Monday, September 23, 2013

D Week

Letter Formation/Pre-Writing
Tracing the letters with his write and wipe cards.  How cute is that facial expression?

Practicing writing in his sand box.  I've been pleasantly surprised how little mess he's made with this box.
Q-Tip Painting (from 1+1+1=1)
 Play Dough Letters
I got out our alphabet stamping play dough mat and the letter D mat from 1+1+1=1.  He hadn't played with play dough in a while, so really enjoyed it.
 Using his Build a Letter Templates and HWWT pieces. I have him build with the foam pieces on the templates first, then I let him use the wooden pieces on his own. He is always SO proud of himself when he builds recognizable letters.
 Letter Maze
Beginner Spelling Cards
We did the next four Beginner Spelling Cards.  I always make sure I put out extra letters, so it is still challenging for him.  He filled the cards perfectly, but struggled to make the words without the cards.  He kept making "bat" instead of "boat."
I gave Xander some of our magnetic letters and asked him to put them in the order of the alphabet song.  He still wants to make them into words, but is starting to figure it out.
Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt
This week we did letter D from our Cut and Past Phonics Hunt.  This week I moved Xander up to some new scissors.  Before we were using training scissors, which have a spring to open the scissors for him.  Now he has to open them all by himself.
I recently ordered him What's Gnu? a game about making words.  He LOVES it.  We don't play competitively yet, though.  He also needs someone to make sure he is making "real" words, not silly made up words.
Playing by himself while Mommy studied.
We did a phonics page and some other letter D pages from Raising Rockstars Kindergarten.  Most of the activities themselves are pretty easy for him, but I wanted him to have practice reading and following directions.
Hanging his work on the wall, all by himself!
Thinking Skills
Doing yet another sequencing puzzle.
Practicing showing the quantities 5 and 6 with tally sticks.
Decorating a card to send in the mail.
We're still doing our Alphabet in Simple Science, and this week was D for Dissolve
Mostly he just watched The Magic School Bus in Spanish as well as one of the discs of Kid Start Spanish

Life Skills
This week we converted Xander's crib into a day bed.  He helped screw the bolts in and did a surprisingly good job!
Preschool Backpack
Here is what was in this week's Preschool Backpack:
Spanish vocabulary puzzles
Geoboard and rubber bands
 Worksheets (full list used here) with dry erase sleeve
3 Books for him to read aloud

This Week's Work

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  1. The cut and paste phonics hunt pics. in the printable for D are actually the ones from the letter C.

    1. Thank you for telling me! I'll fix it tonight!

    2. No problem...I love your printables and wanted to let you know about that!!!...:)


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