ivey league preschool: rockets and robots

Here's our R Week!

First we did our usual activities:

We also read about Rahab in the Bible.  Caleb got a new "big boy Bible" for his birthday so he was very excited to read a story out of it.  We talked about how Rahab was saved from the destruction of Jericho because she helped hide the two spies, and how the other men knew which house was hers by the red cord she hung in the window.  I found a maze online and Caleb thought it was fun:

We did a couple of robot-themed activities so Caleb could practice his writing skills, as well as following directions and coloring.  I printed out two of the color-by-number worksheets since Caleb often sticks with coloring longer if someone else does it with him.  Plus I just like to color.  :)

We did a space-themed beginning sounds worksheet, and also colored another robot:

Caleb wrote out the word "robot" (I told him each letter and then he'd write it), but he insisted that his robot's name was Spiderman, so I wrote that on the bottom.  I colored a robot, too, and he told me mine was a girl and her name was Cherry Pie.  Alrighty then.

He also requested more baking soda and vinegar goodness this week:

And we ended the week by completing our magazine scavenger hunt and collage:

Our R Books:
The Rooftop Rocket Party by Roland Chambers
Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly
Monkey See, Monkey Do by Donough O'Malley [the monkey ends up in a rocket in this one]


ivey league preschool: don't quit on me, Q!

After we took off a few weeks for the holidays, we jumped back into preschool with Q Week.

Worst.  Week.  Ever.

I know it's probably my fault.  True, I could have tried harder to make things more exciting, but let's face it, Q is just not all that interesting.  So we did our best and I think we were both relieved when the week was over!

We did our play-doh mat, do-a-dot, and pattern block mat as usual.

We also did a magazine scavenger hunt and a collage for the letter Q.  It was the saddest looking collage ever.  A few rare letter Q's, some quinoa, the Quaker oats man, and a quilt.  Really sparse.  In fact, I forgot to take a picture of it!

When we went to the library this week, we found a couple of books that went along with the letter Q, plus we reread a book about a porcupine since his quills make him poky.

Really, that's about it.  We'll do better next week, haha!

Our Q Books:
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic [because he says "Quack"]
A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester



ivey league preschool: p is for pirate!

Our P week happened before Christmas and after that we took a couple of weeks off for the holidays.  We decided to do mostly pirate stuff and Caleb really enjoyed it!  He helped me find pirate books during our trip to the public library that week as well.

First, we did our do-a-dot, pattern block template, and playdoh mat for the letter P:

We also completed a few pages from a pirate-themed preschool pack.  We worked on beginning letter sounds and tracing words, as well as matching the word to the corresponding object (Caleb needed a little help with this one, which is what I expected.  He'd tell me what letter he thought each object started with, and I'd help him scan the list to find the word).

This pirate pack also had a fun activity where you group word families together...they made it look like grouping coins together to put in treasure chests!

We also made a pirate hat out of a big piece of paper.  Normally you use newspaper, but this time we used a big sheet from his daddy's desk calendar at work (once he finishes a month, he tears it off and brings it home for Caleb to color!).  Caleb was less enthused with wearing it but he indulged me long enough for a picture (and go figure, he wore it around the house the next day!).

Finally, we did our magazine scavenger hunt and collage for the letter P...we found a lot of stuff!

We listened to Christmas music while we worked this week.  :)

Our Pirate Books:
The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Pirates, Ho! by Sarah L. Thomson
Pirates Go to School by Corinne Demas
Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail

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