Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Preschool - The end of Aa Week

It’s the end of Aa week!  Today in the workboxes we have:


Box #1: work with Mom, we did the Montessori guessing game with the letter sounds tubs from Lakeshore learning again.


Box #2: we did a handwriting activity from the Homeschool Share’s ABC Notebook.



Box #3: we did a color tone matching game that I made up with paint chip punches and clothes pins.


Box #4: Logan did a Montessori pouring rice activity.


Box #5: we worked on number recognition with our sand paper numbers that my friend Heather made and passed down to me.


Box #6 was a Aa = Acorn coloring sheet


Box #7 was a Aa = Apple and Aa = Acorn pasting sheet.  This one also worked on numbers (specifically the numbers 4 and 6)


#8 was a cutting activity from the Letter of the Week Curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler.


Box #9 was also from the LOTW curriculum, however, instead of having him write the numbers I gave him number stickers so he just had to find them. 

Sometimes I try to reduce the number of skills any child is doing at one time to keep them from getting overwhelmed.  This was one of those times.  I wanted him to concentrate on knowing what the numbers were instead of trying to work on finger dexterity, number recognition, counting objects, and early writing skills all at one time.  That sounds like the fast track to educational frustration!  ;)


Box #10: The last box was kind of funny.


I had this cute little activity to do with him in the backyard having to do with mapping clouds and finding different kinds of clouds.  We got our blanket, and went out back and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky!  AT ALL.


We looked for several minutes and then we went inside and I put it back into his workboxes for tomorrow.  Perhaps then we will have better luck.

Happy homeschooling!

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