Box #1: WWM (Work with Mom) handwriting starters and a letter jar
First I had him do the handwriting starter (from here).
Using a triangle pencil he traced the dotted lines.
Then I played a game with him.
The letter jar was introduced yesterday and so he knows what’s in it. Today I brought out the ‘secret box’ and I put the items in it one by one and he had to guess which Aa item was in the box without peeking!
Box #2: sequence beads
This bead sequencing kit has been super fun! It was a neat variation of sequence theme.
Box #3: Textures. This was a Montessori activity.
He felt the bits of fabric while blindfolded and matched them up. He didn’t like being blindfolded at first, but once he got a few down he really enjoyed the game. :)
Box #5: More sequencing (from here).
A variation on pattern and sequencing where he gets to use glue is always welcome!
Box #6: free Coloring sheet of an apple tree
After he was done with this he got to file it away all by himself in his ABC Notebook. He LOVED that!
Box #6: Color matching game. (Idea from here.)
This was super fun because we got to go outside. He started finding things just so I would take pictures of them. This sweet boy is going to have a documented life! lol!
Box #7: Spindle box
Another Montessori activity made by my friend Heather. Today we only did the numbers 0 - 4. You have to recognize the numbers without dots or lines etc, so this was challenging for Logan. I thought 5 numerals would be plenty. After he understood what to do, he did just great!
Box #8: Ecojournal. Ahhh… the Ecojournal. Beautiful illustrations, fun activities, great stories about simple life on Trickle Creek. The whole series is a win and completely worth owning!
Cyan went through this whole series in her first grade year and although I am not ready for that type of weekly commitment with Logan yet, it was SUPER fun to play with this today. August 1st’s activity is to dissect a poppy and become a pollinator!
We currently have no less than 5 different types of poppies in our yard. Some in the flower garden, some in the garden pathways (volunteers from last year I am sure), and even some in with the tomatoes and beans. We spent about an hour between watching the bees (natural pollinators), using a paint brush to pollinate some ourselves, and dissecting the different parts to see how the flower was built.
I think this was his favorite part of the day.
Box #9: Scavenger Hunt from Confessions of a Homeschooler Letter of the Week Curriculum
I was smart, because we spent so much time on the ecojournal, I decided to limit the number of things to find (after all, we are working on numbers too). I hid two huge ants and one alligator puppet in his room.
I then gave him a sucker while he matched his last box (box #10, number matching) and he was all done!
Another successful preschool day!