Wednesday, May 16, 2012

3 Year Old Preschool Wrap-Up

I have failed in writing the weekly posts for Alexa the last several weeks. Our scheduled has been a little over whelming, and when that happens, blogging is the first to go. So I’ve decided instead of trying to go back and catch up – I would just write an end-of-year wrap-up to give a little glimpse of what she’s doing and where we’ll start up again next year.

Read-Alouds Recently

  • “The Cinderella Story”
  • “Fancy Nancy Tea”
  • “Twinkle Star of the Week” Paul Nichols
  • “That’s When I Talk to God”
  • “Jonah” (out of Jesus Storybook Bible)
  • “Daniel and the Lions Den” (out of the Jesus Storybook Bible)
  • “Ezra and Nehemiah” (out of the Jesus Storybook Bible)
  • Jesus and Jarius’ Daughter
  • The Story of the Good Samaritan
  • “Beauty and the Beast: Sweet Treats:

Math: Writing Numbers

Alexa is practicing writing her numbers 1-6. 2 is the toughest one (rightly so, I think). IMG_1774

She is also going through the Singapore Kindergarten Book A, we are on lesson 2.14 currently.  IMG_1741Reading

We’ve been doing All About Reading since convention, we’re in the middle of Step 3. She is doing very well.

IMG_1779So far we have focused on letters t, a, m, n, s, g, b, d, c (that’s off the top of my head, there may be a couple more).

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She is able to sound out words using those letters pretty well. She still does a little bit of guessing after she figures out the first two letters. IMG_1736

For example if she sees the word “can” she may say “cat” initially. Then I have to remind her not to guess and to sound them out. Then she sounds it out and gets it.

We’ve taken a short break on sight words, she is hit or miss because of the lack of practice, but I have no doubt that she will pick them back up easily.

Explode the Code 

Alexa does ETC basically on her own these days, with very little help. I usually have her work on this and letter writing practice while I’m working one-on-one with Treyton. We’ve slowed down a little bit because she had an extremely difficult time writing the letter g, so we stopped to practice her letter formation.

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Craft: Beading

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Craft: Magnetic Mosaics IMG_1730

Craft: Painting

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We have another week of school to go, so I’m sure we will progress a little more before the end of year, but probably not much more – we’re keeping it pretty light.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

You are doing such a fabulous job with Alexa! I am super impressed that she is only 3!!! And doing AAR and ETC! And her hand writing is so nice ~ she is very advanced with her motor skills. Keep up the good work, Amber!