Homeschool week 26

We had of course another fun week in our homeschool.

During our weekly library visit Strawberry enjoyed story time with the other toddlers while Raspberry and Blueberry played with the robotics equipment. Strawberry also enjoyed building with legos after story time.

We learned about Pythagoras, The Temple of Diana, Confucius, Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great in History.

The older girls practiced writing descriptive sentences and paragraphs in English while Strawberry continued to work on letter writing and letter sounds.

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Our letter craft in preschool this week was D is for Dog. This went perfectly with our book of the week, Go dog go.

In science the girls enjoyed an experiment where they dissolved Calcium Carbonate with an Acid.

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We also enjoyed a dog walk in the snow.

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D is for dog

After reading Go dog Go, We chose “Dd” for our letter of the week. What better way to tie the two together then to turn the letter “D” into a dog.

I created giant letter “D” printed it out and then cut it for her. I also prepared all of the pieces before hand. Since Strawberry is only 3 and she hasn’t mastered scissor skills yet, I’ve found it makes everything much easier if I have everything cut and ready to go for her.

I only had a template for the giant “D” the rest of the pieces I just drew on construction paper and cut them out.  You can download the Giant letter D

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With everything prepared ahead of time it made it very easy when it came time to do the craft. I handed her the supplies, helped with glue when she asked and gave her ideas on where she might want to place pieces, but the rest she did herself.

Strawberry has become very independent with gluing and placing with minor help and clues. Here is the final product.

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The Letter D

We had so much fun this week with our better D crafts, games and activities.

We filled the letter D with playdoh on our Playdoh Template Dd I created. Once Strawberry filled her “Dd” of course we enjoyed some sensory play with playdoh.

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We also practiced writing the letter D with these d is for dog letter tracing I made her. We slip these in a sheet protector and she can then use them all week as many times as she wants. Strawberry loves to write so she does these a few times each day.

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I also created these worksheets for her to go along with our book of the week, Go dog go.

We also did our letter craft D is for dog.

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Go dog go Activities

Our Letter Craft of the week was D is for Dog.

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I also created these worksheets for strawberry.

d is for dog letter tracing.

 

I also created these two worksheets to go right along with the Go Dog Go Book.

Go Dog Go color tracing and count the dogs..

We also went for a dog walk in the snow.

 

Homeschool Week 25

We had another great week this week in our homeschool.

In preschool math we did counting, patterns and graphing.

In Math Raspberry learned the Pythagorean Theorem in math…..

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…….while Blueberry continued to work on diving fractions.

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In chemistry we learned about bases and went to the store but a base hunt, to find items in the store that had bases in them.

The girls had fun at the library with a robotics lesson followed by fun building robots.

Strawberry played in our indoor sand castle for sensory play. She also went digging for the letter A.

Strawberry also practiced matching her upper and lower case letters.

In English we talked about the importance of adjectives in sentence. We also played a fun adjective game.

While the older girls worked on adjectives Strawberry worked on writing her name and her letter craft, A is for Alexa.

Also with our school year ending soon, I started to plan and research for what we will be doing next year.

Preschool counting and patterns

We love finding different ways to learn math more hands on instead of with worksheets whenever possible. This week we covered counting and patterns in math.

Strawberry has these numbers and counters we got second-hand at the beginning of the school year. We haven’t used them for anything more than fun play up until now but they came in handy this week.

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Unfortunately since we got these second-hand I’m unsure where you can get these exact ones at but I did find these that are similar you could purchase. The great thing is you don’t need them. Anything you have laying your house could work.

We used these for counting, graphing and patterns.

I laid a pile out and Strawberry would count them. Then we created a graph with different counters, counting as we created it. We also reviewed organization by separating the colors and shapes. The next day we used them to create patterns.

We also used puff balls we had in our craft closet to form patterns.

We talked about what a pattern was and how to create one. Then we created a pattern and talked about what the pattern was and what came next.

After a few days of having fun we then moved onto some counting sheets and graphing sheets. We used Strawberries trinkets to count and graph on these wonderful sheet from Jady. She has this wonderful One to One Correspondence Math pack. Strawberry had a blast with these sheets and asked to do them over and over again.