Friday, May 27, 2011

i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

This week was a short week for us. We finished up at co-op on Monday and headed home to visit family and friends for Memorial Day weekend. I think we actually only got in one day of schooling. I had fun planning and preparing this theme for the girls though! I got all of the printables from Making Learning Fun. I will say that there was a whole lot of cutting involved! So, we may do this theme again next week, just to make me feel better at how much time I put into cutting and stiching the felt ice cream cone! I still have a few things planned that we didn't get to do yet.

ABC capital and lower case letter match

sight words

how many scoops of ice cream?

letter writing

felt patterning

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

sight word activity

I found this cute sight word activity at Making Learning Fun! I guess you can figure out our theme for this week ~ icecream!

Friday, May 20, 2011

fairy tales

This week we did a fairy tale theme and used the knights and castle preschool pack from Homeschool Creations and the princess preschool pack from 1+1+1=1. I think the girls' most favorite activity was the princess graphing game! It's always a good sign when they choose to do something out of their workboxes when it's not school time! Ethan wasn't in the mood to do school this week so he mostly played and distracted his sisters, well, mostly distracted his sisters!

beginning letter sounds

princess graphing with buttons

rhyming words and princess word match

princess story and word find

number word and number match

knight story and word find

which is different?

princess and castle color by number

handwriting practice

sight word read, write and paste sheets

sight words and reader for Gracelyn

sight words for Ella

explode the code for Ella

explode the code for Gracelyn

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

review week

Last week we did some review activities. Mainly because I didn't get around to planning a thematic unit! However, I do think taking some time to review is a good idea just to make sure that kids are remembering what they learned and it also gives you time to do some informal assessing.

blend ladders + ending letters from Confessions of a Homeschooler

CVC word file folder game

match it! telling time

ski;p counting by 5's to 50

sight words and reader

sight word activity from The Moffatt Girls

sight word activity

match it! ryhming words

skip counting by 10's to 100

sight words and reader

Sunday, May 15, 2011

sight word activity

Here is a new sight word activity that I put together for Gracelyn. I wrote out 4 sentences using sight words and some CVC words that she knows. Then I wrote each word from the sentences onto smaller sentence strips. She had to arrange the words in order to create each sentence. I think we both needed a new way to practice her sight words!

Friday, May 13, 2011

busy boy

Ethan has been keeping busy during school, too. I have been trying to offer him different learning activities that go along with our units. I realize I could do a little more for him, but after a few activities he is ready to go play. And I try not to forget the importance of free play during the preschool years. I'm in no rush to start formal schooling him ~ after all, he is still my baby boy and I'm not ready for him to grow up!

Bird Themed Activities-

playdough mat and line tracing
egg matching
color the bird book
chick-chick in a nest

garden sensory box

line tracing


Thursday, May 12, 2011

science-y craft

We did a science craft last week to go along with our garden theme. I think they turned out pretty good!

materials -
foam sheets
brown yarn
blue construction paper

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

garden sensory tub

Last week we did a flower/garden theme for school. I put together this sensory tub for the kids to play with and I am happy to say that all 3 of the kids have enjoyed this box very much. For a few days they played ice cream shop with it! I love how their imaginations work!

items in tub-
black beans
small pots
garden tools
chenille stick flowers
ladybug rocks

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

flower/garden theme

Last week we did a flower/garden theme for school. Of course I used the cute preschool pack from Homeschool Creations to load in their workboxes. I also put together a sensory tub for the kids to play with - which they loved!

Be sure to check out what other families are doing at the Preschool Corner!