  • What temperature is it?
  • What would I wear for this temperature?
  • I can write my name (monthly name writing practice)

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Each month Teeny Tot will trace the month name, then write in one number per day to fill in the calendar for each month. She’ll also color in a box for the weather. I only went to 25 on this because I figure most of us only do about 20 days per month, so I gave a few more just for you hard core homeschoolers out there! NOTE: Since she’s not ready to write the numbers on her own, I wrote them in dashed font for her to trace.

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She’ll also color in one box for each day we’re in school until we get to 100! Uhem…She apparently misunderstood when I said color in ONE square…so I’ll be  re-printing and we’ll try this one again!

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I also added numbers, shapes, and letters to her pack. To help make them easier to find, I put in colored divider tabs so she can flip to the correct spot.

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For the numbers I put lightly colored dots on each one, I plan to have her put a sticker for each dot on the numbers, then trace the number word. But you can also have them color the shape, or glue the correct amount of objects to it as well.

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–> Download the 2013-14 Preschool Daily Learning Notebook <–-

 

MAC USERS:  I’ve had a couple people saying they’ve had the same issues downloading the file if they’re on a MAC. I’ve been told if you use Google Chrome it should work. Others said they needed to make Adobe Reader their default program for opening PDF files so that the file opens in Adobe and not Safari. Safari opens files in preview mode and then doesn’t show all of the data properly. Hope that helps!

Click the links below to download:

104 Comments

  • Marie June 4, 2013 at 2:01 am

    This might be a silly question, but writing on page protectors doesn’t seem to work for me – I don’t know if it is the dry erase markers (Crayola) or the page protectors (various). Writing on laminators works beautifully and I would love to make this notebook as it looks gorgeous.
    Can you advise?
    Thanks

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    • Melissa Bible June 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      You need to use the smooth page protectors, they will be the shiny kind. any that have the matt finish will soak up the ink and be very difficult to wipe off… I don’t know what the brand I have are that work 🙁 Sorry…

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      • jennifer August 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

        We got ours from the dollar tree and they work great 🙂

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  • Elizabeth June 4, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Thank you so much!! I love this and it will be a great tool for my 4 y/o and I’ll also use your elementary notebook for my 1st grader. Your blog is such a great resource!

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  • Lindsay butler June 4, 2013 at 5:48 am

    This is fantastic, thank you! At what age did your little one start with this?

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    • Erica June 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      We started this year, so she was 3. She kind of scribbled at the start of the year, now she’s doing a great job tracing and coloring in lines etc. Practice makes perfect!

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  • Shonda June 4, 2013 at 7:55 am

    This is awesome! I was trying to figure out a way to do handwriting practice that was fun and engaging. This is perfect for my son. I am doing PreK with him next year.

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  • Lisa M. June 4, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Erika, This looks fabulous!
    What thickness of page protectors do you use? Do you wipe them off each day? If any carry over, how do you keep it from smearing when the book is closed? That is the #1 issue we have with these type of notebooks.

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    • Erica June 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      I bought the cheapest ones I could find haha! Yes, I wipe them off when she’s done just so they don’t stain.

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  • Sabrina Diane June 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Thank you so much for updating this! My 4yo daughter loved using it this year and like you said she wasn’t ready for the next step so being able to do it again next year will be perfect! I must have missed the elementary one before and can’t wait to start it with my son.

    I think I can answer some of the questions I see from others. We laminate the pages as it works better for my little one and use white board markers on them. I put them in order like shown here but in a file folder instead of binder. I wipe clean the daily ones as we complete them and the monthly ones we don’t laminate and use as is. Hope this helps others.

    I love your blog Erika! Thanks for helping me along this homeschool journey!

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  • rebecca at thisfineday June 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I love this idea! I always try to do a learning activity after naptime, but it’s hard to find and come up with something new each day. This is perfect! Thank you!!!

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  • amy June 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Thanks SO much for making this again. I used it with both my boys last year (JK & SK)

    I was wondering if it was an option to make the days of the week and month names not all in CAPITAL letters? I have been working on m SK son, soon to be Grade 1 about only using capital at the begining of words and the rest of the word is to use lower case, this would be great if the daily calendar notebook followed that as well…

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  • Jessic June 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Our little girl turns 3 in July, we will be starting pre-school/pre-k curriculum in mid/late August. Her skills already range in these 2 levels, I LOVE this packet and will be printing it out to use on top of a homeschool curriculum we are ordering. I am just starting on the homeschool journey, so it’s will be a learning process for both her and I this year, this is so simple and easy to understand! I can’t wait to start it!!!!! I love your site and I just hope and pray to our Lord I can succeed at homeschooling like you have! You’re such a blessing to the homeschool community and thank you for ALL you wonderful and helpful posts!! They really help (especially for a newbie like myself)

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  • Sheri June 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you so much for this notebook!!!!! Can’t wait to try this with my 3 yr. old in August;-)

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