Saturday, June 24, 2017

Preschool Homeschool Rectangle Unit

Porter and I just wrapped up week 14 - rectangles!  Check out some highlights of our week.
We started our week outside!  Porter made it about half way around the rectangle during our "amazing rectangle" gross motor game before he felt compelled to read!

This week we focused on the letters A, B, and C.  He really enjoyed these sound sorting mats!
Play Doh is always a hit in our house!
This week brought us a new activity!  Our new A to Z funny phonics books will reinforce beginning word sounds, open up doors to new vocabulary, and just make you laugh!

Also new this week, your little one can start their "My First Alphabet" notebook!
Porter made a school bus during craft time!
A little 1:1 correspondence practice with this money matching worksheet!
I loved tangram puzzles when I was growing up!  Challenge your little one to make a rectangle!
I know a snack that would be great to have after this secret code worksheet!

It's never too late to start your preschool homeschooling journey!  Check out our website for more information about our curriculum bundles and one off units!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me too!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Preschool Homeschool Grocer Unit

This week, Kylie learned all about what a grocer does.  A little known fact about Kylie is that she is a grocery store connoisseur.  We have always lived within walking distance of a market since Kylie was born.  So part of our daily rhythm has always been walking to the store to get all the fixings for meals each day.  Before kids, I was a serial crisper-drawer-forgetter!  Once Kylie came along, a daily walk to the store got us both fresh air, and allowed me to buy just what I needed for each day.  No waste! It was a win win!  Keep scrolling and check out some highlights from our week!.
Kylie thought our theme boarded need a little more spunk, so she added the produce magnets because "that's what you get at the Sobeys."
Sometimes we do our lessons at the table, and sometimes we like to get comfy on the couch!  For this wake up, warm up, Kylie read some short CVC phrases.
 Because sequins make everything better :)
Our art block this week had us painting with produce!  We offer a few suggestions on the art reference page, but our house favorites were: taping paper to the tray, covering grapes in paint, and then shaking the tray to make the paint cover grapes roll all over the paper! And pictured above, using green beans for  paint brushes!
We pulled out the kitchen scale for this math activity!  Kylie went 2 for 3.  She thought a very big strawberry weighed more than a kiwi, but she was not correct.
How have I gone 30 (cough couch) years without knowing this was a thing?!?!?!  We regrew lettuce!  And it tasted great!  Over the course of 2 weeks, we observed our little stub of a romaine heart grow 5 inches!
 Double science week!  We also experimented with different liquids to see if they would make ice melt.
This was also an encouragement elves week.  We all had running noses and coughs so instead of the candy jars, we made a picture for our neighbor :)  Two more weeks and I will have a Home CEO Academy graduate!  Find out more about our preschool homeschool curriculum by check out our website.  See you next week when Kylie learns about Forest Rangers!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Preschool Homeschool Ovals Unit

Hi everyone!  Porter just finished week 13, ovals, from our 46 curriculum package for 2 and 3 year olds.  We had fun counting olives and watermelon seeds, making scrambled eggs, and revisiting some of our favorite Easter books!  Here are some highlights from our week!
We love starting each week off with our theme board!

This week, we focused on the sounds Y and Z make.  I added a few magnets from Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Zion National Park.
I'm not quite sure how Porter discovered Twitter, but he said "Oh! Hi Twitter Bird!" when he saw this roll off the printer.
I love open ended art activities!  Have your little one create any kind of face they want on this worksheet!

Oh no!  Humpty fell and needs some bandages!  Use some stickers to help cover up Hunpty's ouchies.

Watermelons and their seeds look like ovals!  Draw the proper number of seeds (or place beans!) on each watermelon slice.

"So many numbers!" -Porter, 2 1/2.
***Home CEO Hack*** Trying using beans or Cheerios (I think real olives would be too messy!) and have your little one put the correct amount in each square.  Math + fine motor skills + an exercise in self control = a homeschooling super lesson!

We finished out the week by making scrambled eggs!  

 I hope you enjoyed my review of oval week as much as Porter and I enjoyed doing it!  Check out our website for more information about our full year programs.  See you all next week when Porter learns about...RECTANGLES!