Home Journal: Dear Babysitter

Hello, All! Today I’ll share my “Dear Babysitter” sheet. I got a lot of these ideas from Tip Junkie’s Executive Home Maker Binder but this idea is one I have played with since Halie started babysitting. Since I’ll have other teens in my home babysitting over the summer while Halie visits her dad, I thought a clean cut sheet woudl be better. Halie loves it, go figure!!

Here’s a screen shot of mine until I can get you a picture:

I created a pink and a darker neutral with fill in the blank options, including a space to put your 9-1-1 address for emergencies. If you are interested in printing your own click to
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This is one that will be laminated so that I can put in a visible place while the babysitter is there… still working on a cute display option! These also work well in a page protector. Dry erase still wipes right off!

So far on our Home Journal we have covered:
Weekly To-Do List
Dear Babysitter

Stay tuned for:
Important Numbers
Perpetual Cleaning Schedule (Editable in MS Office)
15 Minute Quick Cleans
Printable Chore Charts (Editable in MS Office) 
…and more!

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Home Journal: Things To-Do

First up I’ll start with my “Things to do this week” list. This is one I’ll laminate and hang where everyone can see it. Dry erase markers work great on page protectors or laminate, so it makes this reuseable!

OK so in a page protector propped by the glow of the laptop screen isn’t a GREAT pic…
but you get the idea LOL!

When you download the PDF it comes with my attached “Use Ideas” page. to show you how I use it. When printing, if you don’t want the “uses” page printed  just be sure to set it print page 1 only.

If  you’re the kind who needs a more goal oriented to-do page try my “week at a glance” PDF. with spots for dailies, notes, goals, projects, and more.

I kinda like them both, so I may do one to hang and one for my HJ….
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Option 1 (with honey-do’s)
Option 2 (with goals & tasks)

So far on our Home Journal we have covered:
Weekly To-Do List
Stay tuned for:Dear Babysitter
Important Numbers
Perpetual Cleaning Schedule (Editable in MS Office)
15 Minute Quick Cleans
Printable Chore Charts (Editable in MS Office)
…and more!

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New (and completed!) lapbook!

First I want to give mad love for Alison at http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/!! Kaelyn has been begging to have more “schoolwork” since her sister became homebound and with college, I haven’t had time to create her packets the way I wanted..
I started a “B is for Butterflies” packet.. it was huge and un-fun (for me). I had  worksheets that she colored a few of traced some letters, and the only thing she really used out f it was the Butterfly Life Stages matching game… (Note: the kid LOVES matching games!)
Here is our original lapbook:
See? not pretty! So I was surfing facebook at an ungodly hour….(3am) and tater tots and jello put up a status about these mommy packets at Oopsy Daisy.. that is http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/ if you can’t click the link. I want that clear because this mommy is our new best friend!!!!
Did you get the link: http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/ 😀
She has what she calls mommy packets for her toddler. I can use them by adding a few “older” things for Kae. She obviously spends an amazing amount of time gathering all this info and shares it with the blogging community. FREE!!! Pure love!
I printed the Mommy Packet “Z is for ZOO” as 2 pages per sheet, cut it in half and stapled what was for Mom in one packet, divided some other stuff up to add later (more songs, “play-a-longs” to go with fun kid books about animals & zoos, AND MORE! Another Note: I need a felt board.), and created a smaller, usable, and PRETTIER lapbook using 1/2 a manilla folder, by cutting out things to fit into the LB, like: 
  • the zoo animal matching game (Kae is gonna love that!!)
  • the “Z” and “6” templates
  • a song for each side
  • the mini “Z is for Zoo” coloring book 
  • a tiger puzzle (in 6 pieces to match the theme)
  • and her tracable “Z” pages
  • then I went & found a few traceable “6” pages.
A little glue, a few paper clips, and I’m done. yes, D-O-N-E! (Other than I still have to find room for the circle activities!)

I’m so excited I’m almost masochistic enough to go wake Kaelyn up.. but not quite.. I’ll finish this quiet cup of coffee first.
THANKS AGAIN, ALISON!!!
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