K4- RRSK: Gg and YCR: Unit 11

Friday, February 22, 2013

Abby is 4.5 years old and Summer is 6.5 months old.
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We are essentially picking up where Raising Rock Stars Preschool left off with Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten. We are reviewing the Bible verses she learned before, but using more challenging activities.
 Bible Verse
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15
I've mentioned before how much she enjoys this verbal instruction activity, but it really is something she gets excited about.  And, her favorite part is drawing stripes!

We worked with fractions a bit this week which she seemed to grasp rather quickly.


Tracing her verse...


You can learn more about the K4 Curriculum here, which we are currently using as our base.

We practiced identifying numbers from 20-30. 


Sentence practice...the sillier the better.


We practiced telling time throughout the week.  I would write the time in digital format and she would replicate it analog style.


She put together her alphabet train puzzle and all her animals decided to go on a trip each day.


And, she painted several pictures...



funny, am, not, make

Word puzzle...


Tracing...


Playdough words...


Funny fonts sight word find...


This week, Summer began getting her third tooth. :-(


She is always interested in everything Abby is doing or playing with.  Abby thinks it's funny and just goes on. 


She still prefers to be on two feet and is getting more comfortable cruising around.



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K4- RRSK: Ff, YCR: Unit 10 and Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 16, 2013


    Abby is 4.5 years old and Summer is 6.5 months old. 


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We are essentially picking up where Raising Rock Stars Preschool left off with Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten. We are reviewing the Bible verses she learned before, but using more challenging activities.
Bible Verse
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16
Tracing her verse...

Cutting and gluing her verse in order...


Beginning sounds...


This activity, which has her listen and follow directions, has become her favorite.


You can learn more about the K4 Curriculum here, which we are currently using as our base.

Up to this point, the sight words in Abby's K4 work have been a review.  This week, she learned two new words (on, of)!


Practicing her number writing...




She dot painted and practiced lacing which she hasn't done in awhile and thoroughly enjoyed.



 Unit: 10
where, did, no, are

We changed things up this week with YCR.  We first started the program in December 2011 when Abby was 3.  At that point, she was showing signs she was ready to read, but I didn't want to frustrate or rush her. We took it slow and did 2 activities every other day which was usually a Tuesday or Thursday and spending 2 weeks or more if needed per unit.  We've continued that same routine up to this point, but she's come to a point where spending more than one week on a unit seems redundant and she gets somewhat frustrated--so I decided to see how she does doing YCR on a daily basis. 

We continued Unit 10 from last week for a few reasons: she didn't seem confident enough with one of the words and she was learning 2 new words with K4--I didn't want to overwhelm her.  It worked great and we will see how next week goes as we begin Unit 11.



We have also added Road Trip USA into our year. My main goal with this program is to introduce Abby to the United States in a fun and exciting way and give her the opportunity to learn some basic history and facts.

We are doing this program our own way and going in the order Abby has learned the States/Capitals.  We started with California and she had a great time looking at pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, the state bird, insect, flag, etc.  We looked at many Redwood trees and she was amazed there were trees big enough to drive through!  We listened to the sounds of the California Quail and California Golden Bear and looked at many different terrains California has to offer.  We even enjoyed a snack of California oranges and avocado.  It worked out great that Summer's food of the week was avocado (which besides brown rice has been her favorite) and Abby enjoyed the other half.



It's hard to believe both my girls are half way to their next birthdays or that Abby will be in Kindergarten this Fall!  Where has the time gone?


Daddy surprised the girls with some beautiful roses and my favorite, tulips.




Summer continues to include herself into our school time.  We gave her a few items from our Valentine's Day sensory bin.  We added some items to the little mailbox (from Target) so she could shake it and make music for us.


When she's not grabbing Abby's glue sticks and pulling Abby's papers away...she is rather good at entertaining herself.


And, she continues to get faster with her crawling.  However, she prefers to be on two feet.  Over the course of the week, she's learned she can pull up just about anywhere..her crib, the couches, the ottomans, chairs...etc..and has recently figured out she can move around those objects to get to her toys.  She cruises a few steps and then falls, but she is a determined little thing!


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K4- RRSK: Ee, YCR: Unit 10 and Valentine's Day Theme

Saturday, February 09, 2013


Abby is 4 years old.


You can learn more about the K4 Curriculum here, which we are currently using as our base.
We reviewed previous sight words making playdough letters, tracing and practice writing.  Abby has been struggling with spacing issues between words and my mom gave me the idea of a popsicle stick spacer.  I made one using her favorite color popsicle stick and a few foam heart stickers--simple and fun!

 She worked on letter recognition, beginning sounds and continues to practice writing.


 More playdough fun with shapes...


We started putting words together to make sentences.  She loved making them silly!


We played many games of Rush Hour Jr. and absolutely love it! 


RRRSK header copy
We are essentially picking up where Raising Rock Stars Preschool left off with Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten. We are reviewing the Bible verses she learned before, but using more challenging activities.

Bible Verse
Even a child is known by his deeds. Proverbs 20:11
Tracing her verse...

Math practice--counting backwards and number writing...


Putting her cut verse in order...



Unit: 10
where, did, no, are

Unscrambling her sight word puzzles...



We have also added Road Trip USA into our year. My main goal with this program is to introduce Abby to the United States in a fun and exciting way and give her the opportunity to learn some basic history and facts.
We studied the Statue of Liberty this week and discovered many interesting facts along the way. 
We decorated her crown (paper plate) and made a torch from a painted paper towel holder and orange tissue paper.  She insisted on pretending she had a tablet in her other hand just like the Statue.

You can check out my RoadTrip USA board on Pinterest for more ideas.


 We revisited some of our activites from the Valentine's Day Preschool Pack from Over the Big Moon

I made this sensory bin for Abby.  It's filled with heart shaped stickers and foam stickers, heart gemstones, red heart shaped foam blocks, pom poms and feathers, along with some Valentine buckets and bowls.

We even made a small bin for Summer to play with since she wanted to play.






We did several crafts this week--I cut a coffee filter in the shape of a heart and let Abby decorate with markers.  Then, she sprayed it with water and had a beautiful decoration for her room.


We also used paper rolls for this cute craft.


As for Summer, she started crawling this week.  She's still new at it obviously, but she gets herself across the room and is continuously pulling up on anything she can! 

6 months old.
Both girls love playing togther and adore each other so much!



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