I finally have pocket charts - woohoo! Whodathunkit? Anyway, I'm a busy bee now trying to put it all together to my liking, but I wanted to share some great links for free printables, skill assessment sheets and more!
Here's the one for skill assessments (of course, I'm altering it and will eventually post that too) - http://www.daycareresource.com/skillsheets34678.html (i like this one because i can edit it)
http://www.nationalschoolforms.com/index.php?option=com_ixxocart&Itemid=11&p=catalog&parent=25&pg=1 (i like this one bc it seems like an 'official' guide that i can help gauge our progress vs what the masses are up to). But still, assessment rubrics are so great when homeschooling. Here's another great source for a math one: http://www.jmeacham.com/docs/math.centers/math.docs/Math%20%20Assessments%20%20Rubric.pdf.
And here are a few for calendars and other pocket chart goodies - http://www.daycareresource.com/preschoolprintables.html (i love the assessment pages and a few other items)
http://kellyskindergarten.com/Calendar/calendarmaterials.htm (i love the chart idea and the template for the calendar pockets)
And what good would printouts be without a good ol' laminating (we've already have had a few casualties that weren't protected). I haven't yet tried it out, but I heard from the grapevine that this works well enough and is so much cheaper - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duck-Laminate-Peel-and-Stick-Shelf-Liner-Clear/16224481. We'll find out soon enough! I plan on picking it up tomorrow.
Although it's not completely ready, Joey and Kaelie have both expressed interest, and Joey has even helped in putting the numbers in place (a few at least). This will be so great for them when we start using more frequently! Can't wait :-)
Here are more links for counting and weather: http://www.mathwire.com./routines/weather.pdf from http://www.mathwire.com./routines/morning.html.