Monday, January 16, 2012

Letter Bb: Bugs & Butterflies

Alexa is LOVING LOVING LOVING her new preschool program. I thought that she would, but you know there is always that possibility. I am so happy that she’s not only enjoying it but learning a lot.

She learned the letter B this week, the hardest thing we covered was writing the letter b, she really struggled, but by the end of the week she was a pro!

(Side Note: my camera broke this week so we have very few pictures :()

Letter Activities

We used a lot of Confession of a Homeschooler’s printables this week. She did the letter search, pre-writing practice pages, matching upper and lower case Bbs. IMG_0186

Alexa is loving the Explode the Code book a. She grabs it first thing in the morning to start working on it. I think it makes her feel like a big girl.

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Read-Alouds

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Little Star
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • Sky Boys
  • If I Were a Ballerina

Writing her Name

Alexa started writing her name on her own this week without tracing. She’s writing it backwards (AXELA) so we started practicing writing it right to left.

We also started writing the letter x, a little bit more, because her’s looks more like a t than an x. The diagonal line is a little tough for her. 

Beading

Alexa loves beading. We talked about how it started with the letter B, and she was off. She made three necklaces this week.

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Cranium Cariboo Island

Alexa’s favorite game, she refers to “the Island game”. It is a letter, shape and number game, Alexa loves to play it with others or even by herself.

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Math

I have been having Alexa do dot-to-dots up to 20, she’s getting pretty good at them. At first she would just draw the line where she thought they went, and now she is getting better at paying attention to what she’s doing and actually counting.

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She liked putting Erica’s butterfly numbers (1-10) in order. Even though I had printed them I was actually going to skip the activity until she started begging me to do them… of course she got to do it.

Snow Day

IMG_0132We finally got some snow this week and the kids have loved playing in it and shoveling.

Butterfly Sizes  IMG_0196

Butterfly PuzzleIMG_0202

Busy Farm Game IMG_0204This game is a little simple for Alexa, but she still likes it. I add in some of my own directions to make it more to her level.

Next week… the letter Mm.

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