Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Preschool Homeschool Rainforest Unit

Kylie and I learned about rainforests this week!  The rainforest life unit is week 17 of our 30 week curriculum bundle geared towards 3 and 4 year olds  Check out some pictures from our week!
 
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We had to do some adjusting with our homeschooling material since we moved, and I am loving our new "good morning board!"  I had to print out some new weather cards since rainy, snowy, and chilly were not needed in Southern California.
 
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Another amazing week of color vocab cards for our theme board!
And another week of great books!  I think we are on our third family copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  My kids can't get enough of that book.
 
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_in and _op words were our focus this week during our language block.
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Do we have any Super Why fans out there? I didn't even need to read the directions for this worksheet.  She immediately transformed in Alpha Pig and said "Lets follow the letter trail.  Sing with me!"
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Confession time...I lost track of how much time we spent watching sloth videos on YouTube this week.  They are so darn cute!  I totally get why Kristen Bell had a breakdown when she got to meet one!  This sloth craft is also a great keepsake to remember how small your little ones foot is.
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Our math blocks this week had us counting a lot!
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We added another page to our science notebook.  The life cycle of a plant!
**Home CEO Hack** YouTube has some great time lapsed videos showing seeds sprouting!
There you have it!  Week 17, rainforest life, is in the books.  
If you would like to purchase our rainforest unit as a stand alone lesson, check out our TpT page here.  Rainforest life is also part of our 30 week curriculum bundle that is available here.  
Check back next week when we explore farm life!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Preschool Homeschool Chrismtas Unit

After spending 6 years in Southern California, I am beyond excited (talk to me in a few weeks though lol) to be living in Canada and having a cold Christmas! 
Our Christmas Unit has been added to the libraries of those who have purchased our age 4 full year program.  If you would like to buy this unit as a stand alone, click here.
Here are some highlights from our week!


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We counted syllables and did a fun puzzle during our wake up, warm up drills this week.

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Just like in out Thanksgiving unit, we had a mini book that practiced handwriting.

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We also had a work sheets that built a math driven story!  

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Least/greatest has been a difficult concept for Kylie to grasp, but if you put it in terms of what she likes (candy!) its as easy as pie!  ...or candy.

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I may be a little biased, but check out our Facebook page for a super cute video of Kylie singing during this activity.  She sorted flash cards in order for The 12 Days Of Christmas.

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We had a great time learning about Christmas traditions from around the world!  We actually celebrate Saint Nicholas day in our house so Kylie really enjoyed the France card.
**Home CEO Hack** As an extension activity, we jumped on YouTube and listened to Christmas songs from around the world!

This unit offers a great selection of Christmas books to read.  Some favorites in our house are How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin, and Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry.
 
 
Have a wonderful Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Preschool Homeschool Forest Life Unit


Holy cow!  We just wrapped up week 16 of our 30 week Age 4 Complete Year Program.  Where has the time gone?!?!?  It seems like just yesterday we started our America unit.  Forest Life is week 4 in our second semester where we explore different environments around the world.  Check out some pictures from our week!

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The theme board for this week was so great!  Kylie knew all of the animals except for the lynx and the cardinal.  

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Some highlights from our wake up, warm up activities were skip counting to 100 and handwriting.
 
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We built _ip and _it words and added another piece to our Legend Of The Lost Words puzzle.  Almost done!
 
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 The woodpecker threw Kylie for a loop on this worksheet.  Can you tell she's a city kid???
 
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 This was an encouragement elves week!  Who did you give your clothespin magnets to?  Day 3 gave us this super fun count and stack worksheet.  Canada actually stopped making pennies 5 years ago, so we used the next best thing that starts with a P- popcorn kernels!

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Toronto has 100 public libraries!  Our local branch is the fourth smallest (good things come in small packages!) but the inter library loan program is AMAZING! Kylie couldn't wait to get home and read this beautiful book, Owl Moon, so she plopped herself down on the bench outside!

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This week gave us a bonus book and a sequencing activity!
 
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Our science block gave us this super fun matching game with animals from our theme board!  
 
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And finally, we added another page to our science notebook highlighting where in the world are forests.

This week was loads of fun! If anyone has Netflix, I highly recommend checking out the Hidden Kingdoms documentary series!  Episode 2 "Secret Forests" would make a supplement to this unit!