Thursday, June 28, 2018

Preschool Homeschool My Family Unit

Families come in all shapes and size, and in week 34 of our full year preschool program for 2-3 year olds, we celebrated that!
We started out family unit out with a little Mommy and me matching activity!
That flowed nicely into this animal family worksheet.  I honestly had a great time researching for this worksheet!  Did you know that a group of alligators are called a congregation? Did you know a group of frogs is called an army?  How cool!
One of our favourite family activities is going to the playground.  If we were to set up a tent, I swear my kids would live there!
Porter has shown no interest in the directed drawing activities for a few weeks.  That's ok though.  His big sister loves them!
Are you going on a trip this summer?  Get your kiddo in the packing mood with this i-spy!
We LOVE families walks!  Get your shoes on, grab a clip board, and explore with this five sense family walk activity from our gross motor section.  What did we see?  Construction vehicles :(  What did we hear?  Construction vehicles :(  What did we smell?  Pizza!  What did we touch?  Soft mulberries.  What did we taste?  Mulberries when we got home!
Families are different, but the one thing they all have in common is love.  We listened to The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" while doing this handwriting exercise.
This is our second copy of "Home" by Carson Ellis because we accidentally left our first in a hotel in San Fransisco during our cross country move a few summers ago.  If you only buy one book from our recommended reading list, please have it be this one.  The illustrations are simply amazing and the story is wonderful!
During one of our wake up, warm up periods this week, we looked at these cards and asked if loves does...   Does love argue?  Does love help?  Does love share?
We introduced some CVC words this week!  

Porter and I may be finishing our homeschooling journey for the year in a few weeks, but now is a great time to start yours!  Go to our website to find more information on our full year programs for 2-3 year olds.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Preschool Homeschool Mouth and Sense of Taste Unit

I can't believe we have made it to week 33 of our totschool curriculum!  Only 3 more weeks and my little man will be preschool bound!  Scroll down and see some highlights from our Mouth and Sense of Taste Unit.
We have some new art work in the bathroom thanks to our circle time song this week!
I thought these worksheets were perfect to follow our tooth brushing circle time song.  If your little one has mastered line tracing, offer a pair of scissors as an extension activity!
The pollen was out of control this week, so we spent a good amount of time inside :/  Our play-doh mats this week kept us extra busy!
Do you play music during your little one's school time?  I'm a sucker for a themed songs and playlists to help reinforce the weeks themes.  This week, I introduced Porter to Weird Al.  We listened to "Eat It" on repeat and he loved it!
Speaking of eating, we had apple mouths for our special snack this week!
Did you know that almost every activity in our lessons comes available to print in black and white or color?  Get out your crayons folks and have some fun!  Porter was THRILLED (and let's be honest, I was too)  this week to have marshmallows on 2 separate occasions!
Kylie has been drawing flowers on any available piece of scrap paper recently, so Porter was excited to have a chance to make his own with this directed drawing activity!
The coconut through Porter for a bit of a loop with this eat and drink food sort.  He loves coconut sprinkled on his yogurt in the morning!  I asked to give the card another look and then he noticed the straw and put it in the correct column.
"U is for udon.  It goes in your mouth!" said Porter when I placed this on the table.  
Porter and I may be wrapping up our totschooling adventure, but now is a great time to start yours!  Please feel free to email me or check out our website for more information on our full year curriculum.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Preschool Homeschool Ears and Sense of Hearing Unit

Week 32 of our totschool curriculum is all about ears!  Scroll down to see some highlights from our week.
Our theme shelf this week displayed animals and people with different shaped and sized ears. I also added one of our circle time songs for the week to the display.
Animal sounds matching!  I didn't even have to give Porter instructions on this one!
I was blown away by how fast Porter picked up the ASL alphabet with this wake up, warm up activity!
A little math and a lot of singing makes for a very happy mommy and son!
Does anyone have an old device they are keeping for one of those "Back when I was your age, this is what ___ looked like." moments?  I have my second generation Ipod and this Iphone 4 just for that occasion.  Porter used it to practice typing my phone number.
I don't know if Porter has triskaidekaphobia (superstition of the number 13), but he always skips 13 when he is counting.  Kylie did is with 8 for the longest time too!  Kids, am I right?!?!  This week's math activities were a review of what number actually comes after 14.
"Oh Mommy, I can't wait to build a real snowman," said Porter when I brought this letter coloring page out.  We have only been snow free for 2 months!  Enjoy the summer while we can buddy!
The kids have been obsessed with "feeling" the music since we bought new speakers for our record player.  This worksheet opened up a nice conversation about how we can both hear and feel songs.

I hope you enjoyed a peek into our little kitchen table homeschool area while we learned about ears and our sense of hearing.  Please visit our website if you would like more information on either of our full year curriculum pages.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Preschool Homeschool Nose and Sense of Smell Unit

Check out some highlights from week 31 of our full year totschool curriculum.
This week was all about noses and our sense of smell.  Porter continued his work with 1:1 correspondence with this stinking counting worksheet.
After such an unpleasant smelling themed worksheet, we freshened up the air with this cookie 20 frame activity.
Our play-doh mats are my go-to quiet time activity.
Sensory tracing is Porter's new favorite activity!  He reluctantly uses a marker to try and write letters, but he could trace in a salt tray all day!
We luckily just watched an Octonauts episode with an elephant seal, or I would have been really confused!
We are a big fan of memory match games in our house.  Whether it's Dory, Avengers, or the senses- we love them all!
We are also a big fan of any type disguise!  Whether it's a wig, a cape, or a bunny nose mask- we love them all!
Porter insisted on a taking a walk around the house (and outside!) to correctly identify what smelled and what didn't.
The ABC coloring pages this week were quite fitting for a unit about smelling!

I hope you all enjoyed my overview of just a few of the MANY activities your little one can do in our nose unit!  Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about our curriculum.  If you are ready to take the plunge and start your homeschooling journey, hope on over to our website for more details.