Monday, June 23, 2014

Letter U Week

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.
Making H's out of foam crafting blocks.  You can download the templates here.
 Stickers 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.
Building letters with pattern blocks.  Templates from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Letter Maze
Working on sound switching during out All About Spelling Lesson (see how we have adapted it for Xander).  Still need to get a shelf for the marker board...
Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt
I had a bunch of papers in the basket with the numbers 0-10.  We took turns drawing a number and then entering it on the abacus.  Then the opposite person would "guess" what number was drawn.
First he arranged dot cards in order (from Right Start Math), then he put blue tiles by the even numbers and yellow tiles by the even numbers.  Then I had him look for a pattern.
Still using our Reading 100s chart.  It has been great for talking about numbers, counting by tens, etc.  It has also been good for showing him how 50 is 5-10s and 60 is 6-10s and so on.
We're still doing our Alphabet in Simple Science, and this week was U for Units (of measurement).  Stop back later this week to see all of the fun activities we did.
Xander was given some Slick Stix, so we decided to try them out to decorate his letter Us.  The colors ended up being very bright and vibrant, definitely more so than with crayons.
Sensory Play
Since we did Units of Measure for Science, I made a measuring sensory bin.  I used oatmeal for the based.  I found measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a liquid measuring cup at the dollar store.  The scale I stole from my dad's kitchen.  The muffin tray is from our Bake and Decorate Cupcake set.  I also threw in some silicone cupcake liners.

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