After reading the bible story, Meredith colored a little story book. And since her favorite color is purple, EVERYTHING was colored purple! ;) Same with the next day's coloring sheet!
Meredith had already studied the letter A at preschool, so our lesson was a review, but we still had a lot of fun. Our very first day she wanted to do school in the tent that was set up in the playroom. As I said earlier, we are using the Animal ABC activities from 1+1+1=1, so "A is for alligator"!
She does really well with tracing and does more than I thought she would. She is also a lot more particular than Mackenzie was and tries very hard to cover the dotted line entirely with marker. PURPLE marker! ;)
We used magnetic pom poms on the dot marker sheet and with out any prompting she traced the word.
For the lowercase letter, "a is for ant".
We also did other "letter A" activities such as tracing A's from Confessions of a Homeschooler and learning how to sign the letter A. She wanted to show me how it looked with both hands!
Last summer I bought the Alpha Tales digital files, so we read the letter A book and she seemed to really like it.
I hadn't really planned on adding another theme, but I found the cutest "Apple" dot marker printable pack from Gift of Curiosity.
We counted while we used our dot markers on the number sheets and said the /a/ sound every time she found an "A".
Other miscellaneous apple activities were size order...
dice rolling puzzle. She needed quite a bit of help with this one, but she was super happy when she "solved" the puzzle.
The miscellaneous activities are always so much fun and I would say for me only half of them are actually planned out. The others are just something I saw in our playroom while she was tracing or cutting and pasting. The shape puzzle below is an example of just finding something randomly. I bought these last fall or winter and we haven't done much with them, so it was perfect for us. They actually have six shapes, but I chose to use the first three shapes we've talked about (circles and ovals during units 1 & 2 and triangles in this unit.)
Speaking of triangles, she really likes to go on shape hunts through our house, so we looked for triangles and this is what she found.
Tracing triangles (sheet from Confessions of a Homeschooler)...
Confessions of a Homeschooler)...
And finally, we worked on our gross motor skills and threw paint sponges into a box. They are a little hard to throw because they aren't very heavy, but she still had fun.
And afterward, she decided she wanted to pose for the camera. ;)
All of our activities...
We are going a little out of order with our alphabet (vowels first), so the next letter is E!