Monday, September 9, 2013

Munchkin School - B Week

Last week I mentioned that I was strugglign with what I wanted to call Xander's school time (I know it doesn't really matter to his learning, but it was bugging me).  Anyway, I think I finally decided on Munchkin School.  He's a toddler, but don't spelling and some pretty advanced reading, so neither Tot School nor Preschool seemed to really fit for me.  I usually call him "Munchkin" so it seemed like a term that fit him, since our school time is tailored to his unique needs.

Letter Formation/Pre-Writing
Tracing the letters with his write and wipe cards.

Practicing writing in his sand box.
In an effort to mix it up, I made this foam shape letter templates.  The foam blocks are from Michaels, but I've seen them at dollar stores and Target also.  (I've made a few of the letters so far, you can see them here).
Q-Tip Painting (from 1+1+1=1)
 Do a Dot Markers on the Dot Letters from Confessions of a Homeschooler
 Using his Build a Letter Templates and HWWT pieces. First he built the letters on the templates, then he built them by themselves.
 Letter Maze
Beginner Spelling Cards
We did the next four Beginner Spelling Cards.  The activity has really clicked for him, but it still takes quite a bit of thought!  I made sure to put out extra letter tiles so that he cannot just use process of elimination.
Since we had done all of the "ee" words, I asked him to spell feet.  He needed some hints, but was able to do it!
I gave Xander three of our magnetic letters and explained that I wanted him to put them in the order of the alphabet.  He kept trying to make them into a word (which is why I didn't include "a"), but eventually started figuring out what I wanted.  He was SO proud when he got it!  I think alphabetizing will continue to be a fun challenge for him.
Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt
I recently came up with this Cut and Past Phonics Hunt.  I cut the objects into strips for him and had him cut them apart.  Then he used some glitter glue to glue all of the objects that start with the letter B to the big B.  He liked it so much, he was sad when he was all done!
Some serious gluing.
ABC Find It!
I got this activity from 1+1+1=1.  Instead of having him match the pictures to the corresponding pictures on a mat, I had him match them to the written description for extra reading practice.
Phonics Fun Page from Raising Rockstars Kindergarten
Thinking Skills
Following the B's through the maze.
Doing a Right Start Math lesson with the little foam blocks.
Finger painting some Bs!
Using his Funky Brush

We're still doing our Alphabet in Simple Science, and this week was B for Bounce.
Reviewing the 3 Part Cards shapes he did at daycare (see below).  Got them all right!
Preschool Backpack
Here is what was in this week's Preschool Backpack:
Number Pegs
Sequencing Puzzles
 6 Worksheets (full list used here)
2 Books for him to read aloud

Sensory Play
I finally got around to making him some cloud dough (8C flour, 1 C baby oil).  I used lavendar scented oil, so it smelled so good!
This Week's Work

Tot SchoolA Mom With a Lesson Plan


  1. I love all the printables you've shared thus far...can you please share the foam shape letter templates as well???...Thank you in advance!!!

  2. I agree, I would love to use the foam shape templates in our Tot School!


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