Friday, November 20, 2020

Letter J - Jaguar Week

These are our homeschool preschool activities for the Letter J and Jaguars 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, an Alphabet ReaderMeet the Phonics Letter Reader, a peg letter and a wooden letter train car.
His "Preschool Basket," had a magnetic tracing board, his Brain Games activity book (he decided he needs to go through it on his own now), 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, but also books about the week's letter or animal. We had an Animal Antics Reader, First Little Readers book, a non-fiction sight words reader, a Meet the Sight Words reader and a My "j" Book.
This was his shelf set up in the playroom. I used Magnatiles to make a J on his white board and added some magnetic letters and fridge phonics. On top I have his Alphabet Soup Can, a jaguar and his preschool basket.

Shelves on the left had Chutes and Ladders, his mailbox and a bunch of wooden vehicles with people. Shelves on the right had some wooden vehicle magnets (his request), a 12 piece puzzle, a shape sorter, some 3 part cards and a basket of cars.
Letter construction (From Tired Need Sleep)
Letter J sensory bin.
Letter maze (free to print here).
Letter J puzzles
Letter J dot to dot (from
Bottle cap letters were a HUGE hit this week. He kept asking for them again and again (free to print here).
Tracing cards and line tracing (free to print here).
Jaguar number(free to print here). When he was done he just wanted to play with the number tiles and put them all in order.
Pattern Block Letter (from Confessions of a Homeschooler) - He has been using magnetic pattern blocks on our magnetic easel. He did it mostly himself, but insisted I do the triangles.
We did our normal playdough routine with cookie cutters and a  letter stamper (similar to these), but Archer was really into having the jaguar eat "treats."  We also used our alphabet dough mat (free to print here).
I wrote some Js on a chalk board and Archer erased them with a Q-tip.
Cooperative Chutes and Ladders
Shape sorting.
He has been very into these 12 piece puzzles lately. I think they're enough pieces that he really has to work at it, but not too many so as to be overwhelming.
He rediscovered his bathtub letters (our bathroom with a tub is being fixed, so he hasn't played with tub toys in a while). He wanted to put them all in order.
He won't color, but he really likes his alphabet dot to dot book!
Matching forest words.
Still loving his resin letters and letter mold.

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