Thursday, October 30, 2014

Preschool with Meredith - Week 4

For Meredith's home preschool we are starting with the vowels first, so for week 4 we studied the letter E.  We also talked about the story of Noah and of course rainbows!  I didn't really plan to do a lot of stuff, but she really likes to do school at home, so I always end up adding more stuff as we do school. ;)

Bible:
Our bible story/lesson was about Noah's Ark.  I found a cute printable pack from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.  I think there are quite a few printables she has that I *need* to download! ;)  Anyways, Meredith had fun tracing and cutting...
She also had fun gluing animals to the ark and playing a roll and cover game with Mackenzie.  They had fun rolling the paper die until all of the circles were marked!
We also worked on "over, under, left, right, etc."  Behind was a little difficult but I think it's because we were working with 2d paper and she didn't really know how to make it go behind the ark.

I also downloaded a few activities from 1+1+1=1.  She put numbers in order...
and made a little book.  She enjoyed "reading" the book, too. ;)
We also played with our ark and animals.

Animal ABC's:
Our main introduction to the alphabet is through 1+1+1=1's Animal ABC's.  She really enjoys learning about the animals and doing all the activities in the pack.  I space out the tracing sheets over several days and she doesn't seem to get tired of tracing, so that's good.  Usually, the tracing of the shapes ends in her coloring them all in with solid purple.  At least she traced them first! ;)
Cutting and pasting the elephants on her uppercase E.
And eagles on the lowercase e.

The only time she colors/writes in something other than purple is for this coloring sheet.  We usually take turns coloring, but I have her pick the color she wants me to use.
We are still working on number recognition past 4 or 5, so I'm glad she traces the numbers 1-20 every week! We usually count them before and after she traces all of them.  Between that, she can trace them in any order she wants. 

Letter:
We did additional letter E activities like this dot marker and tracing sheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
We glued pictures of eggs on a large E.  The egg pictures are from Hubbard's Cupboard.  And she learned how to sign the letter E.
 Sorting upper and lowercase e's from Lovely Commotion.
She thought this E was really silly!
And to round out our activities, we hunted e's from Confessions of a Homeschooler and matched oral descriptions from 1+1+1=1.


Rainbows:
I hadn't really intended to add a theme to our school activities for this unit because I thought we had enough with the Noah's Ark printables, but the rainbow activities were to cute to pass up and I already had them printed from when Mackenzie and I did the unit two years ago. She did great counting and matching numbers.  She even new numbers 2 & 3 without having to count each dot.

Fruit loop rainbow!  She insisted that the fruit loops NOT be glued to the paper because she wanted to eat them! ;)
She also matched color words to rainbows.


Miscellaneous:
Now for all the rest of the activities!  She brought home her name recognition activities from school and was super excited to do them at home!


Our shape for the week was the SQUARE.  She traced and then went on a shape hunt.





Alphabet puzzle.  Both girls love this puzzle, so I need to get the uppercase puzzle.
Shape sorting puzzle.  She did the puzzle twice...once with the center shape and once without.
And lastly, our bulletin board with all of her work from this lesson.


We are slowly moving through our latest unit.  School activities seem to be sort of like my blog and are pushed to the back burner while I take kids to and from school, help with homework and keep up with laundry. :/

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