Sunday, September 5, 2010

Preschool Days 4-8: Letter I

We had a busy school week and I felt good at the end with all we had accomplished. There is still a lot of improvement to be made, but I am happy with our overall plan.

This week we focused on the Letter I, using a little of this and a little of that. We stick close to our Raising Rock Stars Preschool curriculum but I add in items from Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve and this week I began adding in activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler Letter of the Week curriculum.

You can look here to see our new school room set up and our new routine. Our new set up is really working for us and so is the routine.



Tracing the "I" on the vocabulary cards

Cutting out more vocabulary cards

Coloring the color sheet

The finished coloring sheet and her taped verse

Alliteration book: We will be doing this every week from now on and will make a book with it after we go through the alphabet. We looked at our vocabulary cards from RRSP to get ideas then came up with a silly sentence using only letter I words. Our silly sentence was something like Izzy Inchworm is inside Iggy Iguana's island igloo. Then Abby drew a picture to illustrate the sentence.

Confessions of a Homeschooler:

Inchworm Graphing

Big and Little I Sort

Inchworm Building

Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve

Ice Cube Melt: we wrapped ice cubes in a variety of materials and timed them to see which melted first

Igloos: built igloos out of mini marshmallows

Praying for...: this week we prayed everyday for two people in our church whose names begin with I and for missionaries in India and Indonesia

Sand Tray/Paint Bag Writing: trying out new ways to practice handwriting skills, neither worked out very well for us but I will try these again

Non I Activities

Fish Count Game


Magnifying Quilt Match

Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes & Lullabies CD: this came with our Sonlight P3/4 package and we love it! We listen to it very often


Every morning we read 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible (part of Sonlight P3/4). About every other morning we read the "I" story from My ABC Bible Verses (part of RRSP).

Other Sonlight books we read:
Make Way for Ducklings
Katy and the Big Snow: The day after reading this, we were outside and heard some loud noises coming from down the road and decided to check it out. It was a bulldozer (just like Katy!) We sat and watched him work for a long time.
Busy Timmy
Guess Who Lives Here: They loved this book! It is from Eloise Wilkins treasury (Golden Books). They love all the pictures in this collection but they really loved this story.
Baby Listens

This week we went to visit my dad. He lives on our family farm owned by my grandmother who is about 85. He raises cattle and keeps up the place with help from my uncle and other various family members. It is beautiful there and I love going to visit him, my stepmom, my grandma, and my great aunt who all live on the farm.

The girls love to see all the cows and horses and wildlife in the area. We spent the day riding around in the farm truck and eating treats from our family (grapes, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, etc.)

The weather was so nice this week so we were able to spend lots of time outside. We went for walks and picked flowers. It was great for both the girls to be able to run off some energy outside!

We worked with Abby on being a better helper for me and being patient while waiting for me to do something for her. She wants it done NOW and since her baby sister will be arriving soon, we have been trying to help her learn the value of waiting patiently.

How was your school week?

Linking up to Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't visited in a while...The Life of a Pastor's Wife had a link for your blog today so I stopped by. I never left a comment on your last post but got some good ideas. I like the inch worms and the bible verse too.