Preschool Corner- RRSP: Letter A, YCR: Unit Five and Hermit Crab Theme

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Abby is 4 years old and Summer is 1 month old.

Preschool Corner

RRSP

Letter: A
Color: Green
Number: 12
Sight Word: Away
Bible Verse: A soft answer turns away wrath.
This week was a continuation from a few weeks ago since there have been a few breaks here and there.  We took a different approach to learning since there has been so many new things going on. 
Cutting and Taping her Bible verse... 

ABC's, 123's, Colors, Shapes and Theme Printables

I tried something pretty different this week with Abby.  I needed activities for her "school time" and also activities that were easy to prepare, didn't require too much supervision, but yet still allowed her and I to work together while also tending to the baby.  I expanded on the "Tot Tray" idea to make it more age appropriate for an older child without being too new requiring a large amount of explanation.  Some activities worked really well...others not so much due to the simplistic nature, but hey I guess it made for a good review and confidence boost. :-)

We used both our uppercase and lowercase alphabet foam puzzles to review letter name and sounds.



Naming and transferring colored pom poms...


She sorted various colored foam blocks by color and identified each shape.


Then, she practiced number identification by counting and finding the correctly numbered clothespin.


Sticker Fun...



Button sorting by size...


Rhyming words...


The ever popular playdough...


And her favorite activity of the week...playing with lentils!




This weeks theme if you want to call it that was based on Abby's pet Hermit Crab, Keeley.  Keeley has buried herself for the past 2 weeks and I am HOPING she's molting (getting bigger). :-)  Since Abby wasn't aware of what that was, I thought we could learn more about that and Hermit Crabs in general. 

We read several books and she made a handprint hermit crab.



You Can Read

Unit: Five
up
go
here
down

With all the breaks, this unit has been drug out excessively! Once we are consistent again, things will begin to click and help stay embedded in her little brain. :-)


Word Play with letter tiles...


Playtime with Summer

Little Summer turned one month old this week.  She is now weighing in at 9 lbs 6 oz and 23 inches long. 

What She's Doing:

-staying alert for long periods of time
-does mini push ups
-smiles and sometimes slightly giggles before she hits a deep sleep
-gaining better control of her head
-can hold her head up for a few seconds and moves head side to side while on her tummy 
-turns her head side to side to follow noises
-recently started to "baby talk" which Abby finds amusing






Preschool Corner- Feeding the Giraffes

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Preschool Corner

Abby is 4 years old and Summer is 3 weeks old.






Abby has been getting to spend alot of time with her Daddy the past few weeks which she hasn't been able to do with his work schedule in a very long time.  I think it's been good for the both of them, especially her, considering most of my time has been devoted to an infant.  In celebration of her recent birthday, we took her to the zoo to feed the Giraffes.







Playtime with Summer

Summer is a very alert baby and over the weeks, those periods of alertness have progressed from a 2 hour period to around 4 hours now.  Needless to say, a dedicated big sister always keeps me informed of when the baby is awake and requests some playtime which is usually focused around "tummy time" or just a few minutes of Abby holding her and lots of hugs and kisses.

Summer has been doing such a great job with strengthening her neck muscles and moving her head side to side for awhile now and she loves kicking and moving her legs.  She's beginning to support herself with her arms by doing mini push ups and at times can roll on her side depending on her temperament. :-)





Preschool Corner- RRSP: Letter A, YCR: Unit Five, Olympics Theme and Birthday Party

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Preschool Corner

     Abby is 4 years old and Summer is 2 weeks old.





RRSP

Color: Green
Number: 12
Sight Word: Away
Bible Verse: A soft answer turns away wrath.

This week was quite busy in preparation for Abby's birthday so we will be continuing this unit into next week.

Tracing Letter A...


ABC's, 123's, Colors, Shapes and Theme Printables

We used theme printables from 3Dinosaurs and 1+1+1=1.

Abby has been watching gymnastics during the Olympic games and so this was the perfect theme for her to do.

Number identification and counting...


More number practice..


Tracing...


Playdough letters...


You Can Read

Unit: 5

go
here
up
down



Playtime with Summer


Abby is such a great helper with Summer's tummy time.





Happy 4th Birthday Abby!

My little girl turned 4 this weekend and had such a great time at her party.