Friday, October 23, 2020

Letter G - Giraffe Week

 These are our homeschool preschool activities for the Letter G and Giraffes week. Archer was 29 months. You can see our full "curriculum" post here, but we will only use some activities each week. The majority of his time is still unstructured play.

This was his desk setup. I hung some bulletin board letters, a sign language card (from And Next Comes L) and his art from the week. The shelf had a letter construction capital and lowercase letters (although the g wouldn't stay upright), a peg letter, an Alphabet Reader and a wooden letter train car.

His "Preschool Basket," had a magnetic tracing board, his Brain Games activity book (we just talk through together and skip anything too advanced), My First Brain Quest (hit or miss with Archer)dry erase tracing cards, sandpaper letters and books. 
I'm trying to include readers to read together (we often alternate every other page), but also books about the week's letter or animal. We had an Animal Antics Reader, a First Little Readers book, a couple of digraph books, a sight words reader and a couple of giraffe books.
This was his shelf set up in the playroom. I used Magnatiles to make a G on his white board and added some magnetic letters and fridge phonics. On top I have his Alphabet Soup Can, his preschool basket and some giraffes.

Shelves on the left had resin letters and a letter mold, silicone blocks, Magna-Qubix and gears. Shelves on the right had Chicky Boom, a puzzle, safari bowling, inchimals, magnetic pattern blocks and a basket of cars.
Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt. He's getting more confident with glue, but still tends to glue everything on top of each other. I have to help him spread them out.
Pattern block flamingo (from Pre-Kinders). We used magnetic pattern blocks on our magnetic easel.
For play dough, we used cookie cutters and a letter stamper (similar to these).  We also used our alphabet dough mat (free to print here)
Letter maze (free to print here).
Letter construction (From Tired Need Sleep)
 Tracing cards and line tracing (free to print here).
Various puzzles
Number tiles (free to print here). Usually, these are a favorite and he asks for them. This week, he wasn't all that into them.
Letter clipping (free to print here).
Bottle cap letter matching (free to print here).
Making patterns on the number board.
I used our letter mold to make him some resin letters (this resin with colorful sprinkles). He LOVES them. He particularly likes putting the letters into the mold and taking them out again.
Lining up his Inchimals. He likes to spontaneously do math problems with them, sometimes he is even correct.
Making a train out of gears.
Moving on to puzzles with more pieces. He still needs a lot of help.
Magna-Tile houses for Toob Animals
Lining up all of his blocks in number order.

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