Letter G | Giraffe, Grapes & Gummy Bear + Giveaway

Friday, March 11, 2016

Summer is 43.5 months.

Our letter G week has been extended over several weeks while we adjusted to new schedules, planned and celebrated a birthday and played catch-up around the house.  It happens and I love the flexibility that allows us to do several activities a week or a few over an extended period when life happens.

Our set-up...

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Closer look at our trays...

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Top Left: Maze | Top Middle: Grape Pasting | Top Right: Letter G Sort
Bottom Left: Roll and Spoon | Bottom Middle: Pre-write | Bottom Right: Rhyming Puzzle

At the beginning of the year, I printed and prepped all our themed printables and organized by letter in folders.  It was alot of work up front, but I'm so thankful I made the effort, as it saves me so much time now.  As I find new printables or activities, I can print or make notes in my specific letter folder for future use and planning.  Most weeks, I try to change out certain activities on her trays (mostly printables that we used only once) so she has something new each day.  However, there are some weeks that I'm short on time and when that happens I can just pull random printables from my folder for her to work on or ask her opinion on which she would like to do, which is what we did this week.

We love these Spot It printables from Bitty Beginnings, always a favorite!

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Do-A-Dot...

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She worked on two-part puzzles.

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Pre-writing with these Write 'n Wipe Cards, free printable here.

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Summer is always playing dress-up and loves accessorizing with her letter crowns.


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We normally do a letter hunt, but this week I wanted to switch things up and have her sequence the letters.  She loved this!

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We made grape Kool-Aid playdough...

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I made a simple grape pasting activity.  We talked about circles, the color purple and counted how many grapes she added.

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I will definitely be adding more mazes into our weeks, she loved this!

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We also worked a bit on rhyming.  I noticed recently she enjoys playing an app featuring Dora the Explorer and it focuses on rhyming.  I gave her a few of our rhyming puzzle pieces so she wasn't overwhelmed and we worked a bit on them.  I think she enjoys the app more at this point, but we will certainly revisit the puzzles in a few weeks. 

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Summer has become increasingly eager to sit in with Abby as we do her school.  I try to make extra copies of history coloring sheets, geography, etc so she can be included.  This week she sat in on Bible with us and it's so cute to watch her keep up and learn.

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Now for the Giveaway!

Jen from Bitty Beginnings is offering one of my readers a chance to win her Letter G | Alphabet Letter Learning Pack filled with 12+ activities!  The pack includes the option to print certain activities in either pink/purple or green/blue depending on your child and she details how to prep each activity along with fun ways to play.  Keep checking back for more opportunities to win each week as I share each letter!





8 comments:

  1. What cute activities. Giraffes are fun to learn about & see at the zoo. She is so cute. Summer does a great job in all her tasks. So glad she can sit in with Abby. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I love them working together, it's so cute to see them interact and it's amazing how much Summer picks up just by watching and learning from her big sister.

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  2. G is a tough letter! Tough phonics and tough to write! Pinning to the Practical Mondays Board:)

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    1. Thanks for the pin! I can't agree more with how tricky Letter G can be.

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  3. Oh this is great!!! I love learning centers and anything reading related. So cute.

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  4. Great ideas (trays and the "g") I found you at a link up and will be homeschooling my little ones preschool and K in the fall. I'll definitely be back to do more browsing around! Love the tray idea.

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    1. Thanks so much, Leanne! How exciting for the upcoming school year, you guys will have a blast, thanks for stopping by.

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