Monday, June 25, 2012

Finishing Preschool Year 1

Last week's post was a look at some of E and A's final school activities, so I thought we would take a look at how B ended his year. B's preschool was primarily lead by him saying "can you do trays' with me?" So some weeks we were busy and others we may have done nothing. I am happy with B's learning and as he matures he is showing more and more interest in academics through counting and letter recognition. I hope in the coming season to work with him more but I am unsure of how to fit it in. I do know that I will continue to set work out for him focusing on counting, letters, storybook centers and block play.
This reusable sticker book is one of B's favorites.  It is called Play Scene Around Town.

B is concentrating so hard to put this Rhyming Words Photo Puzzle together.

More puzzle work, using numbers.

I was so excited when I found this mini pegboard at a children's consignment shop.  The set came with a lot of pegs and pattern cards.  B is not up to using the pattern cards and his attention span is currently very short for this activity but it is wonderful fine motor practice.

Working on matching cartoon animals to real life animals in our Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center.

Using Dot Painters to paint Spud and Bob.

Exploring an I Spy book or should I say "I Py?"

This Lauri Toddler Tote has gotten so much use by our children.  It has very simple, one piece puzzles for shapes and animals as well as 2 mini shapes to put pegs in.
Learning With The Sister--Sometimes B just wants to be in the thick of it all, so here are 2 times that he joined K for a bit of advanced work
Puppy Phonics--I bought this at a children's consignment store.  The game has 2 levels of play--short vowels and beginning blends.  This game is way above B's capabilities but letting him play includes him in our learning, shows him learning is fun and exposes him to the idea of taking turns and a lot of letters.

Here B joined us for a bit of money sorting.  I remember years ago a friend offered me s set of fake money for math activities, sometimes I wish I had taken it but nothing feels like the weight of real coins in one's hand.  The coin practice was a good primer for our summertime trips to the neighborhood general store.

This is the last week of our six week break, it is amazing how time flies.  I am working on 7 weeks of lesson plans while the children attend VBS this week.  Our work for the summer term will include nature study, math review, blue series work, copywork, building challenges, American History and crafts.  Pray for us: it is a busy summer, more busy than I would prefer so come September when everything slows down we will have another 3 week break before launching into our fall term.

Bless you all for stopping by.

I am linking up with Deb's Montessori Monday.

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