We are just finishing up our first week of preschool! We had so much fun learning this week. Troy kept saying how much he loved school this week! Makes my heart happy to hear that! 🙂
We are going through my preschool curriculum and since some of the material is review for him, I am adding in some supplemental activities. This week we focused on the letter A. Here’s a little bit of what we did this week…
We made an alligator out of the letter A.
We also used Do A Dot Markers\ with these printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler. We used several of her printables, but our favorite one was the apple tree with uppercase and lowercase letter A’s (not pictured). It took a lot of concentration and fine motor skills to use glue!
We sorted and graphed apples.
We also played an apple tree game. I made the shape of a tree on the floor with tape and added apples to the branches. Then I timed Troy to see how fast he could pick up the apples (only picking up one at a time) and put them in the basket. The tricky part was that he could only walk on the tape, so it was good for working on balance and gross motor skills!
He had a lot of fun with this game! But he also made me do it a couple times. Let’s just say it is a good workout to bend over and walk back and forth so much! 🙂
Our apple sensory bin was brought out several times.
I’ve been busy pinning so many fun fall crafts and activities. Make sure you follow my board to find some awesome ideas!
I’m just starting your Preschool Journey book with my 2-yr-old now that my oldest has gone to kindergarten and I have more time available. I’m not a trained educator and I have no idea what I’m doing, but your book makes preschool at home sound very doable, so I’m really excited to try!
I’m planning to begin with letter A this week and have spent the afternoon prepping my materials. I tried to follow the link to the printables you used with your Do-a-Dot markers to “trace,” or “dot,” the letters, but the link is not working. Help please??
Angela Thayer says
Thank you for your kind words, Lindsey!! I hope this year goes very well for you. You are right, the do-a-dot link no longer works. I tried to find it on her website, but I couldn’t Maybe you could contact the website, Confessions of a Homeschooler? I do have one that is similar, that you can download at the bottom of this post: https://teachingmama.org/airplane-letter-printables/
Lots of great ideas – I love the apple tree game!
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JDaniel4's Mom says
All the activities look wonderful! I saw your tree activity on Pinterest and just had to stop by to see the whole unit. I have pinned it.
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What a fun week. Love how you sorted apple colors in the floor shapes and your apple game looks like FUN! I pinned and shared on Facebook =)
Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week,
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Lisa Roose says
I had success potty training my little girl this week too! I definitely agree that it seems to help when they can watch older sister / brother in advance. Certainly a blessing for mom to have it go well and have it done!
Our favorite activity from this week was making a ‘cat letter / word’ box, an idea we got from my girls cousins. We used a round oatmeal container wrapped in construction paper and cut a mouth out of the lid. We added eyes, ears, legs, and a tail. My 4 year old puts in her sight word and other word flashcards as she reads them. My 2 year old puts in letters as she names them. They’ve both had a blast playing with their cats and practicing their reading / letters at the same time!
Angela Thayer says
Wonderful! So happy to hear that she had success!! It is SUCH a blessing!
I love that activity! Such a wonderful idea. I think my boys would like that activity since they LOVE cats. Thanks for sharing!