Monday, March 26, 2018

Preschool Homeschool Chickens Unit

Happy chicken week!  Chicken is week 24 of our 46 week totschool curriculum.
Take a look at just a fraction of the activities from our week!
"I know chickens are brown or white, but I want to make this one red." -Porter, 3 years old
Time to count the eggs!
Now it's time to sort the eggs!  You can take this activity a step further and ask your little one to sort by color too.
Kylie, 6 years old, snagged this color by number off the printer and before I could get to the kitchen and say, "That's your brother's worksheet."  She was almost done!
I am super excited about these directed drawing pages!  Porter can make it to the second step before he usually goes "free form."  But hey, it is progress!
We really liked these sequencing cards.  There are some fun time lapse egg hatching videos on YouTube that I'm sure your little one (and you!) would enjoy watching!
We took our number maze skills to a new level this week by following a sequence!
Can your little one spot the peculiar poultry?
My kids have selective hearing.  But if there is one thing I've learned over the last 6 years, "Dinner is ready." and "Play-Doh time." are sure fire ways to get to to some to the table!
"This chicken has a red mohawk," said my 3 year old son.  

I hope you enjoyed a little peak into our chicken week.  Please check out our website for more information on our full year curriculum or feel free to send me an email.  See you next time!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Preschool Homeschool Bunnies Unit

'Twas the week before Easter and all through the house-
We were learning about bunnies, not a silly old mouse!
The kids are loving the finger play that comes with our circle time songs!
We <3 Mo Willems in this house! Whether it is a Pig and Elephant, Pigeon, or Knuffle Bunny book, I know the kids will ask me to read it at least a dozen times.
This week was all about the number 18!
Hop, hop, hop!  Porter used number tiles to fill in the missing numbers.

This week, I introduced Porter to salt tracing.  He loved it!
After a little salt tracing, writing with a marker was a breeze!
"What letter is behind the carrot?"
Silly me for leaving the container of this DELICIOUS blackberry and carrot applesauce on the counter while I went to use the washroom!  I came back and Porter ate the whole thing!
A little shaky, but he got the point!
We've added some of our new alphabet coloring pages to our units.  They are the best!
Where does your little one think a bunny can live?  What does your little one think a bunny can eat?  Their answers will surprise you!
Our animal 3-part cards may have out seeded our number maze as a house favorite activity!

Thanks for hoping over and checking out our bunny week!  Click here to find out more about our full year totschool and preschool at home curriculum.
See you nest time when we learn all about...chickens!

Preschool Homeschool Fish Unit


We've made it to week 22- fish!  Keep scrolling to see highlights from this unit.

I like to start each week out by saying, "Happy ___ week" when the kids come out of their room on Monday morning.  Ah!  I wish I could have bottled their excitement when I said fish!
I like to think of this snack as a homeschool win.  Why?  Because (aside from prepping the celery) your little one can do it all on their own!  They can get their plate and a butter knife, the celery and (un) nut butter from the fridge, and the fish crackers from the pantry.  Toss in the fine motor skills of just putting a dab of your spread of choice at the end of the celery and then "fishing" for fish. Yay for practical life skills!
I can't get enough of these coloring pages!!!
It took a little for Porter to warm up to the letter crafts, but I think the guided coloring pages have really helped him with the pictorial directions.
A fish week isn't complete without letter F handwriting practice!
I had a teacher mom breakthrough this week.  Porter has no interest in writing numbers.  I've used tiles and pom poms to help him express himself mathematically in the past, but he is really likes writing.  Then the light bulb went off with this worksheet- tally marks!
Did anyone else love the suggested read aloud book Rainbow Fish as much as we did?  Porter insisted that his rainbow fish had to "sleep" inside the Rainbow Fish book all week!
Get moving with this fun math game!  Call out a number and have your little one find it and feed it to the shark.

We had such a good time learning all about fish this week!  Find out more about our full year curriculum for children between 2 and 3 years old by checking out our website.