I forgot how much time you DON'T have at the beginning of school! I always seem to overplan, but that's ok!! We did get to cover our new letter in the Alphabet Buffet line-up, so it's all good!
We learned all about the letter B today, and we even got to our tactile letter! When I tell you that nothing lights up a kindergarteners face more than glue sticks, and tearing construction paper into itty bitty bits, I've never seen them so focused.
Now, I'm sure the custodian wasn't too happy, but we did flash big smiles at her as we went to PE! (I'll have to make sure I snag something good for her appreciation day!)
Q is for q-tip! All you need for this snack idea are pretzels and mini marshmallows. Your kids will love creating their snacks all by themselves, and you’ll love watching them develop their fine motor skills!
Don’t let the big kids have all the fun with school supplies! Today on the blog I have a list of all the main learning supplies I use in my preschool as well as examples of how we use them. Whether you are doing organized lessons or just want to provide some fun learning activities for your little ones, I have found all of these materials extremely helpful.
I also posted my outline of how I do my Letter of the Week lessons. There is the simplified version I used for shorter lessons with my first child as well as an explanation of how I extend the lessons to fill the time now that I have other kids coming into my home for longer lessons.
There are direct links to both posts in my profile. Are there any resources, strategies, or products you love to use to help your little ones learn their letters?
My home preschool plan for little Bear (my 3 year old) consists of Letter of the week, a few good books geared towards him, and lots of playtime.
With my daughter Plum, I was all about the themed weeks with multiple activities and loads of books. It was fun for me to plan but ultimately most of her learning was self-directed and at her own pace. I spent way too much time planning for things that just didn't pan out it that she had no interest in.
With my son, my goals are simple this year: Read to him. Cuddle with him. Guide him towards good habits. And let him play.
Honestly the letter of the week is more for me to stay intentional about selecting good books to read with him. If he learns his letters this year, great. If not, that's fine by me too.
So today at lunch, we read The Giant Jumperee. He traced the letter J. Big sister demonstrated some jumping. And then he went to play.
He built a vacuum truck out of furniture, pillows, flashlights, and toys, inspired by the truck we saw on the road earlier. And he played for an hour with it.
This is preschool.
Oh goodness, how cute is this darling outdoor learning space & this sweet little teacher!?! 👩🏻🏫 😍
I spy our Summer Beach Set 👀
We LOVE taking learning outside! 🌳 I’m curious, do you prefer to stay indoors, or do you tend to head outside too? Hope you all have a gorgeous day! ☀️ 📷: @b2_adventures
A few people asked about the insides of my monthly boxes. They’re mostly books and magazines, but I also include videos, games, puzzles, art supplies for crafts or toys that go with themes. We’re doing letter of the week for preschooler, and I’m using the letters for the second grader too...simplifying for the arrival of baby number 3. This is for box A, box F & G and J & K (Feb, that’s why Abr Lincoln is in it). #organization#homeschooling#unschooling#monthlyplanning#letteroftheweek#highlightsmagazine#rangerrick
This little one is almost 3 + has been playing for an hour with these!! 😍🙌🏻 I absolutely LOVE + am truly humbled when you take time out of your busy days to share your sweet little ones’ learning adventures with me. 💕 Thank you, @this_is_meghan , for sharing + way to go, Reagan! ❤️ This Activity is part of the A-Z Letter Learning Set + is perfect for the littlest of leaners.
A is for Ants. 🐜
We put the letter A made from syrup on the driveway and watched as multiple ants came to eat the syrup.
We did the Ants go Marching song.
We also made the letter A.
A is for Ants🐜