Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tot School: Cc

Kayleigh is 3.75 years old
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This week we our focus has been the letter C. I have to say that her memory verse this week was fabulous, Colossians 3:20.  Woot!
Raising Rock Stars
As I already mentioned, our verse this week was Colossians 3:20 “Children obey your parents in all things for this is well pleasing to the Lord.”  Very timely because behaviors and attitudes in both of the girls have not been well pleasing in either of the girls as of late. I love it when God works things out so nicely.  And I enjoy hearing my older daughter groan when she hears the new verse and mumble, “He always does know what’s going on doesn’t He?”  Yes my dear he always does.  lol
Kayleigh worked hard on coloring her verse, two fisted no less, “reading” her vocabulary cards, learning to write C, and cutting out her verse. Once again, the verse was of satisfactory length.  We’re still working on memorizing this one.  She seems to be stumbling over” well pleasing.”  Part of me thinks that she just doesn’t like what it implies. LOL
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All About Reading
All About Reading continues to go well.  Kayleigh really likes it and is doing a great job.  So far there hasn’t been anything terribly challenging so I’m considering spending up the lessons a bit.  I haven’t really make up my mind though.  I hate to ruin the good groove that we’re in.  Decisions, decisions.
This week we played a fun rhyming game called “Out of the Wagon.”  I’d put in three picture cards, two of which rhymed, onto our wagon picture.  Kayleigh would decide which two rhymed and then tell the other one to “get out of the wagon!” Zecora the Zebra would help her push the oddball out.  She wanted to use our Handwriting Without Tears pieces again for her tactile activity but no pictures.  Her craft was finger painting the C to look like a cookie and then glue on little “chocolate chips.”  Yum!  Then we ate some real ones.  By we I mean her because they’re not on my diet.
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We’ve been reading a lot of fairy tales this week.  Kayleigh was cracking up over The Emperor’s New Clothes.  I never realized how much I dislike Jack and the Beanstalk until I was reading it to Kayleigh this week. He disobeyed his mom, snuck out of the house, and stole.  I don’t like him.
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We also did some other learning activities using ideas from 1+1+1=1, Confessions of a Homeschooler, PreKinders, and stuff from our stash.
We have a new app on the iPad that she really likes called Dots-for-Tots. I like it because I’m working on counting objects with her, she likes to count at her own pace regardless of the number of objects, and this has been helping with that.  It’s kind of like a dot-to-dot and it counts out loud with you.
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We did a couple of activities from the ABC Animals.  I was cracking up when she saw the word caterpillar at the bottom of the page.  “That word has too much letters.” Bwaa haa haa!  And apparently she thinks caterpillars are creepy.  She decided to call the ones on her craft pickles because “I wike pickles.”  As long as you know that pickle doesn’t start with C.
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I pulled out some of our Letter of the Week activities from COAH.  I love that I have these already cut, laminated, and ready to go.  We did some color matching, sorting by size, and lacing.  She’s still very into lacing.
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We practiced counting by “feeding the cat”, made a caterpillar out of pattern blocks, and worked on our colors and color words using three-part cards.  All of these activities came from PreKinders.
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We worked on shapes and ordering by size with some of the activities from the Hungry Caterpillar pack that we did last year.  I believe it’s been updated recently but I haven’t checked that out yet. 
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From our stash we did a C alphabet maze, patterned with our Learning Links, and worked in our Kumon Number book.
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And that was our very busy week.  This is the third week in a row that we’ve managed to check off everything on our list.  I think we might be on a roll.  Click on the buttons at the top of the page to see what other tots have been up too.

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5 comments:

Brittney said...

I feel the same way about Jack and the Beanstalk! Ours was in a 'book of virtues' and talked about Jack being brave, but I saw the same characteristics as you!

Jolanthe Erb said...

You have some great pictures and have done so much!!!!

Jenny K said...

I like your letter C activities!

It's great to read about your All About Reading experiences, because I'm considering using it when my little guy is ready for something like that. I doubt that will be this year, but maybe when he is close to 4 like your little girl.

Ambra said...

Wow, you're a busy lady! :) What a great week!

Linda Noullet Irwin said...

I just refuse to believe she is that big... Guess I should add in some more school with Wyatt... he does so well in Homeschool Co-op with me. I think next time the X has the kids, I will work on planning some stuff just for Wyatt.

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