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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Updated Timeline

We started The Family School year 2 recently.  I wanted to update our timeline for Foundation lesson 2 (the lesson is written to set up the timeline that day).  I was tired of seeing the labels curling edges (I printed them on paper before) and wanted to spread it out as much as I could... which was only another 10" I think.  Every little bit helps!  See here for last year's post about our timeline.

The new timeline labels are laminated and in a different font.  This gives me a little bit more room.  I currently have all year 1 timeline cards on the wall, plus one year 2 history card.  We want to leave them all up as long as they will fit.  About the time year 1 started for us they swapped the colors of history and music, but the cards had already been printed.  So don't get confused by purple and yellow not matching up with what you'd expect.

I put more space between some key links because it seems we'll end up with more timeline cards during those time periods.   I removed the art timeline labels because I didn't find them helpful.  Here's a close up and descriptions of each part.

I also made a binder timeline for each child and had them put the timeline card "stickers" on it.  If we do have to take some cards off the wall hopefully they'll have more room in the binder timeline so they have a record of what we learned (though it's not looking like it on the page below!).

It's 6 pages of card stock attached to each other with packing tape.  The timeline cards are barely legible, they're so small!  But it works, and the kids think it's cool.  I make no promises that any of these timeline cards are in order... a lot of little hands helped on this day.  :)

Update: I've had many questions about how I made the "timeline cards" to add to our binder timeline. I put the JPG files into a Word document and sized them at 1.18" wide and 1.48" high. You can print them on glossy photo paper and have the kids cut them out and glue them on. Or you can use the Avery Name Badge/ID stickers, the ones I have are number 6572. This has 15 stickers per page and two "timeline cards" at the sizes I listed fit on a sticker. You would still have to cut the extra white off around your cards, but it's a lot funner to use stickers!

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