Unit 16 Synopsis:
Bible - Jonah and the big fish
Letter - O
Theme - Ocean, St. Patrick's Day
Sight Words: at, mom, dad, love, go, up, down, here
And now for the details!
We studied Jonah (Jonah 1-4) and the big fish. There are a ton of activities/crafts to be done with this lesson, but because of our busy schedule and/or morning sickness/lack of energy, we only did a couple of the ones I had planned. I think her favorite was the milk jug turned "big fish". She scooped up Jonah many times!
We studied the letter O for Ocean and jOnah! ;) For the Animal ABC's O stands for "Octopus".
Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Theme - Ocean:
Since this unit lasted so long, we ended up having two themes. The original theme was Ocean and I had two preschool packs to choose from...Ocean (Homeschool Creations) and Under the Girly Sea (1+1+1=1). She helped me go through the packs and decide what activities she wanted to do.
First the Ocean Preschool Pack (we probably did a few more activities than what is pictured):
Top Left - missing numbers. This was a great activity not only for figuring out what number comes next, but also writing the numbers without help. This particular sheet had some numbers dotted in for her to trace and some completely blank for her to write all by herself. She did pretty well, only getting 3 and 7 backwards.
Top Right - color by number.
Bottom left - finding the shapes and tracing their words
Bottom right - roll and cover game. These are still a favorite of hers!
For some fine motor skills, I pulled out our small sea shells, tongs and beach theme ice cube tray. This is also one of her favorite things to do.
Theme - St. Patrick's Day:
Since our unit ran so long, we ended up adding St. Patrick's Day activities. Again, I let her choose the activities from my pinterest board.
Our pot of gold and rainbow...
Preschool packs from Over the Big Moon and 2Teaching mommies. Shape matching, which is different and number order puzzle.
We actually did quite a few sight words for this unit, because in the first two days of school we did around my birthday, we finished up You Can Read unit 4 and then started unit 5 when we resumed school 2 weeks later.
Unit 4 word search:
3 Dinosaurs created these "find the same" sheets that incorporated unit 3 and 4. It was a great review for her. She has to really concentrate on matching the letters in the correct order, so I thought this was a great activity for her.
We used stickers and dot markers on 3 Dinosaurs' dot marker sheets.
I found this fish activity on pinterest and thought it was a great idea. I cut out 20 fish in 4 different colors and put the numbers 1-20 on them. Mackenzie then picked a fish and put the correct number of "bubbles" (glass beads) by their mouths. We did about half of them and then Meredith woke up from her nap and decided it was too messy, so she started putting all the beads in the jar. This is the day we also played with the beads when the girls had so much fun.
Well, that's another unit blogged, only one more unit and then we are caught up with our current unit. Woo Hoo!