Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Preschool Homeschool River and Pond Life Unit



We are 2/3 of the way through our preschool homeschool curriculum for 4 year olds! Week 20, River and Pond Life was lots of fun and filled with many animal friends that we are already familiar with.  Is this your first time to our blog and you want to see what all the fuss is about?  Check out our 30 week curriculum pack here.  On to the photos!

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Check it out!  Kylie gave a real smile and our theme board is starting out nicely too!

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One of our wake up, warm up activities had Kylie practice identifying ending sounds.

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A classic story for this unit!

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 Only 1 more piece to go on our Legend of the Lost Words puzzle.  This week, we built _ut and _et words.

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This fun letter sorting activity needed to be moved to the living room floor!  Kylie had lots of fun putting the alphabet back in order.

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Kylie and Porter both made ducks during their art blocks this week.  Unless you are artistically inclined, I highly recommend printing out the art templates.  #lessonlearned

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 Kylie is skip counting by 5s now!

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These number sorting puzzles have become a new house favorite activity!

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"There sure are a lot of rivers in the world," said Kylie while coloring in this page.
I can't believe next week, The Solar System, will be the last week in the second semester!  Kylie is going to be a Home CEO Preschool Homeschool graduate soon!  It is never too late to start your preschool at home journey.  Check out our website for more information on our 30 week curriculum bundle for 4 year olds.  See you never week!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Homeschool Preschool Yellow Unit

Porter and I just wrapped up week 3, yellow, of our 45 preschool homeschool curriculum bundle for 2-3 year olds. Click here to find out more about our program.  Check out some pictures from our week!
 
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Yellow!  After mama and dada, yellow was the first "real" word Porter could say.  
 
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Theme board time! 
 
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Crack!  We had so much fun 'cracking' the yolks and 'popping' the corn on our newest playdoh mats. 

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We love clip cards in this house.  Sometimes we clip them.  Sometimes we put pompoms down.  Or in this case, a game token from Sequence Junior.
 
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I'm glad I was able to take a photo pf this fun cheesy triangle sheet before Mr. Scribbler got to it! 
 
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I love, love, LOVE these nylon knives from Curious Chef.  Kylie has been using them for a few years now and now it is Porter's turn to join in on the kitchen fun!  These knives are serrated,  but dull.  They are PERFECT for teaching early knife skills and cutting soft fruit or steamed veggies.

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Time to count and find a matching group!

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"Oh!  Numbers!" Porter always yells when he sees me take out his math notebook. 

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We practiced recognizing S and R words this week.  

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Puzzles, puzzles, and more puzzles!  He loved the crayon and bus puzzle this week.

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It is crazy to me how two people can make two completely opposite children.  Kylie refused to touched crayons until she was nearly four years old.  This kid, on the other hand, could spend an entire day coloring everything!

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Quack, quack! This fluffy yellow chick joined our family this week.  Did anyone try out the scissor exercise with craft?  Porter was not interested, but we have 42 more weeks to try!

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Progress!  Full disclosure though, the sunflower line is the only line he made on this worksheet.  But progress all the same!




There you have it- yellow week!  I also tried to incorporate "yellow" music this week.  We listened to Coldplay, The Beattles, and Elton John.  Porter couldn't have cared less, but I enjoyed it!  Next week is a planning week, so we won't have any "formal" lessons.  But for those that want to keep the ball rolling, there will be penguins mini lesson in your library soon.  It's never too late to start your own homeschool preschool journey!  Check out our program here





Monday, January 23, 2017

Preschool Homeschool Arctic Life Unit

I got so excited when I checked my calendar and realized we would be living in Toronto when it came time to do the Arctic life unit.  I imagined we would build an igloo in our yard, we would walk around and look for animal prints in the snow, and we would sip hot cocoa under a blanket while we watched a nature documentary about polar bears.  None of that happened :( The snow has melted, it rained, and Kylie doesn't like hot drinks.  But check out some pictures of from our classroom this week!
 
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First thing's first; our theme board!
 
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 One of our math wake up, warm up activities had us adding up puffins to put them in the correct houses.
***Home CEO Hack*** This is a recurring wake up, warm up game.  Print the houses off once and then use them through out the semester!

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This was an encouragement elves week! During 2 of our math blocks this week, we made clothespin magnets to give to some of our friends as a way to say, "Thanks for doing what you are doing." #everythingisbetterwithglitter

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Our last math day had Kylie practicing some more addition.  #everythingisbetterwithreindeer
 
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I officially am in love with the Toronto Public Library system.  I can return books to any of the 100 libraries in the city.  I can place holds from the comfort of my own home.  And I just learned that some books are available as an e-reader download...on my own Ipad!  


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I really thought Kylie would enjoy this hand print narwhal art project, but all she could do was grimace at me and say, "Can I go wash my hand now?" 

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Our semester long language activity "The Legend  Of The Lost Words" is almost done.  This week, we worked on _un and _ug words.

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Kylie doesn't even need me to read the instructions on this sheet anymore!

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We wrapped up our arctic week by learning about penguins!

I hope you enjoyed a little peak into our homeschool classroom this week as we learned about Arctic Life.  Arctic Life is week 19 in our 30 week preschool program geared towards 4 year olds.  This unit can be purchased individually here or as part of the bundle here.  Join us week when we explore River and Pond Life.





Saturday, January 21, 2017

Preschool Homeschool Blue Unit


Welcome to week 2 of Home CEO's preschool homeschool for 2 and 3 year olds!
We learned all about the color blue this week.  Our 2-3 year old program is broken down into 4 quarters that are 9 weeks each, with 9 holiday/special occasion units mixed in.  During the first quarter, we will be learning all about colors.  Want to join us?  Click here and find out more.
 
 
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First things first!  We always start our week off by coloring and building our theme board.  These coloring pages can be added to your theme board or added to your little one's art book.
 

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Books, books, books!  I love that my kids love books so much!  Between both children, I think we have read Blue hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boyton a bazillion times.  Mix It Up by Herve Tullet, was an accidental gem I found at the library.  The kids loved it so much that we went out and bought our own copy!
 
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I asked Porter what he was doing in this picture and he simply replied, "Making blue art."  The blue unit has print outs you can use to make a collage, or just use what you have around the house!
 
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 I totally forgot to make a manipulatives shelf for the red unit.  I know, I know, #momfail.  Porter loved it!
 
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This gross motor activity was so fun!!  It was very easy to put together and Porter LOVED fishing.
 
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Shadow matching may be our new favorite activity!

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 A and T were our focus letters this week with our letter sound tubs.
 
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 Tracing is still a new concept to Porter.  He looked at what I presented at the table and then walked away!  But I'm going to stick with it!  He will do it when he is ready. 
 
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Sometimes this kids can be so serious.
 
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But most of the time he is not!  We worked on our ten frames flash cards all week and this kids is a pro.
 
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Porter loves playing in water, but I don't like cleaning up after it.  Since it is January in Toronto and I can't find his swim suit, we improvised with the blue week's sensory tub. I laid a blue sheet on the floor and he went to town with his boat and sea creatures!
 
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Our new playdough mats were a big hit since Toronto is a cold snap this week!

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The flash cards reappeared to help us count bubbles!
 
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Porter also added a few new pages to his math notebook.
 
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We took a stab at the Montessori exercises this week and they were a hit!
 
I hope you enjoyed quick peak into our homeschool classroom.  You can find out more about our program by clicking here.  See you next week when we learn all about yellow!