Monday, February 3, 2014

Letter L Weeks

Letter Formation/Pre-Writing
Tracing the letters with his write and wipe cards and Letter Tracing Pages from 1+1+1=1
Practicing writing in his sand box.
Trying on his own.
Making L's out of foam crafting blocks.  You can download the templates here.

Q-Tip Painting (from 1+1+1=1)
Using letter L See and Stamps on the Dot Letters from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  I asked him to stamp one letter in each dot.
 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
Play Dough Letters
Using the letter L alphabet stamping play dough mat.
We did the next four Beginner Spelling Cards.  These were all -or words.  When he finished I asked him to spell "work."  He chose all the correct letters with no problem, and after a little bit of effort, was able to get them in the correct order!

I set out 6 magnetic letters and explained that I wanted him to put them in the order of the alphabet.  He is getting pretty good at understanding what letter comes after, but what letter comes before is still really hard for him.
Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt
Rhyming Word Puzzles
Phonics Fun Page and Worksheets from Raising Rockstars Kindergarten
Reading his current favorite book, Exclamation Mark.  He thinks the little question mark in the book is hilarious!
Thinking Skills
Color Code Game on the light box
Watching Little Math and doing our calendar work.
We have slowly been making our way through the first level of Right Start Math.  We're currently working on understanding the numbers 6-10 as "5 and something."  For example, six is five and one.  We've been watching this YouTube video, using tally sticks, and working on his abacus.

To continue with the theme, I set up a tray with our pop beads.  I included number tiles of 6-10, tally sticks, 5 strings of 5 pop beads, and a container of loose pop beads.  I had him draw a tile and figure out how many more than five it would take to make that number.  Then he picked out the beads and we added them to the string of five.  Then he used the tally sticks to show that number.  When we were all done I had him put them in order so we could talk about how each one was one more than the previous one.  He's still a little sketchy on the concepts, but he's starting to get it!
As part of our science lessons we looked at blending light.  I thought it would be fun for him to blend colors as well.  I asked him to predict what he thought might happen.  I gave him red, blue, and yellow.  Then I also gave him red and blue, red and yellow, and blue and yellow.  He had a great time mixing them and finding the colors.
We're still doing our Alphabet in Simple Science, and this week was L for Light.  He has so much fun that we ended up doing it for two weeks (the reason for no post last week).  I'll post all of the science activities on Friday.
Life Skills
Cutting some paper with the paper cutter.
Just For Fun
Playing with Wedgits.  He really wanted me to take a picture of his tower.
This Week's Work
Tot SchoolA Mom With a Lesson Plan

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