Workbook Pages and Letter F Review

Little Miss has completed the Letter of the Week curriculum two times through so I’ve decided to supplement her learning with some workbook pages. Since Curly Q was working her way through the Letter F, I did have Little Miss do some Letter F activities as a review.

When I introduce a new Letter to Curly Q, I always have Little Miss practice writing her upper and lowercase letters. Since she started learning time a few years ago, we’ve spent most of our time working on uppercase letters. Lately we’ve been trying to incorporate more lowercase writing. Sorry for the black rectangle, I forgot her name is on her pencil box…whoops!

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I bought this workbook some time ago and some of the pages are a little easy for her, but she still enjoyed them. I really just wanted her to practice following directions with these.

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When we were working on this last sheet, she made me giggle. The directions tell her to color the animals that are IN their houses. By the time she got to the last picture, she was so involved in the coloring process (she loves to color), she ended up coloring all of the horses in the picture. It’s funny how what you really enjoy always seems to come out. I told her “no worries” and we moved on. 🙂

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For our letter F review, I had her do some number corresponding. Sometimes we use manipulatives to match the number of squares with the number of fish. This time, she chose to color in the squares with dry erase marker. Just as an added step, I had her write the number of fish she counted before coloring in the squares.

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We then went over our vocabulary cards. Typically I ask her to come up with some F words on her own first before we break out the cards. Some of the words she comes up with are made up and hilarious. Hey, they all start with the F sound so she’s technically right! 🙂

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We then moved on to her favorite activity; rice digging. For some reason I decided we should do learning time on a table instead of on the floor like we usually do. This decision really dampened the fun part of this for her as I emphasized keeping the rice in the bowl. She really couldn’t dig the way she usually does. Next time, on the floor mom!

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Last, but not least, our sight word cards. We review these every now and then, but I’m thinking that we need to really get into more phonics activities since she is pretty comfortable with the basic alphabet and letter sounds.

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That’s it for the day! Today’s learning time took way longer than our usual 30 or so minutes. We got a little carried away. 🙂

Check out my resources page to see where we get out learning time activities!

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Little Miss and the Letter T

Last time we did alphabet learning time, Little Miss chose the Letter S. This week, she tried to pick S again. Since I’m a scrooge, I made her pick another letter. This week’s letter? Letter T! We had way too much fun with T as you can see.

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Little Miss practiced her letter writing, she’s getting much better!

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The entire time she was asking me to do her rice activity, which we always save for last. She likes to continue playing in the rice after learning time is finished, another one our forms of cheap entertainment. I made her wait though. Instead we moved on to reading a cute little story and finding all the letter Ts.

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I have her tell me some things off the top of her head that start with the letter T and then we move on to our vocabulary cards. These can be found over at 1+1+1=1.

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I supplement Little Miss’ learning time with some other activities that get into phonics. We started out with beginning letter sounds. Here, she matched the pink letters to the pictures.

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Then I had her fill in missing vowel sounds with this activity.

Untitled-2I was just going to have her put the pink circle letters to finish the word, but Hollywood suggested we just have her write them. I underestimated her word making abilities…she did pretty good! Or is it well?

I finally let her dig into the rice and find all of the letter T cards.  Then she proceeded to get rice everywhere. At least it was on our handy pink blanket and was easy to clean up!

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Check out my resources page to see where I got all of these activities!

Little Miss Learns Numbers, Colors, and Shapes Day 2

We did this a week or so ago, but I never got around to posting it.  Here is what Curly Q did on the same day.

We always start with Little Miss writing her name. We are really loosey goosey with it. I let her use markers, pencil, or whatever she feels like doing. I figure she’ll get enough structure when she starts school

One of her favorite activities are her large number cards that she uses to count out objects. For some reason I decided to just do numbers ten through twenty this time. That got old real quick. After having to count to nineteen, twenty, and then eighteen, she was done. She said it was going to take her “way too long to finish this”. I agreed. Maybe next time we’ll mix it up a bit. 🙂

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I made them just by numbering pages 1-20 and putting a pretty boarder around it. I stuck them in sheet protectors so they’d last longer. Here’s a closer look.

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Using our fruit and vegetable cards from, Homeschool Creations, we played another matching game. She won of course!

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Using the same fruit and vegetable cards, I had her match the names to the pictures; only focusing on the beginning sound of the word. She really liked this activity.

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It was an easy day for Little Miss.  She spent a lot of her time helping Curly Q with her activities. She really likes showing her little sister how to do things!

Little Miss and the Letter “S”

Little Miss has gone through the Letter of the Week curriculum a couple of times so I have her working on some additional activities that include more sight word recognition, phonetics, and writing.

She is a very imaginative learner and likes to tell stories while we work through each activity. Sometimes that can be a challenge for me, but I try to work within her learning style and not stifle that imagination. I am not too virtuous when it comes to being patient, but we all are a work in progress, right?

Here’s what we did for the letter S!

I let her pick her first activity, which was pretty easy for her. All she had to do was match the snowflakes together. I think she just liked the pretty cards.

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I usually have her practice writing her name, but I forgot. (oh well) So instead we just practiced writing upper and lower case S’s. This worksheet came from a workbook I purchased at Walmart. She’s getting much better at those tricky letters!

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We worked on counting with these snowman counting cards. There are snowflakes that come with the cards, but there were only ten, I think. I wanted her to have enough counters for each card so she decided to use our colored macaroni instead! It was her choice to make sure that the macaroni matched the color scarf the snowman was wearing. She’s just like that, she like things to match.

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The “Rice Dig” is one of her favorite activities, she gets to be really imaginative. This is one of the main reasons why we use the pink blanket. We had several pictures of things that start with the letter S in the rice and she has to dig them out.

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After she finds a card, she has to match it to its picture on the alphabet sheet. See? This activity comes from 1+1+1=1.

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Check out our resources page to see where we get all of our activities!