Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Letter I

Number writing practice
"I" puzzle
Inchworm Patterning
"I" Letter tracing

Big and Little "I's" with corresponding "I's" stamped in them.

This week I had Logan glue the apples on the tree and then color them with markers.
Inchworm color puzzles. He is getting much better at this!
Inchworm graphing. Still not his favorite activity, but he typically complies.

Inchworm Pattern Building. I was pretty excited to see him do this one on the desk instead of on the example sheet.
Ever the favorite - Do A Dot painting
Inchworm & Leaf number matching. Logan counted up the dots on the leaves and then matched them up with the corresponding numbered inchworm.
Inchworm magnet page
Inchworm Prewriting Practice
"I" pokepage
Inchworm lacing - with a goofy grin
At the beginning of our preschool time, we load up and do the activity for the letter we are working on. Logan has learned to use the mouse to do the activities necessary.
Inchworm cut and paste - Mommy did the cutting, Logan did the pasting.
This is my calendar. I had so much fun creating this. I used my sadly neglected scrapbooking supplies. There is a "season" chart, a weather chart, a place for "today, tomorrow, yesterday", and a place to put our memory verse for the week. I have left space for more activities as he gets older. By the way, these pictures are so out of order, but I just need to get this post done. I've been working on it for weeks! I hate how long it takes to upload pictures on Blogger!
Inchworm counting practice - matching up the number of inchworms to the correct number card.
Uppercase and Lowercase letter matching
Inchworm size sorting - as you can see, he still struggles with this a bit.
"I" is for inchworm coloring page
I didn't get a picture of this when the letter disks were on them, but he did match up the upper and lowercase letters in the word "inchworm".

We didn't do a pattern this week with the pom-poms on the letters.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This week is brought to you by the letter H!

We took a 2 week summer vacation from preschool. Logan and I went to visit Stormy and Auntie Nessa for a week and when we got back, Logan wasn't very interested in following directions. It was going to be a short school week anyway with another out of town trip to Yuma, so I decided not to push him. That also meant I didn't have motivation to upload my photos in a timely manner :)

Letter of the week: H
Number of the week: 6
Bible Story of the week: God chooses Gideon (Judges 6-7)
Verse of the week: The Lord is with you mighty warrior. Judges 6:12

Here are our activities for the week, in no particular order. For more ideas, see

Big H and little h sorting
Number ordering. He put the larger numbers above the smaller ones when he ran out of room, but he got the concept fine.
Hippo graphing
More evidence of his perfectionism - the hearts and stamped Hh's all going the same way
Pom pom magnets
Hh is for hippo puzzle (forgive the blurry picture!)
Cutting practice - I definitely saw an improvement this week with the scissor work
Letter tracing
Coloring Page - he used Do a Dot paints and markers
Hippo patterns
H poke page - this is definitely not one of his favorites. He pokes about 3 holes and tries to be done :)
Matching color names to the correct colored hippo

Cut and paste page. I just showed him the small picture and he placed everything in the correct place. I was impressed that he got the concept on his first try.Our number for the week was 6 - he's not much into coloring the apple tree page, but he does enjoy pasting the apples on.
Scavenger hunt found Mr. Potato Head hats and hands along with a harmonica
Do a Dot

Using foam pieces, Logan built a big H and a little h
Hippo pattern building

Number writing practice

With the big H I let him just put whatever blocks on he wanted. With the little h I had him do a yellow and orange pattern.Size Sort - can you tell he was proud of himself?Hippo lacing
Hippo upper and lower case letter matching