I did my first post on at home preschool here and decided posting at the end of each week would be best. Not only for the fact there's no way I have time to do a lengthy post every single day but also because after day 1 when Grant was doing his "homework" (as he calls it) and I got out the camera, I quickly got a "mommy no more pictures", haha. So the camera had to be put away (frown).
In case you didn't read my first post I started with the letter C, and our first day was about Caterpillars.
Day 2 was Cookies. We read, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Grant helped me make Chocolate Chip cookies.
He traced the letter C on a worksheet again and we played a matching game that he LOVED! He has actually asked to play many times since I made it. Making a matching game is super simple. I picked a few things with words that began with the letter C and did a google search for images of them. I used Car, Cat, Caterpillar, Can, Cookie, Cracker, Cow, Cupcake. I copied and pasted them into a word document then printed them on white cardstock and cut them into squares. I wrote the words under the pictures with a black marker.
Day 3 was Clifford. We read Clifford Goes to School and watched the cartoon. Once again he traced the letter C but this time I went over lowercase and uppercase and he traced the lowercase letter.
I incorporated the number 2 and had him trace the number. He begged to play the matching game again....quite a few time actually. I made a letter search and had Grant find all the letter C's.
I created this in Picmonkey and yes it took quite a bit of time, probably a good half hour. There are probably easier ways to make one but why take the easy way out right?
Our last day we were supposed to read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and make cupcakes but unfortunately we never got around to it. I started watching a school ager for the summer and it has been exhausting and kind of thrown a wrench in our preschool time. Our mornings we are usually at the park and by the afternoon I'm completely and utterly pooped!
I am so proud of Grant, we were looking at something and he pointed out the letter C all on his own. I felt like maybe I can actually teach him his letters and numbers and maybe he is going to retain them. I was so excited, it gave me inspiration to continue on with our preschool learning.