Preschool Letter L

Time for Preschool Letter L. We cut this week’s learning down to only 2 days and here is a peek at what we did:  As always, we started with our Alphabet Play Dough Mats. We talked about the strokes needed to form the letter L and then we talked about the similarities and differences between lower case l and the number 1 and even lower case i. Then Filip completed a Letter Find practice page using dot paints. Filip also used dot paints for the Letter Maze. He also did a Beginning Sounds activity and, since he’s not very fond of colouring, I suggested he use some stamps to change things up a bit. Finished page: Next, we brought out our Beginning Sounds Scoops. Here’s a pic of my little man sorting the scoops to the correct cone… All done! Then Filip did the beginning sounds cut and paste activity: Finished result! We  used small sticker gems to complete this page from 1plus1plus1plus1equals1. We also worked on our number for the week: 4 And he did a cut and paste number activity: Can you tell which pictures I coloured?? 😀 We started Day 2 with out Word Slider cards. (If you were waiting for the complete unit, the word slider cards are now available in my TpT store here!) Then we used our CVC words builders to make beginning L words: Once completed, Filip read the words to me. Filip also did a Number 4 maze: And a preschool number 4 worksheet: We finished our Preschool Letter L with this cute little craft: L is for ladybug and l is for lighthouse. We get most of our inspirations for these crafts from my ABC Craft Pinterest board. Check it out for some more alphabet craft ideas! Before I finish this post, I just HAVE to share with you a major accomplishment! 😀 We went to the snow on the weekend and while hubby was busy taking photos of the kids… … my awesome sister-in-law and I built this lovable character… Well, hubby and the kids helped a bit, but it was mostly Naomi and I! AND It was H-U-G-E! After we left, people were lining up to take photos with it. Serious! I was tremendously proud of our effort 🙂 Anyhow, if you’d like the freebies featured in this blog post, you can get them by clicking on the picture below.  Please note: this freebie pack DOES NOT include... read more

Preschool Letter K

My four munchkins and I enjoyed a 2-week break as Australian schools had their Winter holidays before starting Term 3. My greatest joy was not having to do the usual school run in the morning and afternoon… I know. It’s lame. But you don’t understand… you see, we moved house recently… and now, I’m on the road for almost 2 hours JUST to get the kids to school and come back home. So now you understand why NOT having to do that was the highlight for me 🙂 Of course, we also had a couple of days out, celebrated a birthday and even managed to make time to go to the snow. But let’s focus on why we are here today! Preschool Letter of the Week K! Before I begin, I would like to remind you that my little munchkin belongs to that group of kiddos that like to learn; meaning, when his older brothers and sister are doing their homework, he hangs around to watch all the “action” and often peeks over their shoulders as they write away. And so, as I held up the Letter K play dough mat to introduce the letter and letter sound, he said, “That’s a kicking k and it says “k”. It’s almost like “c”, but it doesn’t look the same.” Yep. There you have it; he summed up my 5 minute intro with those 2 sentences. And so we moved on and started work with the Playdough mat. He started by finger tracing the letters, and then used a white board marker, as we had done previously. My aim for letter K was to teach him that “K” made the same sound as “C”, but it just looked different, so I really wanted to focus on letter identification this week instead of letter sounds. So, next, I got out our Letter K Vocabulary Cards and I asked Filip to circle all the “kicking k’s.”   Next, we used out Letter K Letter Find worksheet to work on upper and lower case identification; Filip had a bit of trouble telling the difference and told me he was just going to dot all of them purple. We also worked on letter formation using the Letter K practice page from The Measured Mom. We moved on to our focus number for the week and started by finger tracing the number 3 on the play dough mat. And then Filip used a white board marker: We... read more